|Address:||1361 Detroit St |
|Denver, CO 80206-2412|
|Report Creation Date:||April 17, 2015|
|Report Expiration Date:||April 17, 2017|
|Original Business Start Date:||May 1976|
|Principal:||E.J. Barklage, Executive Director|
|Customer Contact:||E.J. Barklage, Executive Director|
|Incorporated:||May 1976, CO|
|Type of Business:||Charity - Local, Charity - Health|
The Karis Community Mission is to provide a transitional community living opportunity for restoring basic life skills and improving the social well-being of individuals recovering from serious and persistent mental illness.
This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Donors must decide for themselves the relative importance of the Standards in question.
Karis Community does not meet the following 3 Standards for Charity Accountability.
Karis Community meets the remaining 17 Standards for Charity Accountability.
Karis is a non-institutional, residential therapeutic community assisting adults 21 years and older in making a gradual adjustment to independent living. Community Members learn to make this transition by participating in the psycho-educational Empowerment Program. The Empowerment Program improves the Community Members' quality of life by promoting their adjustment to mainstream participation in the greater community and helping them avoid future hospitalization. Community Members learn to work with, share with, care about, and relate to others, so they gain realistic experience that equips them for integration into the mainstream of life. This learning process is achieved through a rigorously monitored program of activities, including weekly support groups and daily interaction with staff and other Community Members. Community Members learn to set and achieve specific personal goals, re-establish vocational, volunteer or academic investment, and re-develop personal care habits. They are also enabled to develop interpersonal relationship skills and embrace awareness of their growing wellness. Karis Community indicates it serves 60-65 individuals per year, including current Community Members and former Community Members who attend monthly meetings of the follow-up Alumni Group, where they can keep in touch with staff and each other and address any current issues.
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
According to Karis Community's Audited Financial Statements for the year ended June 30, 2014:
* Excess for the year indicates the portion of income remaining after expenses.
All charitable organizations soliciting contributions in Colorado -- with a few specific exceptions listed in the Charitable Solicitations Act at 6-16-104(6)(a)-(c), C.R.S. -- must submit an initial registration statement with the Secretary of State and receive a registration number. After the initial registration, annual registration statements must be renewed each year by the 5th day of the fifth month after the close of the organization‚Ä™s fiscal year. In addition, all solicitation campaigns utilizing paid solicitors as defined at 6-16-103(7), C.R.S. must be listed on separate Solicitation Notices, which should be filed online by the paid solicitor.
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