Human Services : Social Services

Abby's House

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

four stars

90.31

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 90.31 four stars
  Financial 86.30 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

86.30

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
80.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.89
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,451,733
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $68,164
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,519,897
   Program Service Revenue $619,542
Total Primary Revenue $2,139,439
   Other Revenue $87,815
TOTAL REVENUE $2,227,254
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,149,740
   Administrative Expenses $137,392
   Fundraising Expenses $125,742
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,412,874
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $814,380
   
Net Assets $5,924,521

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$74,380 5.26% Stephanie Page Executive Director

Mission

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.

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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