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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Horizons for Homeless Children

Every homeless child will have the opportunity to learn, play, and thrive.

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three stars

85.05

1705 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119
tel: (617) 553-5455   Web Site
EIN: 22-2915188

Board Leadership
Chip Hazard
Board Chair

CEO
Kate Barrand
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.05 three stars
  Financial 78.87 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Horizons for Homeless Children was founded in 1988 as an independent organization dedicated exclusively to serving young homeless children and their families. Horizons for Homeless Children touches the lives of more than 2,000 young homeless children each week in Massachusetts through Playspaces (trauma-informed educational and recreational spaces) in shelters and 175 children each day and over 300 a year through its three early education centers, Boston's only comprehensive, trauma-informed full-time early education and care centers specifically for homeless children. In addition to direct service, we advocate on behalf of young homeless children and their families with policy makers and provide training and technical assistance to related educators and service providers.

Horizons for Homeless Children was founded in 1988 as an independent organization dedicated exclusively to serving young homeless children and their families. Horizons for Homeless Children touches the lives of more than 2,000 young homeless children each week in Massachusetts through Playspaces (trauma-informed educational and recreational spaces) in shelters and 175 children each day and over 300 a year through its three early education centers, Boston's only comprehensive, trauma-informed full-time early education and care centers specifically for homeless children. In addition to direct service, we advocate on behalf of young homeless children and their families with policy makers and provide training and technical assistance to related educators and service providers.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
% increase in children performing above average
11
% increase in children performing average
8
% decrease in children performing below average
19
% children performing average or above average overall
60
# of children exceeding 80% school attendance
255
This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

78.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
72.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.88
  Program Expenses Growth -0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Horizons for Homeless Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Horizons for Homeless Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Horizons for Homeless Children (MA) 85.05 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,230,235
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,176,470
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,898,148
Total Contributions $13,304,853
   Program Service Revenue $615,730
Total Primary Revenue $13,920,583
   Other Revenue $469,258
TOTAL REVENUE $14,389,841
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,689,786
   Administrative Expenses $876,660
   Fundraising Expenses $1,494,283
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,060,729
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,329,112
   
Net Assets $17,654,576

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
Community Children's Center for Early Education $5,341,874 79.9%
The Playspace Program $820,709 12.3%
Horizon for Homeless Children $233,166 3.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 85.05 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 85.51 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 85.86 three stars
2015-06 02/01/2017 87.41 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 87.09 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 82.33 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 87.10 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 86.92 three stars
2012-06 02/01/2014 85.93 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 85.23 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 91.44 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.11 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 85.28 three stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 93.18 four stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 93.45 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 93.48 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 93.42 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 94.41 four stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 88.76 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 22-2915188
Name in IRS Master File HORIZONS FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN INC
NTEE Code P33
NTEE Classification Child Day Care
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (574) Day care center
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 November, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$250,000 2.75% Katherine Barrand President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Horizons for Homeless Children (MA) 85.05 three stars
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Jonathan's Place (TX) 96.66 four stars
Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (LA) 90.70 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Horizons for Homeless Children
1705 Columbus Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02119
tel: (617) 553-5455
fax: (617) 445-2124
EIN: 22-2915188

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Board Leadership

Chip Hazard
Board Chair

CEO

Kate Barrand
President & CEO

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