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Emerge a Men's Counseling Service on Domestic Violence, Inc.

 2464 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 101
 Cambridge, MA 02140
[P] (617) 547-9879
[F] (617) 547-0904
David Adams
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EIN 04-2639947

LAST UPDATED: 01/10/2019
Organization DBA Emerge
Emerge, Inc.
Emerge: Counseling and Education on Domestic Violence
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No


Mission StatementMORE »

 Founded in 1977, Emerge was the nation’s first counseling program for men who physically assault their partners and is a national training and resource center on domestic violence. Emerge's mission is to eliminate violence toward women. In working toward this goal, Emerge seeks to educate individual men who batter, prevent young people from learning to accept violence in their relationships, improve institutional responses to domestic violence, and increase public awareness about the causes and solutions to violence against women. With the development of parenting education groups for fathers, Emerge has expanded its mission to include a goal of helping men with histories of domestic violence to become more responsible parents.

Mission Statement

 Founded in 1977, Emerge was the nation’s first counseling program for men who physically assault their partners and is a national training and resource center on domestic violence. Emerge's mission is to eliminate violence toward women. In working toward this goal, Emerge seeks to educate individual men who batter, prevent young people from learning to accept violence in their relationships, improve institutional responses to domestic violence, and increase public awareness about the causes and solutions to violence against women. With the development of parenting education groups for fathers, Emerge has expanded its mission to include a goal of helping men with histories of domestic violence to become more responsible parents.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Income $579,000.00
Projected Expense $579,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Abuser Education Program
  • National Danger Assesement Training Project
  • Responsible Fatherhood Program

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Mission Statement

 Founded in 1977, Emerge was the nation’s first counseling program for men who physically assault their partners and is a national training and resource center on domestic violence. Emerge's mission is to eliminate violence toward women. In working toward this goal, Emerge seeks to educate individual men who batter, prevent young people from learning to accept violence in their relationships, improve institutional responses to domestic violence, and increase public awareness about the causes and solutions to violence against women. With the development of parenting education groups for fathers, Emerge has expanded its mission to include a goal of helping men with histories of domestic violence to become more responsible parents.

Background Statement

 Until Emerge’s founding in 1977 as the nation’s first batterer intervention program, notions of men taking responsibility for their violence remained untested. The initial emphasis of the battered women’s movement had been on calling attention to domestic violence, redefining it as a crime against women, and promoting safety and justice for women. But many victim advocates argued that men must join women in this effort, not only to communicate the message that violence against women was a human rights issue of equal importance to men, but also to play a unique role in educating and confronting men who abuse women. Emerge was established at the behest of women who had founded the first battered women’s programs in Boston.
Since its founding, Emerge staff have trained the majority of the over 1,500 abuser education programs that have developed since then has pioneered services in Spanish, Vietnamese and Khmer, as well as for abusers in same sex relationships. In the July 1998 Edition of Research In Action, Emerge was profiled as a pioneer rehabilitation program. Emerge staff have also engaged in dozens of innovative partnerships that are designed to improve institutional responses to domestic violence as well as to promote active community engagement to end it. These partnerships have included health care workers, the faith community, employers, substance abuse and mental health programs, schools, and neighborhood organizations. Along with Transition House, Emerge created the Dating Violence Intervention Program (DVIP), one of the nation's earliest prevention programs that addressed dating violence in middle and high schools.  DVIP's preventive education curriculla are new widely used as part of health education in many schools in Massachusetts and in other states. In 2002, Emerge established the Responsible Fatherhood Program, the first fatherhood education program that was specifically designed for men with histories of domestic violence. This has now been replicated by over 100 other agencies in the US. The message of the Responsible Fatherhood Program is that there are two equally important aspects to being a good parent; positive treatment of the children as well as role modelling of respect for the mother of the children.

Impact Statement

Top five accomplishments in the past year:
1) Provided training for group leaders in our 47th state and 28th nation.
2) Participated in an independent outcome evaluation conducted by the Kennedy School of Government. This found an overall recidivism rate of 20% for all program participants and a recidivism rate of 11.6% for program completers. These are very good results!
3) Provided national trainings on domestic violence danger assessment in Seattle, Milwaukee, Charleston VA, Coeur D'Alene ID, and Dover DE.
4) Provided our 53rd  fatherhood education group, and program evaluation found 88% program completion rate since 2002. 
5) Increased capacity of Abuser Education Program by 12% due to increased referrals.
Five goals for 2018:
1) Maintain expanded capacity of the Responsible Fatherhood Program at 5 groups per year (3 in English and 2 in Spanish)
2) Continue outreach campaign with the goal of increasing voluntary clients from current level of 30 - 35%.
3) Continue to diversify income with increases in individual donations, special event proceeds, and program fees.
4) Conduct three national conferences.
5) Establish new program that provides education groups for men arrested for purchasing commercial sex
6) Establish new program for training on workplace sexual harassment prevention

Needs Statement

Five most pressing current needs:
1) Enhancement of Program Development: Emerge currently does not have a full time Development Director and therefore capacity to research new funding streams, expand donor support and condult fundraising events is limited.
2) Enhancement of Marketing: The major challenge in Emerge's donor development campaign is building support for the idea that overall domestic violence interventions are incomplete without rehabilitation programs for abusers. Abusers are 100% responsible for domestic violence cases, yet the burden of change disproportionately falls on victims to disrupt their own and their children's lives. Emerge not only works to rehabilitate abusers but also to promote community-wide accountability for abusers and the idea that men should take responsibility for violence toward women.

CEO Statement

We like to point out that since 100% of domestic violence is caused by abusers, the burden of change fall on victims and their children to uproot their lives. Even if a victim leaves her abuser, the average abuser will move onto abusing 2-4 new victims during his lifetime, and to adversely affect his children who will be more vulnerable to teen pregnancy, juvenile crime, substance abuse, school drop out, and a wide range of emotional, cognitive and behavioral problems, including future domestic violence. By working to change individual abusers, Emerge is reaching into the future to prevent future generations of abuse.    Emerge has long believed that individual work to change abusive men must be accompanied by strong community education efforts to promote gender equality and nonviolence. Emerge also believes in strong preventive education programs for young people to help them to recognize the differences between abusive and respectful behavior in relationships. Emerge has pioneered innovative community and preventive education programs and many of these have been widely replicated. Together with Transition House, Emerge established the Dating Violence Intervention Project (DVIP) in 1985, one of the nation’s earliest preventive education programs aimed at teens. DVIP developed a preventive education curriculum that is being used by many schools and youth programs in Massachusettsand in other states. DVIP also established the “Can’t Be Beat” improvisational youth theatre troupe at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. Can’t Be Beat developed skits to educate fellow students about dating and sexual violence, as well as about gender and racial inequality, homophobia, and prejudice. DVIP also provided support groups for young women who had experience dating violence, as well as education groups for young men who had committed acts of sexual harassment or violence in their dating relationships. Emerge has provided training on teen offender groups to hundreds of other programs.

 Emerge has also been in the cutting edge of providing relevant education and outreach for abusive men of particular cultural and racial backgrounds, as well as for abusers in same sex relationships. We established the first groups for Latino men in 1985, the first for Vietnamese and Cambodian men in 1993, one of the earliest programs for lesbian and bi-sexual women in 1990, and groups for gay and bi-sexual men in 1999. Each of these programs has been accompanied by comprehensive outreach and education efforts aimed at that particular community. In the Cambodian community, for instance, these have included specialized outreach and poster materials in Khmer, a monthly radio program about healthy relationships with listener call-ins, and outreach to a wide variety of community leaders to enlist their support in creating male accountability for violence against women. We have used similar outreach and education strategies for the Latino, Vietnamese and African American communities of Greater Boston.

Board Chair Statement

Emerge has operated successfully in Cambridge and the Boston Metro Region for over 40 years. Its stellar national and international reputations are evidenced by over 17 years of continuous contracts from the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Technical Assistance Program and numerous calls for training from locations across the U.S. and abroad. Emerge’s current challenge has been to increase its local recognition. Since a non-profit’s local recognition directly impacts community giving and volunteer recruitment, that challenge is being strategically addressed. Note: Emerge’s clients were historically referred through the courts and state Child Protective Service where Emerge is well known, thus client referrals were not dependent upon general community recognition. However, since the start of active outreach within the community, Emerge’s self-referred client population has significantly increased.


 I have worked in the domestic and sexual violence fields for over 34 years. When I left my position as the Executive Director of the Governor’s Commission on Sexual and Domestic Violence, and began to “downsize” my work-load, I wanted to make a contribution toward the prevention of domestic violence. It is clear to me that all abuse exists because of abusers. Plain and simple. Thus, Emerge has been the clear choice for my volunteer time. Domestic violence can only be ended by re-educating, and if that fails, incarcerating abusers. While services to victims are enormously important, they are not prevention. A single abuser may produce many victims. Dollars, time, training and extensive effort MUST be given to ending violence rather than repairing its destruction.


 Soon after I joined the Emerge Board, it became clear to me that, while the staff was stellar, the training materials excellent and unique and the need for Emerge services enormous, the Board structure was neither sufficient to support the existing organization nor to help it grow. Thus, consultants were hired to guide the Board for a year during on which recently resigned members were not replaced. Eventually and strategically, under the guidance of ESC, the Board has been re-built to reflect diversities of professions, age, ethnicities, gender identities, etc. Included in the Board Development was outreach to and inclusion of Cambridge/Metro Region residents/professionals. The Board is currently restored with energized, highly competent members who work diligently to support and promote the organization.


 Each current Board member is fully committed to ending Domestic Violence. Not all are domestic violence experts; some are just learning the issue. However, they were selected for their commitment to learn and for their willingness to reach out to their own professional and personal contacts to spread the word about Emerge, recruit additional highly qualified Board members and seek financial support. We continue to gain greater visibility in the Cambridge/Metro Region communities and, after years of basic stagnation, have started to see increases in the individual donor’s list.


 From a governance perspective, the Board is now fully functional with sub-committees handling important issues such as the Executive Directors’ performance reviews/support, by-law updates, budget oversight, fundraising, personnel handbook, etc. I am more optimistic about the organization’s future than ever before. While a future without domestic violence is far away, it is closer today because of Emerge and the new energy brought to it by a fully committed Board to support the always faithful, excellent and energizing staff.

 Marilee Kenney Hunt

Geographic Area Served


In terms of direct services, Emerge serves all of Eastern Massachusetts. In terms of training and public policy, Emerge serves as a national resource center.

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Family Violence Shelters and Services
  2. Crime & Legal - Related - Spouse Abuse Prevention
  3. Human Services - Family Violence Shelters and Services

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)



Abuser Education Program

About 175 people attend Emerge's Abuser Education Program every week. Groups are offered in English, Spanish and Vietnamese, as well as for abusers in same sex relationships (separate groups for lesbians and gay men). The Abuser Education Program is 40 weeks long. About 45% of those attending are court-referred, 35% are self-referred and 20% are referred by the Department of Children and Families or other agencies.

Budget  $200,000
Category  Human Services, General/Other Services for Specific Populations
Population Served Males Offenders/Ex-Offenders Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered
Program Short-Term Success 
Short term, we expect 62% of all program participants to compete the 40-session abuser educaiton program. Program completion is a significant marker because outcome studies have found that program completers are 4 times less likely to re-offend than noncompleters. For 100% of program participants, our goal is to provide meaningful information about the abuser's program partcipation to all partners and referral sources.
Program Long-Term Success 
Longterm, this program results in the cessation of violence in intimate relationships, and adoption of respectful behavior, by program participants. Our targets are that 70% of program competers will have refrained from abusive behavior towards intimate partners and children five years following program completion.
Program Success Monitored By 
Emerge conducts outreach to all partners of those who attend the Abuser Education Program. We routinely ask them whether the abuser has committed any new acts of abuse toward them or their children, and whether the information and referral that we have provided to them, has been helpful. In the next year, Emerge is launching a study to evaluate the extent to which our program participants meet our learning objectives.
Examples of Program Success 
1) GV was referred to Emerge by the Cambridge, Arlington and Belmont High Risk Team after it was determined that he posed a high risk to his ex partner, SS. After SS ended the relationship, GV had strangled her and stalked her on numerous occasions. At Emerge, GV came to accept that his relationship with SS was over and begin to rebuild his life. He achieved sobriety, found employment, and learned how to take better care of himself in general. 2) HM self referred to Emerge after 15 years of abusive behavior toward his wife, AN. HM came to recognize that his physical and emotional abuse of AN was his sole responsibility. AN confirmed that HM had stoped being abusive, and was much more considerate to her and their children's needs and concerns. For the first time, AN felt free to pursue her educational goal of becoming certified as an realtor. HM was supportive of this and provided critical help by taking care of the kids while AN was attending classes.

National Danger Assesement Training Project

With funding from the Office of Violence Against Women at the US Dept. of Justice, Emerge has coordinated this project since 1999. Each year, national trainings are provided in 3 cities. The two day trainings teach police, prosecutors, probation officers and victim advocates how to assess for danger in domestic violence cases and how to manage risk in cases that are found to be high risk.
Budget  $135,000
Category  Crime & Legal, General/Other Community Crime Prevention
Population Served Adults Females Males
Program Short-Term Success 
The expectation is that jurisdictions who take the training will identify at least 3 danger assessment tools and protocols, and become acquainted with the implementation and functioning of high risk teams.
Program Long-Term Success 
Over 2,500 people have taken one of these two-day trainings. Surveys of those who took the training have found that the vast majority have implemented more systemic danger assessment and risk managment protocols as a result of the training.
Program Success Monitored By 
Based of the written evaluations of the training participants, over 90% rate the training as 'very useful', and meet the stated learning objectives (see above short term goals). Longer term surveys have found that over 65% of the participating jurisdictions have replicated danger assessment protocols that were presented at the training.
Examples of Program Success 
Seven people, including two police officers, two victim advocates, a prosecutor, a judge, and a child welfare worker from Nevada attended the two-day Danger Assessment Training held on San Antonio on March 15-16, 2012. Since attending this training, this team has implemented a new protocol for assessing high risk cases and launched a high risk team.

Responsible Fatherhood Program

The Responsible Fatherhood Program is a 12-session parenting education group for men with histories of violence toward their intimate partners. Established in 2002, it was the first parenting program in the nation that is specifically geared for this population. Three groups are offered each year in English and two in Spanish. The goals are to help men, who have already completed an Abuser Education Program and refrained from abuse of their partners, to learn how to rebuild trust with their children and to become more responsive parents.
Budget  $45,000
Category  Human Services, General/Other Parenting Education
Population Served Males Hispanic, Latino Heritage Adults
Program Short-Term Success 
Short term, the goals are for 85% of program participants to complete the program, 85% of them to rate themselves are better listeners to their children, with the same proportion saying that they are more patient with their children and spend more quality time with them. Another target is that over 60% will say that they have developed a more civil or respectful relationship with the mother of their children. Based on our pre and post testing of program participants since 2002, these target goals have been met.
Program Long-Term Success 
The long term goals are for program completers to become more actively involved in their children's lives and to be responsible co-parents with the mother of the children, regardless of whether or not they are still involved with the mother.
Program Success Monitored By 
Pre and Post tests are given to the program participants. Program staff also reach out to the mother of the children to gain their perspective about the program participant's progress. The pre and post test assess changes in the program participant's quality of internation with his children and the mother of his children.
Examples of Program Success 
Jose M has 3 children, aged 7,5 and 3. Prior to attending the Abuser Education Program, he had been physically and verbally abusive to their mother, Maria, and verbally abusive to all three children. In the Responsible Fatherhood Program, Jose learned how to rebuild trust with his children while he and his wife were still separated. He also learned more positive and age appropriate ways of responding to each children's needs. Though Jose and his wife did not reunite, Maria was impressed with Jose's growth as a parent and agreed to let him have unrestricted access to them, including their living with him every other weekend and for 4 weeks every summer. She said that the children had overcome their fears and apprehensions around their father and looked forward to spending time with them. She also credited Jose with setting a more positive example for his children in his treatment of her.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Perhaps the biggest challenge to Emerge is finding diverse funding that will sustain our work. The Board has set a goal of increasing our income from individual donors and fundraising events from its current level of 7% to 12% over the next three years. To achieve this, we seek to increase our board, double the number of individual donors and conduct at least one board-initiated fundraising event each year.  We have already seen good results from these goals, as the Board has grown along with the number of individual donors. Also, Emerge received a two-year continuation grant from the Office of Violence Against Women of the US Dept. of Justice in 2011, as well as a two-year award for a new program, Abusers 201, in 2012.


CEO/Executive Director Dr. David Adams
CEO Term Start Apr 1977
CEO Email
CEO Experience  Dr. Adams, Ed.D. is co-founder as well as Co-Director of Emerge. Dr. Adams has led groups for men who batter, and conducted outreach to victims of abuse, for 41 years He has led parenting education classes for fathers for 12 years. He is one of the nation's leading experts on men who batter and has conducted trainings of social service and criminal justice professionals in 45 states and 18 nations. He has published numerous articles and book chapters, and writes a popular blog on the Huffington Post. Dr. Adams is a Commissioner on the Massachusetts Governor’s Council on Sexual and Domestic Violence and past Co-Chair of the Justice and Accountability Committee (the criminal justice committee) of the Governor’s Commission on Sexual and Domestic Violence. He is Director of the National Danger Assessment Training Project. His book, “Why Do They Kill? Men Who Murder Their Intimate Partners” was published by Vanderbilt University Press in 2007. 
Co-CEO Dr. Susan Cayouette
Co-CEO Term Start May 1988
Co-CEO Email
Co-CEO Experience Susan Cayouette was Clinical Director of Emerge from 1992-2000, and became Co-Director in 2000. Dr. Cayouette has been a group counselor and clinical supervisor at Emerge for over 22 years, and a mental health clinician for nearly 30 years. She has lectured in the United States and abroad on work with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. Her writings on domestic violence have been published in several books and professional journals. Dr. Cayouette is co-author of the Emerge Program Manual on Group Interventions for Batterers.  

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Chuck Turner Feb 1991 Feb 2000

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Dr. Ted German Director of Training and Community Education
Having worked at a counselor of abusers for over 20 years, Ted became Emerge's Director of Training and Community Education in 1995. In that capacity he has coordinated and conducted trainigs to a wide variety of professionals and community agencies in Massachusetts and in many other states.
Ms. Teresa Matinez Director of Latino Program
Teresa has been Director of the Latino Program at Emerge for 4 years. In the capacity, she conducts abuser education and parenting education groups and oversees the entire program, including management of program staff, conducting of outreach to victims, designing and implementing community outreach and education, and collaborating with other agencies that serve Latinos. Previously, Teresa had over 20 years experience as a Customer and Community Service Coordinator, most recently at Honeywell Bull and at New England Medical Center.


Award Awarding Organization Year
Commendation Middlesex DA 2009
Outstanding Work in Domestic Violence Award Transition House 2008


Affiliation Year
Associated Grant Makers 2012
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
Please select... 2018


Founding Member: Cambridge, Arlington and Belmont High Risk Team
Cambridge Domestic Violence Task Force
MA Governor's Council on Sexual and Domestic Violence
MA Coalition of Certified Batterer Intervention Programs
Boston Area Domestic Violence Program Directors Roundtable
Lead Agency: National Domestic Violence Danger Assessment Training Project
Lead Agency: Abusers 201 Training Project
Lead Agency: MA Danger Assessment Training Project
Lead Agency: Statewide Danger Assessment Conference in 2013
Employers Against Domestic Violence

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 5
Number of Part Time Staff 12
Number of Volunteers 12
Number of Contract Staff 12
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 4
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 8
Male: 9
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions

Accident and Injury Coverage
Professional Liability

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Bi-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually


Board Chair Mt. Albert Pless
Board Chair Company Affiliation Men's Health League, Cambridge Health Allliance
Board Chair Term May 2012 - Apr 2017
Board Co-Chair Norah Wylie
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Boston College School of Law
Board Co-Chair Term May 2012 - Apr 2016

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Sarah Cortes PMP, CISA Senior Program Manager, Inman Technology IT Voting
Mr. Andrew Lewman The Tor Project Voting
Ms. Ester Serra Luque Transition House Voting
Mr. Barry Nolan Boston College School of Journalism Voting
Mr. Albert Pless Program Manager, Men's Health League, Cambridge Public Health Dept. Voting
Ms. Carole Thompson Second Step Voting
Ashley Wheeler Boston University School of Business Voting
Ms. Norah Wylie JD Dean of Students, BC School of Law Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 5
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 4
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Administration
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Income $579,000.00
Projected Expense $579,000.00
Form 990s

2017 990

2016 990

2015 990

2014 990

2013 990

2012 990

2011 990

2010 990

2009 990

Audit Documents

2017 Emerge Audit

2016 Emerge Audit

2015 Emerge Audit

2014 Emerge Audit

2013 Emerge Audit

2012 Emerge Audit

2011 Emerge Audit

2010 Emerge Audit

2009 Emerge Audit

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $962,384 $770,972 $579,217
Total Expenses $761,647 $605,957 $597,825

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
-- -- --
Government Contributions $674,775 $444,823 $338,446
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $674,775 $444,823 $338,446
Individual Contributions $32,766 $79,361 $59,841
Indirect Public Support -- $0 $0
Earned Revenue $254,517 $246,687 $180,882
Investment Income, Net of Losses $326 $101 $48
Membership Dues -- $0 $0
Special Events -- $0 $0
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- $0 $0

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $676,362 $517,071 $481,839
Administration Expense $76,747 $86,583 $104,808
Fundraising Expense $8,538 $2,303 $11,178
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.26 1.27 0.97
Program Expense/Total Expenses 89% 85% 81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 1% 0% 3%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $465,197 $280,319 $109,082
Current Assets $462,997 $280,319 $108,220
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $44,724 $54,707 $48,485
Total Net Assets $420,473 $225,612 $60,597

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --

Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 6.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose The Board of Directors has initiated a Capital Campaign for the purpose of creating an Endowment Fund
Campaign Goal $12,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates July 2018 - June 2022
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $4,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 10.35 5.12 2.23

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's IRS Form 990s. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.



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1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

By changing individual abusers, Emerge works to empower victims of abuse, create a more safe and healthy environment for children, and prevent future generations of abusers. Emerge also seeks to bolster community awareness and ownership of domestic violence and to  improve institutional responses to it.

2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

Changing Abusers: 40 week group counseling program.
 Empowering Victims: Continuous outreach, support and referrals for partners of abusers.
Promoting safety for children: 12 week Responsible Fatherhood Program. 
Changing Communities: Provide 2-3 community talks per week. 
Improve Institutional Responses: Provide continuous trainings to police, courts, child welfare, health care, mental health programs and clergy. 

3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?

Emerge has five full time and 12 part time staff. One full time staff position is devoted to victim outreach. The job descriptions of all group leaders include their participation in community outreach and education, and collaborations with key partner agencies.

4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?

An independent outcome study, conducted in 2015 and 2016, of our Abuser Intervention Program found a low overall recidivism rate of 20% for all program participants and 11.6% for program completers.
Written evaluations of our community outreach and training events have shown consistent rankings (82%) of "very useful" and "very helpful"

5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?

Emerge is working to achieve more diversified income through bolstering individual donations, foundation grants, and income derived from program fees. We've substantially increased our proportion of support from all these sources over the past two years, and hope to continue to do so.