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Human Services : Social Services

Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

Working to end intimate partner violence in the lives of women and their children

four stars

90.96

P.O. Box 9024 Pittsburgh, PA 15224
tel: (412) 687-8017   Web Site
EIN: 25-1264376

Board Leadership
Mary Anne Papale
President

CEO
Shirl Regan
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.96 four stars
  Financial 87.22 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1974 by Ellen Berliner and Anne Steytler, Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (WC&S) was one of the first six shelters in the United States for battered women. Since that time, WC&S has been at the forefront of the Battered Women's Movement, creating and implementing innovative and effective programming aimed at preventing domestic violence and providing services to domestic violence victims. In the 2010-2011 Fiscal Year, Women's Center provided over 10,943 services to 6,000 individuals - women, children and some men - who utilized our domestic violence services. Domestic violence has been ongoing throughout the ages, all over the world; it wasn't until the early 1970s that domestic violence was even given a name and recognized as a national problem.

Founded in 1974 by Ellen Berliner and Anne Steytler, Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (WC&S) was one of the first six shelters in the United States for battered women. Since that time, WC&S has been at the forefront of the Battered Women's Movement, creating and implementing innovative and effective programming aimed at preventing domestic violence and providing services to domestic violence victims. In the 2010-2011 Fiscal Year, Women's Center provided over 10,943 services to 6,000 individuals - women, children and some men - who utilized our domestic violence services. Domestic violence has been ongoing throughout the ages, all over the world; it wasn't until the early 1970s that domestic violence was even given a name and recognized as a national problem.

Financial

three stars

87.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
85.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.88
  Program Expenses Growth 3.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 44.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (PA) 90.96 four stars
Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (WI) 91.86 four stars
Domestic Violence Center of Chester County (PA) 88.49 three stars
The Family Place (TX) 91.42 four stars
Houston Area Women's Center (TX) 94.12 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,948,362
   Federated Campaigns $386,233
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $8,827
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,249,877
Total Contributions $6,593,299
   Program Service Revenue $64,953
Total Primary Revenue $6,658,252
   Other Revenue $773,350
TOTAL REVENUE $7,431,602
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,876,531
   Administrative Expenses $295,396
   Fundraising Expenses $357,323
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,529,250
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,902,352
   
Net Assets $16,935,033

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
Emergency Shelter $1,477,365 38.1%
Legal Advocacy Department $733,741 18.9%
Civil Law Project $431,120 11.1%

Ratings History
Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 05/01/2018 90.96 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 98.09 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 92.15 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.82 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 91.47 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 86.91 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 92.61 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 90.02 four 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 25-1264376
Name in IRS Master File WOMENS CENTER & SHELTER OF GREATER PGH
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 (408) Community service organization
(569) Referral service (social agencies)
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 October, 1976
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$140,268 3.09% Shirl Regan President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (PA) 90.96 four stars
The Purple Door (TX) 99.16 four stars
Mission Granbury (TX) 85.84 three stars
LifeWire (WA) 92.81 four stars
The Women's Center, Wisconsin (WI) 86.46 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
P.O. Box 9024
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
tel: (412) 687-8017
fax: (412) 687-3315
EIN: 25-1264376

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Board Leadership

Mary Anne Papale
President

CEO

Shirl Regan
President, CEO

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