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Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc.

 2 Harris Street
 Newburyport, MA 01950
[P] (978) 4650999
[F] (978) 4657158
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EIN 22-2474823

LAST UPDATED: 01/28/2019
Organization DBA --
Former Names Women's Crisis Center of Greater Newburyport, Inc. (2005)
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No



Mission StatementMORE »

To empower members of our community to live free from fear, intimidation, violence or the threat of abuse by providing support, advocacy and education.

Mission Statement

To empower members of our community to live free from fear, intimidation, violence or the threat of abuse by providing support, advocacy and education.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2012 to June 30, 2013
Projected Income $1,851,030.00
Projected Expense $1,862,485.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Advocacy Program
  • Children Overcoming Violence Empowerment (COVE)
  • Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area (GISA)
  • Greater Newburyport High Risk Response Team (HRRT)
  • Legal Advocacy & Representation

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Mission Statement

To empower members of our community to live free from fear, intimidation, violence or the threat of abuse by providing support, advocacy and education.

Background Statement

Founded by volunteers in a church basement in 1982, JGCC is now a nationally recognized leader in ending domestic violence and providing care for victims. Our mission is to empower members of our community to live free from fear, intimidation, violence or the threat of abuse by providing support, advocacy and education. Unlike many other domestic violence agencies, JGCC looks beyond shelters as the solution to the problem. Instead of routinely advising victims to interrupt their lives and flee to distant, unfamiliar places, the organization has shown measureable success in helping them remain safely in their communities, where they often have jobs, school-aged children, and social support networks. JGCC has earned prestigious awards, including the Spirit of Advocacy Award from the National Network to End Domestic Violence, the Celebrating Solutions Award from the Mary Byron Foundation, and the Champion in Action honor from Citizen’s Bank and New England Cable News. At a White House ceremony, President Obama recognized CEO Suzanne Dubus as a Champion of Change.

Impact Statement

Three to Five Accomplishments:
Number of clients served: In the past year, we have provided services to more than 1,400 adults and children who are facing the trauma abnd challenges brought on by domestic and family violence. This represents the largest number of clients we have seen, and sadly reflects the ongoing need that wxists.  More than 23% of our clients come from communities beyond our traditional service area, reflecting a systemic lack of quality services in other communities.
No domestic violence homicides in our service area: Eight years ago, we began a local, multidisciplinary HIgh Risk Team to monitor perpetrators who were considered to be most likely to act violently and/or commit homicide against their partners. The model for this team has garnered much interest nationally, and its effectiveness in our local community is born out by the numbers: no  homicides in eight years.
Awarded two major federal grants: We have been awarded 2 major grants from the U.S. Dept. of Justice, bot hof which seek to replicate the Center's domestic violence homicide prevention model in other communities. Under the first grant, we will provide technical assistance in up to 9 other communities that  are seeking to replicate the High Risk model we have developed. The second grant is a collablorative effort to dulicate the model in 12 other communities.
Conducted successful national conference: More than 325 professionals and advocates from the field of domestic violence prevention, representing 38 states, attended our first "Driving Change" Conference in Boston in April. This conference, the first-ever to have this specific theme of DV homicide prevention, was tremendously successful.
Major Goals for the current year:

·         Restructure the development and fundraising efforts of the organization to raise additional money from new constituents

·         Expand our messaging and outreach efforts

·         Launch year two of our five-year strategic plan


Needs Statement

Financial Stability: We have never been fully funded to provide our services. The task over the next 2-3 years is to lessen the percentage raised by local fundraising, and grow other sources of revenue. Evaluation and Outcomes: It has been very challenging to arrive at a system for doing a deep level assessment of outcomes, particularly since many survivors move on and do not keep in contact. The other aspect that is challenging is that this is really important information to have as the board of directors and leadership make critical decisions about strategy, direction and funding priorities. Leadership Development: In order to grow and thrive, it is important to stay abreast of nonprofit accounting practices and changes; management theory; best practices for nonprofit organizations; new thinking in the field of domestic violence; marketing and communication strategies; assessing our own leadership abilities, etc. Business Development Expertise: We need expertise so that we are able to anticipate the pitfalls, recognize the opportunities; and continue to grow the national program and manage the local programs. Board Development: We have a continuing need to recruit and retain high caliber board members who can assist us as we move forward.

CEO Statement

Founded by volunteers in a church basement in 1982, JGCC is now a nationally recognized leader in ending domestic violence and providing care for victims. Our mission is to empower members of our community to live free from fear, intimidation, violence or the threat of abuse by providing support, advocacy and education.

Unlike many other domestic violence agencies, JGCC looks beyond shelters as the solution to the problem. Instead of routinely advising victims to interrupt their lives and flee to distant, unfamiliar places, the organization has shown measureable success in helping them remain safely in their communities, where they often have jobs, school-aged children, and social support networks. JGCC has earned prestigious awards, including the Spirit of Advocacy Award from the National Network to End Domestic Violence, the Celebrating Solutions Award from the Mary Byron Foundation, and the Champion in Action honor from Citizen’s Bank and New England Cable News. At a White House ceremony, President Obama recognized CEO Suzanne Dubus as a Champion of Change.
This past year, our work  in the field of domestic violence homicide prevention has been recognized and validated through the awarding of 2 federal grants from the U.S. Department of Justice. With these 2 grants, we will provide technical assistance to as many as 9 other communities in order to establish multi-disciplinary High Risk Teams in order to monitir those perpetrators who are viewed as most dangerous. A second grant will involve us with up to 12 other communities who have been selected by the Department of Justice for similar demonstration projects.



Board Chair Statement


Geographic Area Served


Our primary service area includes the communities of Amesbury, Georgetown, Groveland, Ipswich, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury and West Newbury.
But more than 28% of our clients come from other communities in northeast Mass. and southern New Hampshire.

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Family Violence Shelters and Services
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Advocacy Program

Victims of domestic violence face a myriad of obstacles between the crisis-point and recovery. The Advocacy Program is holistic and covers a broad range of common needs. On a case-by-case basis, skilled advocates guide individuals along their distinct journeys, en route to end points of peace and self-sufficiency.Program activities include a 24-hour hotline, individualized casework (e.g. on matters such as education, transportation, financial planning, child care, immigration, etc.), support groups, wellness workshops, emergency and transitional housing, rental assistance, and more. Services are offered on an ongoing basis, including around the clock for those in crisis.
Budget  $350,925.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Case Management
Population Served At-Risk Populations Females Families
Program Short-Term Success  Short term measures of success are quantitative, involving utilization statistics. For example, in FY12, JGCC provided: 776 units of family advocacy and casework on matters such as housing, transportation, education, child care and basic needs; 30 rapid response interventions; 840 units of adult support groups/workshops; and hundreds of calls were answered on the hotline. (Each unit represents a contact between JGCC and a client.)
Program Long-Term Success  On a long-term basis, the program provides effective interventions for victims and witnesses of family violence and trauma. They overcome their troubles to the extent that they can begin again in peace, with safety, well-being and self-sufficiency.
Program Success Monitored By  JGCC utilizes “family stabilization teams” – comprised of an adult counselor, a children’s counselor, an advocate and an attorney – to ensure that the interventions provided are effective in a holistic way for the entire family. This team model provides a means for periodically assessing each case as a whole. Participant feedback, obtained via follow-up interviews and formal surveys, is also routinely used to collect anecdotes that illustrate success and help identify unmet needs.
Examples of Program Success   Client Testimonial: “…I was afraid to go home every day, but I could not see a way out. I talked to another social service agency and they brought me to JGCC. I met with an advocate named Ann… I realized when I left that day that I could leave and that I could make it on my own. I began to apply for public housing and look for a new job.

I was thrilled beyond belief when JGCC accepted me and my 2 girls into their transitional housing program and that has made all the difference. I found an apartment and the Center has partially subsidized my apartment for almost 6 months, with the goal to be to find permanent housing in the near future. I remember feeling such an incredible relief being in our own place. 

JGCC also provided help with a job search and in taking a certification course so I can work as an Esthetician. I could not have done any of this if I did not have a safe, affordable place to live. I feel extremely lucky and grateful to have found JGCC.”

Children Overcoming Violence Empowerment (COVE)

COVE creates safe, supportive interventions for children who have witnessed or been victims of violence, while honoring the strengths inherent within their family systems. The program provides professional, clinical assessment and evaluation, individual counseling and family therapy, as well as educational and therapeutic groups for children and adolescents. The approach is trauma-informed and family-centered. Through parenting education, caregiver support, and coaching, the non-offending adults learn best practices for raising healthy children. Additionally, during school vacation weeks in February and April, the program hosts an innovative Harry Potter camp, uniquely designed to transform the belief systems of children overcoming violence, in order to help build the foundations of healing and resilience.
Budget  $161,226.00
Category  Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Family Violence Counseling
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) At-Risk Populations Families
Program Short-Term Success  Utilization statistics provide quantitative evidence of JGCC’s ability to meet local demand. In FY12, COVE staff provided 246 units of 1:1 child clinical therapy; 230 units of family clinical therapy; and 58 units of child support groups. (A “unit” is a single contact between a staff person and a client.)
Program Long-Term Success   

Some of the most important cases we handle are those involving child victims. Children who are victims or are witnesses of domestic violence are at increased risk of delinquency, adult criminality, and violent behavior. National studies have shown that being abused or neglected while a child increases the likelihood of arrest as a juvenile by 53 percent and of arrest for a violent crime as an adult by 38 percent. Family violence also places children at significant risk for substance abuse, mental illness, and suicide.

The stakes are incredibly high – providing effective interventions now is our best opportunity to prevent future violence in homes and neighborhoods.

Program Success Monitored By   

JGCC Staff monitor the program. Therapists evaluate each child’s progress around developing skills for self-protection, self-soothing and safe decision-making. The evaluation methods include clinical assessment and standardized tools (pediatric symptom checklists and post-traumatic stress disorder indices).The time between assessments varies by case and is related to the frequency of counseling and the rate of recovery. Every child heals at his or her own pace and the therapy we provide is not time-limited.

Examples of Program Success   When police arrived, they found Mary badly injured with two broken ribs, a cut on her forehead, and bruises forming on her throat, where she had been strangled. Mary’s 6-year-old son, Ryan, stood wide-eyed and silent over what he had witnessed. 

At first, Ryan was quiet and withdrawn. He felt scared, yet conflicted, because he missed seeing his Dad. Over weekly sessions, he came to trust his therapist.

COVE helped Ryan reduce his anxious behaviors, like always checking to make sure his mother was safe, not sleeping through the night, and dropping his school performance. He constantly worried that they would be hurt again.

After a year of counseling, Ryan became social and engaging. He used art therapy to process what happened and wrote a story about what that experience what like for him. He learned ways to deal with his troubled sleep patterns and could talk about his concerns in therapy and with his mom. His grades improved and he joined the soccer team.

Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area (GISA)

 GISA, a violence prevention program of JGCC, inspires the general population of girls to be “strong, smart, and bold” using research-based curricula designed to fosterdiscernment, creativity and communication.Major focus areas are Media Literacy, Economic Independence, and Personal Safety – life changingsubjects that are covered minimally, if at all, in most schools, and are seldom the focus of extra-curricular programs, which tend to address sports, music and art. Skill development and knowledge acquisition are measured with research-based outcome tools.At JGCC, we believe that girls who are fully empowered and live in a girl-friendly culture are less likely to be victimized and more likely to grow into healthy, independent adults.
Budget  $125,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Females At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success  GISA’sAction for Safetycourse includes an 18-item pre/post-test for girls and an evaluation by parents. On average, girls increase their test scores by 10 points, or one whole grade level. Parents report results like these: “She learned she is powerful;” “She has learned to speak up and defend herself without yelling;” and “I have seen a rise in confidence.”


InMedia Literacy/Girls Make the Message, pre/post-tests reveal that girls develop critical thinking and resiliency to counteract stereotypes. Also, participants conclude the workshop by filming Public Service Announcements of their own creation, in which they demonstrate and uphold their newly-acquired personal convictions, regardless of how the media or people around them may try to degrade those beliefs. One girl wrote on her program evaluation:“I’ve learned that girls aren’t just dress-up dolls for the media to use. I like looking the way I look. My personality is the best part of me; that – and my self-confidence.”

Program Long-Term Success  Created by educators and researchers at the Girls Inc. national office, GISA’s programs are designed to help girls make personal transformations. In some cases, that means having better communication skills, improved self-images, or greater confidence in financial transactions. In other cases, participants are emboldened to pursue their dreams more publicly, such as by launching new ventures for their own fulfillment or financial gain, or by leading others in support of a cause.
Program Success Monitored By  After each program, GISA program staff measure the extent to which girls (1) learned new information and skills, (2) changed their attitudes and values, and (3) were satisfied with the experience. The researched-based survey tools we use, including pre/post-tests, were created by curriculum developers at Girls Inc. national. We also seek evaluative information from key adults in the participants’ lives. 
Examples of Program Success  One 5thgrade participant recently began her own dog-walking business after attendingE3/Entrepreneurship. She had first walked her neighbor’s dog as a favor, yet had never considered the activity as a business idea until coming to GISA. Afterwards, she printed business cards, promoted her service, and took the idea to the next level. Her confidence, creativity, and initiative have led to new customers and modest income.

Greater Newburyport High Risk Response Team (HRRT)

Pioneered by JGCC, the HRRT is an innovative alternative to the traditional domestic violence shelter system. Through our proven approach, even highly threatened victims can remain safely in their communities, where they often have jobs, school-aged children and social supports, instead of leaving all that is familiar behind in order to hide. Our model improves the traditional response by (1) giving victims a safe, socially just alternative to shelters, (2) holding offenders more accountable, and (3) recognizing that domestic violence homicides are predictable and preventable. Methods includerisk assessments; lethality indicators; multidisciplinary collaboration with law enforcement, the courts, hospitals, batterer’s intervention, and other social service organizations; and careful monitoring and containment of batterers. For its record of success, the Greater Newburyport HRRT has received national recognition, and JGCC now assists communities across the nation to adopt the model.
Budget  $74,583.00
Category  Crime & Legal, General/Other Family Violence Prevention
Population Served Victims Offenders/Ex-Offenders At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success  In a 12-month period, the HRRT screens hundreds of cases and intervenes in about 40 of the most lethal ones.These cases are continuously evaluated and monitored using risk assessments, affidavits, anecdotal evidence, and the expertise of the HRRT members, who meet at least monthly. In between meetings, team members exchange case updates via email and crisis-oriented conference calls. Team members, in turn, share vital information and response plans with their respective departments.


In a follow-up interview, one victim described the benefit of our approach with these words:“Because he had several outstanding warrants the police were able to arrest him without ever putting me in the middle – something I was extremely grateful for. The High Risk Team was able to work together to get the best outcome for me and my child, and they did it by keeping me out of the picture until I eventually became strong enough to stand up to him. For that I will be forever grateful.”

Program Long-Term Success   The Greater Newburyport HRRT surpasses the results of any other region in MA and improves the rate of domestic violence homicides compared to prior periods. The program save lives and also provides a measure of stability to the victims’ families, workplaces, and neighborhoods by intervening in predictably dangerous situations.

Of the 106 high risk victims assisted in 6 years:

·        93% remained in the community (didn’t have to seek shelter)

·        92% were not re-assaulted

·        74% had criminal justice intervention

·        0 homicides occurred 

With support from the Executive Office of Public Safety and leadership from District Attorneys Gerard Leone (Middlesex County) and Jonathan Blodgett (Essex County),JGCC has helped replicate this model program. More than 20 HRRTs have formed in MA and 3,000 law enforcement officers and advocates have been trained on the HRRT’s principles of risk assessment.

Program Success Monitored By  The program is monitored by JGCC Staff, who publish an annual “Safety & Accountability Report” in which results are documented.
Examples of Program Success   The program has gained national recognition for its track record of success:

·        Citizens Bank and New England Cablevision Champions in Action Award, September 2008

·        National Network to End Domestic Violence Spirit in Advocacy Award, October 2008

·        Mary Byron Celebrating Solutions Award, 2009

·        Domestic Violence High Risk Team Model lauded by Vice President Biden at White House Event, October 2011

·        CEO named Champion of Change at White House Event, October 2012

Legal Advocacy & Representation

The Legal Services Program ensures that victims of domestic violence are fairly served by the court system and that further victimization (which could easily occur as a result of limited financial resources or legal inexperience) is avoided. Critical assistance is provided on 3 levels: (1) Legal Consultation and Representation, whereby staff attorneys provide consultation and representation to victims meeting Federal Poverty Guidelines and having pressing needs for free, expert assistance on matters involving divorce, custody, child support and visitation; (2) the Pro Bono Panel of Community Attorneys, through which JGCC refers relatively straight-forward cases to local attorneys who are trained and mentored by JGCC; and (3) District Court Advocacy, whereby highly trained, volunteer advocates are stationed at the District Court to reassure victims, explain the restraining order process, help file abuse prevention orders and conduct safety planning.
Budget  $137,000.00
Category  Crime & Legal, General/Other Legal Services
Population Served At-Risk Populations Females Families
Program Short-Term Success    In FY13,

·        Court Advocates will help 175 adults by providing 5 days/wk coverage (100 hrs/mo) at the District Court. In addition to helping walk-in clients, they’ll maintain a resource center with materials on domestic violence, supervised visitation sites, and local resources.  

·        Staff Attorneys will provide legal support and/or representation to 180 victims of domestic violence in contested hearings at local District, Probate, and Family courts.

·        Staff Attorneys will provide pro se advocacy tohundreds of clients, including hotline callers, who need legal advice and information, yet not representation.

·        Approximately 10 new Court Advocates and 10 new pro bono community Attorneys will be recruited, trained, and mentored.The Pro Bono Panel will expand the capacity of the program by accepting 15 cases per year.

Program Long-Term Success   Access to legal expertise is the most enduring means of protecting and liberating victims from their batterers. (According to the Wisconsin State Bar, every $1 spent on representation for victims of domestic violence saves the government about $9 that would otherwise need to be spent dealing with the consequences of ongoing abuse.) When victims receive favorable court decisions, they can move on in life.The legal solutions we offer are life-changing, with more enduring results than temporary interventions like shelters.By having attorneys and therapists work side-by-side, we’ve achieved a record of success in helping victims and their children stay together and remain safely in the community as they begin their lives again in peace.
Program Success Monitored By   Statistics on service delivery and case disposition are reviewed monthly by JGCC staff, and anecdotal feedback is routinely collected via client satisfaction surveys.
Examples of Program Success  Svetlana is a 28 year-old, immigrant who graduated from dental school in Romania. Shortly after arriving in MA with a green card and plans to pursue professional licensure, she met Mike, and they married within months. Initially sweet and attentive, Mike turned out to be a batterer. JGCC helped Svetlana obtain a restraining order and find new living arrangements, while Mike was charged with assault. JGCC’s attorney filed motions for divorce on Svetlana’s behalf and collaborated with Neighborhood Legal Services (immigration specialists) to assist her in applying for a U-Visa, which gives victims temporary legal status and work eligibility for up to 4 years. JGCC also collaborated with the District Attorney’s office tohelp Svetlana participate in the criminal proceeding.Once depressed, feeling worthless and living in constant fear, Svetlana is now supported and empowered. She has passed the first set of required dental exams and is on the path to her chosen career.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center is recognized as having a proven, solution focused approach to domestic violence prevention which is eveident in its programs and services in several ways:
 • Our services are accessible, local and fully focused on what victims need. We provide services for immediate needs including advocacy and crisis intervention as well as longer term services to help victims cope with trauma, restore their self esteem, establish financial stability and rebuild their independence.
 • We focus on life-changing solutions with longer, more profound results than temporary solutions like the more traditional approach of providing temporary shelter. • We engage youth through a variety of programs that are designed to help them heal from trauma and develop new skills, build self-esteem and move forward into healthier relationships; and we offer guidance and support to help prevent young girls from becoming victims at an early age.
• We have established a unique Legal Services program that provides free access to legal services so that victims always know their full rights within the law.
 • We have created a nationally recognized Domestic Violence High Risk Team Model that successfully focuses on those who are most at risk of being physically harmed or killed.


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Suzanne C. Dubus
CEO Term Start July 1995
CEO Email
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Kelly Dunne Chief of Operations --
Mr. Christopher Gagnon Director of Finance --
Ms. Elizabeth Morin Director of Administration --
Ms. Ellen Oliver Interim Director of Development --


Award Awarding Organization Year
Champion of Change The White House 2011
Spirit of Advocacy Award National Network to End Domestic Violence 2010
Celebrating Solutions Award Mary Byron Foundation 2009
Champion in Action Citizen's Bank and New England Cable News 2009


Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 13
Number of Part Time Staff 8
Number of Volunteers 180
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 20
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 18
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

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

Risk Management Provisions


Reporting and Evaluations

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


Board Chair Ms. Paula Katkin
Board Chair Company Affiliation One Pica
Board Chair Term Sept 2012 - Sept 2013
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Heather Affolter Community Volunteer Voting
Richard Bazirgan Richard Dean Associates Voting
Paula Bishop TD Bank Voting
Susan Esco Chandler Community member Voting
Rebecca Collins Institution for Savings Voting
Stephen Cote Institution for Savings Voting
Susan Diamantopoulos Mass. Dept. of Children and Families --
Suzanne Dubus Chief Executive Officer Voting
Valorie Faretra Consultant Voting
Ken Halkin Consultant Voting
Peter Hoyt Community Member Voting
Paula Katkin Consultant Voting
Matt Khatib MK Benatti Jewelers Voting
Jeannie Moak Anna Jaques Hospital Voting
Francee Quinlan Community Volunteer Voting
Cyndi Barry Rubenfeld Circle Furniture Voting
Scott Signore Matter Communications Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 16
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 1 Middle Eastern
Gender Female: 11
Male: 6
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 50%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • --
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center is governed by a board of directors. The leadership roles of the board of directors are: president; vice-president; treasurer and secretary. The board of directors oversees the financial matters; sets policies and guides in the creation and monitoring of the short-term and long-term strategies of the Crisis Center. The board of directors also is in charge of hiring and supporting the chief executive officer. The board of directors meets no less than ten times per year; serves for a term of 3-5 years and must step down for at least one year after the fifth year. In 2010, the board of directors created and approved a 100-page governance policy that documents the organizational policies related to whistle-blowing; diversity; confidentiality; role clarification; financial policies; fund development policies; security and risk management polices among others.

Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2012 to June 30, 2013
Projected Income $1,851,030.00
Projected Expense $1,862,485.00
Form 990s

2012 Form 990

2011 Form 990

2010 Form 990

2009 Form 990

Audit Documents

2012 Audited Financials

2011 Audited Financials

2010 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Total Revenue $1,477,395 $1,541,290 $1,456,395
Total Expenses $1,742,100 $1,582,343 $1,382,578

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $657,292 $618,155 $856,117
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $657,292 $618,155 $856,117
Individual Contributions $577,687 $714,770 $379,747
Indirect Public Support $11,250 -- $24,000
Earned Revenue $44,082 $45,629 $54,566
Investment Income, Net of Losses $9,534 $9,068 $9,692
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $177,550 $153,481 $131,672
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- $187 $601

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Program Expense $1,241,965 $1,232,258 $1,077,157
Administration Expense $211,030 $119,567 $65,456
Fundraising Expense $289,105 $230,518 $239,965
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.85 0.97 1.05
Program Expense/Total Expenses 71% 78% 78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 20% 16% 17%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Total Assets $418,748 $638,844 $763,868
Current Assets $197,775 $844,633 $505,772
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $109,378 $59,380 $88,124
Total Net Assets $309,370 $579,464 $675,744

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

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

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1.81 14.22 5.74

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

For the FY10 and FY11 audit, the independent auditors issued a qualification to their opinion regarding the accounting method of record multi-year pledges to record revenues on these pledges when actual cash is received.  Please review the auditors opinion for further information.

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


Other Documents

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The Impact tab is a section on the Giving Common added in October 2013; as such the majority of nonprofits have not yet had the chance to complete this voluntary section. The purpose of the Impact section is to ask five deceptively simple questions that require reflection and promote communication about what really matters – results. The goal is to encourage strategic thinking about how a nonprofit will achieve its goals. The following Impact questions are being completed by nonprofits slowly, thoughtfully and at the right time for their respective organizations to ensure the most accurate information possible.

1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?


2. What are your strategies for making this happen?


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


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


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