Alice Housing

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

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

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Social 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

Most recent audited financial statements available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Program Cost Coverage

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #5

Avg. Compensation $48,603

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 4
< $40k 1
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Alice Housing:

Founded in 1983, Alice Housing provides secure second stage housing and supportive counselling to women and children who have suffered from domestic abuse. The charity has 18 units across Halifax, and has helped over 900 families since its inception.

Alice Housing's Safe Housing program provides affordable, unmarked, security-enabled units to women and children. It provides mandatory individual and family counselling, paired with programming focused on recovery, education, housing, budgeting, financial management and legal advice. In F2015, 10 women and children successfully moved out of the program, with 8 families moving into long-term housing solutions.

The charity also offers counselling specific to women in its Live Safe program. In F2015, this program provided 298 one-on-one therapy appointments and supported 542 telephone crisis calls. It also provided 59 trauma-informed group sessions over 641 hours. The program provided 24 empowerment workshops for activities such as yoga and self-defence. Over the year, the Live Safe program also provided advocacy and support on 255 occasions.

Alice Housing's Healing the Bruises program provides counselling for children through art and play therapy, recreational activities and one-on-one counselling. In F2015, 203 children received one-on-one counselling, and the mothers received 140 hours of coaching and support.

Alice Housing's Community Navigator program provides support for women once they leave the program and are reintegrating into their communities. In F2015, the program provided support on 192 occasions, and delivered 17 community and school presentations.

Financial Review:

Alice Housing is a small-cap charity, with donations of $335k in F2015. In F2015, 33% of its revenues came from government funding. Its administrative costs are 7% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 9% of donations. For every $1 donated to Alice Housing, 85 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci's reasonable range. Its funding reserves of $255k results in a program cost coverage ratio of 54%. This means that Alice Housing can fund 6 months of its programs using existing reserves, indicating a need for donations.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Alice Housing. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 25, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.6%10.0%10.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 8.9%13.9%15.4%
Program cost coverage (%) 54.3%30.7%7.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 334,653454,565308,097
Government funding 217,23555,86461,725
Fees for service 96,134109,76294,527
Investment income 5,7708,3707,209
Total revenues 653,792628,561471,558
Program costs 470,390435,434383,630
Administrative costs 42,42061,69947,095
Fundraising costs 29,76863,01547,516
Other costs 0361123
Cash flow from operations 111,21468,052(6,806)
Funding reserves 255,360133,60926,745
Note: Ci has adjusted amortization affecting expenses by ($9k) in F2015, by ($13k) in F2014, and by ($27k) in F2013.

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