Better Business Bureau Report for
ESCAPE Family Resource Center

Better Business Bureau Report issued July 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 2016

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Charity Contact Information

Name: ESCAPE Family Resource Center
Address: 1721 Pech Rd., Ste. 300
  Houston, TX 77055
Phone: 713-942-0500
Web Address:
Also known as:ESCAPE Family Resource Center of the Exchange Clubs of Houston
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse of Houston TX

Year, State Incorporated: 1983, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Founded in 1983 by the National Exchange Clubs, ESCAPE Family Resource Center is a privately supported, non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. Our mission has remained unchanged for over 20 years: to prevent child abuse and neglect before a child is hurt by providing intervention, education, and support programs to families in crisis.

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Evaluation Conclusions


ESCAPE Family Resource Center meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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They provide child abuse prevention programs and parenting classes to families residing in the Greater Houston area (Harris and Fort Bend counties). Their courses teach families stress reduction, family safety, behavior management, communication, problem solving, and discipline skills. Multiple course variations make it possible for nearly every family composition to participate in the agency’s programs. Most courses are available in English and Spanish. In Fiscal Year 2014, ESCAPE provided 342 deliveries of child abuse prevention programs and parenting classes; served more than 5,000 adults and children; and delivered "on-site" classes at their Spring Branch site and "off-site" at 78 locations, in 3 school districts and 5 counties, including Harris, Fort Bend, Liberty, Chambers and Galveston.

For the fiscal year ended August 31, 2014, ESCAPE Family Resource Center's program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive : Lidya K. Osadchey, Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Dennis Price, Vice President, Trading & Marketing
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: EP Energy, L. L. C.

Board Size: 23

Paid Staff Size: 66

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 9% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,262,104, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on ESCAPE Family Resource Center's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 1,627,074
Special Events Revenue 735,164
Program Service Fees 212,083
Interest Income 3,200
Direct Donor Benefits Costs of Special Events -100,134
Total Income $2,477,387


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 67%  Fund Raising: 16%  Administrative: 17% 

Total income $2,477,387
Program expenses $915,857
Fund raising expenses 209,915
Administrative expenses 226,564
Total expenses $1,352,336
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,125,051
Beginning net assets 865,154
Ending net assets 1,990,205
Total liabilities 2,488,740
Total assets $4,478,945

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The BBB has processed no complaints regarding this organization in the past 36 months, our standard reporting period.

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