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Human Services : Homeless Services

Christ House

Providing healing and hope for Washington's homeless since 1985

four stars

93.97

1717 Columbia Road, NW Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 328-1100   Web Site
EIN: 52-1362103

Board Leadership
Donald Martin
Chairperson

CEO
Elizabeth F. Bebber
Executive Director, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.97 four stars
  Financial 92.48 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Christ House is in its 31st year of providing comprehensive health care to sick, homeless men in Washington, DC. Our 34-bed facility provides 24-hour medical care, case management, housing placement assistance, meals, clothing, and a full range of other supportive services. Our goal is that patients will leave with improved health and a new ability to live independently in the community. We served 237 admissions in 2015 and provided a total of 10,885 patient-days of care. In addition to the primary illness(es) for which they were admitted, 90.5 percent of our patients acknowledged a history of alcohol or drug abuse, or had a diagnosed mental illness. Twenty-four percent had all three (alcohol, drug, and psychiatric concerns). Seventy percent of our patients were African-American, 60 percent were over age 50, 42 percent had no income or monthly income under $250, and 62 percent were chronically homeless.

Christ House is in its 31st year of providing comprehensive health care to sick, homeless men in Washington, DC. Our 34-bed facility provides 24-hour medical care, case management, housing placement assistance, meals, clothing, and a full range of other supportive services. Our goal is that patients will leave with improved health and a new ability to live independently in the community. We served 237 admissions in 2015 and provided a total of 10,885 patient-days of care. In addition to the primary illness(es) for which they were admitted, 90.5 percent of our patients acknowledged a history of alcohol or drug abuse, or had a diagnosed mental illness. Twenty-four percent had all three (alcohol, drug, and psychiatric concerns). Seventy percent of our patients were African-American, 60 percent were over age 50, 42 percent had no income or monthly income under $250, and 62 percent were chronically homeless.

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Financial

four stars

92.48

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
81.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.50
  Program Expenses Growth 2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Christ House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Christ House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Christ House (DC) 93.97 four stars
The Lord's Place (FL) 98.23 four stars
Raphael House of San Francisco (CA) 85.57 three stars
Larkin Street Youth Services (CA) 91.05 four stars
CHUM (MN) 94.83 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,569,623
   Federated Campaigns $34,975
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $955,246
Total Contributions $3,559,844
   Program Service Revenue $890,228
Total Primary Revenue $4,450,072
   Other Revenue $138,030
TOTAL REVENUE $4,588,102
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,437,330
   Administrative Expenses $498,001
   Fundraising Expenses $256,667
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,191,998
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $396,104
   
Net Assets $10,164,822

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
Medical and Nursing Care Services $2,026,362 59.0%
Recovery Boarding House $1,098,051 31.9%
Kairos Program $312,917 9.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 11/01/2019 93.97 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 89.82 three stars
2016-12 09/01/2017 84.53 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 84.73 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.51 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 81.73 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 80.44 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 87.56 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 88.48 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 90.43 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.14 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 86.24 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 91.26 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 83.22 three stars
2006-12 08/01/2007 89.38 three stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 83.34 three stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 83.31 three stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 82.96 three stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 83.45 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 52-1362103
Name in IRS Master File CHRIST HOUSE
NTEE Code L20
NTEE Classification Housing Development, Construction, Management
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (154) Health clinic
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$76,253 1.81% Elizabeth Bebber Executive Director, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Christ House (DC) 93.97 four stars
Transitions Homeless Recovery Center (SC) 93.55 four stars
The Bridge Fund of New York (NY) 88.29 three stars
Metrocrest Social Services (TX) 92.30 four stars
Good Shepherd Center (NC) 93.78 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Christ House
1717 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 328-1100
fax: (202) 328-1850
EIN: 52-1362103

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Board Leadership

Donald Martin
Chairperson

CEO

Elizabeth F. Bebber
Executive Director, CEO

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