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LAUREL HOUSE

Working to End Domestic Violence

aka Nehemiah's Way   |   Norristown, PA   |  www.laurel-house.org
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LAUREL HOUSE

EIN: 23-2172743


Mission

The mission of Laurel House is to:

- Advocate for and empower those impacted by domestic violence by providing crisis intervention, safe haven, supportive programs and supportive programs and resources
- Advance social change through preventative education and through community training and collaboration to foster a coordinated response to domestic abuse

Services are available to both female and male survivors of domestic abuse.

Ruling year info

1982

Executive Director

Beth E. Sturman

Main address

P.O. Box 764

Norristown, PA 19404 USA

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EIN

23-2172743

Subject area info

Crisis intervention

Public affairs

Human services

Domestic violence shelters

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Women and girls

Men and boys

Families

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NTEE code info

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

Hot Line, Crisis Intervention (F40)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

FACT: In the U.S. one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. FACT: Last year there were 122 victims lost their lives to domestic violence in Pennsylvania. In Montgomery County 8 victims were killed. FACT: Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.

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?

Domestic Violence Shelter and Hotline

Safe haven shelter for individuals and familiar who are displaced due to domestic violence in their home.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provides on-site response to support law enforcement personnel and hospitals when they respond to domestic violence cases.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provides training and education about domestic violence and warning signs and healthy relationships to children and adults throughout the County.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

The goal of our “Bridge” Housing program is to empower families to become self-sufficient. Services provided include support groups, life skills development, counseling, children’s services, casework, and connections to community resources.

Population(s) Served
Families

For adult women and men who are or were in an abusive relationship with an intimate partner, domestic violence counseling offers help to:

-Assess the lethality of the situation
-Focus on developing and implementing a safety plan
-Connect the victim/survivor with effective resources
-Offer emotional support and domestic violence education

Counseling can be face-to-face with a counselor. Or, it can be in a support group for women with other abused women, facilitated by trained counselors.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Men and boys

Legal options counseling, court accompaniment, and advocacy are provided to Laurel House clients.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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 nights of safe housing provided to families of domestic violence

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Domestic Violence Shelter and Hotline

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number reflects our previous fiscal year, which spanned from July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Hours of legal assistance offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Legal Advocacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients assisted with legal needs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Legal Advocacy

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of crisis hotline calls answered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Domestic Violence Shelter and Hotline

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

Laurel House is dedicated to the vision of ending domestic violence in each life, home, and community. Our mission is to advocate for and empower those impacted by domestic violence by providing crisis intervention, safe haven, supportive programs and resources; as well as to advance social change through preventative education and through community training and collaboration to foster a coordinated response to domestic abuse.

In order to empower victims and their families with the tools and resources that they need to heal and move forward into a new life, free from violence, Laurel House offers an individualized, comprehensive list of support services and programs. Please click on the Program and Services section for a full description.

The Laurel House Board of Directors, staff, and more than 200 volunteers are dedicated to our mission.

Financials

LAUREL HOUSE
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2022 Laurel House Audited Financial Statement 21-22 2021 A-133 Single Audit 2020 Laurel House
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

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

2.16

Average of 4.38 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

5.8

Average of 6.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

16%

Average of 19% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of LAUREL HOUSE’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 $179,948 $435,164 $120,209 $551,490 $3,447,033
As % of expenses 7.4% 15.8% 4.0% 16.7% 98.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $81,594 $332,962 -$21,026 $427,882 $3,332,455
As % of expenses 3.2% 11.7% -0.7% 12.5% 92.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,766,272 $3,016,189 $3,144,238 $4,342,829 $6,126,006
Total revenue, % change over prior year 22.6% 9.0% 4.2% 38.1% 41.1%
Program services revenue 0.4% 0.3% 0.4% 0.2% 0.1%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.9% 1.1% 1.1% 0.6% 0.6%
Government grants 28.9% 43.3% 43.1% 47.9% 28.9%
All other grants and contributions 51.1% 40.6% 46.2% 43.4% 53.3%
Other revenue 18.7% 14.7% 9.2% 7.9% 17.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $2,443,449 $2,751,059 $3,013,260 $3,303,812 $3,494,604
Total expenses, % change over prior year 14.9% 12.6% 9.5% 9.6% 5.8%
Personnel 72.0% 70.7% 72.1% 70.3% 63.6%
Professional fees 1.7% 5.8% 2.5% 3.7% 3.4%
Occupancy 10.0% 9.8% 11.7% 10.1% 9.7%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 16.3% 13.8% 13.7% 15.8% 23.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $2,541,803 $2,853,261 $3,154,495 $3,427,420 $3,609,182
One month of savings $203,621 $229,255 $251,105 $275,318 $291,217
Debt principal payment $980 $980 $0 $0 $367,927
Fixed asset additions $372,503 $0 $832,125 $1,462,247 $1,221,478
Total full costs (estimated) $3,118,907 $3,083,496 $4,237,725 $5,164,985 $5,489,804

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 7.6 6.9 8.5 6.1 5.8
Months of cash and investments 14.5 13.3 14.2 12.4 11.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 8.4 9.1 8.1 2.2 9.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,542,239 $1,591,990 $2,135,372 $1,674,435 $1,701,697
Investments $1,405,459 $1,467,664 $1,421,368 $1,742,423 $1,607,986
Receivables $178,928 $316,405 $275,350 $420,140 $882,572
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $2,454,682 $2,233,580 $3,090,159 $4,554,563 $4,959,911
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 60.8% 58.9% 47.9% 35.3% 18.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 14.6% 14.1% 30.5% 29.1% 18.2%
Unrestricted net assets $2,368,918 $2,701,880 $2,680,854 $3,108,736 $6,441,191
Temporarily restricted net assets $1,175,210 $1,080,796 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $1,175,210 $1,080,796 $1,148,335 $1,813,436 $440,967
Total net assets $3,544,128 $3,782,676 $3,829,189 $4,922,172 $6,882,158

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
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Beth E. Sturman

30+ years in human service work; 15+ years in human service management; MPA

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Brian Taylor

Angela Ko

Board Co-Vice President

Patricia Younce

Board Co-Vice President

Jason VanBuskirk

Board Treasurer

Melissa Pilong

Secretary

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2024

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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

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
Gross receipts from fundraising
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Paid to fundraiser