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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
The Guidance Center of Westchester, Inc.

A BBB Accredited charity

 



Expiration Date:
01/2015
Name:
The Guidance Center of Westchester, Inc.
Address:
256 Washington Street
2nd Floor
Mount Vernon, NY 10553
Phone:
914-613-0700
Year, State Incorporated:
1950, New York
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" At The Guidance Center of Westchester, our mission is to improve the well-being of people of all ages through innovative and effective programs that enable everyone to learn, work and thrive. "





Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
The Guidance Center of Westchester meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
The Guidance Center of Westchester (TGCW) is a multi-service, community-based nonprofit organization serving more than 5,000 people each year in Westchester County with a budget of nearly $12 million. Our mission is to improve the well-being of people of all ages through innovative and effective programs that enable everyone to learn, work, and thrive. The Guidance Center of Westchester’s caring professional staff helps members of our community of all ages to overcome psychological, social, and cultural hurdles. Since 1942, The Guidance Center of Westchester has developed five interconnected areas of program expertise – Center for College & Careers, early childhood education, substance use treatment/vocational training, housing with case management, and mental health services – that offer community members a path to a brighter future. The Guidance Center of Westchester is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, New York State Office of Mental Health and the New York State Education Department. More detailed information is available on our website at www.TheGuidanceCenter.org.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Amy Gelles, Executive Director
Compensation*:
$175,000
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Kelly Fowler Hunter
Board Size:
18
Paid Staff Size:
185



*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, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 26.7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $729,012, 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 The Guidance Center of Westchester's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Grant and contract income

$5,074,241

Medicaid income

4,729,360

Private insurance income

352,039

Contributions

322,075

Client residential rental income

237,573

Medicare income

190,090

Patient fee

176,219

Vocational service income

32,809

United Way income

5,554

Total Income

$11,119,960

Program Expenses  

Program services

$9,926,278
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income

9,926,278
194,918
1,200,198

$11,321,394

$(201,434)




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 88%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative 11% 
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Beginning net assets $960,648
39,276
Ending net assets 798,490
Total liabilities 5,044,656

Total assets

$5,843,146






 

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