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Human Services : Social Services

Connections for Abused Women and their Children

Rebuilding Lives, Renewing Hope.

four stars

93.84

1116 North Kedzie Avenue 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60651
tel: (773) 489-9081   Web Site
EIN: 36-2950380

Board Leadership
Sophia Taylor Love
President

CEO
Stephanie Love-Patterson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.84 four stars
  Financial 92.27 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Connections for Abused Women and their Children, formerly Chicago Abused Women Coalition, is committed to ending domestic violence. Using a self-help, empowerment approach, we provide a shelter for women and children, and counseling, advocacy, and a 24-hour hotline for people affected by domestic violence. We work for social change through education, service collaboration and institutional advocacy.

Connections for Abused Women and their Children, formerly Chicago Abused Women Coalition, is committed to ending domestic violence. Using a self-help, empowerment approach, we provide a shelter for women and children, and counseling, advocacy, and a 24-hour hotline for people affected by domestic violence. We work for social change through education, service collaboration and institutional advocacy.

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Financial

four stars

92.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.71
  Program Expenses Growth 3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Connections for Abused Women and their Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Connections for Abused Women and their Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Connections for Abused Women and their Children (IL) 93.84 four stars
Thistle Farms (TN) 95.74 four stars
Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (PA) 93.58 four stars
The Women's Center of Tarrant County (TX) 94.05 four stars
The Julian Center (IN) 91.57 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $940,182
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $916,346
Total Contributions $1,856,528
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,856,528
   Other Revenue $313,089
TOTAL REVENUE $2,169,617
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,517,546
   Administrative Expenses $239,538
   Fundraising Expenses $113,422
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,870,506
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $299,111
   
Net Assets $3,096,101

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
Emergency Shelter and Counseling Services $1,517,546 100.0%

Ratings History
Connections for Abused Women and their Children has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 93.84 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 94.58 four stars
2016-06 04/01/2017 91.72 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 91.42 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 86.76 three stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.00 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 84.72 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 82.35 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 36-2950380
Name in IRS Master File CONNECTIONS FOR ABUSED WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN
NTEE Code P43
NTEE Classification Family Violence Shelters, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
(559) Other matters
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 February, 1978
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$107,954 5.77% Stephanie Love-Patterson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Connections for Abused Women and their Children (IL) 93.84 four stars
Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (WA) 88.57 three stars
The Spring of Tampa Bay (FL) 91.98 four stars
Laura's House (CA) 91.77 four stars
Laurel House (PA) 90.60 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Connections for Abused Women and their Children
1116 North Kedzie Avenue
5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60651
tel: (773) 489-9081
fax: (773) 489-6111
EIN: 36-2950380

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Board Leadership

Sophia Taylor Love
President

CEO

Stephanie Love-Patterson
Executive Director

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