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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Alternative House

The abused and homeless children's refuge

92.92

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
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.92
  Financial 90.00
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
85.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth 12.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alternative House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alternative House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alternative House (VA) 92.92
Amigos For Kids (FL) 89.25
The New York Center for Children (NY) 87.89
Family Giving Tree (CA) 94.69
KIDS Center (OR) 88.61

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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: emergency shelter for teenagers, community outreach; Assisting Young Mothers (AYM); and Homeless Youth Initiative.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,069,754
   Federated Campaigns $75,750
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $168,890
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,515,940
Total Contributions $2,830,334
   Program Service Revenue $2,376
Total Primary Revenue $2,832,710
   Other Revenue $-3,240
TOTAL REVENUE $2,829,470
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,462,745
   Administrative Expenses $264,455
   Fundraising Expenses $246,360
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,973,560
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-144,090
   
Net Assets $1,045,019

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 $896,079 36.4%
Alternative House $592,594 24.1%
Assisting Young Mothers $416,069 16.9%

Ratings History
Alternative House has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 11/01/2016 92.92
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.92
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 93.40
2013-06 03/01/2015 95.38
2012-06 09/01/2013 93.53
2011-06 08/01/2012 92.63
2011-06 07/01/2012 91.12
2010-06 10/01/2011 93.00
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.47
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 86.26
2009-06 08/01/2010 91.86

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
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$128,987 4.33% Judith Dittman Executive Director

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: emergency shelter for teenagers, community outreach; Assisting Young Mothers (AYM); and Homeless Youth Initiative.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alternative House (VA) 92.92
Boys and Girls Country (TX) 90.82
Our Kids (TN) 88.04
Family Giving Tree (CA) 94.69
WestSide Baby (WA) 90.58

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Charity Contact Info

Alternative House
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
Executive Director

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