Well, they say the first few years of a child's life are the hardest. You have to teach them how to walk, and talk and change dirty diapers and of course the 2 am feedings.
While our shelter is not a real baby requiring the above mentioned things, and while Turning Pointe has been open in Mason County for about 10 years, we are still a very new shelter at only a year and a half old.
Marsha, our financial coordinator has compiled our revenue and expenses report for the last year. Its pretty scary and we need your help!
State Grants 189,7593.50
Federal Grants 156,199.59
County Grants 15,000.00
Private Contributions 21,636.40
Fund Raising 21,959.15
Total Revenue 442,235.02
Shelter Operating Expenses 435,175.16
Direct Client Services 6,642.02
Fund Raising Expenses 7,533.00
Total Expenses 449,350.18
Net Income -7,115.16
As you can see we need help just to stay afloat! The shelter operating expenses include but are not limited to:
- Mortgage on our 54 bed facility and administrative offices
- Utility bills
- Cleaning Supplies
- Office Supplies
- Office bills such as our phone, used for crisis calls
- Employee Salaries (As the largest facility in the Washington, we have the fewest employees)
Please call 360-426-1216 today and donate to help keep beds available for women and children who are fleeing from domestic violence!