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October 15, 2013 > Abode Services awarded top fiscal management rating

Abode Services awarded top fiscal management rating

Submitted By Dennis Agatep

For the ninth year in a row, non-profit evaluator Charity Navigator has awarded Abode Services its top four-star rating. This rating recognizes Abode ServicesÕ sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency as it works to end homelessness in Alameda and Santa Clara Counties. Abode ServicesÕ coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities.

According to Ken Berger, President and CEO of Charity Navigator, ÒThis exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Abode Services from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.Ó

Of the over 6,000 organizations Charity Navigator currently rates, only 1% have received four stars for nine consecutive years, indicating Abode ServicesÕ long-term commitment to financial health, accountability, and transparency. ÒWhat this rating really comes down to,Ó said Abode Services Executive Director Louis Chicoine, Òis trust. Without the trust of our donors, volunteers, funders, partners, and participants, our work wouldnÕt be possible. This rating offers Abode Services a way to validate the support weÕve received from the public, and to let our community know that we are doing the best job possible to fulfill our mission to end homelessness.Ó

Charity NavigatorÕs rating of Abode Services can be found on its website, www.charitynavigator.org. For additional information about Abode Services, visit: www.abodeservices.org.

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