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Human Services : Homeless Services

Our House, Georgia

A Childcare and Support Center for Homeless Families

four stars

91.52

711 S. Columbia Drive Decatur, GA 30030
tel: (404) 378-0938   Web Site
EIN: 58-1743333

Board Leadership
Michael J. Hertz
Chair

CEO
Tyese Lawyer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.52 four stars
  Financial 95.23 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our House breaks the chains of homelessness by providing quality early childhood education and comprehensive support services for families who are experiencing homelessness. Our House founders envisioned offering homeless parents more than free childcare: they wanted to provide a loving, safe haven where a parent could confidently leave her child while she sought employment and permanent housing. They realized that without reliable childcare, homeless parents, especially single women, were trapped in the cycle of unemployment, poverty and homelessness.

Our House breaks the chains of homelessness by providing quality early childhood education and comprehensive support services for families who are experiencing homelessness. Our House founders envisioned offering homeless parents more than free childcare: they wanted to provide a loving, safe haven where a parent could confidently leave her child while she sought employment and permanent housing. They realized that without reliable childcare, homeless parents, especially single women, were trapped in the cycle of unemployment, poverty and homelessness.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of students who exhibit kindergarten readiness
27
Number of participants who gain employment
39
This impact information is current as of October 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

four stars

95.23

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
83.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.30
  Program Expenses Growth 7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Our House, Georgia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Our House, Georgia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Our House, Georgia (GA) 91.52 four stars
FACETS (VA) 87.55 three stars
Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (VA) 93.98 four stars
Thrive DC (DC) 91.38 four stars
Lotus House (FL) 93.98 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,320,388
   Federated Campaigns $53,485
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $209,155
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,245,400
Total Contributions $2,828,428
   Program Service Revenue $60,025
Total Primary Revenue $2,888,453
   Other Revenue $35,803
TOTAL REVENUE $2,924,256
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,817,307
   Administrative Expenses $378,302
   Fundraising Expenses $188,650
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,384,259
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-460,003
   
Net Assets $4,783,543

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Our House, Georgia has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 91.52 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 92.21 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 91.87 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 91.78 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 85.32 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 85.10 three stars
2012-06 02/01/2014 83.58 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 58-1743333
Name in IRS Master File OUR HOUSE 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 (574) Day care center
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 December, 1987
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
$136,612 4.03% Tyese Lawyer President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Our House, Georgia (GA) 91.52 four stars
Lazarus House (MA) 88.94 three stars
Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach (NE) 91.80 four stars
Sarah's Circle (IL) 98.23 four stars
Rosie's Place (MA) 92.55 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Our House, Georgia
711 S. Columbia Drive
Decatur, GA 30030
tel: (404) 378-0938
fax: (404) 378-1060
EIN: 58-1743333

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Board Leadership

Michael J. Hertz
Chair

CEO

Tyese Lawyer
Executive Director

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