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

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2016

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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 Therapeutic 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 40 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. Forty-six children were served by this program in 2011. • 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 fifth grade. Approximately 170 children from the surrounding community attend the CDC daily.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, St. Joseph Children's Home's program expenses were:

Residential services 2,457,871
Child Development Center 1,271,766
Home based services 734,310
Total Program Expenses: $4,463,947
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Chief Executive : Grace Akers, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: M. Thurman Senn
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney

Board Size: 12

Paid Staff Size: 101

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events including an annual picnic, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, and membership.
Fund raising costs were 31% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,047,639, 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, 2013.

Ending net assets as reported below include $18,016,894 in unrestricted net assets , $4,926,307 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $453,971 in permanently restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $12,707,194 invested in property, land, and equipment.

Source of Funds  
Resident care revenues 2,225,935
Child Development Center tuition 1,223,433
Contributions and grants 1,199,606
Home based service revenues 923,373
Net realized & unrealized gains on investments 801,895
Picnic income 617,833
Gain on beneficial interest in assets held by others 254,981
Interest and dividends 221,980
Legacies and bequests 219,630
Government and private subsidy programs 26,557
Other income 23,014
Society dues 10,570
Total Income $7,748,807


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 72%  Fund Raising: 10%  Administrative: 18% 

Total income $7,748,807
Program expenses $4,463,947
Fund raising expenses 642,226
Administrative expenses 1,126,991
Total expenses $6,233,164
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,515,643
Beginning net assets 21,881,529
Ending net assets 23,397,172
Total liabilities 349,370
Total assets $23,746,542

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