Better Business Bureau Report for
Safehome

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2019


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Charity Contact Information

Name: Safehome
Address: P.O. Box 4563
  Overland Park, KS 66204
Phone: 913-432-9300
Web Address: http://www.safehome-ks.org/
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1980, Kansas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: SAFEHOME’s mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence and partner abuse for victims and their children by providing shelter, advocacy, counseling, and prevention education in our community.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

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Programs

              

SAFEHOME’S 35th year of serving victims of domestic violence was one of growth and accomplishment. During 2015, SAFEHOME successfully completed a much-needed facility expansion that included additional shelter bedrooms, expanded counseling space and an enlarged Children’s Center. With these changes, SAFEHOME was able to touch and save even more lives: • 25% more adults and children received therapeutic counseling • 28.14% fewer people had to be referred elsewhere because the shelter was full • 21% more children experienced therapeutic support and play in the Children’s Center In 2015, SAFEHOME’s comprehensive services reached 7,279 individuals. SAFEHOME has expanded services to diverse communities by recruiting three bilingual advocates and a full-time bilingual therapist. Understanding that survivors face critical and complex issues, SAFEHOME’s holistic approach includes a myriad of services including housing advocacy, individual and group therapy, legal services and court accompaniment, transitional housing, and immediate and long-term safety planning. Offering a comprehensive, holistic approach to changing – and even saving lives, SAFEHOME’s distinctive and effective features include: • SAFEHOME’s facility provides one central location for expanded shelter and services. Unique to SAFEHOME, the benefit of the hotel structure is that, unlike most shelters with shared bedrooms, individuals and families at SAFEHOME have a private space for healing. • SAFEHOME is the only domestic violence agency in Kansas with a full-time in-house staff attorney providing legal guidance and representation. On-site professional court advocates and a team of trained volunteers offer peace of mind as they assist clients with obtaining legal protection from their abuser and provide court accompaniment. • A broad community presence in local schools, hospitals, medical clinics and the District Court offices, making SAFEHOME services easily accessible to victims. • SAFEHOME is the only domestic violence agency in Johnson County, serving the greater Kansas City metro area.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, Safehome's program expenses were:

  
Shelter 1,320,313
Outreach 800,866
Counseling 602,313
Children's 147,329
Transitional Living 113,388
Total Program Expenses: $2,984,209
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Janee' M. Hanzlick, President/CEO
Compensation*: 
$95,000

Chair of the Board: Dr. Jay Lehnertz
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Episcopal Community Services CEO Emeritus

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 77

*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, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 11% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,374,739, 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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Financial

              

The following information is based on Safehome's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Federal Govt 959,774
Foundation 597,690
State Govt 402,597
In Kind 383,839
Individuals 315,510
Special Events 312,178
United Way 182,023
Investment Return 84,880
Corporations 77,661
Religious & Service Orgs 60,069
Local Govt 58,019
Capital Campaign 4,022
Other Income -5,504
Total Income $3,432,758


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 79%  Fund Raising: 10%  Administrative: 11% 

Total income $3,432,758
Program expenses $2,984,209
Fund raising expenses 358,889
Administrative expenses 396,079
Total expenses $3,739,177
Expenses in Excess of Income (306,419)
Beginning net assets 7,333,560
Other Changes in Net Assets (23,059)
Ending net assets 7,004,082
Total liabilities 251,032
Total assets $7,255,114


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