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Human Services : Social Services

LifeWire

Together Against Domestic Violence

four stars

91.34

P.O. Box 6398 Bellevue, WA 98008
tel: (425) 562-8840   Web Site
EIN: 91-1190193

Board Leadership
Andrew Farrell
President

CEO
Rachel Krinsky
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.34 four stars
  Financial 94.62 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1982, LifeWire (formerly Eastside Domestic Violence Program) works to end domestic violence by changing individual, institutional and societal beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate it. LifeWire provides safety, life-changing programs and supportive services to survivors and their children throughout their individual journey to regain strength and courage. We provide a continuum of innovative services that help victims survive abuse, mend and rebuild their lives. From advocacy and counseling to flexible housing solutions, we provide a comprehensive range of programs and supportive services for survivors and their families as they work their way through domestic violence, legal issues, homelessness and ongoing barriers to independence.

Founded in 1982, LifeWire (formerly Eastside Domestic Violence Program) works to end domestic violence by changing individual, institutional and societal beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate it. LifeWire provides safety, life-changing programs and supportive services to survivors and their children throughout their individual journey to regain strength and courage. We provide a continuum of innovative services that help victims survive abuse, mend and rebuild their lives. From advocacy and counseling to flexible housing solutions, we provide a comprehensive range of programs and supportive services for survivors and their families as they work their way through domestic violence, legal issues, homelessness and ongoing barriers to independence.

Impact & Results Score

Score
75/100
Program Name: My Sister's Home I and My Sister's Home II
Program Name: My Sister's Home I and My Sister's Home II

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Lifewire provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$80 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of LifeWire.
Data Source
We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

94.62

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
91.3%
  Administrative Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.82
  Program Expenses Growth 9.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by LifeWire on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by LifeWire on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
LifeWire (WA) 91.34 four stars
Hubbard House (FL) 90.99 four stars
New Life Center (AZ) 91.87 four stars
Betty Griffin Center (FL) 94.05 four stars
HAVEN, Montana (MT) 89.54 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,909,001
   Federated Campaigns $206,009
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $367,929
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,576,011
Total Contributions $5,058,950
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,058,950
   Other Revenue $10,166
TOTAL REVENUE $5,069,116
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,713,071
   Administrative Expenses $171,223
   Fundraising Expenses $174,061
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,058,355
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,010,761
   
Net Assets $3,106,308

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
Domestic Violence Housing First $1,084,786 29.2%
Survivor Advocacy Services $739,632 19.9%
Emergency Shelter $655,731 17.7%

Ratings History
LifeWire has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 91.34 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 91.39 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 92.81 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 91.05 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 90.44 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.00 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 84.13 three stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 84.15 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 91-1190193
Name in IRS Master File LIFEWIRE
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 (125) Giving information or opinion (see also Advocacy)
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(569) Referral service (social agencies)
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 July, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$120,398 2.96% Rachel Krinsky Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
LifeWire (WA) 91.34 four stars
Sexual Assault Center (TN) 92.22 four stars
Sheltering Wings Center for Women (IN) 92.22 four stars
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence (AZ) 96.42 four stars
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence (CA) 90.08 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

LifeWire
P.O. Box 6398
Bellevue, WA 98008
tel: (425) 562-8840
fax: (425) 649-0752
EIN: 91-1190193

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Board Leadership

Andrew Farrell
President

CEO

Rachel Krinsky
Executive Director

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