Better Business Bureau Report for
Deborah's Place

Better Business Bureau Report issued April 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires April 2018

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Deborah's Place
Address: 2822 W. Jackson Blvd.
  Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 773-722-5080
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1985, Illinois
Affiliates: Debororah's Place II, Deborah's Place III Corp
Stated Purpose: Deborah’s Place opens doors of opportunity for women who are homeless in Chicago. Supportive housing and services offer women their key to healing, achieving their goals and moving on from the experience of homelessness.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Deborah's Place meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Deborah’s Place provides supportive housing, residential and clinical services to women and women identified who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Chicago. Housing and services are delivered at 3 sites and in scattered site housing on the West and Southside of Chicago.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, Deborah's Place's program expenses were:

Housing Programs & Services 1,861,478
Deborah's Place 3 1,012,821
Clinical/Health Services 615,745
Deborah's Place 2 504,216
Community Housing & Services 180,433
Total Program Expenses: $4,174,693
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Chief Executive : Audrey Thomas, Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Robin Ross
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Executive Director of the Doctoroff Business Leadership Program at the University of Chicago Law School

Board Size: 15

Paid Staff Size: 64

*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 fund raising events, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,714,782, are donations received as a result of fund raising 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 Deborah's Place's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

Source of Funds  
total support 3,714,782
program revenue 1,055,482
total other sources 22,600
Total Income $4,792,864


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 86%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $4,792,864
Program expenses $4,174,693
Fund raising expenses 272,108
Administrative expenses 370,081
Total expenses $4,816,882
Expenses in Excess of Income (24,018)
Beginning net assets 4,748,487
Ending net assets 4,724,469
Total liabilities 6,551,947
Total assets $11,276,416

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