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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

The Parenting Journey

We help build stronger families.

three stars

85.12

366 Somerville Avenue Somerville, MA 02143
tel: (617) 628-8815   Web Site
EIN: 04-2771011

Board Leadership
Bernard Haan
Board Chair

CEO
Imari Jeffries
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.12 three stars
  Financial 82.07 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1982, The Parenting Journey creates safer, more resilient families by supporting them in developing the inner strengths, life skills, and networks of resources they need to succeed. The Parenting Journey's approach is based on the family systems principle - that people do not exist in isolation. They live in families (however defined) and gain important strengths from these relationships. Through recognizing and harnessing families' strengths, our programs create changes that benefit all members, both individually and as a family.

Founded in 1982, The Parenting Journey creates safer, more resilient families by supporting them in developing the inner strengths, life skills, and networks of resources they need to succeed. The Parenting Journey's approach is based on the family systems principle - that people do not exist in isolation. They live in families (however defined) and gain important strengths from these relationships. Through recognizing and harnessing families' strengths, our programs create changes that benefit all members, both individually and as a family.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of parents participating in Parenting Journey's direct service programs
375
Number of replication sites implementing Parenting Journey programs
118
Number of Parenting Journey groups delivered
33
This impact information is current as of March 2020, 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

three stars

82.07

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
66.0%
  Administrative Expenses 18.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.98
  Program Expenses Growth 13.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Parenting Journey on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Parenting Journey on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Parenting Journey (MA) 85.12 three stars
Children's Fund (CA) 88.14 three stars
King's Home (AL) 89.00 three stars
Crosswinds Youth Services (FL) 90.02 four stars
Jewish Family & Children's Service of St. Louis (MO) 94.20 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,135,599
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $242,955
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $15,890
Total Contributions $1,394,444
   Program Service Revenue $247,026
Total Primary Revenue $1,641,470
   Other Revenue $59,697
TOTAL REVENUE $1,701,167
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,775,161
   Administrative Expenses $493,778
   Fundraising Expenses $452,764
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,721,703
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,020,536
   
Net Assets $7,125,281

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
Professional Training $965,688 54.4%
Parent Groups and Policy Work $809,473 45.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 85.12 three stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 83.95 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 80.60 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 81.07 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2015 85.28 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 04-2771011
Name in IRS Master File FAMILY CENTER INC
NTEE Code F60
NTEE Classification Counseling, Support Groups
NTEE Type Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (166) Mental health care
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 March, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$102,323 3.75% Imari Paris Jefferies Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Parenting Journey (MA) 85.12 three stars
Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties (CA) 88.46 three stars
Children's Fund (CA) 88.14 three stars
Mission of Hope (TN) 87.86 three stars
ALIVE! (VA) 86.19 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Parenting Journey
366 Somerville Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
tel: (617) 628-8815
EIN: 04-2771011

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Board Leadership

Bernard Haan
Board Chair

CEO

Imari Jeffries
Executive Director

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