Domestic Violence Program, Inc.
2106 East Main Street
Murfreesboro TN 37130
Mission Statement
The mission of the Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center (DVSA Center) is to protect victims, prevent violence, and empower survivors. We accomplish that by providing citizens of Rutherford County with the resources and assistance necessary to effectively deal with the personal, social, and legal implications of victimization by domestic violence and sexual assault.
 
 DVSA Center has been serving people in Rutherford County for over 30 years. Outreach, education, awareness, and direct client services around the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault are primary focus areas. This includes providing 24-hour crisis lines for domestic violence and sexual assault, emergency safe shelter, court advocacy, counseling, sexual assault hospital accompaniment, bilingual services, and follow up services. All services are provided year round to benefit the general  welfare of the community and at no cost to the client. No fees are collected for any service we provide. 
 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Karen Lampert
Board Chair Ms Mitzi Mayberry
Board Chair Company Affiliation Verizon Wireless
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1986
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
 
 
Projected Expenses $725,000.00
Projected Annual Revenue $725,000.00 (2018)
Statements
Mission
The mission of the Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center (DVSA Center) is to protect victims, prevent violence, and empower survivors. We accomplish that by providing citizens of Rutherford County with the resources and assistance necessary to effectively deal with the personal, social, and legal implications of victimization by domestic violence and sexual assault.
 
 DVSA Center has been serving people in Rutherford County for over 30 years. Outreach, education, awareness, and direct client services around the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault are primary focus areas. This includes providing 24-hour crisis lines for domestic violence and sexual assault, emergency safe shelter, court advocacy, counseling, sexual assault hospital accompaniment, bilingual services, and follow up services. All services are provided year round to benefit the general  welfare of the community and at no cost to the client. No fees are collected for any service we provide. 
 
Background
The Domestic Violence Center of Rutherford County was started in  1986. Deborah Johnson was the program founder and served as the Executive Director for 30 years until 2016. The program started with a tiny, one room office, with only a desk and a phone, two salaries, and limited services funded by VOCA. in 1988, Two safe houses were added. After 15 years of hard advocacy work, in 2003 the program was able to build an emergency, confidential, safe shelter - deemed The Bernard House. In 2007, Domestic Violence Program merged with Sexual Assault Services, becoming a dual program that provided hospital accompaniment, counseling, and court advocacy services to victims of sexual assault and stalking, in addition to domestic violence. The organization continues to grow and mold to fit the needs of its growing and changing community, to better assist the women, men, and children who find themselves in the crisis and critical situation of domestic violence and sexual assault. 
Impact Domestic violence causes more injury to women than all rapes, muggings and auto accidents combined. One in four women will be a victim of domestic violence. Annually 8.8 million children witness this violence in their home. These children are 30% more likely to be arrested for a violence crime as an adult. In Rutherford County the Domestic Violence Program is the only agency that provides specific services to these victims. We served 1216 women, 199 men and 770 children in 2004-05. The agency provides immediate access to safety for victims through its 24-hour crisis line and safe shelter.Over 8000 crisis calls were taken Advocates are available weekdays to assist Petitioners file Orders of Protection in Rutherford and Cannon Counties.602 victims were assisted with court in 2004-05. Three significant goals for the current year are 1.The Domestic Violence Program has set a significant local donor and fundraising goal for the new year. We have been over 70% grant funded in past years. This year we will drop to 58% grant funding and raise our fundraising and local donations to 22% and our Foundation support to 13%. 2. We have set a goal to serve our more disenfranchised clients including victims who have drug and alcohol histories, are elderly, disabled and limited English speaking. These are difficult victims to serve in a shelter environment and through the courts and abusers have an easier time controlling them. 3. We plan to follow our clients for up to nine months following shelter or court advocacy and provide victims with a safety net. Victims are in the greatest danger after leaving batterers. In 2016 we celebrated 30 years of service to the community.  Plans are underway to provide a 35th Jubilee celebration year in 2021 to showcase our work and growth in the community.  Efforts are underway to complete a 5 year refurbishment plan for the shelter-new paint, carpet and furnishings for a new updated look and feel.
Needs
1.  $50,000 in financial support for the refurbishment efforts of the shelter.  Sponsorship and naming rights associated with the support.
2. Individuals with expertise in Human Resources, Marketing, Fundraising, Building Management and Accounting/Finance to serve on our board of directors or provide support assistance. 
3.  Volunteers to assist with special events, administrative services, direct client services and shelter support.
4.  Donation of a mini-van in good working order to assist with client transportation to court, medical appointments, job interviews and social services appointment.
5.  On-going financial support supplements grant funding to allow us to provide free direct services and focus efforts on client support and trauma informed care to help survivors. 
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Financial support of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center allows us to provide free, healing services to assist survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Protective, healing services which include counseling, court advocacy, 24-hour crisis lines, and emergency shelter. Financial donations give us the ability to assist each individual or family's unique, immediate needs, such as medical assistance, transportation, and basic clothing and hygiene essentials. Financial support also allows us to expand the number of people we can serve.
 
In-kind donations aid the center in covering individuals and families basic needs during their shelter stay, and sexual assault survivors clothing upon a hospital examination. Our immediate needs are ever changing based on our unique clients and generous community. Visit our website, www.dvpshelter.org, click GIVE, for our wishlist and other ways to support the center. 
 
Volunteers are always needed to assist the center with each area of the agency. Volunteers are truly vital to Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center, and there is an important role available for anyone looking to get involved. Volunteer service areas include; shelter support, nutrition support, sexual assault advocacy, domestic violence victim advocacy, children's program assistance, office support, community engagement, special events, and more! Visit our website, www.dvpshelter.org, click GET INVOLVED, to complete our volunteer application.  
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Human Services / Family Violence Shelters and Services
Secondary Organization Category Crime & Legal - Related / Spouse Abuse Prevention
Tertiary Organization Category Mental Health & Crisis Intervention / Sexual Assault Services
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Rutherford
Our primary service area is Rutherford County,  Tennessee, which has seen a huge explosion of growth within the past 10 years. The 2017 census report estimates population size at 310,750; placing the area in the top five of the state's largest communities. Rutherford County is a mixture of suburban (83%) and rural areas (17%) with diversified employment. Demographic breakdown is predominately white (75%), followed by African  American (12%), Hispanic/Latino (7%), Asian (3%), and other (2%). 
CEO Statement I am excited to have been selected to serve as the organization's 2nd Executive Director.  Deb Johnson, Founding Executive Director retired after 30 years of dedicated service to the organization in October 2016.  I joined her in August of 2016 to transition full-time into the position at the end of October.  I am extremely proud of the legacy the organization has in the community as well as the strength of the caring and dedicated staff and board of directors.  We have developed strong partnerships and working relationships in the community that allow us to provide the best in trauma informed services.  We are proud of our ability to provide Court Advocacy services and  Orders of Protection and the growth and expansion of our Sexual Assault Services.  Our shelter is one of the larger shelters in the state and one of the few shelters that can adequately accommodate male victims as well as  victims with service animals or handicap accessibility needs.
Programs
Description Advocates provide supportive services to enable healing from domestic or sexual violence.  Our court advocates review legal options, assist with filing Orders of  Protection, and help throughout the court process.  Sexual Assault Advocates provide information, and offer assistance and emotional support through the medical or legal process.  Shelter advocates ensure immediate safety and urgent safe sheltering needs.
Category Crime & Legal, General/Other Family Violence Prevention
Population Served Victims, ,
Description Emergency shelter is provided for those who find themselves fearing for their safety in their home due to domestic violence.  We operate one of the largest safe shelters in the state, providing women, men and children a safe haven from violence.  
Category Housing, General/Other Emergency Shelter
Population Served Victims, ,
Description Counseling is integral in the healing process for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. we offer individual counseling, crisis counseling, and support groups throughout the year.
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Family Violence Counseling
Population Served , ,
Description Crisis lines are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Our trained advocates and staff are available to listen, answer questions, provide emergency support, and assist in safety planning.
Category Crime & Legal, General/Other Family Violence Prevention
Population Served Victims, ,
CEO Comments The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center removes the financial barriers for those seeking safety, healing and recovery from domestic violence and sexual assault.  Our program provides free quality services that are based on best practices and trauma informed standards.  All services are victim-centered with the focus of empowerment, hope and healing. We are proud to be the only dual service provider in Rutherford County to specifically address both domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, protection and empowerment services.
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms Mitzi Mayberry
Company Affiliation Verizon Wireless
Term July 2016 to July 2019
Email mitzi.mayberry@vzw.com
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Ms Cheryl Bradley Voting
Ms Beth Cope Charity CircleNonVoting
Dr Kathleen Darby Voting
Ms Christie Fox Franklin Synergy BankVoting
Ms Sherry Galloway Rutherford South HospitalVoting
Mr Willis Gibbs retiredVoting
Mr Gabe Helms Voting
Mr Kelvin Jones Murfreesboro PoliceVoting
Dr Elizabeth La Roche PhysicanVoting
Mr Paul Mongold Murfreesboro PoliceVoting
Ms Erin Rains Voting
Mr Britt Reed Rutherford Co PoliceVoting
Ms Olivia Schade Charity CircleVoting
Ms Rachel Sellers Voting
Ms Colleen Smith Charity CircleNonVoting
Mr Chanto Sourinho Murffreesboro SchoolsVoting
Ms TaRita Wright Voting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 80%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 90%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Advisory Board
Executive
Finance
Staff Development
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability & D and O & Umbrella or Excess & Automobile & Professional
Computer Equipment & Software
Directors & Officers Policy
Special Event Liability
Workers Compensation & Employers' Liability
CEO Comments The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center is governed by an 18 member board of directors. The Board of Directors has the responsibility of establishing policy for and overseeing the operation of the organization and employs and supervises the executive director. Directors are elected for a period of three years. Board committees consist of an Executive, Fundraising, Awareness, Staff and Board Development, and Asset Management with additional ad-hoc committees added as necessary. Board members are strategically recruited to ensure board diversity, professionalism and representation of our services with a passion for our mission and cause. Board members represent survivors, elected officials, physicians, law enforcement, community partners, business and corporate professionals. Interested members go through an application process, interview and board vote/approval before being selected to serve on the board. 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Karen Lampert
Term Start Aug 2016
Email klampert@dvpshelter.org
Experience

Ms. Lampert comes to our organization with over 18 years of service in the nonprofit sector including Read to Succeed, Girl Scouts and the Anti-Drug Coalition of Rutherford County. In 2010 she moved to Riverside, CA where she served as the Executive Director for the YMCA where she managed a $1.2m operational budget, staff of 54 employees and coordination of wellness programs and community events. She is experienced with operational office management, grant writing and outcome management developing community engagement and delivering strong fiscal performance. She possesses a Masters degree form Tennessee Tech and a Bachelors form MTSU.

Staff
Full Time Staff 11
Part Time Staff 4
Volunteers 50
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 80%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Yes
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Yes
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 3
When was Strategic Plan adopted? 2016
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? No
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Mary Stroble Vol Award FinalistCNM1990
Organization of the YearMurfreesboro Muslim Youth2017
Senior Staff
Title Sexual Assault Conselor
Experience/Biography
Title Special Court Advocate
Experience/Biography
CEO Comments The professional staff of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center bring over 50 years of combined experience, knowledge, expertise and dedication to provide quality trauma informed care to prevent violence, protect victims and empower survivors. We are invested in on-going professional development and training for staff and volunteers to ensure client services are implemented based on proven best practices, innovative and trauma informed. We employ a culture of we-care to ensure staff take time to care for themselves to reduce stress and vicarious trauma.  We strive to  provide a supportive caring environment for clients, staff and volunteers.
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30 2018
Projected Revenue $725,000.00
Projected Expenses $725,000.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 0%
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$54,575$78,000$0
Government Contributions$433,769$445,842$425,891
Federal$357,609$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$76,160$0$0
Unspecified$0$445,842$425,891
Individual Contributions$259,734$282,065$236,276
$0$0$71,388
$5,504$6,436$7,850
Investment Income, Net of Losses($1,064)$387$4,075
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$1,039$7,001$6,478
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$726,980$743,584$685,476
Administration Expense$108,593$103,477$101,229
Fundraising Expense$6,114$6,201$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.900.960.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%87%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%1%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,549,961$1,615,552$1,654,712
Current Assets$114,760$129,669$117,411
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$31,530$8,991$14,620
Total Net Assets$1,518,431$1,606,561$1,640,092
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.6414.428.03
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFederal Government Grants $357,609Government Grants $445,842Government Grants $425,891
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountDonations $259,734Donations $282,065Other Contributions, Gifts & Grants $236,276
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountLocal Government Grants $76,160Foundations & Corporations $78,000Indirect Public Support (United Way) $71,388
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Goal $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires Dec 2017
Solicitations Permit
Charitable Solicitations
Organization Comments
100% of the operational revenue to support services for The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center comes from grants, donors and fundraising activities.  There are no "fees for service" revenue generated for the organization.  The Executive Director and Board of Directors recognize financial stability and revenue diversification is crucial to the long term sustainability of the organization.  To this end the Executive Director and Board have implemented a series of actions to assist the organization in moving towards a stronger financial foundation.  Implemented in 2016 the organization purchased and began implementing Donor Perfect donor management software to track donors, build strategic relationships and implement annual donor campaigns and appeals.  In 2017, with assistance from a consultant, we have developed and began implementing a formalized Development and Marketing Plan to increase exposure and opportunities.   A comprehensive and better aligned budget was prepared and approved for FY 2017-2018 with a board supported development goal of $95,000.   In addition the organization has recently been notified they are the named beneficiaries of a significant estate settlement.  Proceeds from this settlement should be available to the organization in late 2017.  The Board has established an Asset Committee to review and establish long term goals related to planned use of these funds.
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
Beginning in 2011, financial data taken from audited financial statements.
Schedule B removed from Form 990 to protect donor privacy.
Financials completed by Tim Montgomery, CPA PLLC.
Comment provided by Elizabeth Madsen 11/10/16
Nonprofit Domestic Violence Program, Inc.
Address 2106 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Primary Phone (615) 896-7377
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Karen Lampert
Board Chair Ms Mitzi Mayberry
Board Chair Company Affiliation Verizon Wireless
Year of Incorporation 1986

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