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Human Services : Homeless Services

Stephen Center

Hope. Help. Heroes

three stars

88.81

2723 Q Street Omaha, NE 68107
tel: (402) 731-0238   Web Site
EIN: 36-3363994

Board Leadership
John Andreasen
President

CEO
Michael Wehling
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.81 three stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Stephen Center partners with the community, families and individuals to overcome homelessness, addiction and poverty. The HERO Program is a substance abuse treatment center that is extremely affordable, making access to treatment available to a wide variety of men and women. Our Emergency Shelter is open on an emergency basis from a few nights to two weeks or longer depending upon the situation. The Emergency Shelter provides a gateway to a variety of supportive services including the opportunity to enroll in the Stephen Center HERO Substance Abuse Treatment Program or Transitional Living opportunities. Our Stephen Center Thrift Shop provides jobs and training for our clients.

Stephen Center partners with the community, families and individuals to overcome homelessness, addiction and poverty. The HERO Program is a substance abuse treatment center that is extremely affordable, making access to treatment available to a wide variety of men and women. Our Emergency Shelter is open on an emergency basis from a few nights to two weeks or longer depending upon the situation. The Emergency Shelter provides a gateway to a variety of supportive services including the opportunity to enroll in the Stephen Center HERO Substance Abuse Treatment Program or Transitional Living opportunities. Our Stephen Center Thrift Shop provides jobs and training for our clients.

Impact & Results Score

Score
75/100
Program Name: Stephen Center Shelter
Program Name: Stephen Center Shelter

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
Stephen Center provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$30 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 Stephen Center.
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

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

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)
90.5%
  Administrative Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.26
  Program Expenses Growth 11.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Stephen Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Stephen Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Stephen Center (NE) 88.81 three stars
Hesed House (IL) 90.55 four stars
Turning Points (FL) 98.23 four stars
The Night Ministry (IL) 96.35 four stars
Miriam's Kitchen (DC) 89.39 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,383,869
   Federated Campaigns $120,750
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $126,422
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $309,200
Total Contributions $1,940,241
   Program Service Revenue $2,137,648
Total Primary Revenue $4,077,889
   Other Revenue $139,284
TOTAL REVENUE $4,217,173
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,776,102
   Administrative Expenses $160,176
   Fundraising Expenses $294,724
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,231,002
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-13,829
   
Net Assets $8,686,864

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
HERO Substance Abuse Treatment Center $1,356,945 35.9%
Emergency Shelter $1,093,571 29.0%
Permanent Supportive Housing $968,568 25.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 88.81 three stars
2017-12 09/01/2018 89.24 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 88.54 three stars
2015-12 12/21/2016 85.74 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.74 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 85.83 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 85.74 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 85.02 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 88.29 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 36-3363994
Name in IRS Master File STEPHEN CENTER INC
NTEE Code L41
NTEE Classification Homeless, Temporary Shelter For
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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, 1985
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$108,395 2.56% Michael Wehling Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$153,693 3.63% Gwen Teeple Chief Financial Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Stephen Center (NE) 88.81 three stars
Our House, Arkansas (AR) 99.81 four stars
FACETS (VA) 89.29 three stars
Community LINC (MO) 90.29 four stars
Women's Lunch Place (MA) 89.92 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Stephen Center
2723 Q Street
Omaha, NE 68107
tel: (402) 731-0238
fax: (402) 731-0838
EIN: 36-3363994

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Board Leadership

John Andreasen
President

CEO

Michael Wehling
Executive Director

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