Center For Abuse & Rape Emergencies Of Charlotte County, Inc (C.A.R.E.)
PO Box 510234
Punta Gorda FL 33951-0234
Mission

      The mission of C.A.R.E. is to help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes in Charlotte County, Florida.

            The goal of C.A.R.E. is to create safety in our community by helping survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes, and to promote non-violent relationships by education and example. 
 


Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Karen McElhaney
Board Chair Bobbi Bevis
Board Chair Affiliation The Bevis Group RE/MAX Harbor Realty
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
C.A.R.E.
Former Names
Charlotte County Rape Crisis Center
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1985
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes July 2017
State Registration Yes Sept 2017
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $1,075,839.00
Projected Expenses $1,075,839.00
Impact Statement

1.      Goal: All victims (adults, children, women, men, LGBT) of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault and all other violent crimes in Charlotte County will have access to timely essential services and follow-up needed to ensure their safety and recovery.


Measurement: During 2015, C.A.R.E. advocates responded to and/or provided:

2073 Domestic Violence Hotline Calls

265 Sexual Violence Helpline Calls

35 hospital responses

1970 days of crisis safe shelter

1664 crisis counseling hours

3728 victim services counseling hours

3668 justice system counseling hours

204 Civil Legal case resolutions

2. Goal: Establish a stand-alone Rape and Sexual Violence Helpline to serve victims of rape, sexual assault, sexual violence and sexual abuse, with a dedicated call center, in 2016. In addition, establish support group services dedicated to survivors of sexual violence. Secure the services of a licensed therapist to provide counseling services designed to support recovery.

Measurement: In July 2016, the Helpline number was established and installed. Sexual Violence services brochures are being designed and printed to distribute community-wide. Marketing plans are being developed to introduce and publicize the newly dedicated Helpline number, with expectations of erecting 2 billboards promoting the Helpline in both East and West Charlotte County.

3. Goal: Reduce power-based personal violence within Charlotte County to prevent people from being hurt, assaulted and abused. Deliver Green Dot training to targeted audiences free-of-charge to them; bar and restaurant businesses, faith-based organizations, small businesses and service organizations.

Measurement: Four Green Dot facilitators are certified and ready to present the 6-hour training. The first community training was held July 6, 2016 at the Charlotte Community Foundation education center with participants from around the community. Scheduling is underway in July 2016 for additional classes.

Needs Statement

 1. Provide 24/7 compassionate support and access to healing resources for victims of rape and sexual violence, publicize a dedicated rape/sexual violence helpline number, provide support group(s) for sexual violence survivors; and continue working with law enforcement, justice system and medical community partners of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) to ensure victim-centered first response for victims of rape and sexual violence.

2. Make Civil Legal Services available to eligible victims/survivors of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking so they can make informed choices for services to increase their safety and security. Services may include dissolution of marriage, paternity, custody/visitation, name changes, housing, employment, finances, healthcare, guardianship for elder victims, immigration and application for emergency and non-emergency civil injunctions for protection.

3. Reduce power-based personal violence within our community by providing training that teaches bystanders how to intervene in situations that are potentially violent without putting themselves into the threatening situation to prevent harm to other people. “Nobody has to do everything, but everyone has to do something” to make Charlotte County a safe place for us, our neighbors, our children.

4. Maintain sustainable and compassionate assault/abuse response services to persons across the county, including outlying areas. Transportation, language/cultural challenges, income level, lack of resources treating mental illness, immigration, human trafficking are barriers to effectively provide ongoing services to victims.

5. Reintroduce violence prevention education to middle- and high-school students (at a minimum) to foster healthy relationships, ability to resolve conflicts without violence, improve self-esteem, understand the devastating impacts of bullying, and understand the negative influences and impacts of social media.

Background Statement

The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies, Inc. of Charlotte County (C.A.R.E.) began operating as the Charlotte County Rape Crisis Center in May 1983. C.A.R.E. leased a small 2-bedroom house, slated for demolition, to the Center for two years at $1.00 per year. At this time the organization was renamed The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies, Inc. (C.A.R.E)

 

The effort to replace this temporary shelter with a permanent facility began with requests to the City of Punta Gorda and to Charlotte County for Federal Revenue Sharing Funds. The City Council approved $10,000 of these funds as contribution toward building or buying a suitable facility.

 

In 2003, a State of Florida Capital Improvement Grant was granted to move ahead with needed shelter modifications. Hurricane Charley in 2004 postponed the project. Supplementary SHIP funding was approved in 2005 and the upgraded shelter/counseling facility was completed in the spring of 2007.

 

In 2004, C.A.R.E.partnered with Charlotte County Environmental and Extension Services to begin a collaborative effort to keep usable items out of landfill, and at the same time augment funding for C.A.R.E. Garage sale left-overs and other household items are welcomed for sale at the Reuse facilities located in Port Charlotte and Englewood. A partnership with The United Way of Charlotte County and Charlotte County Human Services to provide 2-1-1 non-emergency information and referral services to Charlotte County residents was formed. 

 

C.A.R.E. services include a 28-bed domestic violence shelter, transitional housing, hospital response, crisis intervention, court advocacy, crimes compensation assistance, relocation assistance, 24-hour hotline access (941-627-6000 and 941-475-6465) , civil legal assistance, information and referral, support groups for women and children, and violence prevention programming at all area high schools, some middle schools and youth organizations.

 

The organization is supported by financial contributions from the community, county and city government, The United Way, the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), the Department of Children and Families, and the Florida Department of Health, and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Mid-year 2013 we C.A.R.E. secured a grant from the US Department of Justice - Office on Violence Against Women to fund civil legal services over a 3-year period to support clients with custody and landlord disputes, divorces, or any legal issues to be dealt with in moving forward as a survivor.  Vigorous pursuit of grants and contributed services and goods means that C.A.R.E. delivers more than a dollar's worth of client services for every dollar donated. All funds are used to provide services in Charlotte County.

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Charlotte
Areas Served Comments
Services are provided to the communities of Englewood, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda and the less populated rural areas of Charlotte County.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

The C.A.R.E Board of Directors has worked diligently to set aside emergency operating funds for the agency in case they are ever needed.  Since our Agency is funded primarily with the grant funding from State and Federal sources, it is a concern that we need to prepared for if we are unable to obtain funds from these sources.

Current challenges facing the agency are dealing with funding cuts on all levels of Federal, State and local grants and funds. We need to be able to provide immediate emergency funding for civil legal services to clients in our community without Legal Aid representation. In order to accomplish this we have been working closely with outside sources and volunteers, along with additional training to new staff within the agency. We now have a part time staff member that handles planned giving and have also adopted a plan to include endowment funds. We are now offering additional Board training and retreats to understand that as a Board and Board Members, we need to remain financially responsible but also provide avenues for more fund raising and growth. We have a signature event annually and also with the help of our Auxiliary, hold monthly fund raisers.

Fortunately, our Board has very strong community ties and diversity along with a realistic sense of business. We continually monitor funding streams and have professional financial advisors helping with the investments of the Board. We welcome new ideas and are continually thriving to be a better agency and Board.

I will continue to volunteer as I believe it is one of the most well run non -profit agencies in Charlotte County and we want to continue to see it thrive and prosper. We strive to meet the needs of the victims in our Community. Our goal and commitment is to ensure the agency strength to support those in need.

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

   The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies of Charlotte County, Inc. (C.A.R.E.) is a Florida Crime Victim Services Center operating a certified domestic violence shelter, a certified rape crisis center, and providing trained victim advocates to the Office of the Sheriff, the Office of the State Attorney, and the Punta Gorda Police Department. C.A.R.E. provides comprehensive, free services including a 24-hour hotline, 24-hour medical advocacy, individual and group counseling, and legal advocacy. We also provide community awareness and prevention services through partnerships and training with organizations and communities throughout Charlotte County.

Services are provided to victims of rape and sexual assault, domestic violence, robbery, persons injured by drunk drivers, violent assaults, and families of homicide victims. Services are accessed through agency-staffed live 24-hour crisis “hotlines/helplines” and walk-in offices, as well as in law enforcement and courthouse locations. Hospital emergency response, 24-hour hotlines, shelter, and counseling were the first services established by the agency.

An ongoing unmet need for our community is the lack of affordable and/or pro bono legal services. Persons calling the State Bar Association requesting pro bono help are referred to an agency headquartered out-of-county. Understandably, provision of civil legal services is one of the most beneficial services we can provide to victims because when persons do not have access to the justice system, or have lost faith in the justice system, they frequently resort to taking issues into their own hands, often with grave results.

Ongoing funding for Civil Legal Services to Victims is the greatest financial challenge of C.A.R.E, as the only provider of victim-specific services that result from violent crime. The program includes: injunctive assistance; judgment modifications; dissolution of marriage with or without children; motions for contempt; enforcement and other legal matters; paternity and child support petitions; and name change as part of a safety plan.

C.A.R.E. has an excellent track record of identifying and responding to unmet needs, partnering in the community, fiscal responsibility, and strategic planning. Most of the challenges C.A.R.E. faces, such as provision of legal services, transportation for participants, and economic threats, are endemic in the community. C.A.R.E. administration understands and works within the philosophical understanding that what is good for the community is good for C.A.R.E., and vice versa.

Programs
Description
"Crime Victim Services Center" refers to the aggregate of three primary departments of services to crime victims provided by the C.A.R.E. agency: Domestic Violence; Sexual Assault; and Other Violent Crime. It should be noted that some services are funder specific ...i.e. the Florida Council Against Sexual Assault only funds sexual assault services. Nevertheless, many agency functions are necessarily overlapping. 

The Domestic Violence department facilitates safety and provides services for victims of domestic violence. Services include but are not limited to Emergency Shelter, 24-Hour Crisis Hotline, Relocation Services, Crisis Counseling for adults and children, Community Outreach services in Englewood, Legal Advocacy at the Justice Center Office of the State Attorney, Victim Advocacy within the Major Crimes Department of the Office of the Sheriff and Punta Gorda Police Department, Pro-Bono Civil Legal Services, and community awareness and prevention programming.
 
 
Budget $536,336
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Victims Females Families
Short Term Success
Daily success as victims of domestic violence in Charlotte County are able to enter a violence-free shelter at their time of crisis.  Local law enforcement and the State Attorney's Office have a place to refer clients; they can provide verbal and written communication to victims of domestic violence so they can get assistance to recover from victimization.
Long Term Success
A number of families are kept safe without incident at our shelter facility.
 

The National Institute of Justice report to United States Congress, "Preventing Crime - What Works, What Doesn't,"states:"Community-based programs are among the most difficult to evaluate. They may also be the most important. The cost of measuring some factors is very high....the evaluation questions of cause and effect, often stretch out over a lifetime of the targets of crime prevention efforts."

Program Success Monitoring
In 2011, 1823 hotline calls were answered for victims of domestic violence. In addition, 48 families were provided immediate safe shelter at the time of need.
Program Success Examples
A victim of domestic violence came to shelter with her young child after her husband attempted to strangle her.  She was working with a local bank, and was doing very well, and was up for a promotion.  Working with her case manager, she was able to secure relocation funds and a moving van and trailer for her car.  Working with her supervisor she was able to arrange a transfer to another city in the state.  She successfully made the move and transitioned to her new position.  She and her daughter are doing well and living violence-free.
Description

The Sexual Assault department facilitates safety and provides services for victims of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse. In addition to the services listed above, round-the-clock response is provided to area hospitals. A helpline number dedicated for victims and survivors of rape and sexual violence has been added to the call center at C.A.R.E. The Sexual Assault department provides outreach and education programs, and is creating a support group for sexual violence survivors in order to aid recovery and provide resources for their specific needs. 

Budget $152,432
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Victims Females
Short Term Success
An advocate is available for a rape victim's immediate comfort and
assistance on a 24-hour a day, 7-day a week basis for hospital responses.  This support service is always available, every day of the year.
Long Term Success
Victims of sexual assault are able to deal with trauma and move forward in their lives.  Advocates provide support through the sometimes lengthy and upsetting journey through the legal system to get justice for the crime they experienced.
 
Prevention training is presented in the local high schools and one middle school to teach and reinforce safety, respect, self-respect and how to live an emotionally healthy lifestyle.
Program Success Monitoring
In 2011, 167 hotline calls were answered for sexual assault.  In addition, 220 contacts were made to assist victims of rape, sexual assault and abuse which occured at some time in their past.  Counseling and support is provided as an immediate response, or as support for a person still feeling victimized or unable to deal with the emotions of the assault.
 
Internal satisfaction surveys are requested of all clients who receive services from our agency.  In addition, hotline calls are monitored and test calls are evaluated by our monitoring and certification agencies.
Program Success Examples
A middle-aged professional woman with a one-person office in an office condominium was raped by her landlord, during business hours in her office.  The woman was friendly to the rapist, and had advised him previously that she was married and had no interest in a relationship with him when he came on to her.  She felt guilty and did not report the rape to authorities; some months later he raped her again.  Working with her case manager she was able to create a safety plan for her office that included installing security cameras.  Her small business was doing alright but she did not have the funds to break her lease and move office locations. She was able to move forward with her feelings of shame and keep her business going; she was in control and able to feel safe in her world again. 
Description The "Other" Violent Crime department facilitates Crime Victim Compensation for expenses like funerals, medical bills, and loss of wages. Advocates provide victims of DUI, robbery, battery, and/or homicide, or their survivors, with ongoing legal advocacy through the justice process. 
Budget $109,698
Category Human Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Victims Families
Short Term Success
In the case of a victim of domestic violence or an assault, who may have visible injuries, such as a broken jaw, who shows up for a court date - our advocate can make immediate calls for medical attention and secure a physician or dentist who can treat the victim.This allows for immediate attention to the injuries and prevents issues when future medical claims are requested when there is no appearance of injury.
 

Advocates are able to immediately contact persons who are victims of any violent crime in Charlotte County, and are able to make arrangements to secure benefits to assist victims directly or their surviving family members in the case of a murder. These benefits include medical benefits, counseling support or funds to plan funeral services.

Long Term Success

The ability to provide civil legal services to victims serves as a form of prevention of violence. When people feel hopeless and that there is no way out of a bad situation, they may take matters into their own hands and more violence is often the result.

Prosecution of criminal charges for violent crimes can often take months or years to wind through the justice system. Our advocates assist victims and family members with personal support for very emotional days in court; they provide explanations for complex legal issues; and serve as a caring advocate during the most traumatic circumstances a person or family can ever experience in life.

Program Success Monitoring
In 2011, 2108 victims of violent crime in Charlotte County received direct contact and one-on-one support from advocates to advise them of opportunities for support, crime victim benefits and civil legasl support if they could not afford such services.
Program Success Examples
Using the services of contract and occasional pro bono work from attorneys, clients have been able to secure orders of protections from abusers, divorce and custody agreements have been completed, and immigration issues have been resolved so that clients legally can go to school and work.  These are the critical steps to allow clients to move forward to creating and maintaining a safe and peaceful life for themselves and their families.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Karen McElhaney
CEO Term Start Apr 2016
CEO/Executive Director Email Karen.mcelhaney@carefl.org
Experience Karen L McElhaney Experience Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies, Inc. 2016-Present Executive Director Provide victim awareness and prevention education within the community in accordance with the agency’s goals mandates and contractual obligations. Strive to sustain and enhance the capacity of the organization through grant writing endeavors and fundraising. Ensure compliance with all contracts, federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations. Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies, Inc. 2014-2016 Awareness and Prevention Coordinator Develop schedule, plan, promote, and provide outreach events and activities at community locations on a regular basis Cultivate creative approaches to providing outreach in the community Prepare and present informative prevention education programs in compliance with funding requirements Develop additional prevention activities as appropriate Promptly respond to outreach revenues as requested to provide crisis and/or referrals Ability to supervise, motivate, and train effectively; strong planning and organizational skills Pregnancy Careline Center, Port Charlotte, FL 2013—2014 Executive Director ·Keep the mission of the Pregnancy Careline Center in front of the public.In addition, maintain contacts with civic groups and organizations ·Develop and maintain day-to-day policies and procedures, keeping current with state and federal laws and regulations. ·Communicate regularly with referring and supporting agencies.Maintain current contact information for such agencies and develop strategies for enhanced relationships. Education & Training UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Oakland, PA Bachelor of Science, Major in Psychology 1979 CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, Minn., Minnesota Masters of Science Human Services with a specialization in Social and Community Services 2011
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Nancy Lisby May 1985 - Jan 2001
Kay Tvaroch - Dec 2015
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Alyssa Burns Director of Criminal & Civil Justice Services
Katherine Mena Director of Domestic Violence Programs
Maryann Parra Sexual Assault Program Manager
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 14
Part Time Staff 15
Staff Retention Rate % 64
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 1
Volunteers 23
Management Reports to Board No
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
No collaborations
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Florida Coalition Against Sexual Violence2015
Florida Department of Children and Families2016
Florida Department of Health2016
US Center for Disease Control2014
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence2015
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Outstanding Partner AgencyUnited Way of Charlotte County2016
Outstanding Partner AgencyUnited Way of Charlotte County2015
Outstanding Partner AgencyUnited Way of Charlotte County2014
Risk Management Provisions
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 2
Strategic Plan Adopted Aug 2014
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures Yes
Comments
Management Comments by Organization

Administrative and Finance Policies and Procedures are documented in both hard copy and electronic formats. Donor records are maintained in a cloud-based and secure database. Agency Leadership Team is cross-trained so they are fully knowledgeable about agency operations, budget parameters, data collection guidelines and back-up procedures should they be required to step up to direct the agency in an emergency situation.


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Board Chair
Board Chair Bobbi Bevis
Company Affiliation The Bevis Group RE/MAX Harbor Realty
Board Term June 2016 to May 2018
Board Chair Email bobbi@thebevisgroup.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Patti Allen Fishermen's Village
Cynthia Beane Presely Beane Financial Services
Rosa Benghtt Granny Nannies
Bobbi Bevis The Bevis Group/REMAX Harbor Realty
Alyson Burch Charlotte State Bank
Kim Devine Punta Gorda City Council - Vice Mayor
Judith Harris AAA Travel
Paula Hess Chair EmeritusRetired
Lynn Juillerat Cheney Brothers
Natalie Lashway Farr, Farr, Emerich, Hackett, Carr and Holmes PA
Kelly Evans Liscum Smuggler's Enterprises
Mary Grace Lorah Lee Memorial Health System
Monica Luna Marketing Arm International
Betsy McMillan Webb, Lorah & McMillan PLLC
Sheriff Bill Prummell Charlotte County Sheriff's Office
Kay Tvaroch Retired
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 1
Female 15
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Board Meeting Attendance % 82
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 81
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 69
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Finance
Investment
Endowment
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization
Staff, volunteers and Board members include survivors of violent crimes.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $1,075,839.00
Projected Expenses $1,075,839.00
Organization has Endowment Yes
Endowment Value $143,277.00
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Endowment Spending Policy % 4
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose None at this time
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
IRS Form 990s
Historical Financial Review
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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$361,402$432,332$443,009
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$98,038$0$0
Unspecified$263,364$432,332$443,009
Individual Contributions$545,925$483,551$279,495
$0$0$0
$180,435$193,446$205,926
Investment Income, Net of Losses$64,374$90,475$42,781
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$59,458$55,688$57,946
Revenue In-Kind$89,000$100,475$98,992
Other$1,027$3,240$2,773
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$990,467$971,933$894,772
Administration Expense$52,454$49,535$39,849
Fundraising Expense$6,775$12,882$8,738
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.161.221.09
Program Expense/Total Expenses94%94%95%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%1%1%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,923,997$1,824,117$1,615,293
Current Assets$444,201$358,136$234,188
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$44,661$32,066$18,593
Total Net Assets$1,879,336$1,792,051$1,596,700
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $545,925Contributions, gifts, grants $483,551Government Grants - Unspecified $443,009
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Unspecified $263,364Govertnment Grants - Unspecified $432,332Contributions, gifts, grants $279,495
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountNet Income from Sales of Inventory $183,112Net Income from Sales of Inventory $194,689Net Income from Sales of Inventory $205,926
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $0 - $50,000
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities9.9511.1712.60
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Ten years ago an endowment account was created at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.  Estate gifts received by C.A.R.E. and amounts from Board fund raising have funded this endowment account.  Annually we are given the opportunity to reinvest interest earned back into the endowment account, or to accept transfer of interest to other accounts.
 
In 2015, the Compassion for C.A.R.E. Endowment Fund  was created to manage all legacy gifts received by the Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies, Inc. Since hiring a development professional, the Champion Circle of Compassion legacy society was created. Donors who support C.A.R.E. who commit to leaving a bequest to the agency in their wills and estate plans are eligible to become members of the society. With the creation of the legacy society and the adoption of our Endowment Policy, all bequests and legacy gifts received by C.A.R.E. going forward will be placed in the endowment fun to build sustainability. 
Financial Comments by Foundation Foundations and corporations are included with individual contributions as they were not separated in the 990s or audits.  Financial figures were taken from the Federal 990s and audits.  The audited financial statements do not reconcile with the Federal tax returns.Revenue per the financial statements includes the value of donated use of facilities in the revenue computation.
Nonprofit Center For Abuse & Rape Emergencies Of Charlotte County, Inc (C.A.R.E.)
Address PO Box 510234
Punta Gorda, FL 0234
Phone 941 639-5499

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC. IS A REGISTERED 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT CORPORATION. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE (1-800-HELP-FLA) OR FROM THE WEBSITE: WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF EACH CONTRIBUTION IS RECEIVED BY THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY. REGISTRATION #SC-02471.