Home of the Innocents
1100 East Market Street
Louisville KY 40206-1838
Contact Information
Nonprofit Home of the Innocents
Address 1100 East Market Street
Louisville, KY 40206 1838
Phone (502) 596-1000
Fax 502 596-1410
Contact Name Paul Robinson
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1880
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Home of the Innocents recognizes that a diverse funding base is essential for an organization's fiscal stability and long-term health. The Home works diligently each year to further expand its revenue sources and maintains a multifaceted, wide-ranging revenue base for its programs and services. Approximately 80% of the Home's revenue comes from the state for the care of children in Emergency Shelter & Residential Services and the Kosair Charities Pediatric Convalescent Center. The remaining 20%, or about $5 million dollars, must be raised from public and private sources each year, including unrestricted donations from individuals and corporations, planned giving, and special events.To help maximize each donation, the Home participates in matching gift programs of employers whenever possible. In-kind gifts save the Home hundreds of thousands of dollars a year and provide clothing, toys, personal care items, furniture, supplies, and much morefor the children. 

Volunteers are utilized as an important component of services at Home of the Innocents. Our volunteers are critical to the Home's success. We offer many opportunities for individuals, groups, and students in all areas of the Home, and welcome experts in relevant fields (social services, marketing, IT, health care, etc) to share their knowledge to benefit the work of Home of the Innocents employees. Volunteer recruitment, screening, training, and supervision is handled by the Home's full-time Volunteer Services Manager, Julie Spry (502-596-1031, jspry@homeoftheinnocents.org). All volunteers must submit to a thorough background check, annual TB test, complete an agency orientation and task specific training.
Financial Summary
Mission Statement Home of the Innocents has been our region's open arms to kids in crisis since 1880. The Home provides therapeutic, loving care to children who are victims of abuse, abandonment and neglect; children who are medically fragile; children with other behavioral health diagnoses; and families with a host of exceptional needs. Our mission is to be a community of dedicated people who provide the skills and opportunities by which vulnerable children, youth and their families may improve their lives.
Background Statement Home of the Innocents has been our region's open arms to kids in crisis since 1880. In its early years, the Home was known as a place that received young children and infants when their families were unable to care for them due to poverty, illness, or other overwhelming circumstances. Over the years, these services transitioned to primarily serving children who had experienced abuse, neglect, or abandonment. In 1975, Home of the Innocents assumed the responsibility of caring for another vulnerable population, the medically fragile children housed at the Jewish Home for Convalescent Children, which operated from 1908-1975. Today, the Home continues to provide services to medically fragile children, as well as abandoned, abused, neglected, and homeless children; children with other behavioral health diagnoses; and families with a host of exceptional needs. 
Impact Statement The agency was incorporated by a special legislative act on April 23, 1880 to “provide for the comfort and care of children of poor families, children of working and destitute mothers, and protection of the latter.” At that time, the Home was able to accommodate eight children. During the last 136 years, Home of the Innocents has grown to meet the needs of our community in a number of significant ways. Last year, 7,053 individuals received care through one of the Home’s multiple child-centered services. Home of the Innocents has three major service divisions: ChildKind Center, Kosair Charities Pediatric Convalescent Center, and Open Arms Children’s Health. The Home also provides community-based and foster care services from satellite offices in Lexington and Elizabethtown in Kentucky and New Albany, Indiana.
Needs Statement 80% of the Home’s revenue is from the state for the care of children who have been abused, need 24-hour medical care or who are receiving medical care, dental care, and/or hearing testing in the HCAC. The remaining 20% is raised from public and private sources.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Human Services / Foster Care
Tertiary Organization Category Health Care / Ambulatory & Primary Health Care
Geographic Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Home of the Innocents serves children from all regions of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The Home provides foster care and community-based services from satellite offices in Lexington and Elizabethtown in Kentucky and New Albany, Indiana.
Board Chair
Board Chair Kathy Pellegrino
Company Affiliation Humana, retired
Term July 2014 to June 2017
Board Members
Julee Carucci Civic VolunteerVoting
Howard Holloman General ElectricVoting
Derrick Littlejohn Stock Yards BankVoting
Phil McCauley McCauley, Nicolas & CoVoting
Kathy Pellegrino Humana, retiredVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 26
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 20
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 63%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Howard Holloman
Company Affiliation General Electric
Standing Committees
Program / Program Planning
Human Resources / Personnel
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Paul W. Robinson
Term Start Aug 2016
Email probinson@homeoftheinnocents.org

 After more than 25 years at Home of the Innocents, and an entire career dedicated to serving children, Gordon Brown has retired. The Board of Directors conducted a lengthy and thorough search for his replacement and has selected Paul W. Robinson as the new President & CEO of Home of the Innocents. Mr. Robinson has a background in business, entrepreneurship, and non-profit organizations. Prior to returning to his hometown of Louisville, he spent 21 years as an owner and operator of 19 successful Papa John’s Pizza franchises in Florida, which have since been sold. His return to Louisville coincides with his desire to pursue his passion for community service. Mr. Robinson served as a director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida for 12 years, including a term as board chair, where he cultivated a strong financial base as well as strategic direction for the charity’s expanding mission and facilities. Mr. Robinson also devoted his time to the community by serving various roles for Habitat for Humanity and the Sacred Heart Cathedral School. Mr. Robinson’s business experience and his passion for serving families and children in need make him an excellent choice for maintaining and enhancing the Home’s long tradition of community service.

Full Time Staff 400
Part Time Staff 185
Volunteers 100
Contractors 28
Retention Rate 65%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 185
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 328
Hispanic/Latino 16
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 14 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 100
Female 453
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title President and CEO
Title CFO, Senior VP Finance/Operations
Title Senior VP Human Resources
Title Senior VP ChildKind Center
Title Senior VP Kosair Charities Pediatric Convalescent Center
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 Crisis Care and Residential Treatment Services provide emergency and long-term shelter, group and individual therapy, crisis intervention, and respite services for children from birth to age 18 who are victims of abuse, abandonment, neglect, or family crisis. Children are accepted 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Residents of the Home attend on-campus Jefferson County Public Schools located in the Weinberg Academy and Discovery Classrooms.
Category Children & Youth (0-19 years) Residential Care
Population Served Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.), Crime/Abuse Victims, None
Program Short Term Success Children & young people served by Home of the Innocents will have immediate basic needs met.
Program Long term Success Children in crisis will remain in or be transitioned into healthy, safeand secure home settings. Children and youth will stabilize educationally through regular school attendance or other educational programming.
Program Success Monitored By Measuring program outcomes is an activity to which Home of the Innocents has been fully committed for many years. The agency has repeatedly seen the benefit of this activity in the continual enhancement of the quality and effectiveness of its programming. Each year, the process of measuring and examining the results of program outcomes bring to light new insights and challenges. Key to this process for the Home is its Program Services Committee. This committee of the Board of Directors meets monthly throughout the year to provide oversight and to review results. Each month, staff of a particular program report on the specifics of the program, such as its clients, services, challenges, and successes (outcomes). The Home's commitment is further evidenced by its having created a senior management position responsible for quality improvement. The Vice President of Quality Improvement reports at least quarterly to the Programs Services Committee and works year round to ensure compliance with the standards of the Council on Accreditation.
Examples of Program Success Home of the Innocents celebrated eight high school graduations this year from our on-campus school, the Weinberg Academy.
Description The Kosair Charities Pediatric Convalescent Center (KCPCC) is a pediatric nursing home for children ages birth through 21 who have severe disabilities that require 24-hour skilled nursing care. KCPCC cares for children with a variety of diagnoses and medical needs. Some are dependent on ventilators and feeding tubes; most require wheelchairs for mobility and have limited verbal communication abilities. KCPCC is Kentucky’s only center of excellence for children’s long-term nursing needs. The goal of the KCPCC is to provide a home-like setting for medically fragile children where our dedicated staff can help both children and their families live fulfilling, quality lives. Children residing at the KCPCC receive individualized care from an experienced team of doctors, nurses and therapists. Interventions such as physical, occupational and respiratory therapies as well as speech and hearing services allow children to develop, learn, and communicate. The Home is deeply committed to the principle of “child first, patient second.” Our residents engage in daily educational opportunities at community- and campus-based schools, and enjoy fun activities such as swimming in the Home’s heated aquatic therapy pool and participating in art therapy through a partnership with the Kentucky Center’s Arts in Healing Program.
Category Children & Youth (0-19 years) Residential Care for Dependent Children
Population Served Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.), Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified, None
Examples of Program Success Kosair Charities Pediatric Convalescent Center (KCPCC) provided 24-hour skilled nursing care for 111 residents in FY13. KCPCC was again awarded the honor of being among the best nursing homes in Kentucky in U.S. News & World Report, with a five-star ranking for health inspections, nurse staffing, and measures of medical quality of care. The program also celebrated a zero-deficiency rating during their annual state survey. KCPCC received a grant of $200,000 from the WHAS Crusade for Children to facilitate our transition to electronic health record-keeping.
Description Open Arms Children’s Health is an integrated health care facility offering pediatric medical, dental, hearing, vision and pharmacy under one roof. Open Arms Children’s Health’s mission is to provide compassionate care for kids and respectful support for families. Open Arms specifically targets children with special needs, low-income families and children in foster care, but is open to all children in Kentucky and Indiana. Open Arms clinical professionals are specially trained to meet the complex needs of our target populations, and can often address multiple issues across disciplines in a same-day visit. Open Arms Children’s Health was made possible through several significant collaborations with partners in our community. • Medical Services are provided through a partnership with the University of Louisville. Our medical professionals provide pediatric primary care, immunizations, annual well checks, sick visits, sports physicals, and back to school physicals for children ages birth to 18. Lab services are also available. • Dental Services are provided in collaboration with the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Open Arms operates four dental suites, including one “Quiet Room” for children who experience behavioral disruptions. The dental team currently schedules patients Monday through Friday, with plans to implement evening and weekend hours in the near future. • Vision Services are expanding with the help of doctors from the Lion’s Eye Institute. • Radiology Services are available during visits to the medical office. X-rays are reviewed and interpreted by radiologists from Kosair Children’s Hospital. • Audiology is also available through as affiliation with the Heuser Hearing Institute. Village Pharmacy is conveniently located next to Open Arms Children’s Health. Village Pharmacy is a nonprofit pharmacy that provides specialized prescription compounding for children in the Home’s long-term care and residential treatment facilities, while also serving the community as a retail pharmacy. All revenue generated by Village Pharmacy contributes to the support of other Home of the Innocents services.
Category Children & Youth (0-19 years) Health Care Issues
Population Served Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.), Physically Disabled nec, Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Examples of Program Success  Open Arms Children's Health continues to grow to meet the needs of children in our community. In the last year, 979 children visited our medical and dental offices for services. Open Arms also received grant funding from new community partners, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana and the PNC Foundation, to expand vision services.
Description Community Based Services (CBS) offers a variety of targeted wrap-around services for families in their homes and in the community. These programs are preventive in nature and are designed to help at-risk families avoid the need for more intensive services. • Therapy & Case Management Master’s level clinical specialists provide intensive in-home therapy for children with behavioral healthcare needs and developmental disabilities, as well as their caregivers. The goals of these services range from decreasing a child’s risk of psychiatric hospitalization to learning independent living skills and improving communication. Case managers work with each child’s treatment team to coordinate services at the Home and in the community to meet the specific needs of each family. • Aftercare assists at-risk young adults ages 18-24 with their transition to independent living in the community. The program emphasizes the importance of employment, education, and life skills development with the goal of self-sufficiency through case management, individual therapy and a unique weekly education program called Cornerstone. Cornerstone provides an opportunity for clients to build a support network among their peers while exploring common issues such as positive parenting, healthy family relationships, budgeting and daily living skills. • Safe Exchange provides a safe and neutral site for regular custody exchanges for divorced or separated parents who have a history of domestic violence. • Parents Acquiring Skills & Strength (PASS) offers free parent education classes and support groups to families involved with Child Protective Services. Behavioral Health Services are growing at Home of the Innocents. Our behavioral health teams work on campus and in the community to provide a growing array of services for children. • Autism Services were launched at the Home in 2003 and have become one of our region’s leading programs for children with autism, serving around 100 children each year. The program adheres to the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), an evidence-based treatment with proven effectiveness in treating Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Autism Intervention Specialists assess each child’s unique needs, create and implement individualized treatment plans, and execute effective techniques and curricula to effectively reach the child’s treatment goals. • Psychological Services provide behavioral assessments and diagnostic testing that provide the foundation for effective treatment. The Home employs psychologists and pre-doctoral interns who complete assessment batteries that are tailored to the needs of the individual and/or family, and can include many different assessment measures to get the most accurate results. This program also provides individual, family and group outpatient therapy.
Category Children & Youth (0-19 years) Children & Youth Services
Population Served Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.), Mentally/Emotionally Disabled, Homeless
Examples of Program Success -- Autism Services now has four Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs). This level of staffing enables the Home to provide the highest standard of practice in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), to expand supervision of treatment strategies, and ultimately to achieve faster gains in treatment goals. Our team began providing trainings for community child-caring organizations to help them better support families affected by autism, and for our own Open Arms Children’s Health dental staff. Our autism staff and dental providers team up to provide ABA supported dental services for children with an array of developmental and behavioral needs. -- Aftercare received a new permanent supportive housing grant through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that will serve eight families and two single individuals. Cornerstone celebrated 12 graduates who maintained their own housing in the community, have their GED or diploma, are employed, and have excelled in their peer-support groups. Additional participants were recognized for their educational achievements: three GEDs, 18 college semesters in good academic standing and one CNA certification. Spring Retreat was held at All Saints Episcopal Retreat Center; participants engaged in team building activities, swimming, canoeing, a hayride and bonfire. -- Parents Acquiring Skills and Strength (PASS) served 484 individuals in Kentucky and Indiana in the last year through 21 cycles of parenting classes. Families completing the program consistently show progress in the areas assessed by the Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory, a standardized testing instrument measuring appropriate parental expectations, empathy, behaviors and values. Last year, 79% of PASS graduates scored within normal parenting scores in all areas. -- Safe Exchange facilitates between 300 and 400 custody exchanges each month, serving a total of 522 individuals last year. -- Project Keepsafe provided 338 days of care to 62 children last year. Since the program began in 2002, Project Keepsafe has helped around 600 children, provided over 6,800 days of care, and has a 96% success rate of family preservation upon discharge.
Description Rehabilitative Therapies are now available through two unique programs at the Home: the Kay and Jim Morrissey Advanced Therapy Center and new Pediatric Outpatient Rehab services. • The Advanced Therapy Center (ATC) features an innovative saltwater therapy pool and large therapy gym. The therapy pool is fully accessible for individuals with special needs, and is equipped with a chair/stretcher-lift, entry ramp, exercise benches and specialized floatation devices. The pool uses a state-of-the-art UV filter and is heated to 92 degrees for enhanced therapeutic benefit. The ATC offers innovative aquatic therapy opportunities for residents and clients of the Home as well as classes for individuals of all ages from the community. • The new Pediatric Outpatient Rehab program offers speech and occupational therapy to children of all ages from the community. Speech Therapy uses a variety of methods and techniques to elicit communication, including augmentative and alternative communication devices. Speech-language pathologists can evaluate and treat language, articulation, voice, fluency, and feeding/swallowing disorders, dependent upon the child’s needs. Occupational Therapy addresses physical, cognitive, psychosocial and sensory-perceptual performance by modifying the environment or activity to enhance their level of independent functioning and quality of life. The occupational therapist’s goal is to enable children to participate in age appropriate activities of daily living (dressing, bathing, grooming, toileting and feeding), play, home, school and community activities.
Category Children & Youth (0-19 years) Rehabilitation Services
Population Served Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.), General Public/Unspecified, None
Examples of Program Success The Kay and Jim Morrissey Advanced Therapy Center (ATC) had 668 visitors last year. The therapy pool launched a Baby Splash program for children ages 6 months to 3 years to help acclimate children with water and teach life saving skills. The ATC also initiated swim lessons for children with autism in collaboration with Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Louisville.
Program Comments
CEO Comments The Kosair Charities Pediatric Convalescent Center (KCPCC) provides residential care for children who are severely and profoundly disabled. They require 24-hour care. The programs of the Childkind Center (CKC) include crisis care & residential treatment services for children who are victims of abuse/abandonment/neglect/homelessness, community based services to keep children at home, foster care, and parent education & support groups. The Hockensmith Pediatric Assessment Center provides medical, dental, psycho-social, psychiatric, radiology, audiology, pharmacy and family assessment and treatment services for children who are at-risk and/or disabled. The Kay and Jim Morrissey Advanced Therapy Center incorporates a large therapy space/gym/stage area and a specialized therapy pool. Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Academy is a 3-room schoolhouse serving kids in the Home’s care.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
United Way Member Agency1975
Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization2006
External Assessments and Accreditations
Council on Accreditation (COA) [for Children and Family Services] - Accreditation2010
Samaritan Award - Not for Profit OrganizationPersonal Counseling Service2010
Community ImpactPhoenix Award2004
Not-for-Profit Organization of the YearBusiness First of Louisville2009
CFO of the Year, Michael O'BrienBusiness First of Louisville2010
Art of Leadership Award, Gordon S. Brown, President & CEOCenter for Non-Profit Excellence2008
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $33,832,885.00
Projected Expenses $34,206,145.00
Endowment Value $19,785,256.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 3.5%
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 Year201520142013
Total Revenue$33,532,057$32,974,682$28,088,135
Total Expenses$32,564,518$31,150,764$30,671,887
Revenue Less Expenses$967,539$1,823,918($2,583,752)
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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$1,614,903$1,558,799$1,495,018
Individual Contributions$4,258,540$5,219,888$2,265,927
Investment Income, Net of Losses$680,531$663,449$628,811
Membership Dues$0$0--
Special Events$225,421$248,176$267,551
Revenue In-Kind$145,224$152,706--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$29,691,764$28,423,164$27,985,903
Administration Expense$2,275,386$2,118,575$2,034,228
Fundraising Expense$597,368$609,025$651,756
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.031.060.92
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%91%91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue9%8%14%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$87,331,373$93,480,850$93,039,358
Current Assets$22,223,168$28,051,578$26,318,309
Long-Term Liabilities$19,346,989$27,391,541$29,272,431
Current Liabilities$3,080,340$2,575,705$2,605,883
Total Net Assets$64,904,044$63,513,604$61,161,044
Form 990s
2015 Form 990
2014 Form 990
2013 990
2012 990
2011 990 2011
2010 990 2010
2009 Form 990
2008 Form 990
Audit Documents
2015 2015 Audited Financial Statement
2014 Audit
2013 Audit
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address 1100 East Market Street
Louisville, KY 402061838
Primary Phone 502 596-1000
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Paul W. Robinson
Board Chair Kathy Pellegrino
Board Chair Company Affiliation Humana, retired