Better Business Bureau Report for
Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services, Inc.
Address: 118 E. Chestnut Street
  Jeffersonville, IN 47131
Phone: 812-284-5229
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1984, Indiana
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services is to serve youth and families in a safe and caring environment

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Evaluation Conclusions


Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services programs include: Residential Program--Emergency and long term services provided to youth who are experiencing unsafe home situations, status offenses (runaway, truancy, disobedience) or severe family conflicts. CCYS operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with one or more trained youth workers providing 24 hour awake supervision of the youth. Individual, group, and family counseling are available. Additionally, CCYS coordinates medical and dental care, provides tutoring, recreational activities and educational opportunities. Betting Against Drugs (BAD)--A substance abuse prevention program for current and past residents of CCYS. This program combines educational information with an incentive program to help keep our youth drug free. Community Education and Outreach--CCYS staff meet with youth and adult groups to discuss areas of concern, problems facing youth or to explain the services available at CCYS. Crisis Intervention--Crisis intervention services are available 365 days a year either in person at CCYS's facilities or via telephone. Both youths and adults concerned about a youth can access this service. Family Education and Support--Parenting education classes that focus on abuse prevention, effective parenting, and keeping children safe. Case management services are also available. Safe Place--A community outreach program operating in Clark and Floyd Counties. It allows youth in unsafe situations a means to obtain help quickly. Youth access assistance through one of the agency’s business sites and a volunteer is dispatched to the site to provide crisis intervention and/or transportation services. Anger Management for Teens -- This free program is offered to youth ages 11 to 18 who are referred by parents, school, probation, and/or other agencies/businesses. It is a six-week class that focuses on addressing the thought processes and feelings that cause anger and provides techniques and choices to control/express anger appropriately. Shoplifting Prevention -- This 3 week class is free and open to youth ages 11 to 18 who have either been charged with a shoplifting offense or who have been caught shoplifting.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Program Services 506,185
Total Program Expenses: $506,185
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Chief Executive : Laura Fleming-Balmer, Executive Director/CEO

Chair of the Board: Julie Taylor Wilson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Director of Development, LifeSpan Resources

Board Size: 19

Paid Staff Size: 21

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


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, and internet appeals.

In addition, Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 9% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $203,411, 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 Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Ending net assets as reported below are unrestricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $185,405 invested in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Indiana Department of Revnue 239,772
Other contributions 133,829
Unrealized gain on investments 41,547
State grants 36,670
Drug Free 14,400
Safe Place 11,945
Interest and dividend income 11,691
USDA 6,067
Realized gain on sale of investments 2,401
Youth fund raising 500
Total Income $498,822


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 94%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 3% 

Total income $498,822
Program expenses $506,185
Fund raising expenses 18,365
Administrative expenses 14,943
Total expenses $539,493
Expenses in Excess of Income (40,671)
Beginning net assets 768,993
Ending net assets 728,322
Total liabilities 32,067
Total assets $760,389

This report was orginally issued in November 2013. Financial information was updated in March 2015.

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