Frontline Response / Atlanta Dream Center Inc

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Summary

In the 21st century, far too many people are trapped in the darkness of sex trafficking and homelessness. Without a path toward freedom, many of these individuals will die without ever knowing they are loved. Frontline Response is on the frontlines every day, rescuing these individuals and preventing the most vulnerable in society, our children, from falling victim. When people are rescued out of sex trafficking and homelessness, they can begin to walk out God's purpose for their lives and become a beacon of light for others.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Frontline Response
PO Box 54537
Atlanta, GA 30308

Website: frontlineresponse.org

Phone: 404-817-3502

Email: info@frontlineresponse.org


Organization details

EIN: 721621579

CEO/President: Dan Palmer

Chairman: John Hull

Board size: 13

Founder:

Ruling year: 2010

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2021


Purpose

Our Departments
Anti Sex Trafficking - For survivors of sexual exploitation, the path to restoration can be lengthy and difficult to navigate alone. We offer holistic and trauma-informed care to empower and give hope for the future.

Homelessness - We see beyond rough exteriors and circumstances. We know that everyone experiencing homelessness has a name, a story, and a bright future. We want to walk that journey with them.

Youth Prevention - There are many children who are hurting and surrounded by poverty, drug abuse, violence, and crime. Our creative solutions help break the cycle of hopelessness.


Mission statement

Frontline Response is on the frontlines every day rescuing these individuals and preventing the most vulnerable in society, our children, from falling victim.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating581 of 101020 of 42
Fund acquisition rating683 of 101227 of 42
Resource allocation rating601 of 101223 of 42
Asset utilization rating351 of 101013 of 42

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
9%14%10%11%7%4%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%8%8%9%7%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%59%85%81%94%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
8%8%11%9%7%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%41%15%19%6%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%80%75%74%55%55%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%98%74%106%101%102%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%78%56%78%56%56%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%2%26%-6%-1%-2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
7%9%107%-468%-13%-16%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%11%14%18%38%41%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.322.222.528.448.012.18
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.151.551.971.331.385.08
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.353.454.9611.2111.0311.07
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.7931.459.161.572.426.61
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.030.110.640.410.15
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.273.372.160.390.640.92
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
18%39%18%90%30%74%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%24%8%42%0%71%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
53%27%32%1%9%12%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$637,926$331,310$137,065$150,028$93,283
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$122,091$73,894$32,766$7,330$30,350
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$760,017$405,204$169,831$157,358$123,633
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$418,982$393,290$55,928$59,405$504,306
Other long-term assets$374$476$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$419,356$393,766$55,928$59,405$504,306
Total assets$1,179,373$798,970$225,759$216,763$627,939
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$24,164$44,257$107,986$65,125$18,697
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$24,164$44,257$107,986$65,125$18,697
Debt$282,590$60,536$94,300$0$442,874
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$155,611$41,886$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$438,201$102,422$94,300$0$442,874
Total liabilities$462,365$146,679$202,286$65,125$461,571
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$717,008$652,291$23,473$151,638$166,368
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$1,572,461$2,309,595$1,445,287$1,618,619$1,341,103
Program service revenue$1,047,598$346,762$335,243$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$201$39,793($11,664)$97,343$61
Other revenue$67,657$9,289$25,900$0$0
Total other revenue$1,115,456$395,844$349,479$97,343$61
Total revenue$2,687,917$2,705,439$1,794,766$1,715,962$1,341,164
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$2,104,390$1,505,944$1,406,957$955,051$753,676
Management and general$298,939$281,780$335,653$666,984$555,880
Fundraising$219,871$222,064$162,018$113,766$58,982
Total expenses$2,623,200$2,009,788$1,904,628$1,735,801$1,368,538
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$64,717$695,651($109,862)($19,839)($27,374)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$64,717$695,651($109,862)($19,839)($27,374)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Paul PalmerBoard Member$51,808
Dan PalmerPresident$33,000

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/6/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Founded in 2003, Frontline Response began with a heart for the frontlines - always seeking to find a need and meet it. Since incorporating in 2010, Frontline Response has assisted nearly 1,500 victims out of sex trafficking and transitioned over 1,000 men, women, and children out of homelessness. In 2018, the organization added youth prevention to its mission and has provided prevention programming to more than 600 youth facing adversity in overlooked communities throughout Metro Atlanta.

Frontline Response has developed a prototype for outreach, rescue, and emergency safe housing in the fight against sex trafficking that is sought after nationally. The organization has provided training to law enforcement, fire departments, emergency rooms, and judges; helped lead anti-trafficking efforts around large events including the Super Bowl in numerous cities; and advocated for state legislative and policy changes that have seen Georgia rise from the grade of a "C" to having the 4th best laws in the nation, according to Shared Hope International. Frontline Response holds a Platinum Level ranking from GuideStar, the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations, and serves under the leadership of an 15-member Board of Directors comprised of business leaders throughout greater Atlanta.


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