Better Business Bureau Report for
Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services, Inc.

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. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services, Inc.
Address: 118 E. Chestnut Street
  Jeffersonville, IN 47131
Phone: 812-284-5229
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1984, Indiana
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services is to serve youth and families in a safe and caring environment

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Evaluation Conclusions


Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services programs include: Residential Program--Emergency and long term services provided to youth who are experiencing unsafe home situations, status offenses (runaway, truancy, disobedience) or severe family conflicts. CCYS operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with one or more trained youth workers providing 24 hour awake supervision of the youth. Individual, group, and family counseling are available. Additionally, CCYS coordinates medical and dental care, provides tutoring, recreational activities and educational opportunities. Betting Against Drugs (BAD)--A substance abuse prevention program for current and past residents of CCYS. This program combines educational information with an incentive program to help keep our youth drug free. Community Education and Outreach--CCYS staff meet with youth and adult groups to discuss areas of concern, problems facing youth or to explain the services available at CCYS. Crisis Intervention--Crisis intervention services are available 365 days a year either in person at CCYS's facilities or via telephone. Both youths and adults concerned about a youth can access this service. Family Education and Support--Parenting education classes that focus on abuse prevention, effective parenting, and keeping children safe. Case management services are also available. Safe Place--A community outreach program operating in Clark and Floyd Counties. It allows youth in unsafe situations a means to obtain help quickly. Youth access assistance through one of the agency’s business sites and a volunteer is dispatched to the site to provide crisis intervention and/or transportation services. Anger Management for Teens -- This free program is offered to youth ages 11 to 18 who are referred by parents, school, probation, and/or other agencies/businesses. It is a six-week class that focuses on addressing the thought processes and feelings that cause anger and provides techniques and choices to control/express anger appropriately. Shoplifting Prevention -- This 3 week class is free and open to youth ages 11 to 18 who have either been charged with a shoplifting offense or who have been caught shoplifting.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Program Services 672,638
Total Program Expenses: $672,638
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Chief Executive : Laura Fleming-Balmer, Executive Director/CEO

Chair of the Board: Melissa Wilson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Volunteer

Board Size: 19

Paid Staff Size: 21

*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 irect mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, and internet appeals.

In addition, the Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 10% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $215,788, 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 Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

Ending net assets as reported below are unrestricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $198,062 invested in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Indiana Department of Child Services 674,024
Other Contributions 98,436
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute 42,617
In-kind donations 39,475
State grants 34,979
Annual Dinner 23,939
United Way 18,959
Interest, dividends and capital gains income 15,449
Unrealized loss on investments, net -14,239
Total Income $933,639


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 95%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 2% 

Total income $933,639
Program expenses $672,638
Fund raising expenses 21,977
Administrative expenses 13,830
Total expenses $708,445
Income in Excess of Expenses 225,194
Beginning net assets 803,988
Ending net assets 1,029,182
Total liabilities 44,951
Total assets $1,074,133

This report was originally issued in December 2015. Financial info was updated in March 2017.

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