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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Long Island Teen Challenge

A BBB Accredited charity

 



Expiration Date:
11/2014
Name:
Long Island Teen Challenge
Address:
309 Old Farmingdale Road
West Babylon, NY 11704
Phone:
631-321-7070
Year, State Incorporated:
1990, New York
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" To provide youth, adults and families with an effective and comprehensive faith-based solution to life-controlling drug and alcohol problems in order to become productive members of society. Teen Challenge endeavors to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive regardless of race, social background, religion, or creed. "





Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
Long Island Teen Challenge (LITC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
Long Island Teen Challenge (LITC) is a 14 month residential program for young men, women, and married couples struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. Each residential program has four phases: crisis intervention, induction restoration, training development, and re-entry development. As part of the residential program, students develop a new sense of faith while learning the Teen Challenge curriculum and receiving group counseling and vocational training. Upon completing the entire program, graduates are able to serve an internship as group leader or seek employment while continuing to live in the program's residential housing. In addition to its residential programs, LITC conducts three outreach program meetings per week and has a support group for those seeking out-patient care. Rock the Block, an outreach prevention program, connects children, youth, and adults through contemporary music, dance and drama with a message of hope, purpose, and destiny.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Jimmy Jack, Founder & President
Compensation*:
$36,400
Chair of the Board:
Jerry Stewart
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Pastor / Restoration Assembly of God
Board Size:
12
Paid Staff Size:
17



*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.), television
Fund raising costs were 13.6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,054,509, 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 LITC's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  

Blessingdales - Program service fees

$1,070,357

Fundraising - contributions

578,837

Home Relief

203,334

General - contributions

134,556

Newsletters - contributions

116,022

Outreach - contributions

111,717

Church - contributions

75,656

Induction Fees - Program service fees

47,530

Evangelism Events

25,089

Scholarship - Program service fees

22,925

Missions - contributions

12,632

TC Auto - Program service fees

6,229

Interest Income

1,034

Book sales - Program service sees

45

Sale of assets

(376)

Total Income

$2,405,587

Program Expenses  

Program Services

$1,819,846
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses

1,819,846
143,501
347,061

$2,310,408

$95,179




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 79%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative 15% 
Roll the cursor over the pie chart to see the dollar amounts.


Beginning net assets $599,914
Ending net assets 695,093
Total liabilities 1,461,121

Total assets

$2,156,214






 

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