Better Business Bureau Report for
St. Joseph Children's Home

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2018

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Charity Contact Information

Name: St. Joseph Children's Home
Address: 2823 Frankfort Avenue
  Louisville, KY 40206
Phone: 502-893-0241
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1849, Kentucky
Affiliates: SJ Kids Foundation
Stated Purpose: Giving Children a Home

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Evaluation Conclusions


St. Joseph Children's Home meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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St. Joseph Children’s Home Programs • The Residential Treatment Program at St. Joseph Children’s Home provides intensive clinical services within a therapeutic residential setting to children who have been removed from their home due to extreme neglect, abuse, domestic violence, and/or substance abuse. The children in our program are rated by the Children’s Review Program at levels 4 and 5, the most difficult in terms of emotional trauma and behavioral distress, due to their personal histories of mistreatment including sexual abuse, physical abuse, intense neglect and/or abandonment. The program has capacity for treating 48 children at a time, and serves approximately 80-85 children per year. • The Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption Program serves children ages newborn to 21 years old who are wards of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The goal of this program is to provide a stable, loving home environment in which the children can heal and then flourish. In some cases, the children return to their biological families, and in other cases an adoptive home is found. 100 new families have been created by our Foster Care program since 1996. • In addition to these programs, in 1981, St. Joseph Children’s Home established the Child Development Center in response to the growing need for quality care for the young children of working parents, and currently serves children from six weeks of age through pre-K. Approximately 170 children from the surrounding community attend the CDC daily.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, St. Joseph Children's Home's program expenses were:

Residential Services 2,488,272
Child Development Center 1,173,654
Home-based Services 954,409
Total Program Expenses: $4,616,335
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Chief Executive : Grace Akers, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Barbara Carter MSSW
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Spalding University, Field Director School of Social Work

Board Size: 17

Paid Staff Size: 135

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing, membership
Fund raising costs were 26% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,713,964, 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 St. Joseph Children's Home's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

Ending net assets as reported below include $20,816,870 in unrestricted net assets , $2,426,274 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $1,011,104 in permanently restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $7,208,136 invested in property, land, and equipment.

Source of Funds  
Residental care revenues 2,536,773
Contributions and Grants 1,844,599
Home-based Services revenues 1,141,861
Child Development Center tuition 940,588
Picnic income 690,529
Legacies and bequests 176,061
Interest and Dividends 115,843
Other income 19,108
Society dues 2,775
Gain on sale of assets 547
Net realized and unrealized loss on investments -127,025
Change in beneficial interest in assets held by others -170,698
Total Income $7,170,961


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 72%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative: 17% 

Total income $7,170,961
Program expenses $4,616,335
Fund raising expenses 713,997
Administrative expenses 1,125,421
Total expenses $6,455,753
Income in Excess of Expenses 715,208
Beginning net assets 23,539,040
Ending net assets 24,254,248
Total liabilities 1,373,108
Total assets $25,627,356

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