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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

House of Ruth, Washington, D.C.

Helping women, children and families in greatest need

four stars

91.63

Five Thomas Circle, NW Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 667-7001   Web Site
EIN: 52-1054102

Board Leadership
Pamela Pinkett
Chair

CEO
Sandra Jackson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.63 four stars
  Financial 88.86 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1976, House of Ruth helps women, children and families in greatest need and with very limited resources build safe, stable lives and achieve their highest potential. Here, women, children and families heal from lifetimes of traumatic abuse. At our 13 sites in Washington, DC, we assess the capacities and needs of each woman and child, then design and deliver a specialized combination of services to meet their needs and build on their strengths. We enfold the women and families in a safe and structured environment, where they receive highly responsive and caring attention from the staff. Every day at House of Ruth, more than 600 women and children work hard to learn the skills to live independently and eliminate homelessness and abuse from their lives. They participate at 11 residential programs, a developmental day care center and a free counseling program for domestic violence survivors.

Founded in 1976, House of Ruth helps women, children and families in greatest need and with very limited resources build safe, stable lives and achieve their highest potential. Here, women, children and families heal from lifetimes of traumatic abuse. At our 13 sites in Washington, DC, we assess the capacities and needs of each woman and child, then design and deliver a specialized combination of services to meet their needs and build on their strengths. We enfold the women and families in a safe and structured environment, where they receive highly responsive and caring attention from the staff. Every day at House of Ruth, more than 600 women and children work hard to learn the skills to live independently and eliminate homelessness and abuse from their lives. They participate at 11 residential programs, a developmental day care center and a free counseling program for domestic violence survivors.

Results Information

Reported Results
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Total in 2016
Number of families who report that service and support staff/providers are available and capable of meeting family needs
62
Number of direct care staff who received training in trauma informed care
66
Number of homeless participants engaged in mental health services
198
Average number of service recipients per month
287
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Financial

three stars

88.86

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
89.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.88
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by House of Ruth, Washington, D.C. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by House of Ruth, Washington, D.C. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
House of Ruth, Washington, D.C. (DC) 91.63 four stars
Margaret Hudson Program (OK) 87.41 three stars
Forty Carrots Family Center (FL) 94.53 four stars
Hour Children (NY) 100.00 four stars
North Fulton Community Charities (GA) 92.80 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,688,023
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,471,439
Total Contributions $8,159,462
   Program Service Revenue $25,422
Total Primary Revenue $8,184,884
   Other Revenue $54,473
TOTAL REVENUE $8,239,357
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,906,157
   Administrative Expenses $573,094
   Fundraising Expenses $472,979
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,954,230
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-714,873
   
Net Assets $7,540,418

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 & Services - Families $3,660,786 46.3%
Housing & Services - Women $2,180,747 27.6%
Community Based Services $2,066,624 26.1%

Ratings History
House of Ruth, Washington, D.C. has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 08/01/2017 91.63 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 92.15 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.08 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 87.46 three stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 85.52 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 90.16 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 90.11 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 90.80 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.90 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 85.54 three stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 85.71 three stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 87.44 three stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 88.87 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 85.45 three stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 83.23 three stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 80.21 three stars
2003-06 12/01/2004 88.91 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 52-1054102
Name in IRS Master File HOUSE OF RUTH
NTEE Code L41
NTEE Classification Homeless, Temporary Shelter For
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
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 February, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$164,265 1.83% Winifred Wilson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
House of Ruth, Washington, D.C. (DC) 91.63 four stars
Mary's Center (DC) 94.28 four stars
Goodman Jewish Family Service of Broward County (FL) 88.29 three stars
Good Samaritan Community Services (TX) 95.83 four stars
Association to Benefit Children (NY) 94.79 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

House of Ruth, Washington, D.C.
Five Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 667-7001
EIN: 52-1054102

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Board Leadership

Pamela Pinkett
Chair

CEO

Sandra Jackson
Executive Director

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