Better Business Bureau Report for
Wesley House Community Services

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

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Wesley House Community Services
Address: 5114 Preston Highway
  Louisville, KY 40213
Phone: 502-968-8231
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1903, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Founded in 1903, Wesley House is a 114-year old social services organization that provides affordable child care for working parents, intervention programs for young people at risk, computer training/workforce development for those who want to enter the workforce, English as a Second Language, Spanish as a Second Language, a Health Foods Program including a Fresh Produce Initiative, and a gently used clothing store. The organization’s mission is to "help people help themselves."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Wesley House Community Services meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Wesley House offers a variety of programs to low-income residents in distressed neighborhoods of Metro Louisville, as follows: Weskids Child Development Center - provides safe and affordable early childhood education to children six weeks to 12 years old. The program offers healthy menus and nutrition curriculum in accordance with the Child and Adult Care Food Program.Wesley House also provides American Sign Language through its Early Childhood Education program, and Arts Integrated Programs that offer percussion, dance/creative movement, visual arts to prepare pre-school age children for Kindergarten Readiness. The Youth Brigade Academy is designed to break the cycle of poverty and stereotypes and to motivate youth ages 6 - 18 toward self improvement by increasing their academic achievement, home work assistance, monitoring on Jefferson County School's Kid's Track, offering arts integrated services that include drama, dance, music and visual arts, building self-esteem, personal character, and confidence. Activities include: tutoring and homework assistance, health and fitness training, dance, crafts, computer training, life skills, goal setting, music summer camp, recreational activities. Louisville Works --an eight-week computer training program designed to help individuals with low income become economically stable and self-sufficient. Activities include: Computer instruction in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) Domestic & Family Violence Education, Financial Literacy, English as a Second Language, education, professional and job development training, support and advocacy for women moving from welfare to work. Wesley Wear House is a gently used store that provides clothing and household items to area residents. The store is staffed by volunteers that assist residents in selecting quality items at reasonable prices. The program also provides professional attire and clothing to individuals and families that participate in other agency services. Wesley House partners with Kentucky Refugee Ministries and provides targeted shopping opportunities for those who are from other Countries and reside in Metro Louisville. In addition to these programs, Wesley House works in close collaboration with other social service agencies to broaden the area of services it provides. As a member of the Louisville Asset Building Coalition, Wesley House offers volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) to low-income residents.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, Wesley House Community Services's program expenses were:

Day Care Program 175,807
Louisville Works 59,485
Youth Brigade Academy 55,835
Total Program Expenses: $291,127
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Chief Executive : Dr. Renee Campbell, President/CEO

Chair of the Board: Mr. Ray Hammock
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired Service and Educator

Board Size: 8

Paid Staff Size: 10

*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, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing, and membership.

In addition, Wesley House Community Services is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $194,470, 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 Wesley House Community Services's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

Ending net assets as reported below include $310,290 in unrestricted net assets and $305,215 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $294,411 invested in property, land, and equipment.

Source of Funds  
Program Service Fees 128,932
Contributions 69,114
Metro United Way 42,909
Government Support 41,034
Grants &Contracts 31,318
Investment Income 12,686
Retail Sales 11,328
Special Events 10,095
Realized/Unrealized Gain Investment 3,988
Total Income $351,404


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 69%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 30% 

Total income $351,404
Program expenses $291,127
Fund raising expenses 5,305
Administrative expenses 127,017
Total expenses $423,449
Expenses in Excess of Income (72,045)
Beginning net assets 644,267
Other Changes in Net Assets 43,283
Ending net assets 615,505
Total liabilities 64,319
Total assets $679,824

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