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My Sister's Place

Services to empower survivors of domestic violence

four stars

91.82

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
Valerie Graff
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.82 four stars
  Financial 89.16 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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 now by taking a public health approach to the epidemic of domestic violence. 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. MSP is unique in offering a full continuum of care from immediate crisis on our hotline through transitional-to-permanent housing. Our experienced team of professional social workers 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 empower everyone to build healthy lives.

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 now by taking a public health approach to the epidemic of domestic violence. 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. MSP is unique in offering a full continuum of care from immediate crisis on our hotline through transitional-to-permanent housing. Our experienced team of professional social workers 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 empower everyone to build healthy lives.

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Financial

three stars

89.16

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.37
  Program Expenses Growth 3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.5%
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) 91.82 four stars
Laura's House (CA) 91.73 four stars
Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (WI) 91.86 four stars
The Family Place (TX) 92.16 four stars
Jersey Battered Women's Service (NJ) 95.99 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $176,494
   Federated Campaigns $22,742
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,618,494
Total Contributions $1,817,730
   Program Service Revenue $96,228
Total Primary Revenue $1,913,958
   Other Revenue $279
TOTAL REVENUE $1,914,237
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,569,729
   Administrative Expenses $297,711
   Fundraising Expenses $42,884
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,910,324
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,913
   
Net Assets $3,050,225

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 $1,040,640 66.3%
Transitional Housing $165,869 10.6%
Counseling and Community Education $244,033 15.5%

Ratings History
My Sister's Place has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

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
$73,548 3.85% Carol Loftur-Thun Interim Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$57,181 2.99% Valerie Graff Former Interim Executive Director
$11,937 0.62% Lauren C. Vaughan Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
My Sister's Place (DC) 91.82 four stars
Sheltering Wings Center for Women (IN) 96.55 four stars
The Julian Center (IN) 91.30 four stars
Friendship Home of Lincoln, INC (NE) 92.80 four stars
Alternatives Incorporated of Madison County (IN) 88.14 three 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

Valerie Graff
Interim Executive Director

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