Maria Droste Counseling Services Inc

Bringing Hope to Life

Quincy, MA   |
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Maria Droste Counseling Services Inc

EIN: 83-1596391


To provide professional mental-health counseling and holistic therapies that are compassion-based and affordable to ALL persons in need.

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Executive Director

Michael Shanahan

Main address

1354 Hancock St Ste 209

Quincy, MA 02169 USA

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Subject area info

Health care access

Play therapy

Mental health counseling

Personal services

Population served info




NTEE code info

Personal Social Services (P50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Maria Droste Counseling Services

Outpatient mental health care and holistic therapy services. Our historic mission aims to prioritize access to mental health care. We turn no person away due to the inability to pay for services.

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Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve


Maria Droste Counseling Services Inc
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2023 Maria Droste Counseling Services
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8.80 over 4 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 10.4 over 4 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 14% over 4 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Maria Droste Counseling Services Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Maria Droste Counseling Services Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Maria Droste Counseling Services Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Maria Droste Counseling Services Inc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $44,211 $621,780 $225,336 $137,973
As % of expenses 9.4% 116.0% 31.3% 17.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $44,211 $621,780 $225,336 $137,973
As % of expenses 9.4% 116.0% 31.3% 17.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $567,345 $1,140,610 $998,586 $894,881
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 101.0% -12.5% -10.4%
Program services revenue 23.4% 24.9% 42.5% 52.9%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.1% 1.0% 0.8%
Government grants 1.1% 6.6% 17.8% 1.1%
All other grants and contributions 74.3% 68.3% 38.7% 45.1%
Other revenue 1.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $468,414 $535,915 $720,595 $805,088
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 14.4% 34.5% 11.7%
Personnel 81.7% 78.2% 75.5% 72.8%
Professional fees 5.0% 6.6% 6.3% 7.2%
Occupancy 6.0% 4.8% 6.0% 5.6%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 7.4% 10.4% 12.2% 14.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $468,414 $535,915 $720,595 $805,088
One month of savings $39,035 $44,660 $60,050 $67,091
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $507,449 $580,575 $780,645 $872,179

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 4.9 11.0 9.2 16.5
Months of cash and investments 4.9 17.2 16.1 16.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.1 14.9 14.8 15.3
Balance sheet composition info 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $191,936 $491,056 $555,383 $1,109,709
Investments $0 $274,870 $412,808 $0
Receivables $54,720 $44,982 $34,720 $24,720
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 60.1% 12.4% 7.7% 7.1%
Unrestricted net assets $44,211 $665,991 $891,327 $1,029,300
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $54,720 $44,720 $34,720 $24,720
Total net assets $98,931 $710,711 $926,047 $1,054,020

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director

Michael Shanahan

Michael has been in the field of mental health for over 23 years. He is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and has previously served as an Outpatient Clinic Director, supervising and managing a staff of 14 licensed clinicians prior to his time at Maria Droste Counseling Services (MDCS). Michael knows the world of mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment along with third party reimbursements. He is broadly educated in the humanities, philosophy, and theology, has a Masters of Divinity MDiv degree and was trained by the Jesuits. He was trained in marriage & family therapy at the Family Therapy Training Institute in Milwaukee, WI, and brings with him a profound sense of the mission of MDCS along with his knowledge of the mental health field. Michael is a Clinical Fellow with the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT).

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Maria Droste Counseling Services Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 06/04/2024
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Board chair

Donna Kelble

Eastern Bank

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/4/2024

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/04/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.