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Human Services : Social Services

Center for Women in Transition

Strengthening West Michigan families by ending domestic and sexual violence.

four stars

94.35

411 Butternut Drive Holland, MI 49424
tel: (616) 392-2829   Web Site
EIN: 38-2181204

Board Leadership
Vicki Rosenberg
President

CEO
Beth Larsen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.35 four stars
  Financial 93.09 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

93.09

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 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)
83.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.24
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Women in Transition on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Women in Transition on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Women in Transition (MI) 94.35 four stars
The SAFE Alliance (TX) 95.05 four stars
Women In Distress of Broward County (FL) 89.40 three stars
New Friends New Life (TX) 91.45 four stars
The Julian Center (IN) 91.30 four stars

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Founded in 1977, The Center for Women in Transition's mission is to respond to, reduce, and prevent domestic and sexual violence. This mission will be achieved through education, collaboration, and advocacy, with crisis and supportive services to victims and survivors. The Center offers safe shelter, transitional housing, crisis intervention, supportive counseling, SANE (sexual assault nurse examiner), sexual assault therapy, legal advocacy, Wardrobe for Work, support groups, community outreach, and healthy relationships programs – including Girls on the Run. Annually, more than 3,000 women and their families receive services and assistance. Thanks to the efforts of a dedicated group of staff and volunteers, today the Center not only provides safety to individuals fleeing abuse, but it has become strong and robust, offering a full range of services supported by a dynamic team of professionals.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $853,000
   Federated Campaigns $173,695
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,166,506
Total Contributions $2,193,201
   Program Service Revenue $191,190
Total Primary Revenue $2,384,391
   Other Revenue $178,798
TOTAL REVENUE $2,563,189
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,103,672
   Administrative Expenses $206,274
   Fundraising Expenses $255,110
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,565,056
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,867
   
Net Assets $3,069,487

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
Domestic Violence $1,101,070 52.3%
Transitional Housing $465,979 22.2%
Prevention $294,593 14.0%

Ratings History
Center for Women in Transition has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 11/01/2017 94.35 four stars
2015-09 07/01/2017 91.42 four 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 38-2181204
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR WOMEN IN TRANSITION
NTEE Code P43
NTEE Classification Family Violence Shelters, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
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 June, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$81,201 3.16% Charisse Smith-Mitchell Executive Director

Founded in 1977, The Center for Women in Transition's mission is to respond to, reduce, and prevent domestic and sexual violence. This mission will be achieved through education, collaboration, and advocacy, with crisis and supportive services to victims and survivors. The Center offers safe shelter, transitional housing, crisis intervention, supportive counseling, SANE (sexual assault nurse examiner), sexual assault therapy, legal advocacy, Wardrobe for Work, support groups, community outreach, and healthy relationships programs – including Girls on the Run. Annually, more than 3,000 women and their families receive services and assistance. Thanks to the efforts of a dedicated group of staff and volunteers, today the Center not only provides safety to individuals fleeing abuse, but it has become strong and robust, offering a full range of services supported by a dynamic team of professionals.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Women in Transition (MI) 94.35 four stars
Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (PA) 98.09 four stars
Center for Safety and Change (NY) 90.98 four stars
The Julian Center (IN) 91.30 four stars
Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center (IL) 91.43 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Women in Transition
411 Butternut Drive
Holland, MI 49424
tel: (616) 392-2829
EIN: 38-2181204

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Board Leadership

Vicki Rosenberg
President

CEO

Beth Larsen
Executive Director

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