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SISTERCARE INC

Freeing Families From Fear

aka Sistercare   |   Columbia, SC   |  www.sistercare.org
GuideStar Charity Check

SISTERCARE INC

EIN: 57-0722427


Mission

Sistercare's mission is to reduce the occurence and impact of domestic violence in the Midlands.

Ruling year info

1982

Executive Director

Ms. Leah Wicevic

Main address

PO Box 1029

Columbia, SC 29202 USA

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EIN

57-0722427

Subject area info

Human services

Domestic violence shelters

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Women and girls

Families

Victims of crime and abuse

NTEE code info

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

Victims' Services (P62)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Decreasing the number of domestic violence victims and domestic violence homicides in the Midlands.

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?

Emergency Shelters

Three emergency shelters offer a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere where domestic violence survivors can escape violence and plan for the future. Individual and group counseling, room, food, laundry, clothing, transportation and more are provided.

Population(s) Served
Families

Trained staff provides crisis intervention, referrals and information 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for domestic violence victims.

Population(s) Served
Families

Support groups, led by counselors and former domestic violence survivors help domestic violence victims through discussion, encouragement and education.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Training is offered to victim service providers, volunteers and the community on domestic violence issues, Sistercare and its services. Volunteers educate civic, religious and professional groups to raise awareness about domestic violence.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Domestic violence survivors are informed about the legal process, available options and their rights. Legal advocates help them obtain professional legal services, accompany them to court and advocate for protections through the judicial system.

Population(s) Served
Families

Support services, therapeutic play and recreational activities are provided for children from violent homes to help them address the trauma of family violence.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Victims of crime and abuse

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of participants counseled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Victims of crime and abuse

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Victims of crime and abuse

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of referrals to resources offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Victims of crime and abuse

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of crisis hotline calls answered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Victims of crime and abuse

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Victims of crime and abuse

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Sistercare's goals are to provide safe, sanitary and efficient shelter at three confidential locations for battered women and their children; to offer essential supportive services designed to develop self sufficiency, improve decision making, to reduce future risk of family violence; and to prevent domestic violence through training, education, and awareness.

Community education and awareness to break the cycle of family violence.

Offers additional services needed to victims of family violence and a broader outreach program.

Sistercare is a well-established nonprofit organization, with a proven record of successfully serving survivors of intimate partner violence and their children in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Kershaw and Fairfield counties. In 2022, Sistercare served nearly 4,000 domestic violence survivors and children.
Sistercare provides the following services free-of-charge.
1. Emergency Shelter (two locations)
2. 24/7 Crisis Line
3. Community Group Counseling
4. Individual Counseling
5. Court Advocacy
6. Children's Counseling
7. Rural Services
8. Housing
9. Community Education and Awareness
10. Hospital Accompaniment Services
11. Teen Outreach Program
12. Legal Representation

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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Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
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

2.39

Average of 2.19 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.4

Average of 2.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

25%

Average of 26% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

SISTERCARE INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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 SISTERCARE 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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $51,294 $246,569 $423,976 $254,537 $53,186
As % of expenses 1.5% 7.2% 11.5% 6.4% 1.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$42,659 $156,942 $329,237 $163,814 -$40,074
As % of expenses -1.2% 4.5% 8.7% 4.0% -1.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $3,530,284 $3,502,319 $4,104,276 $4,220,188 $4,288,337
Total revenue, % change over prior year 12.6% -0.8% 17.2% 2.8% 1.6%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income -1.1% 3.5% 2.3% 2.4% 0.7%
Government grants 73.8% 73.2% 72.6% 71.6% 69.7%
All other grants and contributions 27.2% 23.3% 25.1% 26.0% 29.6%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,428,957 $3,401,460 $3,680,654 $3,989,701 $3,933,671
Total expenses, % change over prior year 13.1% -0.8% 8.2% 8.4% -1.4%
Personnel 75.1% 79.7% 72.2% 66.6% 70.1%
Professional fees 1.0% 0.9% 0.6% 0.8% 1.0%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 8.3% 7.3% 16.9% 22.7% 19.6%
All other expenses 15.6% 12.1% 10.3% 9.9% 9.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $3,522,910 $3,491,087 $3,775,393 $4,080,424 $4,026,931
One month of savings $285,746 $283,455 $306,721 $332,475 $327,806
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $111,834 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $3,808,656 $3,774,542 $4,193,948 $4,412,899 $4,354,737

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 1.4 1.1 1.0 1.2 2.4
Months of cash and investments 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.7 4.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.3 4.0 4.7 5.0 5.1
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $398,927 $307,855 $319,938 $408,583 $791,957
Investments $556,277 $665,885 $745,755 $830,764 $680,388
Receivables $404,440 $555,402 $663,037 $751,196 $693,633
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $2,473,427 $2,525,554 $2,637,387 $2,666,905 $2,715,085
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 62.7% 65.0% 65.8% 68.5% 70.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 14.6% 15.0% 9.8% 11.0% 12.1%
Unrestricted net assets $1,864,757 $2,021,699 $2,350,936 $2,514,750 $2,474,676
Temporarily restricted net assets $62,638 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $50,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $112,638 $62,992 $62,638 $38,588 $169,578
Total net assets $1,977,395 $2,084,691 $2,413,574 $2,553,338 $2,644,254

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Ms. Leah Wicevic

Leah Wicevic graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. After working several years in the nonprofit field, she came to Sistercare in 2009 as the organizations Grants and Major Donor Development Manager. Since then, she has held many leadership roles at Sistercare, including two Director-level positions. Leah was honored to accept the Executive Director position in June 2023 and remains dedicated to the domestic violence survivors and children served, outstanding staff, and loyal volunteer and community supporters.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

SISTERCARE INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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SISTERCARE INC

Board of directors
as of 02/12/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Ms. Angela Leon

Microsoft

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/12/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data