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My Sister's Place

Services to empower survivors of domestic violence

four stars

90.63

1436 U Street, NW. Suite 303
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 529-5261   Web Site
EIN: 52-1263256

Board Leadership
Mazen Yacoub
Board Chair

CEO
Mercedes Lemp
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.63 four stars
  Financial 89.44 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

My Sister's Place (MSP) seeks to end domestic violence and empower survivors to live healthy, independent lives free from violence.

For over 40 years, MSP has been an innovator in changing lives by providing DC's first hotline and first domestic violence shelter, and most recently, first Batterer Intervention group. As DC's oldest domestic violence shelter, we have served as a cornerstone of the District's response to this pressing public health issue since 1979, and our impact on DC's community remains as strong as ever.

MSP is unique in offering a full continuum of care from emergency shelter through transitional-to-permanent housing. Our experienced team of case managers and residential counselors provides clinical counseling, case management, and comprehensive services to empower survivors to recover and thrive. MSP also provides training, case consultation, and advocacy to engage communities to prevent violence and abuse. Our goal is to end domestic violence, and

My Sister's Place (MSP) seeks to end domestic violence and empower survivors to live healthy, independent lives free from violence.

For over 40 years, MSP has been an innovator in changing lives by providing DC's first hotline and first domestic violence shelter, and most recently, first Batterer Intervention group. As DC's oldest domestic violence shelter, we have served as a cornerstone of the District's response to this pressing public health issue since 1979, and our impact on DC's community remains as strong as ever.

MSP is unique in offering a full continuum of care from emergency shelter through transitional-to-permanent housing. Our experienced team of case managers and residential counselors provides clinical counseling, case management, and comprehensive services to empower survivors to recover and thrive. MSP also provides training, case consultation, and advocacy to engage communities to prevent violence and abuse. Our goal is to end domestic violence, and

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Financial

three stars

89.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.44
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by My Sister's Place on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by My Sister's Place on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
My Sister's Place (DC) 90.63 four stars
SAFEHOME (KS) 92.98 four stars
Laurel House (PA) 90.60 four stars
Jersey Battered Women's Service (NJ) 98.33 four stars
Domestic Violence Project (OH) 86.79 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $239,738
   Federated Campaigns $23,954
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,653,378
Total Contributions $1,917,070
   Program Service Revenue $95,310
Total Primary Revenue $2,012,380
   Other Revenue $121
TOTAL REVENUE $2,012,501
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,610,278
   Administrative Expenses $306,466
   Fundraising Expenses $66,578
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,983,322
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $29,179
   
Net Assets $3,079,621

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 Need $1,085,884 67.4%
Counseling and Community Education $258,825 16.1%
Transitional Housing $148,553 9.2%

Ratings History
My Sister's Place has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 02/01/2019 90.63 four stars
2016-09 06/01/2018 92.33 four stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 91.82 four stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 94.08 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 93.52 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 89.82 three stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 83.16 three stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 81.57 three stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 78.78 two stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 86.56 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 02/01/2011 82.40 three stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 81.11 three stars
2007-06 12/17/2008 76.01 two stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 81.85 three stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 87.65 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 52-1263256
Name in IRS Master File MY SISTERS PLACE INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
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 December, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$160,550 8.09% Carol Loftur-Thun Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
My Sister's Place (DC) 90.63 four stars
The Family Place (TX) 93.52 four stars
Domestic Violence Center of Chester County (PA) 86.76 three stars
Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc. (DVIS) (OK) 91.89 four stars
Jersey Battered Women's Service (NJ) 98.33 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

My Sister's Place
1436 U Street, NW.
Suite 303
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 529-5261
fax: (202) 529-5984
EIN: 52-1263256

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Board Leadership

Mazen Yacoub
Board Chair

CEO

Mercedes Lemp
Executive Director

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