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Human Services : Social Services

My Sister's Place

Services to empower survivors of domestic violence

four stars

94.08

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
Carol Loftur-Thun
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.08 four stars
  Financial 95.41 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

95.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 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)
77.7%
  Administrative Expenses 16.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.44
  Program Expenses Growth 10.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
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) 94.08 four stars
Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center (IL) 91.43 four stars
Laura's House (CA) 91.73 four stars
Sexual Assault Center (TN) 88.39 three stars
Doorways for Women and Families (VA) 91.31 four stars

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Founded in 1979, My Sister's Place (MSP) is an interactive community committed to eradicating domestic violence. We provide safe, confidential shelter, programs, education and advocacy for battered women and their children. Our goal is to empower women to take control of their own lives. From the moment a woman and her children arrive at our emergency shelter, compassionate and professional staff supply victims of domestic violence with the tools necessary to attain self-sufficiency. Among the highest priorities beyond safety for each shelter resident are: securing transitional or permanent housing before the end of their stay in our emergency shelter; enrolling in higher education or job training or securing stable employment; developing a personalized safety plan; and receiving counseling to enhance coping skills.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $414,955
   Federated Campaigns $28,579
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,918,174
Total Contributions $2,361,708
   Program Service Revenue $1,478
Total Primary Revenue $2,363,186
   Other Revenue $1,343
TOTAL REVENUE $2,364,529
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,939,099
   Administrative Expenses $439,727
   Fundraising Expenses $113,798
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,492,624
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-128,095
   
Net Assets $3,207,833

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
Shelter and Crisis Hotline $1,588,074 81.9%
Transitional Housing $189,191 9.8%
Community Education $87,322 4.5%

Ratings History
My Sister's Place has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 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
Not compensated -- Carol Loftur-Thun Interim Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$121,775 4.88% Lauren C. Vaughan Former Executive Director

Founded in 1979, My Sister's Place (MSP) is an interactive community committed to eradicating domestic violence. We provide safe, confidential shelter, programs, education and advocacy for battered women and their children. Our goal is to empower women to take control of their own lives. From the moment a woman and her children arrive at our emergency shelter, compassionate and professional staff supply victims of domestic violence with the tools necessary to attain self-sufficiency. Among the highest priorities beyond safety for each shelter resident are: securing transitional or permanent housing before the end of their stay in our emergency shelter; enrolling in higher education or job training or securing stable employment; developing a personalized safety plan; and receiving counseling to enhance coping skills.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
My Sister's Place (DC) 94.08 four stars
Sheltering Wings Center for Women (IN) 96.55 four stars
Women In Distress of Broward County (FL) 89.40 three stars
Thistle Farms (TN) 86.44 three stars
Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (PA) 98.09 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

Carol Loftur-Thun
Interim Executive Director

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