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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Second Story

Youth Services and Safe Shelters

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three stars

84.70

P.O. Box 694 Dunn Loring, VA 22027
tel: (703) 506-9191   Web Site
EIN: 54-0899463

Board Leadership
Craig Adler
Board President

CEO
Judith Dittman
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.70 three stars
  Financial 79.53 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Second Story, formerly Alternative House, founded in 1972, provides support to at-risk children, youth and families through counseling, shelter, crisis intervention and neighborhood outreach. Our programs recognize that families are interdependent and that a crisis or challenge facing one family member affects everyone. We therefore empower children, teens and families to work together and build on their strengths. Our programs include: Second Story for Teens in Crisis, Second Story for Young Mothers, Second Story for Homeless Youth, and Second Story in the Community.

Second Story, formerly Alternative House, founded in 1972, provides support to at-risk children, youth and families through counseling, shelter, crisis intervention and neighborhood outreach. Our programs recognize that families are interdependent and that a crisis or challenge facing one family member affects everyone. We therefore empower children, teens and families to work together and build on their strengths. Our programs include: Second Story for Teens in Crisis, Second Story for Young Mothers, Second Story for Homeless Youth, and Second Story in the Community.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of families safely housed in Second Story for Young Mothers.
17
Number of youths safely housed at Second Story for Teens in Crisis.
96
Percentage of safe exits at Second Story for Teens in Crisis.
95
Number of bed nights at Second Story for Teens in Crisis.
1,125
Number of hotline calls taken at Second Story for Teens in Crisis.
1,131
Number of indivuals served non-residentially by Second Story for Young Mothers.
400
Percentage of mothers with improved parenting skills at Second Story for Young Mothers.
88
Percentage of mothers that met work and educational goals in Second Story for Young Mothers.
84
Number of youths safely housed in Second Story for Homeless Youth.
64
Number of youths that received case management and other services in Second Story for Homeless Youth.
74
Percentage of youths to exit to safe housing from Second Story for Homeless Youth.
100
Percentage of youth in Second Story for Homeless Youth that graduated from high school.
100
Number of middle and high school students served in Second Story in the Community's after school programs.
368
Number of youths graduated from high school from Second Story in the Community.
13
Number of people in Second Story in the Community that received drop-in services from the Culmore and Springfield family resource centers.
13,400
Number of students that received school supplies.
670
Number of people who received food.
5,200
Number of volunteers
1,821
Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization
14,228
Percentage of youth in Second Story in the Community that remained gang-free.
100
This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

79.53

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

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)
83.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.43
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Story on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Story on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Story (VA) 84.70 three stars
Storyteller Children's Center (CA) 91.38 four stars
NW Children's Foundation (WA) 86.10 three stars
Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services (FL) 90.13 four stars
Children's Advocacy Center of Collier County (FL) 92.34 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $963,305
   Federated Campaigns $15,418
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $548,179
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,696,474
Total Contributions $3,223,376
   Program Service Revenue $10,242
Total Primary Revenue $3,233,618
   Other Revenue $-4,228
TOTAL REVENUE $3,229,390
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,642,978
   Administrative Expenses $191,444
   Fundraising Expenses $323,150
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,157,572
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $71,818
   
Net Assets $1,351,565

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
Community Based Youth Services $958,710 36.3%
Homeless Youth Initiative $708,616 26.8%
Second Story $596,912 22.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 84.70 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 91.02 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 90.81 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 92.92 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.92 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 93.40 four stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 95.38 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 93.53 four stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 92.63 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 91.12 four stars
2010-06 10/01/2011 93.00 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.47 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 86.26 three stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 91.86 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 54-0899463
Name in IRS Master File ABUSED & HOMELESS CHILDRENS REFUGE
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (480) Propose, support, or oppose legislation
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, 1972
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$141,661 4.48% Judith Dittman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Story (VA) 84.70 three stars
Friends of Chimbote (ND) 86.59 three stars
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley (CA) 88.36 three stars
Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (NE) 91.65 four stars
Neighborhood House, Louisville (KY) 92.17 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Second Story
P.O. Box 694
Dunn Loring, VA 22027
tel: (703) 506-9191
fax: (703) 506-8949
EIN: 54-0899463

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Board Leadership

Craig Adler
Board President

CEO

Judith Dittman
Chief Executive Officer

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