Toronto, ON M6P 1A4
Founder: Mary Jo Leddy
Director: Jenn McIntyre
Charitable Reg. #: 13447 0939 RR0001
Grade: D+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #2
Avg. Compensation $58,139
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Romero House:
Established in 1993, Toronto Refugee Community Non-Profit Homes and Services, also known as Romero House, provides housing, settlement and advocacy services to refugees in Toronto. Romero House acts as a bridge between shelters and long-term housing for refugees. Romero House’s programs include transitional housing and walk-in services at 4 houses in the west-end of Toronto. The houses are divided into living units where families can stay until their refugee hearing. In total, Romero House has 10 apartments available for refugee families.
Most families are in Romero House’s transitional housing program for one year, during which time they are assisted in refugee determination processes and in establishing their lives in Canada. The walk-in program aims to help refugees that are not necessarily living in Romero House, but require help in settlement assistance, finding legal help, and accessing food banks, among other needs. Romero House has a weekly food bank and clothing boutique that is also available to walk-in clients.
Romero House works to build a community among the residents, staff, volunteers and neighbours. Activities for this purpose include monthly social gatherings, activities for kids, support groups for women, summer camps, weekend getaways, and seasonal holiday events. Interns run these programs and provide most of Romero House's support services. The charity attempts to break away from the typical employee-client model of social work by having the interns live in the same houses as refugees.
Toronto Refugee Community Non-Profit Homes and Services (Romero House) is a micro-cap charity with $148k in donations. Municipal government funding contributed $367k (62% of revenue) in F2016 and includes grants from the Homeless Initiative Fund and Social Housing Subsidies. Administrative costs were 31% of revenues and fundraising costs were 12% of donations. As such, for every $1 donated, 57 cents went to the cause. This does not fall within Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range for overhead spending.
The charity’s interest-bearing liability (mortgage) exceeds its liquid assets, resulting in funding reserves of ($114k). Romero House cannot fund program costs without the support of donations and government grants. Romero House has $827k in mortgage payable, including $56k due during F2017.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Romero House. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 26, 2017 by Juliana Badovinac.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||31.4%||24.7%||24.6%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||11.6%||11.2%||18.2%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||(36.4%)||(72.3%)||(91.4%)|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Fees for service||59,592||67,273||60,950|
|Cash flow from operations||34,868||44,019||12,747|