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Human Services : Social Services

Human Options

Prevent. Protect. Empower. Transform

four stars

97.01

5540 Trabuco Road Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92620
tel: (949) 737-5242   Web Site
EIN: 95-3667817

Board Leadership
Diane W. Biagianti
President

CEO
Maricela Rios-Faust
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.01 four stars
  Financial 95.78 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In 1981, four remarkable women founded Human Options and gave life to a vision that no woman or child would ever be afraid in their own home. Thirty-seven years later, the organization leads the way at the center of a collective county-wide response in service of those threatened by abuse in Orange County. Since opening our doors, Human Options has impacted the lives of more than 38,000 individuals affected by relationship violence.


OUR MISSION
We ignite social change by educating Orange County to recognize relationship violence as an issue that threatens everyone, advocating for those affected by abuse, extending a safe place for victims and empowering survivors on their journey of healing.


OUR VISION
We are committed to a future in which every person and family in Orange County experiences safe, healthy relationships and lives free of fear.

In 1981, four remarkable women founded Human Options and gave life to a vision that no woman or child would ever be afraid in their own home. Thirty-seven years later, the organization leads the way at the center of a collective county-wide response in service of those threatened by abuse in Orange County. Since opening our doors, Human Options has impacted the lives of more than 38,000 individuals affected by relationship violence.


OUR MISSION
We ignite social change by educating Orange County to recognize relationship violence as an issue that threatens everyone, advocating for those affected by abuse, extending a safe place for victims and empowering survivors on their journey of healing.


OUR VISION
We are committed to a future in which every person and family in Orange County experiences safe, healthy relationships and lives free of fear.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of bed nights (nights spent in shelter)
7,292
Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed social skills (e.g., interpersonal communication, conflict resolution)
96
Number of children served
664
Number of clients assisted with legal needs
365
This impact information is current as of August 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

four stars

95.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
79.0%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.56
  Program Expenses Growth 13.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Human Options on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Human Options on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Paper surveys, Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Human Options (CA) 97.01 four stars
La Casa de las Madres (CA) 92.88 four stars
WEAVE (CA) 89.02 three stars
The Women's Center, Wisconsin (WI) 89.39 three stars
The Tundra Women's Coalition (AK) 85.88 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,249,803
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $441,026
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,200,934
Total Contributions $4,891,763
   Program Service Revenue $126,171
Total Primary Revenue $5,017,934
   Other Revenue $220,239
TOTAL REVENUE $5,238,173
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,544,647
   Administrative Expenses $586,303
   Fundraising Expenses $513,459
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,644,409
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-406,236
   
Net Assets $10,670,211

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
Center for Children & Families $2,242,605 49.3%
Residential Services $1,852,359 40.8%
Community Education $449,683 9.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2020 97.01 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 91.66 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.24 three stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 88.22 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 83.75 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.11 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.18 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 80.82 three stars
2012-06 03/01/2013 81.45 three 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 95-3667817
Name in IRS Master File HUMAN OPTIONS INC
NTEE Code P43
NTEE Classification Family Violence Shelters, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (326) Care and housing of children (orphanage, etc)
(166) Mental health care
(399) Other housing 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 Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$143,883 2.54% Maricela Rios Faust Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Human Options (CA) 97.01 four stars
Dwelling Place (MN) 93.27 four stars
SafeHouse Center (MI) 92.68 four stars
National Network to End Domestic Violence (DC) 91.45 four stars
Tuesday's Children (NY) 88.00 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Human Options
5540 Trabuco Road
Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92620
tel: (949) 737-5242
fax: (949) 737-5244
EIN: 95-3667817

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Board Leadership

Diane W. Biagianti
President

CEO

Maricela Rios-Faust
CEO

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