Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Bo's Place

Where hearts are healed.

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three stars

89.01

10050 Buffalo Speedway Houston, TX 77054
tel: (713) 942-8339   Web Site
EIN: 76-0326979

Board Leadership
David L. Shine
President

CEO
Mary Beth Staine
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.01 three stars
  Financial 84.46 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Bo's Place exists to enhance the lives of those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Bo's Place serves as Houston's premier grief support center for children, teens, parents/guardians, and adults. Bo's Place was founded in 1990 as The Grief Center of Texas by two community members after their own grief experiences and realization of the unmet need for comprehensive grief support services in Houston for children, teens, and their families. In 1995, The Grief Center became Bo's Place, a bereavement center named in memory of Laurence Bosworth Neuhaus, Jr., a Houstonian who died at the age of 12. After receiving a terminal diagnosis, he lived his life with conviction that we can accept death as a part of life and strive for healthy grieving that honors our loved ones, a belief that embodies Bo's Place programs. Bo's family remains actively engaged and supportive of Bo's Place.

Bo's Place exists to enhance the lives of those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Bo's Place serves as Houston's premier grief support center for children, teens, parents/guardians, and adults. Bo's Place was founded in 1990 as The Grief Center of Texas by two community members after their own grief experiences and realization of the unmet need for comprehensive grief support services in Houston for children, teens, and their families. In 1995, The Grief Center became Bo's Place, a bereavement center named in memory of Laurence Bosworth Neuhaus, Jr., a Houstonian who died at the age of 12. After receiving a terminal diagnosis, he lived his life with conviction that we can accept death as a part of life and strive for healthy grieving that honors our loved ones, a belief that embodies Bo's Place programs. Bo's family remains actively engaged and supportive of Bo's Place.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Increase the number of individuals, family members, and community members receiving support services and education
5,500
This impact information is current as of September 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

three stars

84.46

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
71.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.73
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bo's Place on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bo's Place on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,006,574
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $637,739
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,644,313
   Program Service Revenue $9,538
Total Primary Revenue $1,653,851
   Other Revenue $102,212
TOTAL REVENUE $1,756,063
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,417,085
   Administrative Expenses $220,531
   Fundraising Expenses $327,905
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,965,521
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-209,458
   
Net Assets $5,382,858

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$125,800 6.40% Mary Beth Staine Executive Director

Mission

Bo's Place exists to enhance the lives of those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Bo's Place serves as Houston's premier grief support center for children, teens, parents/guardians, and adults. Bo's Place was founded in 1990 as The Grief Center of Texas by two community members after their own grief experiences and realization of the unmet need for comprehensive grief support services in Houston for children, teens, and their families. In 1995, The Grief Center became Bo's Place, a bereavement center named in memory of Laurence Bosworth Neuhaus, Jr., a Houstonian who died at the age of 12. After receiving a terminal diagnosis, he lived his life with conviction that we can accept death as a part of life and strive for healthy grieving that honors our loved ones, a belief that embodies Bo's Place programs. Bo's family remains actively engaged and supportive of Bo's Place.

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Bo's Place (TX) 89.01 three stars
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First Star (CA) 90.80 four stars
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Bivona Child Advocacy Center (NY) 94.34 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bo's Place
10050 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, TX 77054
tel: (713) 942-8339
fax: (713) 942-2252
EIN: 76-0326979

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Board Leadership

David L. Shine
President

CEO

Mary Beth Staine
Executive Director