Better Business Bureau Report for
The Women's Center, Inc

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

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: The Women's Center, Inc
Address: 505 N East Ave
  Waukesha, WI 53186
Phone: 262-547-4600
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1977, Wisconsin
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of The Women's Center is to provide safety, shelter, and support to women and their families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse, and to facilitate their development.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Women's Center meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Women’s Center programs and services include the following:an emergency shelter, for women and children fleeing their abuser; a 24-hour Hotline to provide crisis counseling and information/referrals; individual and group domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse counseling for adults and children to heal from their trauma; family advocacy to provide support for the non offending parent(s)/guardian(s); Transitional Living to help women and their children lead a life independent of abuse; legal advocacy for both long- and short-term safety and other legal issues; community education and violence prevention to teach students and citizens about the extent and scope of abuse; employment and life-skills for financial empowerment and; childcare, which is provided free for adults utilizing any one of our services. We also provide free translation and interpretation in any language.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, Women's Center's program expenses were:

Shelter 1,014,488
Transitional Living 201,127
Counseling 197,635
Child Abuse Prevention 131,367
Employment 122,158
Education 46,493
Total Program Expenses: $1,713,268
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Chief Executive : Angela Mancuso, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Sarah Grooms
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:

Board Size: 27

Paid Staff Size: 47

*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, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 21% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,815,384, 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 Women's Center's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Government Grants 578,441
Contributions 530,344
Foundation & Corporate Grants 288,457
Special Events 278,159
Assets Released from Restriction 241,788
United Way 139,983
Gifts In Kind 66,133
Program & Rent Fees 53,970
Investment Income 23,472
Miscellaneous Income 2,093
Total Income $2,202,840


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 78%  Fund Raising: 17%  Administrative: 5% 

Total income $2,202,840
Program expenses $1,713,268
Fund raising expenses 372,621
Administrative expenses 118,294
Total expenses $2,204,183
Expenses in Excess of Income (1,343)
Beginning net assets 3,853,827
Ending net assets 3,916,965
Total liabilities 142,653
Total assets $4,059,618

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