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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
The Retreat, Inc.

A BBB Accredited charity

 



Expiration Date:
08/2016
Name:
The Retreat, Inc.
Address:
13 Goodfriend Drive
East Hampton, NY 11937
Phone:
631-329-4398
Year, State Incorporated:
1987, New York
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" The Retreat’s mission is to provide safety, shelter and support for victims of domestic abuse and to break the cycle of family violence. "





Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
The The Better Business Bureau of New York requested but did not receive complete information on the organization’s governance and oversight and finances and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following 2 Standards for Charity Accountability: 5 and 14.
The Retreat, Inc. (.) meets the remaining 18 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
All Retreat, programs and services are designed to promote the goals of safety, empowerment and self-determination to victims of domestic violence. The Retreat offers a 24-hour crisis intervention hotline, shelter, individual and group counseling, and legal advocacy to victims of domestic violence and their children. Additionally, the Retreat provides education to local school districts and in the community on violence prevention. The Retreat also offers LEVERS Project (Leaving/Escaping Violence through Enhanced Readiness and Skills) a comprehensive plan to assist victims of domestic violence who are either re-entering or in many cases newly negotiating the business and/or educational arena. Furthermore, the Retreat works collaboratively with the local police departments in contacting victims of domestic violence incident reports and offers agency services, information and referrals. The organization also facilitates SHARP program (Structured Help Antiviolence Re-education Program), a program for male batterers identified by the family and criminal court who are physically, verbally, and /or emotionally abusive to their partners. The Supervised Visitation program is available for families in need of supervised visitation between the non-custodial parent and child. The Retreat’s Engaging Men Project encompasses an innovative approach to violence prevention which seeks to mobilize men in the campaign against domestic violence. The Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative is a community-level program that addresses economic stability, responsible parenting, and healthy marriage/long term relationships that will provide positive outcomes for fathers and youth.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Michele Pollock Rich, CEO
Compensation*:
$164,406
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Nicole Behrens
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Sr. Financial Advisor
Board Size:
10
Paid Staff Size:
39



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




Fund Raising
 

              
Method(s) Used:


direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements (newspapers, magazines, etc.), grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 20.4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $967,875, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)




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.




Financial
 

              
The following information is based on .'s Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Grants and contracts

$2,293,279

Thrift shop sales and contributions

826,243

Contributions

654,541

Net proceeds from special events

313,334

Investment Income

55,581

Batterers program

33,392

Other revenue

10,557

Total Income

$4,186,927

Program Expenses  

Domestic violence shelter

$829,302

Thrift shop

774,153

Fatherhood

722,195

Councseling

325,955

Legal advocacy

234,966

Education

218,428

Ancillary prevention services

209,555

Housing

90,924

Hotline

74,158
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses

3,479,636
197,223
480,646

$4,157,505

$29,422




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 84%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative 12% 
Roll the cursor over the pie chart to see the dollar amounts.


Beginning net assets $1,576,642
26,159
Ending net assets 1,606,064
Total liabilities 90,433

Total assets

$1,696,497






 

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