East County Transitional Living Center

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Summary

ECTLC is a community-not just a shelter, and we witness miracles every day. Thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers, along with the support of donors and community partners, we transform the lives of homeless men, women, and children.


Contact information

Mailing address:
East County Transitional Living Center
1527 East Main St
El Cajon, CA 92021

Website: ectlc.org

Phone: 619-442-0457

Email: info@ectlc.org


Organization details

EIN: 270865318

CEO/President: Harold Brown

Chairman: Jim Robinson

Board size: 11

Founder: business leaders and a small church

Ruling year: 2010

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2012


Purpose

Inspiring people in all communities to make the right decisions through Christ.


Mission statement

Our mission is to provide transitional living and restore lives.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating80 of 99915 of 157
Fund acquisition rating376 of 100158 of 157
Resource allocation rating117 of 100116 of 157
Asset utilization rating136 of 99924 of 157

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%7%3%3%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
9%3%2%1%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
91%51%62%54%40%39%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
10%3%2%2%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
9%49%38%46%60%61%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
80%88%92%82%82%80%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%101%88%83%102%113%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%90%81%69%84%91%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%-1%12%17%-2%-13%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
4%-4%33%59%-15%-61%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
9%8%6%16%18%20%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.581.891.762.695.013.96
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.741.621.651.221.701.76
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.253.062.913.298.546.99
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.0720.5320.5118.874.863.78
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.050.050.050.210.26
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.453.733.933.461.121.26
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%25%25%8%19%24%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
1%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
141%40%43%34%16%19%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$890,758$803,411$617,703$210,314$279,737
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$169,615$279,166$152,671$46,090$13,539
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,060,373$1,082,577$770,374$256,404$293,276
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$658,465$705,135$170,120$180,754$224,193
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$658,465$705,135$170,120$180,754$224,193
Total assets$1,718,838$1,787,712$940,494$437,158$517,469
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$51,651$52,794$40,836$52,718$77,534
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$51,651$52,794$40,836$52,718$77,534
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$376,851$397,786$34,518$30,284$46,393
Total long-term liabilities$376,851$397,786$34,518$30,284$46,393
Total liabilities$428,502$450,580$75,354$83,002$123,927
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$764,348$720,573$571,168$354,156$393,542
With donor restrictions$525,988$616,559$293,972$0$0
Net assets$1,290,336$1,337,132$865,140$354,156$393,542
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$1,616,436$2,215,373$1,629,668$856,627$710,287
Program service revenue$1,556,876$1,339,825$1,438,879$1,262,643$1,081,012
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$4,679$8,224($48,299)$0$417
Other revenue$17,400$18,850$21,500$17,400$18,300
Total other revenue$1,578,955$1,366,899$1,412,080$1,280,043$1,099,729
Total revenue$3,195,391$3,582,272$3,041,748$2,136,670$1,810,016
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$2,860,092$2,894,846$2,084,225$1,799,014$1,643,184
Management and general$272,391$187,085$400,991$387,556$405,243
Fundraising$109,704$63,957$45,548$2,867$3,001
Total expenses$3,242,187$3,145,888$2,530,764$2,189,437$2,051,428
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($46,796)$436,384$510,984($52,767)($241,412)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($46,796)$436,384$510,984($52,767)($241,412)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Harold BrownCEO/President$55,927

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 11/23/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

ECTLC is a community-not just a shelter. The story began over 19 years ago when a group of civic-minded business leaders and a small church joined together to help the homeless in El Cajon, California. Since 2009, East County Transitional Living Center (ECTLC) has changed the lives of hundreds of distraught and lost homeless men, women, and children.

Our structured programs are successful, and we provide individualized case management, compassionate care and require strict adherence to rules. After completing our programs, broken individuals and families are whole again.

Many of the larger churches in the county, the Southern Baptist Association and the City of El Cajon, all came together to develop one of the country's most successful transitional living centers. For those who are ready to take responsibility for their lives, East County Transitional Living Center is prepared to be their partner on the challenging but rewarding transformative path to a new life full of hope and purpose.

Our founder and CEO, Harold Brown, is the driving force behind ECTLC's success. He developed the unique business model and the ECTLC programs. With a heart for helping those in need, Harold inspires men, women, and children as they work to change their lives from hopeless to hopeful. Harold and his staff are responsible for the "sense of community" found at ECTLC.

Program members help each other, a source of encouragement, understanding, and inspiration.


Program accomplishments


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