300 Hope St
PO Box 1429
Mount Washington KY 40047-1429
Contact Information
Address 300 Hope St
PO Box 1429
Mount Washington, KY 40047 1429
Phone (502) 538-1000
Fax 502 538-1100
Contact Name Randall Greene
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2007
Former Names
Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Donations are accepted via checks mailed to our PO Box 1429 address in Mount Washington, KY 40047, by credit card donations online through our website, through bequests, grants, in-kind gifts, or just about any way a donor might wish to give. Donate online at
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement
Sunrise Children's Services, Inc. provides care and hope for hurting families and children through Christ-centered ministries. Our nonprofit is one of Kentucky's oldest and largest Private Child Care (PCC) organizations; no other PCC offers a wider array of services to this commonwealth's hurting families and at-risk children.
Sunrise is one of only two Kentucky PCCs accredited by The Joint Commission, an assurance of excellence in care. GuideStar presented a 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency to Sunrise, and the Louisville Better Business Burea regularly affirms that Sunrise is an accredited charity; both assure donors of our accountability. And Sunrise was the first Kentucky PCC to be licensed as a Behavioral Health Service Organization (BHSO), which ensures our expertise to serve families and children through evidence-based therapies.
Among Sunrise's locations and campuses statewide, we have Central Kentucky offices in Elizabethtown, Danville, Lexington, Morehead, and Somerset. We are currently developing an innovative foster care program in Winchester, called Solid Rock Children's Ranch.
Background Statement Sunrise Children's Services has served the hurting children and families of Kentucky since 1869. Beginning as a home for children orphaned by the American Civil War, we now serve a daily average of 1,220 abused and/or neglected, at-risk children through five residential treatment centers, a network of therapeutic foster homes, extensive in-home services and a psychiatric residential treatment center.
Impact Statement
During fiscal year 2018, Sunrise provided a safe and secure haven for 2,235 children and adults through our residential programs, foster homes and community-based services. From Pikeville to Paducah or Lexington to Somerset, Sunrise professionals work across this Commonwealth. No other agency of our type serves in as many communities. Sunrise is unique in Kentucky.
The intent of all our programs is to provide a safe place for children, and to equip them and their families with tools so that recovery can help each one to become physically and emotionally strong and healthy. When these goals are met, the cycle of abusing and neglecting children can be broken in the next generation of families.Sunrise also helps make a difference in the lives of children who seek spiritual activities and involvement, which are offered on a voluntary basis.
Needs Statement Provide nutritious food and snacks for a child - $220 feeds one child for 1 month, $660 for 3 months, $1,320 for 6 months, $2,639 for 1 year.Provide educational resources for foster children who are often years behind in their academic levels. A gift of $100 per child helps buy school supplies and reading materials; $500 per child helps provide extra educational support in specific areas of need.Provide summer activities and adventure for children who have never experienced camps, movies, swimming and other sports, or trips to theme parks; $50 provides one child with at least two special outings.Sponsor a child's birthday! Just $50 will ensure a child enjoys a full birthday celebration including a cake, party, and gift.
CEO/Executive Director Statement The need for monetary support has never been greater, at Sunrise Children's Services. We are serving a record number of children during an era of great challenges in Kentucky. The number of dispossessed and damaged children in this state has reached crisis proportions, and state resources are overwhelmed. Each child who comes to Sunrise is deeply wounded, and desperately in need of the peace that flows from God's benevolent grace. Please help us give to these children--our future--a better life and a brighter tomorrow. Join our revolution of love! DALE SUTTLES, PRESIDENT
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Human Services / Family Services
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / Adoption
Geographic Areas Served
Residential Treatment Centers: Bronston, Elizabethtown, Mt. Washington, Danville.
Foster Care Offices: Bowling Green, Danville, Elizabethtown, Lexington, Morehead, Mt. Washington, Owensboro, Paducah, Somerset, Madisonville, Pikeville and Harlan.
Community Based Services: Danville, Owensboro, Madisonville, Pikeville
Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility: Danville
Independent Living: Murray, Paducah, Henderson
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. Sunrise is committed to providing quality, professional care to the children and families we serve. We strive to improve and adapt our services to anticipate and meet changing needs. We provide a continuum of care and are committed to a long-term successful and measurable outcome for those we serve through total quality management.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? We recognize everyone has a stake in providing hope and caring to hurting children and families. We are committed to caring for children while they are with us--as well as after they "age out" of the system at age 18. Through our Extended Arm of Care (EAOC), we will ensure every young person has the best chance for success by providing access to schooling, a mentor, living arrangements, and a team devoted to each person's success.
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals? Sunrise enjoys deep and meaningful relationships with partners including churches, professional providers, individual donors, businesses and corporations and the communities in which we serve. We are committed to strengthening and expanding this support through continued education of all of our current and potential partners. Sunrise aspires to set the standard of excellence within the field of professional child and family services.
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact? Sunrise continues to expand and broaden its services to children and families in myriad paths including becoming licensed as a Behavioral Health Services Organization (BHSO) and our ongoing certification by the Joint Commission. We hold ourselves to the highest standards.Sunrise has implemented an Extended Arm of Care, which includes Independent Living, college or technical school, job assistance, mentoring, and a treatment team to provide support and encouragement.
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far? Three years ago, Sunrise was caring for around 400 children each day. Today, more that 1,100 children and families find care, hope and love at Sunrise. As the need grows, Sunrise continues to expand with opening new offices for Family Services, VentureON and Foster Care. Discussions are underway for a new residential facility in Easter Kentucky to serve adolescents who are presently sent out of state for care.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Andrew W. Weeks
Company Affiliation Humana, Inc.
Term Nov 2019 to Nov 2020
Board Members
Mr. Byrd CopleySummit Engineering, Inc.Voting
Rev. Rodney CudeFirst Baptist Church, SmithlandVoting
Ms. Benita DeckerKY Department for Public HealthVoting
Dr. Wesley FowlerFirst Baptist Church, Mayfield, KYVoting
Dr. Todd GrayKentucky Baptist ConventionExofficio
Mrs. Sarah GreenCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mr. O'Neil HarrellSouth State Contractors, Inc.Voting
Ms. Roberta K. KiserKentucky Legislative Research CommissionVoting
Mr. Michael D. LyonsAttorneyVoting
Mr. Billy J. LyonsConduent Business ServicesVoting
Mr. Jon MorganAppliance ProVoting
Dr. Wesley NossBuck Run Baptist Church, FrankfortVoting
Dr. David PinkstonAshland Animal ClinicVoting
Rev. Dale RoseE & E Shoe BrokerageVoting
Rev. Nick SandefurPorter Memorial Baptist ChurchVoting
Rev. Buddy SlaughterMeans Avenue Baptist Church, HopkinsvilleVoting
Dr. Dan SummerlinPastorVoting
Mr. Andrew W. WeeksHumana, Inc.Voting
Rev. David Milkweed WotierPleasant Ridge Baptist Church, OwentonVoting
Mr. Martin YanceyGeneral Electric AppliancesVoting
Rev. Nathan YoungMercy Hill Baptist Church, ShepherdsvilleVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 20
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 18
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 72%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 75%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Mr. Michael D. Lyons
Company Affiliation Attorney
Term Nov 2019 to Nov 2020
Standing Committees
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. L. Dale Suttles
Term Start Nov 2013
Experience President Suttles is a graduate of Morehead State University and has worked in nonprofit organizations for more than a quarter century. Before coming to Sunrise, he led Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, based in Lexington.
Full Time Staff 339
Part Time Staff 21
Volunteers 130
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 68%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 38
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 315
Hispanic/Latino 3
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 3
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 117
Female 243
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Vice President for Compliance and Residential Services
Title Vice President for Accounting
Title Vice President for Community Based Services
Title Executive Vice President
Title Chief Financial Officer
Title Vice President for Marketing and Advancement
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Description Sunrise Children's Services operates a network of residential programs across the state that offers long-term, residential care and treatment to young people, ages 12-18.
Category Human Services, General/Other Residential Care
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Description Sunrise is a different kind of foster care agency. We have a commitment to produce and maintain strong, quality therapeutic foster homes. Through the professional training and ongoing support provided by our staff, our mission is to help families grow to be confident and competent foster parents for the children we serve.
Category Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Description The Family Services Program empowers parents and guardians to manage their children's behavioral and health conditions at home and avoid the risk of out of home placement. Sunrise Community Counseling is a network of licensed and trained counseling professionals who provide individual or family counseling services.
Category Human Services, General/Other Family-Based Services
Description Our Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF) provide round the clock services to boys ages 9-18 with severe emotional and behavioral problems.
Category Human Services, General/Other Residential Care
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Description Our Independent Living Program is a part of the Sunrise continuum of care that focuses on helping young adults ages 18-21 with a successful transition into adulthood.
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization2018
External Assessments and Accreditations
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) - Behavioral Health Care Accreditation2017
Merit Award - 2010 Annual Report - overall non-profit annual reportPublic Relations Society of America/International Business Communicators Association2011
Merit Award - 2010 Annual Report - non-profit annual report graphic designPublic Relations Society of America/International Business Communicators Association2011
Merit Award - Foster Care Recruitment Campaign TV Ads: "Strays" & "Didn't Ask"Public Relations Society of America/International Business Communicators Association2011
Merit Award - Foster Care Recruitment Campaign radio PSA "Imagine"Public Relations Society of America/International Business Communicators Association2011
Excellence Award - Foster Care Recruitment Campaign radio ad "Kids"Public Relations Society of America/International Business Communicators Association2011
Emmy Award, through Courage Media for "Sunrise Found Me: Aaron"Academy of Television Arts & Sciences2016
Gold ADDY, through Courage Media for "Sunrise Found Me: Aaron"American Advertising Federation2015
Silver ADDY, through Courage Media for "When I See You"American Advertising Federation2014
Award of Excellence for Annual ReportPrinting Industry Association of the South2013
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Sept 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Aug 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $24,744,336.00
Projected Expenses $27,001,823.00
Endowment Value $16,840,826.00
Spending Policy Income plus capital appreciation
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Revenue$24,497,945$26,173,390$23,952,357
Total Expenses$26,966,346$26,692,391$26,351,634
Revenue Less Expenses($2,468,401)($519,001)($2,399,277)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$3,792,749$3,284,626$3,447,135
Investment Income, Net of Losses$286,369$576,086$352,508
Membership Dues$0----
Special Events$125,505$84,077$59,282
Revenue In-Kind$85,970----
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$22,825,234$21,690,405$21,743,581
Administration Expense$3,422,231$4,237,631$3,803,381
Fundraising Expense$718,881$764,355$804,672
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.910.980.91
Program Expense/Total Expenses85%81%83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$38,315,401$39,520,267$40,837,393
Current Assets$3,330,179$3,216,120$3,064,638
Long-Term Liabilities$4,768,026$2,322,193$3,444,356
Current Liabilities$1,820,654$3,997,835$4,421,232
Total Net Assets$31,726,721$33,197,239$32,971,805
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Sunrise progresses during a three- to five-year Giving Campaign. It is designed to raise funds for operational expenses, capital investments in property and equipment, and for growth of our endowment.
Dates Apr 2017 to
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Registration Yes
Address 300 Hope St
PO Box 1429
Mount Washington, KY 400471429
Primary Phone 502 538-1000
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Mr. L. Dale Suttles
Board Chair Mr. Andrew W. Weeks
Board Chair Company Affiliation Humana, Inc.