National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance

A community of service providers for survivors of human trafficking.

Millersville, MD   |
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National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance

EIN: 84-2962806


The National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance is a network of service providers committed to enhancing services and increasing access to care for survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

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Principal Officer

Melissa Yao

Main address

672 Old Mill Rd Ste 123

Millersville, MD 21108 USA

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Subject area info

Sexual abuse

Human rights

Shelter and residential care


Population served info

LGBTQ people

Women and girls

Out-of-home youth

Victims of crime and abuse

Sex workers

NTEE code info

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Programs and results

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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?

Knowledge Center

Often, caregivers helping survivors of human trafficking everyday feel isolated as they face the challenge of overwhelmingly complex trauma and barriers in the recovery process of survivors. NTSA offers resources, training, and community to caregivers to help them enhance the quality of care they offer survivors.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people

Survivor services is a young field with the average age of housing programs for survivors of human trafficking being 8 years**. While many are providing high-quality services to survivors, there is no national, objective body holding these programs accountable. NTSA has developed an accreditation model specific to housing programs, ensuring that every survivor of human trafficking across the US receives appropriate, quality care.

** This average age listed is an average from our current general membership representing housing programs in 22 states. [Updated January 2021]

Population(s) Served
Emergency responders
Sex workers
Emergency responders
Sex workers
Victims of crime and abuse

Through our national network, we efficiently connect survivors of human trafficking with the appropriate residential programs and services that suit their needs.

Population(s) Served
Victims of crime and abuse
Sex workers

Where we work


National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 6.38 over 3 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 7.1 over 3 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 13% over 3 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance

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 National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance’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
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $0 $33,285 $54,320
As % of expenses 0.0% 11.2% 13.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $0 $33,285 $54,320
As % of expenses 0.0% 11.2% 13.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $255,399 $330,977 $472,457
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 29.6% 42.7%
Program services revenue 1.0% 0.0% 4.6%
Membership dues 1.9% 21.0% 19.3%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 81.9% 70.0% 67.3%
Other revenue 15.2% 9.0% 8.8%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $157,537 $297,692 $418,137
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 89.0% 40.5%
Personnel 72.3% 71.8% 67.6%
Professional fees 7.0% 13.1% 4.7%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 20.7% 15.1% 27.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $157,537 $297,692 $418,137
One month of savings $13,128 $24,808 $34,845
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $170,665 $322,500 $452,982

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 8.7 8.6 4.0
Months of cash and investments 8.7 8.6 4.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.0 5.3 5.0
Balance sheet composition info 2020 2021 2022
Cash $114,334 $212,392 $139,654
Investments $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $50,000
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 14.4% 38.4% 10.1%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $131,147 $175,090
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $97,862 $0 $0
Total net assets $97,862 $131,147 $175,090

Key data checks

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

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Principal Officer

Melissa Yao

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 06/09/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Susan Ingram

President, Walk Her Home

Term: 2021 - 2023

Amanda Hightower

Real Escape from the Sex Trade

Shelia Simpkins

Thistle Farms

Rachel Thomas

Sowers Education Group/Ending the Game

Bill Schneider

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/26/2022

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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

Race & ethnicity

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Sexual orientation


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/26/2022

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.