Alice House

P.O. Box 333
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3Y5
Executive Director: Heather Byrne
Board Co-Chair: Theresa Hawkesworth

Charitable Reg. #: 11929 8693 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Women
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Results Reporting

Grade: B+

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity's website [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #8

Avg. Compensation $41,225

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 3
< $40k 5
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Alice House:

Founded in 1983, Alice House (AH), formerly Alice Housing, helps women and children leaving abusive homes by offering safe, affordable housing and counselling. The charity reports helping over 900 families since its inception. AH runs three core programs for women – Live Safe, Safe Housing and Community Navigator. The charity also runs a kids’ program called Healing the Bruises.

Alice Housing’s Live Safe program offers one-on-one therapeutic counselling and group therapy sessions for women leaving abusive homes. The charity reported 325 one-on-one counselling appointments and 43 group sessions in F2016. Alice Housing also advocated on behalf of abused women to social workers, health care workers, insurers, courts, and law enforcement organizations on 187 occasions. The charity reports a total of 1029 Live Safe hours in F2016.

The Safe Housing program offers abused women and children affordable housing. The charity runs 18 units in Halifax. In F2016, 25 children and 15 women moved into Safe Housing units, while 12 women and 22 children moved out. Of the families that left, 8 moved onto long-term housing solutions. Safe Housing also gives family counselling sessions, money management sessions and legal advice to its clients.

Healing the Bruises is a kids’ counselling and support program for children from abusive homes. In F2016, the charity gave 246 one-on-one counselling appointments and 174 hours of parent coaching on how to help their children cope with abuse.

Alice Housing's Community Navigator program supports women once they leave AH's programs and are reintegrating into their communities. In F2016, the program delivered 47 community and school presentations, helped current and past Alice Housing clients on 329 occasions, helped women with direct court support on 11 occasions, and educated 680 high school students on recognizing domestic violence through interactive workshops.

Financial Review:

Alice Housing is a micro-cap charity with total donations of $361k in F2016. Administrative costs are 7% of revenues and fundraising costs are 9% of donations. Of every donated dollar, $0.84 goes to the cause, which falls well within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity’s funding reserves of $370k can cover only 72% of annual program costs, showing a funding need.

This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Alice Housing. Comments and changes may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 10, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.8%6.6%10.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 8.8%8.9%13.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 72.1%56.5%33.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 360,754334,653454,565
Government funding 217,572217,23555,864
Fees for service 110,56496,134109,762
Investment income 195,7708,370
Total revenues 688,909653,792628,561
Program costs 513,378470,392435,434
Administrative costs 46,95842,42261,699
Fundraising costs 31,63329,76863,015
Other costs 00361
Cash flow from operations 96,940111,21068,052
Funding reserves 370,112265,952147,495
Note: Ci adjusted program costs for amortization, reducing total expenses by $11k in F2016, $9k in F2015 and $13k in F2014.

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