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LifeWire

Together Against Domestic Violence

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four stars

92.81

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

Board Leadership
Darryl Roberts
President

CEO
Rachel Krinsky
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.81 four stars
  Financial 93.74 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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 Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services
665
Number of clients participating in educational programs
16,685
Number of clients served
4,703
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This impact information is current as of October 2018, 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

93.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
90.0%
  Administrative Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.53
  Program Expenses Growth 6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.3%
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) 92.81 four stars
Abby's House (MA) 91.14 four stars
Human Options (CA) 88.24 three stars
Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center (IL) 87.61 three stars
National Network to End Domestic Violence (DC) 92.24 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $976,687
   Federated Campaigns $156,253
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $457,389
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,873,856
Total Contributions $3,464,185
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,464,185
   Other Revenue $-70,582
TOTAL REVENUE $3,393,603
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,118,148
   Administrative Expenses $181,313
   Fundraising Expenses $153,368
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,452,829
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-59,226
   
Net Assets $1,715,763

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 $1,027,269 32.9%
Community Advocacy Program $669,021 21.5%
Emergency Shelter $654,616 21.0%

Ratings History
LifeWire has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$59,925 1.73% Linda Hall Interim Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$62,634 1.81% Barbara Langdon Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
LifeWire (WA) 92.81 four stars
Domestic Violence Project (OH) 86.59 three stars
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence (AZ) 88.45 three stars
House of Ruth Maryland (MD) 92.01 four stars
New Friends New Life (TX) 91.44 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

Darryl Roberts
President

CEO

Rachel Krinsky
Executive Director

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