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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Cardinal Hayes Home for Children

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Cardinal Hayes Home for Children
60 St. Joseph Drive
Millbrook, NY 12545
Year, State Incorporated:
1941, New York
Stated Purpose:
" In the tradition of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, serving those most in need, we share in a ministry of service to children and young adults who are developmentally disabled. The spirit of caring at Cardinal Hayes Home reflects compassion and reverence and a profound belief in the sacredness and value of each life. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Cardinal Hayes Home for Children (CHHC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Residential Program--Cardinal Hayes Home has one hundred ten developmentally disabled young people residing in its Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs). The main campus in Millbrook, NY is home for sixty children and young adults. The six one-story residences and the living space in the main building are all handicapped-accessible. The agency's five Community ICFs are in various areas of Dutchess County; ten disabled young people live in each of these homes. There is 24-hour care and supervision of the residents at every agency site. Educational program--Cardinal Hayes School for Special Children is a not-for-profit day school serving students who are multi-handicapped. Affiliated with Cardinal Hayes Home for Children, the school provides special education programs for many of the children who reside at the Home and also accepts special needs children residing in the community who are referred by their school districts. Committees on Special Education of area school districts are invited to consider Cardinal Hayes School as placement for students with severe intellectual disabilities. Community Program: In-Home Respite--Since 1986, Cardinal Hayes Home has provided planned periods of short-term relief to families in Dutchess County caring at home for a family member who is developmentally disabled. In this Community Respite Program, trained caregivers go into individual homes and give parents a day or evening break from the continual care of a son or daughter who has disabilities. All ages and income levels are served by the program. Group Activities Program--The Group Activities Program (GAP) operates during breaks in the school calendar (e.g., Christmas, spring and summer vacations). The program provides recreational opportunities for children who are developmentally disabled and gives their families respite for several days during school breaks. Under the supervision of experienced staff, a wide range of structured activities takes place at the agency’s attractive and well-equipped educational center: Cardinal Hayes School for Special Children. Young Adult Day Program--The program is designed to meet the individual needs of young people who are developmentally disabled but display a willingness and ability to achieve certain goals in work training. The young adults in Watch are given the opportunity to develop suitable work habits and social behaviors through work activities such as helping deliver campus mail, stocking beverage machines and recycling. Also included in the program is a commercial engraving shop where trophies, plaques, key ring tags and other engraved items are produced.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Fred Apers, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Elizabeth Wolf
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

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

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail appeals
Fund raising costs were 34.4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $402,629, 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.


The following information is based on CHHC's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Care and Maintenance Per Diem Rates Billed


Fee for service


Facility Assessment


Investment Income




Rental Income


School lunch and breakfast program


Other Income


Gain on sale of fixed assets


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Millbrook ICF


Community ICF


Day Hab


Respite Program


OPTS Program

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses
Other Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 86%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative 12%  Other Expenses: 1%
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Beginning net assets $7,551,716
Ending net assets 7,536,266
Total liabilities 8,121,911

Total assets



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