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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

New Moms

Enable, empower, equip, encourage

four stars

92.24

5317 West Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60651
tel: (773) 252-3253   Web Site
EIN: 36-3265804

Board Leadership
Robert Demeter
Chair

CEO
Laura Zumdahl
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.24 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

New Moms serves young moms and children in Chicago who are experiencing poverty and homelessness. We exclusively serve this unique population, providing comprehensive supports and long-term coaching in the areas of stable jobs, safe homes, and strong families.

Services include:
Housing: housing & supportive services for homeless families (serves ~90 families annually).
Family Support: home-based parent coaching; child health & development monitoring; doula services supporting healthy pregnancies; and weekly parent support groups (serves ~200 families annually).
Job Training: career planning; education re-enrollment assistance; job-readiness training; paid transitional jobs at our social enterprise candle company, Bright Endeavors; and permanent job placement assistance.

All services are designed to serve both generations simultaneously--helping families to stabilize and plans for economic and housing independence--breaking the cycle of multi-generational poverty.

New Moms serves young moms and children in Chicago who are experiencing poverty and homelessness. We exclusively serve this unique population, providing comprehensive supports and long-term coaching in the areas of stable jobs, safe homes, and strong families.

Services include:
Housing: housing & supportive services for homeless families (serves ~90 families annually).
Family Support: home-based parent coaching; child health & development monitoring; doula services supporting healthy pregnancies; and weekly parent support groups (serves ~200 families annually).
Job Training: career planning; education re-enrollment assistance; job-readiness training; paid transitional jobs at our social enterprise candle company, Bright Endeavors; and permanent job placement assistance.

All services are designed to serve both generations simultaneously--helping families to stabilize and plans for economic and housing independence--breaking the cycle of multi-generational poverty.

Impact Information

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Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

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)
94.7%
  Administrative Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.84
  Program Expenses Growth 18.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 64.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New Moms on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New Moms on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings or town halls
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
This year, New Moms has increased its focus on collecting participant feedback We were recently awarded a grant from Listen for Good, a national feedback collection agency that helps nonprofits to build sustainable, high-quality, client-focused feedback loops, which lead to meaningful change Through our initial feedback collection, we have made changes to our Housing program--bringing participants more into the decision-making process, updating our handbook to simplify it and make it better reflect the needs of our participants, and ensuring that all activities offered by this program are what families really want Families asked for more access to our playground, so we lengthened its hours We have also adjusted parent support group meeting times, to better align with family needs
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New Moms (IL) 92.24 four stars
Open Door Community House, Inc. (GA) 92.17 four stars
Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services (CA) 93.06 four stars
Family & Children's Place (KY) 85.15 three stars
Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Monmouth County (NJ) 93.62 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,993,723
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $126,393
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,725,910
Total Contributions $4,846,026
   Program Service Revenue $286,108
Total Primary Revenue $5,132,134
   Other Revenue $409,177
TOTAL REVENUE $5,541,311
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,738,980
   Administrative Expenses $120,127
   Fundraising Expenses $72,529
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,931,636
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,609,675
   
Net Assets $5,857,005

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
Job Training Program $1,372,112 36.7%
Family Support Programs $1,250,401 33.4%
Housing Program $1,116,467 29.9%

Ratings History
New Moms has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 92.24 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 92.24 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 90.47 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 87.44 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.67 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 88.11 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 89.25 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 36-3265804
Name in IRS Master File NEW MOMS INC
NTEE Code P45
NTEE Classification Family Services, Adolescent Parents
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (7) Evangelism
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 January, 1984
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,577 2.81% Laura Zurndahl President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New Moms (IL) 92.24 four stars
Good Samaritan Community Services (TX) 92.70 four stars
Family Centers (CT) 92.92 four stars
Metropolitan Family Services (IL) 92.61 four stars
Crosswinds Youth Services (FL) 90.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

New Moms
5317 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651
tel: (773) 252-3253
fax: (773) 252-5320
EIN: 36-3265804

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Board Leadership

Robert Demeter
Chair

CEO

Laura Zumdahl
President, CEO

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