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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

City House

Protecting youth. Empowering change. Transforming lives.

90.62

830 Central Parkway East Suite 350
Plano, TX 75074
tel: (972) 424-4626   Web Site
EIN: 75-2213291

Board Leadership
Jennifer Hipskind
President

CEO
Sheri Messer
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.62
  Financial 94.36
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of City House is to provide for, serve, and empower children and young adults experiencing abuse, neglect or homelessness. Today we serve youth ages newborn to 21 years through four primary programs: Emergency shelter for children (newborn to 17 years), Transitional Living Program comprised of several residential homes (18-21 years), Youth Resource & Community Outreach Center (16-21 years), and Free Individual & Family Crisis Counseling Services.

The mission of City House is to provide for, serve, and empower children and young adults experiencing abuse, neglect or homelessness. Today we serve youth ages newborn to 21 years through four primary programs: Emergency shelter for children (newborn to 17 years), Transitional Living Program comprised of several residential homes (18-21 years), Youth Resource & Community Outreach Center (16-21 years), and Free Individual & Family Crisis Counseling Services.

Impact & Results Score

Score
50/100
Program Name: My Friend's House and Runaway and Homeless Youth Street Outreach Program
Program Name: My Friend's House and Runaway and Homeless Youth Street Outreach Program

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
City House provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$110 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of City House.
Data Source
We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

94.36

Accountability & Transparency

88.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
87.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.34
  Program Expenses Growth 8.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by City House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by City House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
City House (TX) 90.62
Today's Harbor for Children (TX) 85.10
The Bridge for Youth (MN) 90.27
ImpactIsrael (MD) 97.87
FOCUS North America (PA) 87.14

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $983,076
   Federated Campaigns $9,527
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $387,023
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $836,907
Total Contributions $2,216,533
   Program Service Revenue $408,329
Total Primary Revenue $2,624,862
   Other Revenue $-197,696
TOTAL REVENUE $2,427,166
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,280,505
   Administrative Expenses $209,380
   Fundraising Expenses $174,332
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,664,217
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-237,051
   
Net Assets $3,313,197

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
Emergency Shelter $1,185,282 52.0%
Counseling Services $661,827 29.0%
Transitional Living Program (TLP) $433,396 19.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 04/01/2021 90.62
2018-12 05/01/2020 88.81

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

EIN 75-2213291
Name in IRS Master File CITY HOUSE INC
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (326) Care and housing of children (orphanage, etc)
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 August, 1988
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
$91,520 3.43% Sheri Messer CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
City House (TX) 90.62
Cookson Hills Christian School (OK) 94.75
Project Patch (WA) 85.74
St. Anne's Family Services (CA) 92.74
Straight Ahead Ministries (MA) 86.61

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Charity Contact Info

City House
830 Central Parkway East
Suite 350
Plano, TX 75074
tel: (972) 424-4626
fax: (972) 423-1681
EIN: 75-2213291

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Board Leadership

Jennifer Hipskind
President

CEO

Sheri Messer
Chief Executive Officer

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