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Human Services : Homeless Services

ACCESS

Empowering homeless women through building a strong work ethic

three stars

87.43

230 West Market Street Akron, OH 44303
tel: (330) 376-0997   Web Site
EIN: 34-1395246

Board Leadership
Jodi L. Glitzenstein
President

CEO
Jackie Hemsworth
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.43 three stars
  Financial 86.05 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1983, ACCESS is dedicated to addressing the plight of homeless women and children in our community. ACCESS encourages the development of self-esteem and the attainment of self-sufficiency through its commitment to providing a holistic, safe and supportive environment, and through its programs of housing, advocacy and empowerment.

Founded in 1983, ACCESS is dedicated to addressing the plight of homeless women and children in our community. ACCESS encourages the development of self-esteem and the attainment of self-sufficiency through its commitment to providing a holistic, safe and supportive environment, and through its programs of housing, advocacy and empowerment.

Impact & Results Score

Score
50/100
Program Name: Emergency Shelter
Program Name: Emergency Shelter

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Access provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$40 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of ACCESS.
Data Source
We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

86.05

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
75.8%
  Administrative Expenses 16.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.34
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ACCESS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ACCESS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ACCESS (OH) 87.43 three stars
ForKids (VA) 91.71 four stars
Women's Lunch Place (MA) 91.00 four stars
Lazarus House (MA) 88.68 three stars
Solid Ground (MN) 96.57 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $548,391
   Federated Campaigns $92,086
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $149,484
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $493,863
Total Contributions $1,283,824
   Program Service Revenue $2,040
Total Primary Revenue $1,285,864
   Other Revenue $836
TOTAL REVENUE $1,286,700
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $988,424
   Administrative Expenses $218,891
   Fundraising Expenses $72,110
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,279,425
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,275
   
Net Assets $2,505,860

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 $752,129 76.1%
Step II Program $236,295 23.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 87.43 three stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 87.89 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 89.54 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 87.41 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 87.18 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.30 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 83.33 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 82.69 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2014 82.20 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 34-1395246
Name in IRS Master File ACCESS 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 (429) Other inner city or community benefit activities
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, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$83,630 6.53% Jackie Hemsworth Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ACCESS (OH) 87.43 three stars
Bridging (MN) 91.72 four stars
Union Station Homeless Services (CA) 96.08 four stars
On The Rise (MA) 90.70 four stars
Open Doors Kalamazoo (MI) 96.10 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

ACCESS
230 West Market Street
Akron, OH 44303
tel: (330) 376-0997
fax: (330) 535-0008
EIN: 34-1395246

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Board Leadership

Jodi L. Glitzenstein
President

CEO

Jackie Hemsworth
Executive Director

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