Human Services : Social Services

The Center for Women and Families

Helping victims of intimate partner abuse and sexual violence since 1912

three stars

87.74

P.O. Box 2048 927 South Second Street
Louisville, KY 40201
tel: (502) 581-7200   Web Site
EIN: 61-0444846

Board Leadership
Dana Lackey
Chair

CEO
Elizabeth Wessels-Martin
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.74 three stars
  Financial 84.63 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for Women and Families helps victims of domestic violence or sexual violence to become survivors through supportive services, community education and cooperative partnerships that foster hope, promote self-sufficiency and rebuild lives. Originally part of the YWCA, The Center for Women and Families has been serving our community since 1912. Today The Center serves 6 regional locations serving 10 Kentuckiana counties: Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties in Indiana.

The Center for Women and Families helps victims of domestic violence or sexual violence to become survivors through supportive services, community education and cooperative partnerships that foster hope, promote self-sufficiency and rebuild lives. Originally part of the YWCA, The Center for Women and Families has been serving our community since 1912. Today The Center serves 6 regional locations serving 10 Kentuckiana counties: Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties in Indiana.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

For nonprofits that run multiple programs, we highlight the impact of one program below.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Program Name: Center For Women And Families
Program Activities
Center For Women And Families provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$20 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Impact Assessment
4/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments 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 a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Center For Women And Families.
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 June 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

three stars

84.63

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
74.5%
  Administrative Expenses 19.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.66
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Center for Women and Families on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Center for Women and Families on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $482,877
   Federated Campaigns $450,043
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $257,864
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,320,831
Total Contributions $4,511,615
   Program Service Revenue $339,329
Total Primary Revenue $4,850,944
   Other Revenue $280,478
TOTAL REVENUE $5,131,422
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,311,810
   Administrative Expenses $1,069,242
   Fundraising Expenses $349,276
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,730,328
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-598,906
   
Net Assets $17,792,147

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Elizabeth Wessels-Martin Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$127,269 2.22% Marta Miranda-Straub Former Chief Executive Officer

Mission

The Center for Women and Families helps victims of domestic violence or sexual violence to become survivors through supportive services, community education and cooperative partnerships that foster hope, promote self-sufficiency and rebuild lives. Originally part of the YWCA, The Center for Women and Families has been serving our community since 1912. Today The Center serves 6 regional locations serving 10 Kentuckiana counties: Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties in Indiana.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Center for Women and Families (KY) 87.74 three stars
Golden House (WI) 92.18 four stars
Jersey Battered Women's Service (NJ) 98.33 four stars
Domestic Violence Project (OH) 86.79 three stars
My Sister's Place (DC) 90.60 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Center for Women and Families
P.O. Box 2048
927 South Second Street
Louisville, KY 40201
tel: (502) 581-7200
EIN: 61-0444846

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Board Leadership

Dana Lackey
Chair

CEO

Elizabeth Wessels-Martin
President & CEO