>Follow-up: Financial information for Good Samaritan Home, Inc. (w/update)

>Good Samaritan Home, Inc. is an Ohio nonprofit corporation, and is a tax-exempt entity under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). The Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, of a 501(c)(3) is a public record. The tax returns (Form 990) for Good Samaritan Home, Inc. are available at the website GuideStar.org for the years 2006-2008. The 2009 return is not yet available on the website. Here is a summary of the information reviewed for Good Samaritan Home, Inc.:

  • 2006: Total Revenue $62,869 ($23,795 from direct public support; $36,809 from government contributions and grants; $2,265 from program service revenue including government fees and contracts).
  • 2007: Total Revenue $140,980 ($62,287 from direct public support; $55,702 from government contributions and grants; $22,991 from program service revenue including government fees and contracts).
  • 2008: Total Revenue $122,331 ($58,836 from contributions and grants; $63,495 from program service revenue).

A number of expenses are also listed on each return. Despite the identification of several Directors, in each year only John Graham was compensated.

Further, each return shows an expense for “occupancy,” which typically means rent. Good Samaritan Home, Inc. did not own any real estate in Darke County during 2006-2008. A recent DarkeJournal story detailed three residences that (at the time of the story) housed convicted sex offenders. John Graham and his wife are listed as the owners of these three properties. And it does not appear that Good Samaritan Home was using any other properties during this period of time. All of these things taken together, it seems very likely (but not absolutely conclusive) that the “occupancy” expense of Good Samaritan Home, Inc. would be monies that the non-profit corporation paid to the Grahams themselves for rent for the three properties.*

* [Additional information has been provided on this point. The “occupancy” expense on the Good Samaritan Home, Inc. tax returns includes rent plus other expenses, including for example utilities. Without a specific breakdown, it is impossible to determine how much of the “occupancy” expense is for rent, although rent may be about half of the total “occupancy” expense. 6/10]

A partial list of annual expenses follows:

  • 2006 – compensation paid to John Graham ($3,500), occupancy ($23,671)
  • 2007 – compensation paid to John Graham ($33,823), occupancy ($40,087)
  • 2008 – compensation paid to John Graham ($49,091), occupancy ($39,416)
  • 2009 – not yet available

UPDATE: A recent DarkeJournal story detailed how 12 convicted sex offenders were living in three downtown Greenville homes owned by John Graham and his wife. Six of those sex offenders lived at one address: 116 Ludlow Street, Greenville. That story was originally posted May 28, 2010. Information from the Darke County Sheriff’s website now indicates that two of the Ludlow Street residents were moved to other locations that same day. The resident previously identified as “S.H.” moved to 323 East Main Street, Greenville. The resident previously identified as “W.S.” moved to 451 East Third Street. Both have these new addresses listed with a note: “File last modified 2010-05-28.”

The move of W.S. is interesting in that it appears that he has moved into the Good Samaritan Home’s Fitzpatrick House. On the Good Samaritan Home website, the Fitzpatrick House is not described as a home for parolees, but instead … “two years ago we bought a 100-year-old apartment building across the street from Good Samaritan Home and remodeled it to be used as a homeless shelter – now called Fitzpatrick House — so we could offer a safe place to anyone in need.” An older Daily Advocate story also identifies the Fitzpatrick House as a refuge for the homeless.

The Good Samaritan Home website identifies the Fitzpatrick House as being the property depicted in the picture to the right, which is a double at 449-451 East Third Street, Greenville.

DarkeJournal is in possession of an email from one local charity which considers the Fitzpatrick House to be located at 451 East Third Street, Greenville. The same charity currently has a sticker in one of the windows at 451 East Third Street. The charity provides funding for the Fitzpatrick House.

The Good Samaritan Home website does not specify the address for the Fitzpatrick House, whether it’s the entire building, or just half of the double. But in any event, two convicted sex offenders are currently listed on the DCSO website as residing at 449 East Third Street, while another is listed as residing at 451 East Third Street.

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  1. #1 by Anonymous on June 9, 2010 - 11:43 pm

    >Manipulating charity funds….Seems to me that would be illegal Mr. Graham…By the way, nice try trying to cover your a$$ moving those two since you were in viloation of the zoning! Who's not being very christian-like now??? What do you think about him now, Lynda?!

  2. #2 by Lynda on June 10, 2010 - 12:10 am

    >No wonder Graham is importing these cruds—he's got a tidy business going here. Greenville City government is a patsy.

  3. #3 by Anonymous on June 10, 2010 - 2:09 am

    >Patsy????

  4. #4 by Anonymous on June 10, 2010 - 5:55 am

    >you have to be as shrewed as a serpent without becoming a snake yourself John Graham.

  5. #5 by Anonymous on June 10, 2010 - 9:45 am

    >Maybe Graham's supporters are receiving some "hush" money. Well let the sex offenders live next door to his supporters & I bet they'd change their tune really quickly!

  6. #6 by Anonymous on June 10, 2010 - 10:37 am

    >if it makes money,let them put it in there pocket.keep your thoughts to yourself,its no wonder greenville is like it is,too much push and shove,before we think!!

  7. #7 by Anonymous on June 10, 2010 - 12:35 pm

    >Where is our city government…..if we do not have the laws on the books to protect the city then why are laws not being enacted promptly to protect against such houses in the future. Greenville does not need to inport convicts from other counties….let those counties care for their own. It appears that the city government remains inapt on major issues…ex. the log pile on East Main, the Carbon Sequestration Project, and now this. Why do we have officials who should be looking out for the betterment of the community and appear to politely respond that there is nothing that can be done. Looks like we need to clean house at the local level and get elected officials who work for Greenville residents.

  8. #8 by Julie Bingham on June 10, 2010 - 1:48 pm

    >I am a mother and every time I get a notice for a new sex offender that this idiot has moved onto our block I want to puke. I cannot let my kids walk anywhere in town because I know the sex offenders are out walking around too. It is so scary to live on our block because of people like John Graham who are profiting from housing animals. Put these child molesters in the country away from our small children. It infuriates me to have the feeling that nothing will be done about this issue until someone's child is hurt. John Graham do you have any idea what will happen if one of YOUR residents reoffends? I do, you will go back to where you came from and leave our community to clean up the mess. I know your kind. I wish you would leave now and take all the slime with you!

  9. #9 by Anonymous on June 10, 2010 - 2:02 pm

    >@ 0637am John Graham is pocketing the money himself, not the sex offenders. Obviously you don't live near any of his criminals. Greenville is the way it is because people have kept their thoughts to themselves for years. Educate yourself on the facts before you speak. Wake up! Sounds like you've been duped by John Graham too. We'd happily send all the sex offenders to your neighborhood if you think it's such a great idea.

  10. #10 by Guest7 on June 10, 2010 - 3:16 pm

    >So who's the direct public support giving $145,000 in 3 years?Other people are supporting this too, I hope you all realize that in taking this on. It's not just John Graham here. It can't be.

  11. #11 by Anonymous on June 10, 2010 - 7:27 pm

    >It's all about the MONEY $$$$$$$$$

  12. #12 by Anonymous on June 10, 2010 - 7:28 pm

    >Come to the town hall meeting and support this new group

  13. #13 by Charlie Fuller on June 11, 2010 - 1:00 am

    >I agree the city council and mayor are weak or just lazy and not willing to go the extra mile to change the laws. Its pretty screwed up that its no big deal to them, to have these animals walking or crawling our streets. But if your sidewalk is alittle cracked or torn up they are all over you. You will fix it or they will and you will pay. They enforce that with an iron fist, but hey lets let the scam artist Graham get rich by importing sex offenders. We need to vote out everyone of them for sitting around and not protecting our community.

  14. #14 by Alex B on June 11, 2010 - 1:57 am

    >Guest7: "Other people are supporting this, too"We should find out who the other people are and enlighten them. Maybe their motives were honorable when they initially offered monetary support…..however, I don't believe anyone deserves to benefit NOW from Mr. Graham's dirty deeds…..charity begins at home and Mr. Graham has over-stepped his boundaries.

  15. #15 by Kathy on June 11, 2010 - 2:15 am

    >Alex B you are so right and this is the purpose for the C4C group – and our first project to clean up the city…. Also – there are ordiances on the city books already and the most recent from last July affects what Mr. Graham is doing now with housing too many offenders in one house. He stated in the article in the newspaper that the State allows him to house 6 offenders at one time, IN-CORRECT… they pay for UP TO 6 offenders per the 90 days in their contract, however the DRC does not govern this city – the ordiance clearly states maximum of 4. The issue I beleive is that we have to apply pressure to city leaders to inforce those ordiances that we already have in place. I will be at City Council next week Tuesday the 15th to speak to council and our administration. I hope that many will join me as well.

  16. #16 by Anonymous on June 11, 2010 - 2:20 pm

    >Just out of curiosity, have any of you actually talked to John Graham, in person? I doubt he's a saint, none of us are, but the people on these boards have posted some pretty hateful things towards someone I doubt they've ever seen, let alone actually spoken to. What if one of the men who came through his program/house/whatever it is actually went on to be a better person and credited it with the second chance he got from Mr. Graham?

  17. #17 by Anonymous on June 11, 2010 - 2:32 pm

    >My father is neighbors with John Graham. My parents have lived in this neighborhood for 37 years. My father is one of the friendliest people you'd ever meet & John Graham won't even look at him now when they've spoken on other occasions. It seems he's uneasy because he's no longer flying under the radar & he's being scrutinized more closely.

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