Better Business Bureau Report for
Pathway Caring for Children

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2016

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Pathway Caring for Children
Address: 4895 Dressler Rd, NW, Suite A
  Canton, OH 44718
Phone: 330-493-0083
Web Address:
Also known as:Pathwaycfc
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Stark County Group Home

Year, State Incorporated: 1973, Ohio
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To empower children and families to realize their potential and achieve the possibilities of their lives through innovative mental health, foster care and adoption services.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Pathway Caring for Children meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Pathway Caring for Children provides foster care and adoption services for children of all ages. Additionally the charity offers services to support healthy families including mental health services, respite care, and post-adoption support. The organization's foster care services recruit, qualify, train, and license parents to provide therapeutic care. Through its family services, Pathway provides post adoption support and counseling. Lastly, through mental health services, the organization provides counseling, therapy, and case management to both foster and adoptive families. According to the charity, in the past year, Pathway Caring for Children served over 600 children and families through its mental health, foster care, and adoption services.

For the fiscal year-ended June 30, 2013, Pathway Caring for Children's program expenses were:

Foster Care Network 1,940,014
Mental Health 1,398,565
Family Homes 260,847
Family Services Network 102,354
Total Program Expenses: $3,701,780
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Chief Executive : Ms. Wendy Tracy, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Mr. Ryan Walls
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Human Resource Professional, Kenan Advantage Group

Board Size: 16

Paid Staff Size: 66

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fundraising events, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, internet
Fundraising costs were 26% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $671,223, are donations received as a result of fundraising activities.)
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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.
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The following information is based on Pathway Caring for Children's audited financial statements for the fiscal year-ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Placement agencies 1,953,384
Mental Health 1,369,894
Contributions 600,617
Gain on disposal of assets 104,984
Training 65,070
Grants 51,323
Unrealized gain (loss) on beneficial interest in assets 24,300
Rental Income 21,348
In-kind contributions 19,283
Miscellaneous 12,093
Interest 2,929
Total Income $4,225,225


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 11% 

Total income $4,225,225
Program expenses $3,701,780
Fund raising expenses 171,469
Administrative expenses 464,072
Total expenses $4,337,321
Expenses in Excess of Income (112,096)
Beginning net assets 1,378,518
Ending net assets 1,266,422
Total liabilities 465,418
Total assets $1,731,840

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