Better Business Bureau Report for
Women's Center, Inc

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Women's Center, Inc
Address: 505 N East Ave
  Waukesha, WI 53186
Phone: 262-547-4600
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1977, Wisconsin
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of The Women's Center is to provide safety, shelter, and support to women and their families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse, and to facilitate their development.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Women's Center, Inc meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Our goal is to be a leader in the reduction of domestic abuse and sexual violence through preventative services, while maintaining our comprehensive programs that emphasize healing. What began as a one-bedroom apartment in 1977 by five women, is now a three-story facility that provides comprehensive services in one location. Programs include our Emergency Shelter program, a 24-hour crisis line, domestic violence and sexual assault counseling programs and support groups for women and their children, family-support counseling, Hispanic outreach, transitional living, legal advocacy, community education, employment counseling, and on-site childcare for children of women attending any one of these services.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, Women's Center, Inc's program expenses were:

Shelter 915,852
Transitional Living 229,765
Counseling 217,031
Child Abuse Prevention 133,495
Employment 124,231
Education 40,039
Total Program Expenses: $1,660,413
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Chief Executive : Angela Mancuso, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Allan Froehlich (effective 1/1/14)
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired

Board Size: 19

Paid Staff Size: 41

*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, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, special events; appeal letters;
Fund raising costs were 14% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,246,151, 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 Women's Center, Inc's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Government Grants 633,265
Contributions and Bequests 606,208
United Way 398,953
Foundation and Corporate Grants 360,500
Special Events 247,225
Gifts in Kind - Construction in Progress 114,132
Investment Income 52,606
Program and Rent Fees 48,408
Miscellaneous Income 30
Total Income $2,461,327


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 79%  Fund Raising: 15%  Administrative: 6% 

Total income $2,461,327
Program expenses $1,660,413
Fund raising expenses 321,147
Administrative expenses 129,645
Total expenses $2,111,205
Income in Excess of Expenses 350,122
Beginning net assets 3,530,934
Ending net assets 3,881,056
Total liabilities 159,653
Total assets $4,040,709

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