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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Dawning Family Services

We create sustainable change in the lives of our community's most vulnerable families.

three stars

88.88

6718 North Armenia Avenue Tampa, FL 33604
tel: (813) 875-2024   Web Site
EIN: 59-2655523

Board Leadership
Janet L. Kumpu
Chair

CEO
Mona Duffus, LCSW
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.88 three stars
  Financial 84.28 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Dawning Family Services, formerly Alpha House of Tampa, has been serving the homeless since 1981. Until recently, we offered shelter and support services to only pregnant women and women alone with small children - the "maternity home" model. In 2018, our Board of Directors approved a new mission to reflect the agency's desire to address the growing need we are witnessing to serve families beyond our historic core population.

In addition, Dawning Family Services is significantly stepping up efforts to serve the critical need that exists in our community to provide housing stability for all disenfranchised families. This involves increasing the number of our emergency shelter units, expanding the population we serve to include a broader range of family types, and launching a new prevention program to provide basic needs and essential supports. Our newly expanded services will include both residential (emergency shelter) and non-residential (drop-in) services.

Dawning Family Services, formerly Alpha House of Tampa, has been serving the homeless since 1981. Until recently, we offered shelter and support services to only pregnant women and women alone with small children - the "maternity home" model. In 2018, our Board of Directors approved a new mission to reflect the agency's desire to address the growing need we are witnessing to serve families beyond our historic core population.

In addition, Dawning Family Services is significantly stepping up efforts to serve the critical need that exists in our community to provide housing stability for all disenfranchised families. This involves increasing the number of our emergency shelter units, expanding the population we serve to include a broader range of family types, and launching a new prevention program to provide basic needs and essential supports. Our newly expanded services will include both residential (emergency shelter) and non-residential (drop-in) services.

Impact & Results Score

Score
75/100
Program Name: Maternity Residence
Program Name: Maternity Residence

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
Alpha House Of Tampa provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$60 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 Dawning Family Services.
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

three stars

84.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.87
  Program Expenses Growth -2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dawning Family Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dawning Family Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dawning Family Services (FL) 88.88 three stars
Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City (KS) 94.48 four stars
Chai Lifeline (NY) 89.17 three stars
Project Self-Sufficiency of Loveland-Fort Collins (CO) 91.22 four stars
Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Monmouth County (NJ) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $276,139
   Federated Campaigns $101,276
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,074,849
Total Contributions $1,452,264
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,452,264
   Other Revenue $849,828
TOTAL REVENUE $2,302,092
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,298,006
   Administrative Expenses $218,081
   Fundraising Expenses $113,838
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,629,925
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $672,167
   
Net Assets $2,967,831

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 $995,217 76.7%
Housing Services $302,789 23.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 88.88 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 90.56 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 89.72 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 91.03 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 89.75 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 95.19 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 97.90 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 98.87 four stars
2013-12 12/01/2014 96.95 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 89.61 three stars
2012-12 09/01/2013 84.90 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2012 85.13 three stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 74.84 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-12 07/01/2011 75.71 two stars
2009-12 11/01/2010 82.88 three stars
2008-12 10/01/2009 76.07 two stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 82.37 three stars
2006-12 08/01/2007 85.20 three stars
2005-12 09/01/2006 84.16 three stars
2004-12 07/01/2005 82.47 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 59-2655523
Name in IRS Master File DAWNING FAMILY SERVICES INC
NTEE Code A31
NTEE Classification Film, Video
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 September, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
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
$89,893 5.51% Patricia J. Langford Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dawning Family Services (FL) 88.88 three stars
Goodman Jewish Family Service of Broward County (FL) 94.69 four stars
Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit (MI) 90.71 four stars
Jewish Social Service Agency (MD) 94.17 four stars
Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley (CA) 89.44 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Dawning Family Services
6718 North Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL 33604
tel: (813) 875-2024
fax: (813) 876-0657
EIN: 59-2655523

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Board Leadership

Janet L. Kumpu
Chair

CEO

Mona Duffus, LCSW
Chief Executive Officer

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