Better Business Bureau Report for
Home of the Innocents, Inc.

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

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Home of the Innocents, Inc.
Address: 1100 East Market St.
  Louisville, KY 40206
Phone: 502-596-1000
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1880, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Home of the Innocents provides comprehensive child and family services for abandoned, abused, neglected, and medically complex children and youth, as well as services to homeless young adults. Programs include emergency and long-term residential treatment, individual and family counseling, foster care, skilled nursing care, and Open Arms Children’s Health: a one-stop shop for pediatric medical care, including medical, dental, radiology, hearing, vision, and behavioral health.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Home of the Innocents, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Home’s programs and services include: 1) Open Arms Children’s Health, a comprehensive pediatric medical clinic serving as a model for integrated healthcare in the community. Services include 12 exam rooms, 3 dental operatories, dental radiology, laboratory, digital radiology, audiology, and behavioral health. 2) The Advanced Therapy Center, which features an indoor heated therapy pool, land-based therapy spaces, and a large therapy court / gymnasium. 3) The non-for-profit Village Pharmacy, providing prescription medications for all children in the Home’s programs, as well as children with medically complex situations, children in out-of-home care, and special needs children throughout the Louisville community. 4) The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Academy, which provides 3 classrooms staffed by Jefferson County Public Schools for children and adolescents in residence at the Home. 5) A 72-bed crisis care treatment program that provides residential care to abused and neglected children. 6) A 22-bed residential services program for girls, with specialty services for teenage mothers striving to become self-sufficient young adults and parents. 7) The Aftercare Program, which helps homeless young adults find and maintain housing and learn life skills essential to self-reliance and independence. 8) Support and service coordination for families with children at risk of psychiatric hospitalization or removal from their family by a state agency. Service also provided in Southern Indiana. 9) Services for families and children afflicted with development disabilities, primarily using emotional, cognitive, and behavioral therapies. Service also provided in Southern Indiana. 10) Therapeutic foster care designed to train and support foster parents caring for challenging children. Service also provided in Elizabethtown, Lexington, Northern Kentucky, and Southern Indiana. 11) The Kosair Charities Pediatric Convalescent Center, a 76-bed facility that provides skilled nursing care for medically complex children with chronic health problems that require either short or long-term care. Also provides respite care for families who are caring for their medically complex children at home.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, Home of the Innocents, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Pediatric Convalescent Center 15,483,030
Outpatient Services 5,531,176
Crisis Care Services 5,506,052
Home to Home Services 2,859,657
Therapeutic Loving Foster Care 1,396,123
Residential Services 977,390
Total Program Expenses: $31,753,428
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Chief Executive : Paul Robinson, President / CEO

Chair of the Board: Howard Holloman
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Customer Fulfillment, General Electric

Board Size: 32

Paid Staff Size: 625

*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, radio, grant proposals, internet, and planned giving arrangements.

In addition, the Home of the Innocents is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 13% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $5,248,060, 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 Home of the Innocents, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

Ending net assets as reported below include $58,230,799 in unrestricted net assets, $1,371,238 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $2,792,785 in permanently restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $43,188,440 in property, land, and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Service revenues 27,092,682
Contributions and bequests 2,750,739
Grants 2,269,149
Investment income 506,351
Other operating revenues 316,864
Special events revenue 228,172
Loss on sale of investments -50,726
Unrealized loss on sale of investments -71,751
Change in value of split interest agreements -113,612
Total Income $32,927,868


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 90%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $32,927,868
Program expenses $31,753,428
Fund raising expenses 689,680
Administrative expenses 2,993,982
Total expenses $35,437,090
Expenses in Excess of Income (2,509,222)
Beginning net assets 66,404,044
Other Changes in Net Assets 2,597,500
Ending net assets 66,492,322
Total liabilities 10,192,411
Total assets $76,684,733

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