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

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2015

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, 2013, Star of Hope Mission, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Women and family emergency shelter 6,128,862
Transitional living center 5,922,427
Men's development center 5,676,947
Extended services 1,558,414
Total Program Expenses: $19,286,650
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Chief Executive : Henry (Hank) L. Rush, President & CEO

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

Board Size: 25

Paid Staff Size: 228

*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
Fund raising costs were 10% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $37,284,432, 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's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Contributions from donors, foundations and other grants 30,254,045
In-Kind contributions 3,665,641
Special events, net of donor benefits of $625,581 2,070,430
Fees and grants from government agencies 1,294,316
Net realized and unrealized gain on marketable securities 1,025,523
Miscellaneous 208,211
Interest and dividends 128,699
Client fees 126,250
Net change in beneficial interest in Trees of Hope 81,249
Total Income $38,854,364


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 77%  Fund Raising: 15%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $38,854,364
Program expenses $19,286,650
Fund raising expenses 3,830,783
Administrative expenses 2,018,597
Total expenses $25,136,030
Income in Excess of Expenses 13,718,334
Beginning net assets 49,140,448
Ending net assets 62,858,782
Total liabilities 5,387,890
Total assets $68,246,672

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0 complaint(s) closed with BBB in the last 3 years. 0 complaint(s) closed in the last 12 months.

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