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Human Services : Homeless Services

Project HOME

None of us are home until all of us are home

four stars

93.62

1515 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130
tel: (215) 232-7272   Web Site
EIN: 23-2555950

Board Leadership
Debbie Fretz
Chairperson

CEO
Sister Mary Scullion
President and Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.62 four stars
  Financial 90.98 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Project HOME (Housing, Opportunities for Employment, Medical Care, Education) community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization. Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of care comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy.

The mission of the Project HOME (Housing, Opportunities for Employment, Medical Care, Education) community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization. Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of care comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts
995
Number of households that obtain/retain permanent housing for at least 6 months
647
This impact information is current as of October 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

four stars

90.98

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.52
  Program Expenses Growth 6.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project HOME on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project HOME on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We strengthened our recovery environment by hosting a series of Recovery Roundtables (held almost annually since 2013) for Project HOME residents and staff, designed to elicit an understanding of what recovery means at each site, how recovery is supported at Project HOME, and how we can better engage residents and staff to improve recovery outcomes Last year, we were able to reach a broader range of staff and residents and hosted a total of 11 roundtables
This Constituent Voice information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Voice information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project HOME (PA) 93.62 four stars
Bean's Cafe (AK) 87.26 three stars
Sheffield Place (MO) 100.00 four stars
Middleton Outreach Ministry (WI) 96.66 four stars
Together Omaha (NE) 92.22 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,870,707
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $95,251
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $11,343,422
Total Contributions $20,309,380
   Program Service Revenue $8,020,082
Total Primary Revenue $28,329,462
   Other Revenue $2,010,005
TOTAL REVENUE $30,339,467
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,354,252
   Administrative Expenses $4,029,174
   Fundraising Expenses $1,069,821
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $27,453,247
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,886,220
   
Net Assets $72,494,679

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
Housing & Support for Formerly Homeless $13,897,345 62.2%
Health Care Services $4,657,026 20.8%
Employment Services $3,186,211 14.2%

Ratings History
Project HOME has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 10/01/2018 93.62 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 91.92 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 94.75 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 95.63 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.55 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 98.59 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 97.49 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 95.77 four stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 89.30 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 95.43 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.27 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 84.38 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 89.52 three stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 92.12 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 98.17 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 95.41 four stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 95.52 four stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 95.04 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 23-2555950
Name in IRS Master File PROJECT HOME
NTEE Code P85
NTEE Classification Homeless Persons Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (573) Rehabilitating alcoholics, drug abusers, compulsive gamblers, 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 May, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$139,854 0.50% Sister Mary Scullion President, Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$251,226 0.91% Joan Dawson-Mcconnon Cpa Chief Financial Officer
$152,262 0.55% Suzanne Smith VP, Residential & Homeless
$142,359 0.51% Mary Graham-Zak VP, Information Technology

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project HOME (PA) 93.62 four stars
Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (MA) 89.02 three stars
Interfaith Family Services (TX) 88.05 three stars
Family Gateway (TX) 90.13 four stars
Sarah's Circle (IL) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Project HOME
1515 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
tel: (215) 232-7272
fax: (215) 232-7277
EIN: 23-2555950

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Board Leadership

Debbie Fretz
Chairperson

CEO

Sister Mary Scullion
President and Executive Director

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