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House of the Good Shepherd Chicago

We help DV survivors heal and build resiliency on their journeys to violence-free and independent future

three stars

80.40

P.O. Box 13453 Chicago, IL 60613
tel: (773) 935-3434   Web Site
EIN: 36-2167738

Board Leadership
Thomas Fitzgibbon, Jr.
Board Chair

CEO
Kathleen Donahue
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.40 three stars
  Financial 73.47 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

House of the Good Shepherd serves with love and compassion women and children affected by domestic violence by offering a safe place with opportunities for emotional, educational and spiritual growth, giving hope and continued support for a better future.
Three platforms form the foundation of our work - 1) Stabilization: safe housing and trauma-informed counseling services provided to infants from 6 weeks through 19-years of age, and all adults residing on the domestic violence campus; 2) Education & Enrichment: GED, ESL, financial literacy, life-skills and self-sufficiency programs; and 3) Aftercare program: ongoing support services available to all families that successfully exit our shelter/recovery program. We offer access to a fully licensed, private child care facility. We welcome survivors of violence and abuse regardless of race, ethnic origin, economic status, marital status, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, or physical, cognitive, or developmental ability.

House of the Good Shepherd serves with love and compassion women and children affected by domestic violence by offering a safe place with opportunities for emotional, educational and spiritual growth, giving hope and continued support for a better future.
Three platforms form the foundation of our work - 1) Stabilization: safe housing and trauma-informed counseling services provided to infants from 6 weeks through 19-years of age, and all adults residing on the domestic violence campus; 2) Education & Enrichment: GED, ESL, financial literacy, life-skills and self-sufficiency programs; and 3) Aftercare program: ongoing support services available to all families that successfully exit our shelter/recovery program. We offer access to a fully licensed, private child care facility. We welcome survivors of violence and abuse regardless of race, ethnic origin, economic status, marital status, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, or physical, cognitive, or developmental ability.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of youth and families who receive planned aftercare services for 3 months post-discharge
139
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

73.47

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
70.9%
  Administrative Expenses 17.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.13
  Program Expenses Growth -4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by House of the Good Shepherd Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by House of the Good Shepherd Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Paper surveys, Case management notes
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our funders
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
As a result of these client surveys, the most requested service by our mothers is access to additional trauma-informed counseling In collaboration with members from Performance Quality Improvement, case managers and clinicians, the team is working to implement trauma inventory scales, in addition to developing child welfare scores
This Constituent Voice information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Voice information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
House of the Good Shepherd Chicago (IL) 80.40 three stars
Sheltering Wings Center for Women (IN) 92.22 four stars
The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation (NY) 88.04 three stars
Friendship Home of Lincoln (NE) 97.24 four stars
Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc. (TX) 93.90 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $710,564
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $64,750
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $775,314
   Program Service Revenue $46,454
Total Primary Revenue $821,768
   Other Revenue $73,830
TOTAL REVENUE $895,598
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $684,102
   Administrative Expenses $163,976
   Fundraising Expenses $41,742
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $889,820
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,778
   
Net Assets $1,075,732

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Housing and Counseling for Women and Children $684,102 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 80.40 three stars
2018-06 02/01/2020 81.76 three stars
2018-06 05/01/2019 79.67 two stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 83.58 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 87.30 three stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 85.79 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.91 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 09/01/2015 80.77 three stars
2013-12 12/01/2014 90.51 four stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 78.83 two stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 78.62 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 36-2167738
Name in IRS Master File HOUSE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
NTEE Code P83
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (1) Church, synagogue, etc
(150) Hospital
(120) Publishing activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS
Ruling Date March, 1946
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
House of the Good Shepherd Chicago (IL) 80.40 three stars
Houston Area Women's Center (TX) 88.75 three stars
Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs (WI) 89.03 three stars
Community Action Stops Abuse (FL) 92.75 four stars
The Blue Bench (CO) 89.40 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

House of the Good Shepherd Chicago
P.O. Box 13453
Chicago, IL 60613
tel: (773) 935-3434
fax: (773) 935-3523
EIN: 36-2167738

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Board Leadership

Thomas Fitzgibbon, Jr.
Board Chair

CEO

Kathleen Donahue
Executive Director

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