Human Services : Social Services

The Center for Women and Families

Helping victims of intimate partner abuse and sexual violence since 1912

85.01

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

Board Leadership
Shannon Charnas
Chair

CEO
Elizabeth Wessels-Martin
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.01
  Financial 81.88
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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 & Results Score

Score
75/100
Program Name: Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter Program
Program Name: Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter Program

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
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.
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 The 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 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

81.88

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
74.1%
  Administrative Expenses 20.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.71
  Program Expenses Growth -5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
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 $1,218,072
   Federated Campaigns $205,909
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $265,638
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,915,658
Total Contributions $4,605,277
   Program Service Revenue $333,173
Total Primary Revenue $4,938,450
   Other Revenue $-225,088
TOTAL REVENUE $4,713,362
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,936,055
   Administrative Expenses $1,240,409
   Fundraising Expenses $282,788
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,459,252
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-745,890
   
Net Assets $16,650,441

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$124,659 2.28% Elizabeth Martin President, CEO

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Center for Women and Families (KY) 85.01
Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (WI) 90.19
SafeHouse Center (MI) 97.44
Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence (MI) 91.33
WEAVE (CA) 90.71

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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

Shannon Charnas
Chair

CEO

Elizabeth Wessels-Martin
President & CEO