Palomar Family Counseling Service, Inc.

Extraordinary People. Exceptional Care. Since 1956.

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Palomar Family Counseling Service, Inc.

EIN: 33-0629248


The enduring mission of Palomar Family Counseling Service is to support and strengthen children, youth, adults, families, schools, and communities.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Ms. Lisa Turner

Main address

1002 E Grand Ave

Escondido, CA 92025 USA

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Subject area info

Mental health care

Mental health counseling

Family counseling

Youth services

Population served info

Children and youth


Women and girls

Men and boys


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NTEE code info

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling (P46)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

People living with mental illness want to live a healthy life but many don’t receive the help they need. Unmet mental health needs can have dire consequences for individuals, families & communities. Loneliness, despair, job loss, family instability, homelessness, spiraling healthcare costs, violence, substance abuse and suicide can result.

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?

All Services

1. Mental health assessment and counseling. 2. Clinical services. 3. Child, youth and family community site-based outreach services. 4. Prevention and education services including mentoring and community childcare coordination. 5. Court ordered treatment services.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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.

• Improve the behavioral and emotional health of children, youth, adults, and families by providing the highest standards of professional service;
• Enhance access to comprehensive and integrated healthy child and family services by providing resources for underserved communities;
• Provide more effective and convenient program delivery for children and their families by providing site-based services through community collaborations;
• Identify and help develop individual and family strengths by addressing emotional, behavioral, social, situational, cultural, environment, and developmental issues unique to each individual;
• Ensure safer and healthier communities by offering prevention and intervention programs for juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, child abuse and neglet, and domestic violence;
• Reduce the demand for costly, intensive services by averting potential crises; and
• Provide all PFCS staff members with opportunities to learn, grow, and excel in a respectful, pleasant, empowering, and supportive working environment.


Palomar Family Counseling Service, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.02 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 18% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

Palomar Family Counseling Service, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Palomar Family Counseling Service, Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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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Palomar Family Counseling Service, Inc.

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of Palomar Family Counseling Service, 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 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $14,021 $28,489 $26,951 $238,473 $142,433
As % of expenses 0.4% 0.8% 0.7% 6.2% 3.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$18,062 -$7,825 -$6,395 $104,293 $39,337
As % of expenses -0.5% -0.2% -0.2% 2.6% 0.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $3,555,615 $3,602,360 $3,730,013 $3,994,177 $4,280,692
Total revenue, % change over prior year -22.9% 1.3% 3.5% 7.1% 7.2%
Program services revenue 99.9% 99.6% 99.8% 94.8% 91.5%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.3% 0.1% 5.1% 8.4%
All other grants and contributions 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,541,594 $3,569,369 $3,709,078 $3,844,907 $4,092,310
Total expenses, % change over prior year -22.9% 0.8% 3.9% 3.7% 6.4%
Personnel 79.4% 79.4% 81.1% 81.1% 86.4%
Professional fees 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
Occupancy 0.6% 0.7% 0.7% 0.3% 0.3%
Interest 0.5% 0.5% 0.4% 0.4% 0.3%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 19.1% 19.1% 17.6% 17.8% 12.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $3,573,677 $3,605,683 $3,742,424 $3,979,087 $4,195,406
One month of savings $295,133 $297,447 $309,090 $320,409 $341,026
Debt principal payment $16,733 $16,964 $19,709 $20,638 $16,252
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $217,065 $120,161
Total full costs (estimated) $3,885,543 $3,920,094 $4,071,223 $4,537,199 $4,672,845

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 2.2 2.4 2.3 3.8 2.0
Months of cash and investments 2.4 2.4 2.3 3.8 2.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.1 3.0
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $662,682 $725,574 $724,921 $1,218,576 $692,839
Investments $60,340 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $463,957 $494,676 $461,343 $428,621 $638,956
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,923,125 $1,936,664 $1,951,506 $2,082,763 $2,162,491
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 36.1% 37.9% 39.3% 39.1% 40.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 21.8% 21.8% 20.6% 32.0% 18.9%
Unrestricted net assets $1,834,630 $1,826,805 $1,820,410 $1,924,703 $1,964,040
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $10,411 $4,395 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $60,340 $61,533 $60,952 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $60,340 $71,944 $65,347 $59,823 $160,337
Total net assets $1,894,970 $1,898,749 $1,885,757 $1,984,526 $2,124,377

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors No No No No No


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

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

Executive Director

Ms. Lisa Turner

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, Lisa Turner, LCSW, has served as the agency’s Executive Director since 2015. She has extensive clinical social work experience with women, children, adolescents, and young families and she is honored to have worked at PFCS since 2001. Ms. Turner leads a staff of approximately 80 dedicated employees. Staff are largely licensed mental health professionals, or registered associates working under licensed clinical supervision, case managers, prevention and early intervention specialists, and administrative professionals.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Palomar Family Counseling Service, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Compensation data
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Palomar Family Counseling Service, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/29/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Mr. Dan Engelbrecht

Business Owner

Board co-chair

Mr. Ron Rosol

Retired / Regional Manager

Term: 2021 - 2022

Randy Garcia

Darol Castor

Retired, CPA

James Talley


Judy Tillyer

Retired, Ed. Adminstrator

Vi Dupre

Retired, Health Admin.

Jose Monforte

Business Owner

Albert Trevasin

Business Owner

Dan Englebrecht

Business Owner

Gene Ramos

Retired, School Psychologist

Lisa Turner

Executive Direcctor

Elizabeth Stubblefield


Don Romo

Erickson Hall

Angel Gotay

Retired, School Administrator

Jeff Epps

Retired City Manager

Shelby King

Director of Comm; Halozyne

Karinna Cazares

Org Development Specialist

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/29/2023

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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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Sexual orientation