Better Business Bureau Report for
Star of Hope Mission, Inc.

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

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Star of Hope Mission, Inc.
Address: 6897 Ardmore
  Houston, TX 77054
Phone: 713-748-0700
Web Address:
Also known as:Star of Hope Mission
Star of Hope
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1921, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Star of Hope Mission is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women, and their children. Positive life changes are encouraged through structured programs, which focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life management, and recovery from substance abuse.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Star of Hope Mission, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Star of Hope Mission's programs focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, and life management and recovery from substance abuse. Residents are provided with individual counseling services, referrals and other assistance designed to obtain permanent housing and make lasting life changes. During 2013, Star of Hope Mission provided 570,250 meals for hungry people, 364,298 nights of shelter for men, women, and children, and offered 212,493 hours of education.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, Star of Hope Mission, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Women and Family Emergency Shelter 6,472,741
Transition Living Center 6,057,811
Men's Development Center 5,780,532
Extended Services 1,957,854
Total Program Expenses: $20,268,938
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Chief Executive : Hank L. Rush, President & CEO

Chair of the Board: Joseph C. Sleeth Jr., Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney at Law with Norton Rose Fulbright

Board Size: 23

Paid Staff Size: 246

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


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 12% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $32,340,681, 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 Star of Hope Mission, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Contributions from donors, foundations and other grants 25,229,276
In-Kind Contributions 3,855,062
Special events, net of donor benefits of $657,045 2,019,682
Fees and grants from Government Agencies 1,236,661
Interest and Dividends 257,189
Miscellaneous 226,755
Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) on marketable securities 213,781
Client fees 133,286
Net change in beneficial interest in Trees of Hope 92,177
Total Income $33,263,869


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 75%  Fund Raising: 15%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $33,263,869
Program expenses $20,268,938
Fund raising expenses 3,984,948
Administrative expenses 2,710,869
Total expenses $26,964,755
Income in Excess of Expenses 6,299,114
Beginning net assets 62,858,782
Ending net assets 69,157,896
Total liabilities 3,647,961
Total assets $72,805,857

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The BBB has processed no customer complaints on this charity in its three year reporting period.

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