Better Business Bureau Report for
Center for Lay Ministries

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2017

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Center for Lay Ministries
Address: 213 East Maple St.
  Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: 812-282-0063
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1971, Indiana
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission and purpose of the Center for Lay Ministries is to provide services to vulnerable populations in the local community with compassion, dignity and respect.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Center for Lay Ministries meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Center for Lay Ministries programs and services include: Food Pantry--In house for Clark County residents. Emergency Financial Assistance--CLM will assist with utility bills, prescriptions, rent, identity assistance (birth certificates, ect) and other miscellaneous items on an individual basis. Bliss House --The Bliss House is a half-way house for women in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Bliss Too --Transitional housing for women in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Alumna Association --Graduates of the Bliss House Program who lend support to each other to achieve long term sobriety.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, Center for Lay Ministries's program expenses were:

Program Expenses 250,931
Total Program Expenses: $250,931
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Chief Executive : Gregory A. Henderzahs, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: John Thompson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Deacon and spiritual coordinator for St. Augustine Catholic Church, Jeffersonville, IN

Board Size: 20

Paid Staff Size: 5

Paid staff includes 3 full-time and 2 part-time employees.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, and cause-related marketing.

In addition, the Center for Lay Ministries is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $297,763, 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 Center for Lay Ministries's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

Ending net assets as reported below include $1,019,761 in unrestricted net assets and $23,514 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $783,007 invested in property, land, and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Contributions,Grants 235,204
Fundraisers / benefits 62,559
User Fees 60,916
Unrealized gains on Investments 2,687
Investment Income 403
Miscellaneous Income 323
Total Income $362,092


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 72%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 23% 

Total income $362,092
Program expenses $250,931
Fund raising expenses 17,483
Administrative expenses 78,826
Total expenses $347,240
Income in Excess of Expenses 14,852
Beginning net assets 1,028,423
Ending net assets 1,043,275
Total liabilities 5,706
Total assets $1,048,981

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