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Human Services : Homeless Services

Providence House, Louisiana

Breaking the homeless cycle one family at a time

three stars

82.17

814 Cotton Street Shreveport, LA 71101
tel: (318) 221-7887   Web Site
EIN: 72-1205164

Board Leadership
Daniel Farris
President

CEO
Verni Howard
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.17 three stars
  Financial 75.78 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Providence House is a residential development center for homeless families with children, providing comprehensive support services for improving the family structure and moving the family into independent living to break the homeless cycle. The singular aim of the program is to break the cycle of homelessness by helping families gain the resources necessary to move permanently into independent living. The Providence House program has a beginning and an ending. It is structured, yet flexible. In our holistic approach we evaluate all areas of each family's life and develop a plan with the family that will move them to their highest level of self sufficiency.

Providence House is a residential development center for homeless families with children, providing comprehensive support services for improving the family structure and moving the family into independent living to break the homeless cycle. The singular aim of the program is to break the cycle of homelessness by helping families gain the resources necessary to move permanently into independent living. The Providence House program has a beginning and an ending. It is structured, yet flexible. In our holistic approach we evaluate all areas of each family's life and develop a plan with the family that will move them to their highest level of self sufficiency.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Providence House
Program Activities
Providence House provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$20 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments 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 a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Providence House.
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 April 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

two stars

75.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
79.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.83
  Program Expenses Growth -7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Providence House, Louisiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Providence House, Louisiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Providence House, Louisiana (LA) 82.17 three stars
Stewpot Community Services (MS) 91.36 four stars
Family Promise of Greater Cleveland (OH) 86.93 three stars
Project HOME (PA) 95.89 four stars
Larkin Street Youth Services (CA) 91.05 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,176,516
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $710,943
Total Contributions $1,887,459
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,887,459
   Other Revenue $89,272
TOTAL REVENUE $1,976,731
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,730,367
   Administrative Expenses $248,473
   Fundraising Expenses $248,572
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,227,412
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-250,681
   
Net Assets $2,049,755

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
2018-12 05/01/2020 82.17 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 82.42 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 84.86 three stars
2015-09 04/01/2017 86.02 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 85.20 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 78.69 two stars
2014-09 11/01/2015 76.50 two stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 77.69 two stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 81.02 three stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 89.33 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 92.21 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 94.48 four stars
2008-09 12/01/2009 86.32 three stars
2007-09 12/01/2008 75.67 two 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 72-1205164
Name in IRS Master File PROVIDENCE HOUSE
NTEE Code S20
NTEE Classification Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (General)
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
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 May, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$106,150 4.76% Verni W. Howard Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Providence House, Louisiana (LA) 82.17 three stars
Women's Lunch Place (MA) 89.92 three stars
Family Promise of Greater Cleveland (OH) 86.93 three stars
Christ House (DC) 93.97 four stars
Chrysalis (CA) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Providence House, Louisiana
814 Cotton Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
tel: (318) 221-7887
EIN: 72-1205164

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Board Leadership

Daniel Farris
President

CEO

Verni Howard
Executive Director

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