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Human Services : Homeless Services

Center for the Homeless

Providing life-changing services to each of our guests

88.90

813 South Michigan Street South Bend, IN 46601
tel: (574) 282-8700   Web Site
EIN: 35-1768544

Board Leadership
Phil Newbold
Chairman

CEO
Steve Camilleri
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.90
  Financial 88.81
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for the Homeless is not a homeless shelter. While we have provided more than 700,000 safe nights and over 1.5 million meals to more than 45,000 men, women and children since our opening in December 1988, our focus is on providing not just life-saving, but life-changing services to each of our guests. Our innovative service model offers homeless families and individuals an on-site structured, step-by-step process to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. This revolutionary program relies on partnerships with every sector of the community and has been endorsed by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The Center for the Homeless is not a homeless shelter. While we have provided more than 700,000 safe nights and over 1.5 million meals to more than 45,000 men, women and children since our opening in December 1988, our focus is on providing not just life-saving, but life-changing services to each of our guests. Our innovative service model offers homeless families and individuals an on-site structured, step-by-step process to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. This revolutionary program relies on partnerships with every sector of the community and has been endorsed by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Impact & Results Score

Score
50/100
Program Name: Emergency Shelter
Program Name: Emergency Shelter

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
Center For The Homeless provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$40 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 Center for the Homeless.
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

88.81

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
77.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.57
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for the Homeless on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for the Homeless on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for the Homeless (IN) 88.90
CHUM (MN) 93.21
Turning Points (FL) 93.63
The Institute for Human Services (HI) 90.28
Women's Lunch Place (MA) 93.20

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,185,854
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $316,433
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $634,083
Total Contributions $2,136,370
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,136,370
   Other Revenue $909,051
TOTAL REVENUE $3,045,421
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,831,721
   Administrative Expenses $321,922
   Fundraising Expenses $482,110
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,635,753
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-590,332
   
Net Assets $8,959,474

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 88.90
2018-06 06/01/2019 86.83
2017-06 06/01/2018 85.36
2016-06 07/01/2017 84.92
2015-06 06/01/2016 86.61
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 83.52
2013-06 03/01/2014 79.66
2012-06 10/01/2013 86.95
2011-06 11/06/2012 87.46

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

EIN 35-1768544
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR THE HOMELESS 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 (399) Other housing activities
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 August, 1989
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$174,783 4.80% Steve Camilleri Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for the Homeless (IN) 88.90
The Shade Tree (NV) 88.70
PADS Lake County (IL) 89.15
Healthcare for the Homeless - Houston (TX) 93.03
N Street Village (DC) 96.17

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Charity Contact Info

Center for the Homeless
813 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN 46601
tel: (574) 282-8700
fax: (574) 287-5023
EIN: 35-1768544

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Board Leadership

Phil Newbold
Chairman

CEO

Steve Camilleri
Executive Director

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