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Abby's House

The largest provider of affordable housing in Worcester designed to meet the needs of women and children.

four stars

91.14

52 High Street Worcester, MA 01609
tel: (508) 756-5486   Web Site
EIN: 04-2648411

Board Leadership
Alaina Olson
President

CEO
Stephanie Page
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.14 four stars
  Financial 88.14 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Abby Kelley Foster House, Inc. (Abby's House) opened in 1976 as one of the first overnight emergency shelters for women -- with or without children -- in the U.S. Since 1976, Abby Kelley Foster House, Inc. (Abby's House) has provided more than 11,500 homeless women and children with a safe place to stay, regroup, and rebuild. At present, it is one of two family shelters in the area that does not require its guests to be on welfare. With 78 units, Abby's House is the largest provider of affordable housing in Worcester designed to meet the needs of women and children. Abby's House is committed to ending homelessness.

Abby Kelley Foster House, Inc. (Abby's House) opened in 1976 as one of the first overnight emergency shelters for women -- with or without children -- in the U.S. Since 1976, Abby Kelley Foster House, Inc. (Abby's House) has provided more than 11,500 homeless women and children with a safe place to stay, regroup, and rebuild. At present, it is one of two family shelters in the area that does not require its guests to be on welfare. With 78 units, Abby's House is the largest provider of affordable housing in Worcester designed to meet the needs of women and children. Abby's House is committed to ending homelessness.

Financial

three stars

88.14

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
79.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.67
  Program Expenses Growth 5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Abby's House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Abby's House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Abby's House (MA) 91.14 four stars
Family Shelter Service (IL) 87.65 three stars
Center for Safety and Change (NY) 90.71 four stars
WEAVE (CA) 90.59 four stars
Community Action Stops Abuse (FL) 91.38 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,804,165
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $111,170
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,915,335
   Program Service Revenue $451,778
Total Primary Revenue $2,367,113
   Other Revenue $26,178
TOTAL REVENUE $2,393,291
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,225,232
   Administrative Expenses $121,833
   Fundraising Expenses $252,929
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,599,994
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $793,297
   
Net Assets $3,871,198

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 11/01/2018 91.14 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 88.56 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 84.10 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 82.74 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 78.83 two stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 78.82 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 04-2648411
Name in IRS Master File ABBY KELLEY FOSTER HOUSE INC
NTEE Code L41
NTEE Classification Homeless, Temporary Shelter For
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Literary Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (408) Community service organization
(158) Rescue and emergency service
(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 September, 1978
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$57,480 3.59% Stephanie Page Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Abby's House (MA) 91.14 four stars
Thistle Farms (TN) 85.65 three stars
The Shelter for Abused Women & Children (FL) 93.22 four stars
Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc. (DVIS) (OK) 93.99 four stars
SAFEHOME (KS) 96.19 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Abby's House
52 High Street
Worcester, MA 01609
tel: (508) 756-5486
fax: (508) 798-3299
EIN: 04-2648411

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Board Leadership

Alaina Olson
President

CEO

Stephanie Page
Executive Director

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