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Human Services : Social Services

The Second Step

A Way from Violence to Self-Reliance

two stars

78.56

P.O. Box 600213 Newtonville, MA 02460
tel: (617) 965-3999   Web Site
EIN: 22-2868513

Board Leadership
Alexandra Simes
President

CEO
Julie Lima
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.56 two stars
  Financial 73.65 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Second Step fosters the safety, stability, and well-being of survivors of domestic violence.

Our residential and community-based programs build on the strengths, needs, and values of the individuals and families we serve. In partnership with survivors and in collaboration with the community, we lay a foundation for a future free from abuse and full of possibility.

Founded in 1992, The Second Step partners with survivors to address the aftermath of abuse and build brighter futures for themselves and their children. The Second Step also works to address the root causes of domestic violence and end it in our time.

The Second Step fosters the safety, stability, and well-being of survivors of domestic violence.

Our residential and community-based programs build on the strengths, needs, and values of the individuals and families we serve. In partnership with survivors and in collaboration with the community, we lay a foundation for a future free from abuse and full of possibility.

Founded in 1992, The Second Step partners with survivors to address the aftermath of abuse and build brighter futures for themselves and their children. The Second Step also works to address the root causes of domestic violence and end it in our time.

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Financial

two stars

73.65

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
73.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.13
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 40.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Second Step on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Second Step on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Second Step (MA) 78.56 two stars
SAFEHOME (KS) 91.54 four stars
TESSA (CO) 89.48 three stars
The Purple Door (TX) 94.36 four stars
Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (PA) 94.69 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $514,311
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $300,394
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,050,733
Total Contributions $1,865,438
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,865,438
   Other Revenue $10,781
TOTAL REVENUE $1,876,219
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,430,359
   Administrative Expenses $213,193
   Fundraising Expenses $318,664
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,962,216
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-85,997
   
Net Assets $2,099,037

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 Program $609,987 42.6%
Community Program $531,416 37.2%
Children Services $218,162 15.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 09/01/2020 78.56 two stars
2018-06 05/01/2019 81.36 three stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 80.08 three stars
2016-06 04/01/2017 81.39 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 81.41 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 76.94 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 78.02 two stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 73.89 two stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 75.73 two stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 80.08 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 22-2868513
Name in IRS Master File SECOND STEP INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
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, 1988
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
$95,814 4.88% Matthew Swoveland Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Second Step (MA) 78.56 two stars
Safehouse Denver (CO) 91.68 four stars
My Sister's Place (DC) 90.60 four stars
The SAFE Alliance (TX) 92.74 four stars
SafeHouse Center (MI) 93.78 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Second Step
P.O. Box 600213
Newtonville, MA 02460
tel: (617) 965-3999
EIN: 22-2868513

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Board Leadership

Alexandra Simes
President

CEO

Julie Lima
Executive Director

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