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Human Services : Social Services

Sojourner Center

Transforming lives

two stars

71.09

P.O. Box 20156 Phoenix, AZ 85036
tel: (602) 244-0997   Web Site
EIN: 94-2465081

Board Leadership
Lorrie Henderson
Board Chair

CEO
Carrie Borgen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.09 two stars
  Financial 66.21 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1977, Sojourner Center has provided shelter and support services to tens of thousands of women and children affected by domestic violence. Through it crisis shelter, transitional housing, child development center, educational programs, community outreach programs, legal advocacy program, on-site health care clinic, and pet shelter, Sojourner is able to positively impact the lives of those it serves.
Sojourner aims to be a national thought leader on the issue of domestic violence. Creating and using evidence-based best practices programs and services, Sojourner will help to frame the discussion regarding domestic violence and provide the tools necessary to address the issue.
As one of the nation's largest domestic violence shelters, Sojourner Center is a tireless advocate for domestic violence victims. With the continued support of the community, Sojourner Center can attain it vision of a world free from domestic violence.

Since 1977, Sojourner Center has provided shelter and support services to tens of thousands of women and children affected by domestic violence. Through it crisis shelter, transitional housing, child development center, educational programs, community outreach programs, legal advocacy program, on-site health care clinic, and pet shelter, Sojourner is able to positively impact the lives of those it serves.
Sojourner aims to be a national thought leader on the issue of domestic violence. Creating and using evidence-based best practices programs and services, Sojourner will help to frame the discussion regarding domestic violence and provide the tools necessary to address the issue.
As one of the nation's largest domestic violence shelters, Sojourner Center is a tireless advocate for domestic violence victims. With the continued support of the community, Sojourner Center can attain it vision of a world free from domestic violence.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of clients who report general satisfaction with their services
714
Hours of legal assistance offered
2,274
Number of clients served
1,284
This impact information is current as of March 2020, 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

one star

66.21

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
63.0%
  Administrative Expenses 25.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.10
  Program Expenses Growth -4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 34.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sojourner Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sojourner Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sojourner Center (AZ) 71.09 two stars
Golden House (WI) 92.18 four stars
Laura's House (CA) 91.07 four stars
Friendship Home of Lincoln (NE) 97.24 four stars
HAVEN, Michigan (MI) 88.12 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,259,542
   Federated Campaigns $69,957
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $55,973
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,376,584
Total Contributions $4,762,056
   Program Service Revenue $67,681
Total Primary Revenue $4,829,737
   Other Revenue $1,257
TOTAL REVENUE $4,830,994
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,203,269
   Administrative Expenses $1,547,107
   Fundraising Expenses $281,275
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,031,651
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-200,657
   
Net Assets $6,814,099

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
Residential, Crisis & Transitional Services $2,134,336 66.6%
Child Development Center $489,832 15.3%
Supportive Living $199,016 6.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 12/20/2019 71.09 two stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 72.33 two stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 78.63 two stars
2014-06 07/01/2016 79.71 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 79.51 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 76.53 two stars
2013-06 06/01/2015 80.53 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 79.23 two stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 73.24 two stars
2011-06 07/01/2013 77.35 two 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 94-2465081
Name in IRS Master File SOJOURNER CENTER
NTEE Code P43
NTEE Classification Family Violence Shelters, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(572) Rehabilitating convicts or ex-convicts
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 March, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$144,375 2.86% Carrie Borgen Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sojourner Center (AZ) 71.09 two stars
House of Ruth Maryland (MD) 91.93 four stars
Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs (WI) 89.03 three stars
The Julian Center (IN) 93.21 four stars
The Women's Center of Tarrant County (TX) 95.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Sojourner Center
P.O. Box 20156
Phoenix, AZ 85036
tel: (602) 244-0997
fax: (602) 244-8006
TTY: (888) 886-8794
EIN: 94-2465081

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Board Leadership

Lorrie Henderson
Board Chair

CEO

Carrie Borgen
Executive Director

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