Dumas Wesley Community Center

Educate. Empower. Enrich

aka Dumas Wesley, DWCC   |   Mobile, AL   |
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Dumas Wesley Community Center

EIN: 63-0312909


The mission of the Dumas Wesley Community Center of Mobile, Alabama is to educate, empower, and enrich the local community through collaborative programs of Christian service that provide for immediate human needs, strengthen family life, develop leadership, and encourage personal responsibility.

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Executive Director

Kate Carver

Main address

126 Mobile St.

Mobile, AL 36607 USA

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Subject area info

Human services

Population served info

Children and youth


Homeless people

Low-income people

At-risk youth

NTEE code info

Neighborhood Center, Settlement House (P28)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Sybil H. Smith Family Village (SSFV)

SHSFV is the only homeless shelter in the area that functions as a 24 month program. This model is designed to help families transition into stable housing by supplying them with the tools, resources, and skills necessary for self-sufficiency. During their 24 month stay, families have access on-site support services as well as referrals to other community agencies and institutions. Program elements covered by these grant funds include direct support provided by security/night relief staffing services and case management.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

ASAP is the only program in the Crichton-Toulminville area that provides free supervision and recreation for students during critical hours between the end of the school day and the work day. Low income families (defined by an average family income of less than $20,000) constitute 69% of these neighborhoods. Youth hailing from impoverished, underprivileged backgrounds are at risk for dropout and juvenile crime at higher rates than middle-class families. ASAP counters this trend by offering daily after school programming designed to keep students on track to graduate and receive the financial, social, and health and wellness benefits associated with higher education.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

The Dumas Wesley Senior Activities for Independent Living (S.A.I.L.) program provides daily activities Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We serve an average of 70 seniors daily. A hot, nutritious meal is served to 25 seniors at the center and meals are transported to an additional 35 home bound seniors in the Crichton and Toulminville area. Participants are asked to give a small daily donation and may join in a variety of activities including games, nutrition education, guest speakers, health checks, exercise and computer classes. Some participants in Crichton and Toulminville are also provided transportation to and from Dumas Wesley.

The seniors enjoy a variety of outings such as fishing, visiting museums, shopping, dining, Mardi Gras parades, and other fun events in the Mobile area.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Dumas Wesley is a sponsor of the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program. This program plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care and making it more affordable for many low-income families. Dumas Wesley works with 58 family day care home providers in Mobile and Washington Counties. Homes must be licensed or approved to provide day care services. Providers are eligible to receive a monthly food reimbursement if regulated guidelines are met each month. Reimbursement for meals served in day care homes is based upon eligibility for tier I rates (which targets higher levels of reimbursement to low-income areas, providers, or children) or lower tier II rates. Dumas Wesley monitors each provider by conducting three on site visits per year, one hour in home training, and a yearly workshop.

If you are a home cay care provider who would like more information about this program please call Dumas Wesley at 251-479-0649 or email Bobbi Kidd at [email protected].

Population(s) Served

Immigration Services provides assistance to families and individuals working their way through the complexities of the process of immigrating to or staying in the United States.

The goal of our service is to help families remain intact by ensuring that each individual entitled to immigration benefits can access those opportunities.

We also assist spouses in domestic abuse situations who are dealing with immigration issues. This service usually involves developing a petition for protection under the Violence Against Women Act which, when approved, allows such spouses to self-petition for the right to permanently stay in the United States. Over 200 individuals received direct services in 2015.

Fees for services are means-tested and range from nothing to a nominal amount.

Immigration Services is operated by Perry B. Noble, J.D. For more information or for an appointment please call 251-455-6328.

Immigration Services is not a law firm and is not a substitute for an attorney or a law firm. Immigration Services does not provide legal advice and only provides self-help services at the individual’s specific direction.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Dumas Wesley strives for the wellbeing, education, and success of all Crichton individuals by offering a vast range of supportive services.

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In 2018, 304,037 direct services provided for low-income families, at-risk youth, disadvantaged seniors and homeless families


Dumas Wesley Community Center
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 2021 Dumas Wesley Audited Financials 2020 Dumas Wesley Community Center
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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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 53.07 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 6.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

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Average of 23% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Dumas Wesley Community Center

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Dumas Wesley Community Center

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Dumas Wesley Community Center’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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $89,511 $455,787 $491,511 $447,067 $89,325
As % of expenses 6.7% 36.2% 41.2% 32.0% 5.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$37,296 $329,084 $361,137 $319,064 -$45,279
As % of expenses -2.5% 23.8% 27.3% 20.9% -2.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,914,099 $1,748,756 $1,638,815 $2,425,010 $1,127,513
Total revenue, % change over prior year 67.5% -40.0% -6.3% 48.0% -53.5%
Program services revenue 0.3% 0.7% 0.2% 1.0% 0.8%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 2.1% 3.8% 3.7% 11.3% -51.8%
Government grants 21.2% 32.8% 24.4% 22.4% 57.6%
All other grants and contributions 75.3% 60.0% 68.5% 64.6% 86.2%
Other revenue 1.1% 2.7% 3.2% 0.8% 7.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,336,979 $1,258,022 $1,192,076 $1,397,298 $1,524,215
Total expenses, % change over prior year -2.5% -5.9% -5.2% 17.2% 9.1%
Personnel 37.6% 43.6% 46.4% 43.0% 44.5%
Professional fees 1.9% 1.3% 2.7% 1.7% 0.5%
Occupancy 10.5% 10.4% 5.7% 7.6% 6.5%
Interest 0.9% 0.5% 0.4% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 26.5% 28.0% 23.8% 26.9% 30.9%
All other expenses 22.6% 16.1% 21.0% 20.7% 17.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,463,786 $1,384,725 $1,322,450 $1,525,301 $1,658,819
One month of savings $111,415 $104,835 $99,340 $116,442 $127,018
Debt principal payment $83,796 $135,256 $0 $114,190 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,658,997 $1,624,816 $1,421,790 $1,755,933 $1,785,837

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 5.0 6.1 9.0 8.9 9.2
Months of cash and investments 19.7 26.1 35.2 37.4 31.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.1 4.8 9.0 10.9 10.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $554,784 $642,763 $893,847 $1,035,509 $1,165,019
Investments $1,640,275 $2,090,748 $2,603,923 $3,317,226 $2,831,199
Receivables $95,973 $152,584 $165,823 $218,046 $173,907
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $5,335,072 $5,380,000 $5,394,688 $5,248,294 $5,255,284
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 57.3% 59.1% 61.3% 61.2% 62.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 5.7% 2.5% 2.9% 0.2% 0.9%
Unrestricted net assets $2,293,445 $2,622,529 $2,983,666 $3,302,730 $3,257,451
Temporarily restricted net assets $1,904,229 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $110,635 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $2,014,864 $2,337,547 $2,603,923 $3,317,226 $2,831,199
Total net assets $4,308,309 $4,960,076 $5,587,589 $6,619,956 $6,088,650

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director

Kate Carver

Kate Carver has over ten years of experience in the non-profit sector. She is responsible for the management of day-to-day operations with a $1.2M budget; implementation of policies and programs; identification and implementation of revenue-generating activities to supplement income; supervision of over twenty employees; and recruitment of sponsors, partners, and funders from the local, private, state, and federal sectors.

Ms. Carver holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from University of Wisconsin - Madison. She has spent most of her career in the non-profit sector where she served in a number of key positions with the Salvation Army, the Mobile County Sheriff's Office, and HandsOn South Alabama.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Dumas Wesley Community Center

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Dumas Wesley Community Center

Board of directors
as of 01/13/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

David Brister

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Wade "Bo" Perry

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Betty Fain

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Bradley Forster

Chief Lawrence Battiste, IV

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Dr. Debora Bishop

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Jamie Blake

Eddie Brister

Shilpa Burkett

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Bishop David Graves

AL WF Conference - United Methodist Church

Terry Jones

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Dee Dee McCarron- Persciavalle

Kimi Oaks

Lee Walters

Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood

Chief Lawrence Battiste, IV

Mobile Police Department and City of Mobile

Sylvia Brown

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Kitsy Dixon

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Rosemary Lamar

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Rev. Darren McClellan

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Jessica Tulloch

United Women in Faith

Rev. Dr. Edwin Sells

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? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • 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 1/13/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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