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A Hope Center Pregnancy & Relationship Resources


A BBB Accredited Charity since 04/13/2010.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: A Hope Center Pregnancy & Relationship Resources
Phone: (260) 422-3544
Fax: (260) 422-1824
Address: 3630 Hobson Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46815-4503
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Website: www.ahcfriends.org
www.ahopecenter.org
Report Issued Date: July 10, 2014
Report Expiration Date: August 1, 2016
Original Business Start Date: January 1985
Principal: Mr. David Misner, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Mr. David Misner, Executive Director - (260) 422-3544
Incorporated: IN
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Health & Medical - General
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

Northeast Indiana Christian Action Council Educational & Charitable fund, Inc.

Stated Purpose

A Hope Center Pregnancy & Relationship Resources exists to provide life affirming pregnancy related services to women and their families.

If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution to this BBB Accredited Charity, please visit the organization's website at www.ahcfriends.org or call their office at 260- 422-3544.


Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.


BBB Charity Seal Participation

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Programs

A Hope Center Pregnancy & Relationship Resources provides free pregnancy tests, pregnancy options and peer counseling, referrals to doctors and community agencies, limited ultrasounds, maternity clothing, childbirth preparation classes, Newborn care classes, parenting classes, baby clothing and supplies, baby furniture earned through "Earn While You Learn" program, Dadship-Helping fathers be effective, referrals for adoption, medical care, maternity home and other community services, post-abortion support services, education on abortion risks, abstinence education presentations, and a 24-hour phoneline.

Total Program Expenses:$577,676

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:David Misner
Chair of the Board:Monte Lightner
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Financial Advisor, True North Strategic Advisors
Board Size:10
Paid Staff Size:3 full time, 16 part-time

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:A Hope Center Pregnancy & Relationship Resources raises money through direct mail appeals, print advertisements, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, planned giving, Internet appeals and church budgets.

Fund raising cost were 13.72% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $709,271, are donations received as a direct result of fund raising activities.)


Tax Status

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.


Financial

According to A Hope Center Pregnancy & Relationship Resources's audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2013:

Income
 Public support and revenues-Contributions$444,398
 Special events$308,606
 Interest and dividends$7,550
 Unrealized gains on investments$41,702
 Grants$140,791
 Training$775
 Gain on sale of assets$6,190
 Total Income:$950,012
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
% of total
Income
 Programs:$577,676 70.86%60.81%
 Fund Raising:$105,609 12.95%11.12%
 Administrative:$131,997 16.19%13.89%
 Total Expenses:$815,282
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$134,730
Beginning Net Assets$555,590
Ending Net Assets:$690,320
Total Assets$715,072
Total Liabilities$20,736

Additional Contact Information

Additional Addresses
South Office-A Hope Center at Primetime
3701 S. Calhoun St. Ste.C
Fort Wayne, IN  46807
Tel: (260) 969-4357

Southwest-A Hope Center at Illinois Road
4705 Illinois Road Ste. 115
Fort Wayne, IN  46804

Northeast-A Hope Center at Grabill
13410 Main Street
Grabill, IN  46741


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Report as of December 16, 2014 04:30
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