Better Business Bureau Report for
The Morton Center

Better Business Bureau Report issued July 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 2019

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: 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, the organization tailors its outpatient treatment and education to individuals of all ages because it knows 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 the organization's 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, 2016, The Morton Center's program expenses were:

Program Services 963,611
Total Program Expenses: $963,611
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Chief Executive : Priscilla McIntosh , CEO

Chair of the Board: Mr. Scott Neff
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Co-CEO, Chief Investment Officer, Glenview Trust

Board Size: 17

Paid Staff Size: 18

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 10% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $662,719, 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, 2016.

Ending net assets as reported below include $908,403 in unrestricted net assets, $11,746 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $1,595,725 in permanently restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $1,168,514 invested in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Service Fees 651,550
Contributions and Grants 513,588
Special Events, net of direct expenses 129,907
Invesment Income 78,134
Charitable Trust Interest 72,721
Misc. 21,396
In-kind donations 19,224
Gains on investments 447
Total Income $1,486,967


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 75%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 20% 

Total income $1,486,967
Program expenses $963,611
Fund raising expenses 68,634
Administrative expenses 255,803
Total expenses $1,288,048
Income in Excess of Expenses 198,919
Beginning net assets 2,316,955
Ending net assets 2,515,874
Total liabilities 318,201
Total assets $2,834,075

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