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Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services

Striving towards a healthy community that is free of violence and oppression.

three stars

88.57

8623 Roosevelt Way, NE. Seattle, WA 98115
tel: (260) 922-7088   Web Site
EIN: 91-1339173

Board Leadership
Liz Gibson
Board Chair

CEO
Libby Stanley
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.57 three stars
  Financial 91.93 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS) provides comprehensive services to deaf and deaf-blind victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. ADWAS believes that violence is a learned behavior and envisions a world where violence is not tolerated. ADWAS was founded in 1986 and is located in Seattle, Washington. The ADWAS model has been replicated in 19 Deaf communities across the United States. ADWAS established the nation's first transitional housing, A Place of Our Own. We are committed to providing accessible and safe housing for Deaf and Deaf-Blind women and their children.

Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS) provides comprehensive services to deaf and deaf-blind victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. ADWAS believes that violence is a learned behavior and envisions a world where violence is not tolerated. ADWAS was founded in 1986 and is located in Seattle, Washington. The ADWAS model has been replicated in 19 Deaf communities across the United States. ADWAS established the nation's first transitional housing, A Place of Our Own. We are committed to providing accessible and safe housing for Deaf and Deaf-Blind women and their children.

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Financial

four stars

91.93

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
87.1%
  Administrative Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.89
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (WA) 88.57 three stars
Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (WI) 93.70 four stars
The Women's Center of Tarrant County (TX) 94.05 four stars
Women In Distress of Broward County (FL) 92.00 four stars
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence (AZ) 96.42 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $179,392
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $55,483
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,070,695
Total Contributions $1,305,570
   Program Service Revenue $84,650
Total Primary Revenue $1,390,220
   Other Revenue $-23,309
TOTAL REVENUE $1,366,911
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,302,139
   Administrative Expenses $68,800
   Fundraising Expenses $93,276
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,464,215
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-97,304
   
Net Assets $2,546,433

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
Advocacy $1,228,136 94.3%
The Children's Program $74,003 5.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 88.57 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 85.49 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 86.17 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.44 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 83.69 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 80.65 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 78.68 two stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 82.02 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 87.08 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.56 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 83.24 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 80.39 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 91-1339173
Name in IRS Master File ABUSED DEAF WOMENS ADVOCACY SERVICES
NTEE Code P62
NTEE Classification Victims' Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
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 May, 1991
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
$80,346 5.48% Libby Stanley Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$53,109 3.62% Tiffany S. Williams Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (WA) 88.57 three stars
The Women's Center of Tarrant County (TX) 94.05 four stars
Safe Place of the Permian Basin (TX) 85.44 three stars
Women's and Children's Alliance (ID) 94.13 four stars
Abby's House (MA) 93.86 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services
8623 Roosevelt Way, NE.
Seattle, WA 98115
tel: (260) 922-7088
fax: (206) 726-0017
EIN: 91-1339173

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Board Leadership

Liz Gibson
Board Chair

CEO

Libby Stanley
Executive Director

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