Disable all preview features

Human Services : Social Services

Abby's House

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

impact data icon

Impact Information is available from our partner, GuideStar

four stars

93.86

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 93.86 four stars
  Financial 91.33 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Impact Information

GuideStar is Charity Navigator's trusted partner in sharing information on how this organization seeks impact.  GuideStar has recognized this organization with a Gold Seal of Transparency for voluntarily and publicly describing their goals, strategies, and accomplishments.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Charting Impact

What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

What are your strategies for making this happen?

What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will your organization know if you are making progress?

What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

This impact information is current as of March 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

91.33

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
80.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.34
  Program Expenses Growth 7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.9%
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) 93.86 four stars
HAVEN (MI) 88.12 three stars
Safe Place of the Permian Basin (TX) 85.44 three stars
Hubbard House (FL) 90.74 four stars
Sheltering Wings Center for Women (IN) 92.18 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,135,279
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $51,091
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,186,370
   Program Service Revenue $462,505
Total Primary Revenue $2,648,875
   Other Revenue $134,466
TOTAL REVENUE $2,783,341
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,292,141
   Administrative Expenses $119,806
   Fundraising Expenses $133,174
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,545,121
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,238,220
   
Net Assets $5,151,295

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
Abby's House has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 93.86 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 93.24 four stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$65,077 4.21% Stephanie Page Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Abby's House (MA) 93.86 four stars
Mission Granbury (TX) 87.19 three stars
Middle Way House (IN) 85.73 three stars
SafeHaven of Tarrant County (TX) 92.70 four stars
Sheltering Wings Center for Women (IN) 92.18 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

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

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Alaina Olson
President

CEO

Stephanie Page
Executive Director

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.