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Elizabeth Home

aka EGH   |   Seattle, WA   |  www.eghseattle.org
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Elizabeth Home

EIN: 91-2139335


Mission

Elizabeth Gregory Home provides a welcoming and respectful refuge where women who are experiencing homelessness, trauma, or economic insecurity have access to a caring community and critical resources.

Ruling year info

2001

Executive Director

Ms. Ally Baehr

Operations Manager

Michele Martin

Main address

1604 NE 50th St

Seattle, WA 98105 USA

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EIN

91-2139335

Subject area info

Shelter and residential care

Homeless services

Women's services

Population served info

Women and girls

Homeless people

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We help women experiencing homelessness succeed in stabilizing and transforming their lives despite systemic and personal challenges. At last count, there were more than 4,200 women in King County experiencing homelessness several hundred more than at the last point in time count. There are many root causes that contribute to this, including lack of affordable housing, behavioral health treatment access, involvement in the criminal justice system or child welfare system, and low wages. These often play out in individual womens lives through domestic violence, debt, physical and mental health issues, limited job skills and opportunities, and substance abuse.

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?

Meal Program

We serve two hot nutritious meals each day, breakfast and lunch at the EGH Day Center

Population(s) Served
Women
Transgender people
Extremely poor people
Homeless people
Low-income people

Accessible showers and hygiene items provided daily, including feminine hygiene items, as well as personal hygiene items.

Population(s) Served

Elizabeth Gregory Home’s Transitional Housing Program offers eight women the opportunity to live in a lovely house in the Maple Leaf neighborhood for up to two years. Through supportive services, each addresses her individual goals aimed at securing an income, improving life skills, and finding permanent housing.

Population(s) Served

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 meals served or provided

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

Meal Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of bus tickets distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of showers taken by women experiencing homelessness

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

Hygiene Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

To achieve our mission and ensure the fulfillment of our vision, we focus our expertise, resources, and activities toward the following:

Building a solid support structure in our community aimed at connecting women experiencing homelessness to information, resources, skills, assets, and supportive relationships.

Establishing a standard of integrity and consistency in the provision of providing services.

Engage community leaders in learning and reflecting together on new, effective models and approaches to addressing homelessness.

Nurture a community that is invested in treating people with respect, dignity, and compassion.

EGH builds community and meets essential needs in a safe, one-stop hub so women can focus on paths forward and address these root causes that result in daily challenges to stability. Our approach aligns with King Countys Continuum of Care and US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): stability first through day centers and transitional housing and then longer-term goals like achieving permanent housing or employment. Transitional housing programs and day centers work because they confront root causes of homelessness. Women have time to heal from homelessness or recover from substance abuse so they can become self-sufficient. Yet, there are only about 100 transitional housing beds for single women in the Seattle area. This contributes to situations where women experiencing homelessness spend much of their time managing the challenges that come with homelessness and economic insecurity. Many night shelters do not have facilities for showering or cooking. Women must travel with their belongings from the street or a shelter to a site where they can shower, another for laundry, another for meals or food, another for clothing, and yet another for day shelter. EGHs Day Center, open 9am 4:30pm six days a week, is the only facility north of downtown that meets all of these needs in one location and also provides care management, health and mental healthcare access, and referrals. Our clients expend less energy traveling to service providers and more time pursuing solutions to the barriers they face.

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.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

Elizabeth Home
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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

2.08

Average of 47.04 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

12.6

Average of 10.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

15%

Average of 13% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Elizabeth Home

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Elizabeth Home

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 Elizabeth Home’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 $115,580 $71,043 $127,375 $207,100 $576,037
As % of expenses 17.7% 9.2% 15.8% 23.0% 62.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $71,911 $29,638 $87,287 $167,307 $523,084
As % of expenses 10.3% 3.6% 10.3% 17.8% 53.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $783,782 $1,134,167 $973,924 $1,184,556 $1,113,880
Total revenue, % change over prior year 2.9% 44.7% -14.1% 21.6% -6.0%
Program services revenue 2.6% 1.6% 2.7% 1.7% 2.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.4% 0.5% 0.8% 0.9% 0.8%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.6% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 96.9% 97.9% 96.4% 89.8% 97.3%
Other revenue 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $652,606 $772,737 $808,242 $902,391 $928,102
Total expenses, % change over prior year 2.8% 18.4% 4.6% 11.6% 2.8%
Personnel 54.7% 57.4% 65.2% 66.9% 62.4%
Professional fees 4.9% 2.8% 3.5% 3.2% 6.0%
Occupancy 7.2% 7.3% 8.2% 9.0% 9.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 11.5% 14.3%
All other expenses 33.1% 32.5% 23.1% 9.5% 8.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $696,275 $814,142 $848,330 $942,184 $981,055
One month of savings $54,384 $64,395 $67,354 $75,199 $77,342
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $90,600 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $346,268 $260,442
Total full costs (estimated) $750,659 $878,537 $915,684 $1,454,251 $1,318,839

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 10.5 13.0 16.9 14.0 12.6
Months of cash and investments 10.5 13.0 16.9 14.0 12.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 9.8 9.4 10.9 7.9 11.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $570,651 $837,834 $1,140,699 $1,049,510 $972,630
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $10,781 $125,000 $75,987 $3,855 $1,125
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $378,292 $378,292 $378,292 $724,560 $985,002
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 45.2% 56.1% 66.7% 40.3% 35.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 3.7% 4.5% 10.4% 2.8% 22.8%
Unrestricted net assets $740,035 $769,673 $856,960 $1,024,267 $1,547,351
Temporarily restricted net assets $25,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $25,000 $315,387 $353,694 $428,759 $38,500
Total net assets $765,035 $1,085,060 $1,210,654 $1,453,026 $1,585,851

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

Ms. Ally Baehr

Ally Baehr is a nonprofit professional with over two decades of experience. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 1996 and began her career serving many wonderful nonprofits, including the Girl Scouts, 4-H, United Way, Make Way for Books, and now Elizabeth Gregory Home. She has worked in curriculum design, family support, early education, evaluation, fundraising, human resources, and operations.

Operations Manager

Michele Martin

Ms. Martin has a BS from State University of New York at Albany. She has held positions in customer service, banking, bookkeeping, marketing, and data processing. Ms. Martin is uniquely qualified to understand the needs of our clients as she was homeless and a past client of Elizabeth Gregory Home Day Center herself.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Elizabeth Home

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Elizabeth Home

Board of directors
as of 01/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Jillian Jones

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Term: 2021 - 2026


Board co-chair

Erica Marley

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Term: 2023 - 2025

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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 1/22/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

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

The organization's co-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

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/22/2024

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

Data
  • 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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 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 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.
There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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