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Refuge for Women is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2010, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  URL not available

  342 WALLER AVE SUITE D
Lexington KY 40504-2911



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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

Not Currently Scored

Encompass Scores are calculated from one or more Beacon Scores. Currently, we require either a Finance & Accountability Beacon, or an Impact & Results Beacon, to be eligible for an Encompass Score. See below to learn why this organization is not eligible.

  • This organization is ineligible for a Finance & Accountability score. Find out why.

  • This organization is ineligible for a Impact & Results score. Find out why.


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...   Finance & Accountability


This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.


Finance & Accountability Score

Not currently scored

This organization cannot be evaluated by our Encompass Rating methodology because it does not e-file IRS Form 990


To ensure year-to-year consistency, the Encompass Rating System's Finance & Accountability beacon analyzes the three-year average of some data provided through the IRS Form 990.
Charity Navigator does not currently have the data required from e-filed IRS Forms 990 for Refuge for Women under the EIN: 26-4388243. 
This indicates that Refuge for Women may still be filing paper Forms 990.


Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated this organization.


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Additional Information

Unscored

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

No Data Available


Revenue and expense data is not available for this organization. This data is only available if this charity has at least one year of electronically-filed Form 990 data filed within the last six years.

Salary of Key Persons

No Data Available


Key Persons data is currently unavailable for this organization. This data is only available if this charity has at least one year of electronically-filed Form 990 data filed within the last six years.

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Activity data not reported from the IRS


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Refuge for Women reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Staffing


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

We applied and received the PPP loan in 2020 and that helped bridge the gap due to fundraising disruption. Fundraising events went virtual and via social media or were greatly scaled back to comply with local and state direction.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

Due to illness and exposure, staffing our 24/7 residential homes was a challenge, but healthy staff managed the overtime challenges. Several organizations that referred residents to us temporarily or permanently closed so we pivoted to different forms or outreach and partnership.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

Our main programming was maintained amidst the challenges and we expanded our emergency and transitional offerings.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

virtual trainings/community awareness programs smaller more personal fundraising efforts improved application and referral process for residents


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...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Refuge for Women cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

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Additional Information

Unscored

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs


No 990 Program Data Found

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...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Refuge for Women is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


To Empower Sexually Exploited Women to Live a Life of Freedom Through Faith-Based, Residential Healing Programs


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


That Every Woman Who Is Sexually Exploited Will Have The Hope, Support, And Tools Needed to Pursue Her Dreams And Live a Life of Freedom


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: Increase the Number of Women We Serve by opening the full continuum of Refuge care at each of our 7 locations by 2025. 3 program homes at each site: Emergency, Long Term, Transitional

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Two: Integrate Survivor Made (Refuge for Women Social Enterprise) at each of our 7 local sites by 2025

Goal Type: New program(s) based on observed changes in needs among our constituencies/communities served.


Goal Three: Mature in our Programming, Outreach and Employee Support through implementing consultant and certification suggestions and integrating new HR and employee support and training systems.

Goal Type: Invest in the capacity of our organization (financial, management, technical, etc.).


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Refuge is committed to ongoing leadership development at all levels through video and in person specific co hort and one-one meetings. These keep us united as an overall team and focused on our vision and mission. Since our vision and mission is to serve exploited women, I will highlight recent investment in leadership that directly impacts our ability to do this well. We have hired a Full Time National Program Director to oversee trauma informed programming quality and consistency at all sites, to connect with and assess applicants to our program for better placement fit, to coach/train the local program directors on bi weekly basis, to measure impact of our programming on resident mental health/their movement towards independence through monthly assessments, and to adjust programming and staff accordingly. Also, we held a workshop for Directors with John Stewart, a trauma informed architect, to help intentionally plan residential spaces with resident needs in mind.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

  • Policy Advocacy

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

In our effort to fulfill our vision and mission, it is important to partner within the community. On national and local levels, *we have partnerships with law enforcement and government officials to create understanding of trafficking/exploitation and develop systemic pathways to offer women alternatives such as Refuge *we regularly present at conferences, task forces, community groups, churches *we regularly present to youth and parents through podcasts, school programs, trauma informed trainings for first responders *we partner with recovery organizations, housing organizations, similar residential programs, outreach organizations, behavioral health organizations, homeless organizations to reach more women with the kind of support they may need *we raise awareness through our presentations, social media, podcasts, radio broadcasts. *we would be happy to provide a specific list of some of our partners if that would help

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


Like most organizations, Covid has added a layer of challenge to reaching women, empowering women, staffing our residential homes, managing covid outbreaks, connecting in our communities, growing our donor base, expanding our programming to meet need. Through maintaining the clarity of our goals, inviting the input of staff and residents, valuing our staff and volunteers and cultivating a problem-solving instead of problem complaining mindset, we have been able to flex our resiliency muscle. This has resulted in the addition of 3 new Emergency Home locations and Emergency Home staff training (1 house purchase, 1 plan for ground breaking this spring, 1 plan to launch), development of new ways to reach women through law enforcement in response to closures or limited service offerings of other community organizations, maintaining community presentation relationships through offering video webinars and trainings.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.


Culture & Community Score

Not Currently Scored

Refuge for Women is currently not eligible for a Culture & Community score because we have not received its Constituent Feedback or Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion data. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen and Equity Practices sections of their Candid profile.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.


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Culture & Community Report

Unscored

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion


This organization has not provided information regarding the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices it is presently implementing. As such, the organization has not earned a score on this metric. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


Methodology


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.



Methodology


We've partnered with Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.


Constituent Feedback


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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