Better Business Bureau Report for
Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services

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: Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services
Address: 400 E. Spring Street
  New Albany, IN 47150
Phone: 812-945-3400
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1986, Indiana
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services is to provide education, prevention, intervention, and treatment services for individuals of all ages, families, organizations, and communities who are presently or potentially impacted by alcohol, tobacco, or other drug abuse.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Our Place programs and services include: Early Intervention Program--offered for youths (ages 6 and up), adults and their families who are experiencing problems with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Afterschool ROCKS in Floyd County-an after school prevention program geared to 4th grade students offered primarily in an 8 week format. Program consists of social emotional learning activities, substance abuse and violence prevention components and recreational activities. Footprints for Life-- a six week prevention program for second grade students. Using puppets, students are assisted in developing valuable coping skills and developmental assets. LifeSkills, an evidence based prevention curriculum in 4th, 7th and 10th grade classrooms. THE JOURNEY--an outpatient program for adolescents ages 12-18, or adults who are in need of chemical addiction treatment. FAMILIES IN TRANSITION, helps parents facilitate positive parent-child communication and to help both parents and children to cope more effectively with problems resulting from divorce. NEW BEGINNINGS - an evidence-based program working directly with the parents of children involved in divorce or separation. The program is designed to provide tools to the parents to address multiple issues that may arise in their children's developmental process due to inter-parental conflict. FLOYD COUNTY TOBACCO PREVENTION AND CESSATION COALITION in collaboration with Floyd Memorial Hospital providing community education and policy advocacy. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE SERVICES--includes employee supervisor education and training, substance abuse assessment, urine drug screens, and referral to 10-week education/prevention programs with documentation of attendance, progress, and follow-up recommendations. COMMUNITY EDUCATION--staff available for community education on topics that include alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse, parenting, and asset development.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services's program expenses were:

Program services 668,560
Total Program Expenses: $668,560
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Chief Executive : MeriBeth Adams Wolf, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Lynetta Mathis
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Assistant Director of Field Education University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work

Board Size: 7

Paid Staff Size: 13

*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, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $821,443, 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 Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

Source of Funds  
Grant income 757,515
Donations and fund raisers 33,502
United Way 30,426
Client fees 16,052
Interest 5
Total Income $837,500


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 88%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $837,500
Program expenses $668,560
Fund raising expenses 14,020
Administrative expenses 71,833
Total expenses $754,413
Income in Excess of Expenses 83,087
Beginning net assets 229,986
Ending net assets 313,073
Total liabilities 91,923
Total assets $404,996

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