Better Business Bureau Report for
Our House, Inc.

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: Our House, Inc.
Address: 1213 VFW Road
  Greenville, MS 38701
Phone: 662-334-6873
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1996, Mississippi
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault through intervention, prevention, prosecution, victim protection and sustainable restoration.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Our House meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Our House, Inc., provides intervention and prevention services for domestic and sexual violence victims. Letting Each Affliction Heal offers outreach services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including the organization's 24-hour shelter, A New Beginning. Among Our House's outreach efforts are: Sexual Assault Responders Advocating Healing, which provides emergency room assistance, 24-hour crisis intervention, assistance with victim compensation, court advocacy, and counseling, and Abel's Program, providing survivors of a homicide loss help in navigating the legal system. Recovery programs for youth include Youth Enrichment Services, a program for youth who have experienced the death of a loved one due to a violent crime or domestic violence, and Let's Talk About It, which is a group therapy setting for young victims of sexual assault. The organization provides multiple areas of public education, including The Healthy Relationship, Men Against Spousal Harm, and Working Against Violence Everywhere. The Behavioral Modification Training Institute provides domestic violence and sexual assault training for laypersons, social workers, law enforcement, and clergy.

For the fiscal year-ended September 30, 2015, Our House, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Program Services 579,649
Total Program Expenses: $579,649
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Chief Executive : Dr. Patricia Davenport, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Ms. Denise Strub
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Life Style Editor, Bolivar Commercial

Board Size: 11

Paid Staff Size:

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


Method(s) Used:

grant proposals, internet appeals, cause-related marketing
Fundraising costs were 2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $30,761, 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 Our House, Inc.Our House, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year-ended September 30, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Grants and contracts 681,950
Contributions 28,211
City and county grants 8,500
Fee income 5,851
Fundraising 2,550
Building rental 1,685
Interest income 19
Total Income $728,766


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 73%  Fund Raising: Less than 1%  Administrative: 27% 

Total income $728,766
Program expenses $579,649
Fund raising expenses 500
Administrative expenses 212,773
Total expenses $792,922
Expenses in Excess of Income (64,156)
Beginning net assets 157,448
Ending net assets 93,292
Total liabilities 482,223
Total assets $575,515

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BBB Comments


A BBB Accredited Charity Seal Holder since 1/26/2009.

BBB Accreditation does not mean that the charity's programs or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB or that BBB has made a determination as to the charity's competency in performing services.
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