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

      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. 

CEO/Executive Director Karen McElhaney
Board Chair Judith Harris
Board Chair Affiliation AAA Travel
General Info
Organization DBA
Former Names
Charlotte County Rape Crisis Center
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1985
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes July 2018
State Registration Yes Sept 2022
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Determination LetterView
Other Documents
Leadership Team Resume - Wendy SilvaView
Leadership Team Resume - Alyssa BurnsView
Impact Statement
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: C.A.R.E. advocates respond on a 24/7 basis in person or to crisis calls to the Helpline and Hotline and we track annually: Domestic Violence (DV) Hotline Calls Rape/Sexual Violence (SV) Helpline Calls Hospital Responses for SV and DV Safe shelter days for victims in crisis Crisis counseling hours – one-on-one for resident clients Counseling services one-on-one for non-resident DV/SV victims and survivors, and for justice system and crimes compensation support Civil Legal Services; orders of protection and client case resolutions
Goal: Establish a plan to establish a stand-alone Rape and Sexual Assault Center to include a forensic examination center, interview room for law enforcement liaisons, shower facilities, and a survivor room for overnight stays in a safe and secure location. Such a center will provide essential and compassionate care for victims of trauma in a sensitive environment dedicated to their needs. An additional goal is to encourage more rape and sexual assault victims to come forward for help and not suffer in silence and to eliminate the fear of blaming and shaming victims.
Measurement: Assess the need for a Center to house sexual assault victim services in our local community of Charlotte County. Evaluate support from the community and C.A.R.E. Board for funding and potentially a capital campaign. Determine the span of services to be provided in such a center, and what funding mechanisms are available to support providing forensic services.

Goal: Reduce power-based personal violence within Charlotte County to prevent people from being hurt, assaulted and abused. Create Lunch & Learn prevention education and outreach training sessions targeting grandparents. It is our experience while doing community outreach that grandparents have opportunities to share healthy relationship discussions with their grandchildren, as they are often more open and honest talks than with the children’s parents. Topics would include talking to teens about healthy relationships, consent for sex and respect for others. Sessions would be free-of-charge and will provide useful resources to facilitate these discussions.
Measurement: Conduct assessment surveys of attendees to determine their comfort level having these discussions, and relevance of the resources in use. Conduct follow up surveys to assess success in delivering the messages to the teens in their lives.

Goal: Introduce opportunities in our Charlotte County community for men working together to promote gender equality and to prevent gender-based violence. Violence prevention is often viewed as a “woman’s” issue. We see it as a men’s and women’s issue. Discussions and life skills training about healthy relationships, boundaries and respect for others, and consent for sex by men in the community with other men, girls, boys, and all young adults would be a powerful message. Men educating others and serving as mentors and role models for young boys and men will send an influential message for violence prevention and making positive changes happen.
Measurement: Create a core team of men who are willing to help spread the message about healthy, violence-free relationships. Develop a schedule of presentations community-wide and have the education team deliver the training with a focus on children and teens. Create pre- and post-surveys to assess how well the message is received by the attendees with a goal of changing behaviors going forward in life.
Needs Statement

 1. Maintain ability to provide 24/7 compassionate support and access to healing resources for victims of rape and sexual violence, publicize the dedicated rape/sexual violence helpline number, provide support group(s) for sexual violence victims/survivors and secondary victims; 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. Seek additional funds to provide 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 Green Dot 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. Prevention classes are provided free-of-charge.

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, and human trafficking are barriers to effectively provide ongoing services to victims who come to C.A.R.E. for help.

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

What is C.A.R.E.?  History

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, dedicated to helping victims of sexual assault through their crises.

In 1985, we were renamed Center for Rape & Abuse Emergencies Inc. (C.A.R.E). With the help of the City of Punta Gorda, and Habitat for Humanity, a single residence transitional housing unit was completed in 2002. C.A.R.E. was awarded a Florida Capital Improvement Grant for needed shelter modifications. Hurricane Charley in 2004 postponed the project; SHIP funding was approved Charlotte County and the upgraded facility was completed in 2007.

In partnership with Charlotte County Environmental Services, Project Reuse, a collaborative effort to keep usable items out of landfill and at the same time augment funding for C.A.R.E. was established. C.A.R.E. began 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 community residents.

Services include a 24-bed domestic violence shelter, transitional housing, hospital response, crisis intervention, court advocacy, crimes compensation assistance, 24-hour Helpline/Hotline access (941-637-0404, 941-627-6000 and 941-475-6465), information and referral, and support groups for women and children. It is important that the agency continue to raise local awareness of the need for affordable or pro bono legal services and local funding for this critical assistance.

C.A.R.E. provides violence prevention and Green Dot active bystander programming, Community Outreach includes office locations in Englewood, the Office of the State Attorney in Punta Gorda, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, and the Punta Gorda Police Department. Victims seeking an injunction for protection from domestic, repeat, dating, or sexual violence, or stalking, may visit the Charlotte County Clerk of the Court for services.

C.A.R.E. remains dependent on volunteers who work directly with victims and complete prescribed online and in-house training before answering phones, visiting hospitals, and performing other one-on-one services. Other volunteers help sort and sell donated items at either of C.A.R.E.’s two ReUse store locations.

For over thirty years, Charlotte County’s has proudly supported this home-grown grass-roots effort to help those who are hurting to achieve support and healing.

Areas Served
Areas Served
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

I joined the C.A.R.E. Auxiliary about 15 years ago at the behest of a friend. I was a little intimidated because all the ladies were younger and had been involved for several years. But, they were all terrific and welcomed me.

The cause was very dear to me having been in a very abusive marriage in 1973. At that time, there was no one to speak to, not even the police. No one wanted to hear about your personal problems and they were more apt to believe your husband than you. I had good friends of ours tell me my husband told them we were never married. I guess that made what he did to me acceptable – at least in his mind.

I became more involved with the Auxiliary over the years and served as Secretary and then President for two years. During that time, I became friends with a Board member and she asked me to help her with the C.A.R.E. Ball silent auction which I worked on for several years.

I was invited to become a Board Member about six years ago. I agreed and have served as Secretary and now as Board Chair beginning in January 2017. My goal as Chair is to promote C.A.R.E. and what we do to the community. It is astounding the number of calls the Center fields for both domestic abuse and sexual assault in a community as small as ours. These crimes know no social or economic level. People need to know we are here and they need to be aware of the services we provide. No one has to go through these terrible crimes while they are here in Charlotte County. C.A.R.E. is here to help and it is my goal to make this happen.

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

My education and professional career has centered on my commitment to helping people who are in need. I envision a community and world in which everyone has the necessary resources and life guidance to develop a healthy, positive future. Often we find the underserved barely surviving, suffering from violence, living in poverty and lacking resources for education, safety and good health. By teaching useful life skills and connecting them with the right services and resources, we can help people thrive.

As the Executive Director at C.A.R.E., we are focused on building community commitment to provide services to victims and survivors and to develop and nurture healthy relationships rooted in mutual respect, consent and reasonable boundaries.

I have a BS in Psychology, an MS in Human Services and work-related experience in community outreach and awareness, mentoring young parents, families living in low-income, high-risk areas, and eliminating gender-based violence. I am a member of Zonta International, Business and Professional Women of Punta Gorda and a Board member of GFWC Punta Gorda, organizations that are dedicated to improving education opportunities and encouraging empowerment of women and girls. I personally want to improve the community I live in, and am committed to partnering with like-minded people in service to ensure every person and child has the best opportunity to succeed in life.


"Crime Victim Services Center" refers to the aggregate of three primary departments of services to victims of assault and violent crimes provided by the C.A.R.E. agency: Domestic Violence; Rape/Sexual Assault; and Other Violent Crimes. 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 provides services for victims of domestic violence. Services include but are not limited to Emergency Shelter, 24-Hour Crisis Hotline, Support Groups, 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 Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, Punta Gorda Police Department, pro-bono Civil Legal Services, and community awareness and prevention programming. Economic Justice programs provide survivors with learning opportunities related to personal finance and building savings, nutrition and cooking classes, and personal development for resumes and job seeking skills.
Budget $576,807
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. Advocates provide safety planning to prepare victims to leave abuses with a plan to avoid violence escalation. Weekly SELF curriculum based support groups assist survivors with their ongoing journey towards violence-free lives and independence from abusers.
Long Term Success
Survivors and their families are kept safe without incident at our shelter facility. In 2016, 43 adults and 48 children lived in the shelter for a total of 2,861 days; all support for daily living, case management and healing are provided free-of-charge to clients at C.A.R.E.
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 2016, 1477 Hotline calls were answered for victims of domestic violence which include immediate lethality assessment and safety planning. Information and referral calls numbered 1127, and 10 hospital response visits were handled by advocates serving victims who were there due to injuries from abusers. Individual counseling (1107 hours) was provided to non-resident survivors. Clients also have access to weekly support group sessions that are SELF curriculum-based and provide child-care to further their healing journeys. Safety planning is an ongoing part of the work between victims/survivors and advocates. 
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. This survivor is currently sending an annual donation to C.A.R.E. which she has done since her stay with our agency.

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 has implemented a weekly support group for sexual violence survivors in order to aid recovery and provide resources for their specific needs. Secondary victims of sexual assault and rape may also attend the support group meetings.

Budget $299,649
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Victims Females Males
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 or via the dedicated sexual assault Helpline. The Sexual Assault Helpline provides a personal advocate to address immediate safety of and access to resources for a rape victim at any time by a live advocate. This support service is always available, every day of the year, and services are always free-of-charge.
Long Term Success
Victims of sexual assault are able to deal with trauma and move forward in their lives with one-on-one counseling for resident and non-resident clients.  Support groups dedicated to survivors of rape and sexual assault meet weekly to address their progress dealing with trauma and its effects. The SELF curriculum-based approach has opened up greater opportunity for survivors to move forward in their healing journeys.  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 to teach and reinforce safety, respect, self-respect and how to live an emotionally healthy lifestyle. Ongoing training at the pre-elementary school level with Bad Touch/Good Touch continues at the local Head Start program.
Program Success Monitoring
In 2016, 208 Helpline calls were answered for rape and sexual assault.  In addition, 234 contacts were made to assist victims of rape, sexual assault and abuse which occurred at some time in their past; a total of 543 hours of one-on-one counseling was provided to survivors.  28 hospital response visits were made to help victims of rape/sexual assault. 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. Victims included both males and females.
Internal satisfaction surveys are requested of all clients who receive services from our agency.  In addition, Helpline 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 $143,613
Category Human Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Victims Families Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered
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 on-site at the State Attorney's Office at the Charlotte County Justice Center to assist victims/survivors with court support.

Because of our partnership with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office and the Punta Gorda Police Department, 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. Arrest records are reviewed daily to ensure all victims of violent crimes are contacted directly.

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. These relationships often span many years.

Program Success Monitoring
In 2016, 2407 victims of various violent crimes in Charlotte County received direct contact and one-on-one support from C.A.R.E. advocates to advise them of opportunities to seek support and crime victim benefits. 
Civil Legal Services support was provided to 254 victims/survivors to resolve legal issues such as custody issues, property/rental disputes, injunctions and orders of protection. Provision of these services resolved issues with abusers that could lead to more violence if they remain unresolved.
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
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
Nancy Lisby May 1985 - Jan 2001
Kay Tvaroch - Dec 2015
Senior Staff
Alyssa Burns Director of Criminal & Civil Justice Services
Wendy Silva Sexual Violence Program Manager
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 16
Part Time Staff 13
Staff Retention Rate % 81
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 1
Volunteers 26
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Healthy Start, Healthy Families; Early Learning Coalition; Drug Free Charlotte; Boys & Girls Club; Sallie Jones Elementary - Baker Head Start Program
United Way Member Agency
External Assessments and Accreditations
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
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
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
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. C.A.R.E. Board meeting documents are maintained in Dropbox for efficient access by Board members and the Executive Director.

Board Chair
Board Chair Judith Harris
Company Affiliation AAA Travel
Board Term Jan 2017 to May 2018
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Ceres Austria State Attorney's Office
Alyson Burch Charlotte State Bank
Judith Harris AAA Travel
Marie Hicks Charlotte County Clerk of the Courts
Natalie Lashway Farr, Farr, Emerich, Hackett, Carr and Holmes PA
Kelly Evans Liscum Smuggler's Enterprises
Mary Grace Lorah Lee Memorial Health System
Betsy McMillan Webb, Lorah & McMillan PLLC
Sheriff Bill Prummell Charlotte County Sheriff's Office
Katie Wallace Attorney
John Wright Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 1
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 82
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 87
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 43
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Governance Comments by Organization
Staff, volunteers and Board members does currently include survivors of violent crimes.
C.A.R.E. Board meeting minutes and reports are filed in Dropbox for more efficient delivery of documents and greater access for members.
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Jan
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2018
Tax Year End Month Dec
Tax Year End Day 31
Tax Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $1,401,199.00
Projected Expenses $1,401,199.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment Yes
Endowment Value $164,834.00
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Endowment Spending Policy % 4
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose None at this time
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$373,684$361,402$432,332
Individual Contributions$547,462$545,925$483,551
Investment Income, Net of Losses$51,480$64,374$90,475
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$54,462$59,458$55,688
Revenue In-Kind$89,000$89,000$100,475
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$1,099,586$990,467$971,933
Administration Expense$52,798$52,454$49,535
Fundraising Expense$7,165$6,775$12,882
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.031.161.22
Program Expense/Total Expenses95%94%94%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%1%1%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$2,000,888$1,923,997$1,824,117
Current Assets$362,421$444,201$358,136
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$48,074$44,661$32,066
Total Net Assets$1,952,814$1,879,336$1,792,051
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $547,462Contributions, gifts, grants $545,925Contributions, gifts, grants $483,551
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Unspecified $272,915Government Grants - Unspecified $263,364Govertnment Grants - Unspecified $432,332
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountNet Income from Sales of Inventory $166,962Net Income from Sales of Inventory $183,112Net Income from Sales of Inventory $194,689
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $50,001 - $75,000
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities7.549.9511.17
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
The annual financial audit of 2017 is currently being planned with the auditors. The 990 and audit documentation will be uploaded when it is completed and approved.
Ten years ago an endowment account was created at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.  Estate gifts received by C.A.R.E. and a percentage of Board fund raising were contributed to this 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 33951 0234
Phone 941 639-5499