Better Business Bureau Report for
The Morton Center

Better Business Bureau Report issued April 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires May 2017

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Charity Contact Information

Name: The Morton Center
Address: 1028 Barret Avenue
  Louisville, KY 40204
Phone: 502-451-1221
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1983, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of The Morton Center is to restore the health of individuals and families struggling with alcoholism and other addictions by providing specialized counseling and educational services.

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Evaluation Conclusions


The Morton Center meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Morton Center uses a family-focused approach to treating substance abuse, which enhances the success rates for both the addicted person and their family members. Furthermore, we tailor our outpatient treatment and education to individuals of all ages because we know that chemical dependency is a primary illness that affects all family members. For adults, The Morton Center offers Adult Early Recovery with Intensive Outpatient Treatment. Adults may also attend Adult Evaluation, Chemical Dependency Recovery Group and/or Adult Early Intervention, depending on their treatment and therapeutic needs. Adolescents have different treatment needs than do adults. Recognizing this difference, The Morton Center’s adolescent services generally fall into three types of care: evaluation and assessment; intervention; individual and family sessions. Most of our services are billable through insurance. Family members may enroll in a variety of education, family and group therapy sessions to receive support for themselves and to learn how they may support their addicted loved one. Children may be the most susceptible to the fallout of substance abuse. The Morton Center provides expressive therapies for children who have been affected by substance abuse in the family or in the home. Expressive therapies allow children to identify feelings and develop a language to describe their family issues. Since 1984, The Morton Center has provided outpatient treatment to people of all ages and incomes while addressing the impact on their families. It is the region’s only privately funded, non-profit facility treating substance abuse and other addictions.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, The Morton Center's program expenses were:

Program services 1,032,077
Total Program Expenses: $1,032,077
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Chief Executive : Priscilla McIntosh, Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Stephen C. Gault
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Founder and President of Steven C. Gault Co., Stephen C. Gault Co., a full-service commercial real estate brokerage company.

Board Size: 23

Paid Staff Size: 23

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 13% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $470,892, 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 The Morton Center's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Ending net assets as reported below include $691,757 in unrestricted net assets, $165,095 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $1,467,868 in permanently restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $1,253,436 invested in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Service Fees 807,423
Contributions and Grants 369,727
Special Events, net of direct expenses 87,881
Investment income 72,143
Consulting Services 13,433
In kind donations 13,284
Recovery of Bad Debt 8,903
Insurance Recovereris 6,000
Net relized and unrealized gain on imvestment 5,309
Misc 414
Rent Income 335
Total Income $1,384,852


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 72%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 23%  Other Expenses: 1%

Total income $1,384,852
Program expenses $1,032,077
Fund raising expenses 62,766
Administrative expenses 330,397
Other Expenses 15,380
Total expenses $1,440,620
Expenses in Excess of Income (55,768)
Beginning net assets 2,380,488
Ending net assets 2,324,720
Total liabilities 568,843
Total assets $2,893,563

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