Mar 28, 2014 1:23 PM by Tina Macias

Audit: Acadiana Outreach sees surplus after years of loss

For the first time in five years, the Acadiana Outreach Center isn't losing money, according to a financial audit released this week.

The non-profit agency ended its 2013 fiscal year with a more than $100,000 surplus, after reeling from losing nearly $1 million in 2012 after it eliminated most of its services.

The Lighthouse Women and Children's Shelter, is the only remaining active program at the Outreach Center, according to the audit.

Since 2009, the organization's director has changed three times, and 2012 saw the closing of most of AOC's programs -- Three Graces Substance Abuse Treatment Facility, Recovery Action Center, Lafayette Campus Sober Living Houses, Community Activity Center and Homeless Management Information Systems all closed.

The financial problems also forced the organization to turn some over to the Lafayette Public Trust Authority and to the Diocese of Lafayette Catholic Charities, according to the audit. Auditors also said that some salaries charged to grants are not properly documented and not all checks have two signatures as the agency requires.

Here's a look at the Outreach Center's financials over the past five years:

2013: $134,365
2012: -$912,090
2011: -$417,580
2010: -$346,178
2009: -$116,428

2013: $390,402
2012: $1,517,158
2011: $2,811,653
2010: $2,532,503
2009: $2,755,695

For a look at the full audit, click here.



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