Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission


Our goal is to meet the needs of the "whole" person -- spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission
PO Box 7609
Mission Hills, CA 91346

Website: hopeofthevalley.org

Phone: 818-392-0020

Email: info@hopeofthevalley.org

Organization details

EIN: 272053273

CEO/President: Ken Craft

Chairman: Ted Gartner

Board size: 12


Year founded: 2010

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Our vision is that no one goes without...

Hope- A message of love, support and freedom for a better tomorrow.

Hot Meals- Food distribution to the hungry.

Housing- Emergency/transitional shelter to the situational and chronically homeless.

Health Services- Resources for basic human needs.

Healing - Proven programs that lead to wholeness and self-sufficiency.

Mission statement

Our mission is to prevent, reduce and eliminate poverty, hunger and homelessness. We do this by offering immediate assistance and long-term solutions. We are a faith-based independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that does not discriminate based on gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation or lack thereof. Our services are grounded in a deep respect for the dignity inherent in each human being.

Statement of faith

Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating317 of 66040 of 91
Fund acquisition rating486 of 66266 of 91
Resource allocation rating402 of 66251 of 91
Asset utilization rating90 of 66013 of 91

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$836,834$699,543$1,197,628$409,798$425,606
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,523,706$1,615,955$1,540,394$735,703$1,137,934
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$728,740$702,677$4,595,440$4,222,244$2,487,507
Other long-term assets$0$0$62,981$123,621$41,255
Total long-term assets$728,740$702,677$4,658,421$4,345,865$2,528,762
Total assets$2,252,446$2,318,632$6,198,815$5,081,568$3,666,696
Payables and accrued expenses$516,326$481,544$527,251$375,507$255,353
Other current liabilities$64,723$869,186$1,900,000$1,300,000$182,395
Total current liabilities$581,049$1,350,730$2,427,251$1,675,507$437,748
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$83,239$123,016$240,135$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,057,608$534,854$2,349,234$2,183,906$2,079,686
Total liabilities$1,638,657$1,885,584$4,776,485$3,859,413$2,517,434
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$40,000$0$0$84,606$84,606
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$613,789$433,048$1,422,330$1,222,155$1,149,262
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,410,462$2,516,805$2,926,210$1,891,470$1,649,145
Program service revenue$3,941,113$2,823,678$2,439,952$2,444,153$1,517,726
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$3,937($31,265)$2,235$74,731$74,300
Total other revenue$3,945,050$2,792,413$2,442,187$2,518,884$1,592,026
Total revenue$6,355,512$5,309,218$5,368,397$4,410,354$3,241,171
Program services$4,821,075$3,699,962$4,059,204$3,281,748$2,473,155
Management and general$803,214$682,171$619,121$781,349$373,852
Total expenses$6,174,771$4,981,375$5,112,119$4,337,461$3,145,215
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$180,741$327,843$256,278$72,893$95,956
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$180,741$327,843$256,278$72,893$95,956

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Founded in 2009, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission began as a small ministry run out of San Pablo Lutheran Church in Sun Valley where volunteers cooked and served hot meals to homeless men, women and children.

2010 - Moved to a 26,000 sf facility in Sun Valley and began providing showers, life-skills classes and case management.

2011 - Opened John E. White House of Hope recovery program for men in Arleta.

2012 - Opened Genesis House, a 30-bed facility in Pacoima for homeless families. Opened our first social enterprise Thrift Store in Granada Hills.

2013 - Opened the BRIDGE, a 17-bed transitional housing facility for men in Canoga Park.

2014 - Took over operation of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority's Cold Weather Shelters in Pacoima and Sylmar with a total of 290 beds. Opened our second social enterprise Thrift Store in Santa Clarita.

2015 - Relocated our homeless services to Van Nuys, expanded services and named the program the HELP Center.

2016 - Opened a 30-bed Recuperative Care Center in Mission Hills. Opened our third social enterprise Thrift Store in Simi Valley.

2017 - Transferred the Recuperative Care Center to Harbor Recuperative Care.

2018 - Converted the BRIDGE program to a 38-bed shelter for youth ages 18-24 in Burbank called The Landing. Opened Shepherd's House, a 48-bed crisis housing program in the West San Fernando Valley for homeless families with children. Opened (2) 50-Bed Cold Weather Shelters in Antelope Valley.

2019 - Opened a 48-bed crisis housing facility for homeless moms and kids called Casa de Vida located in the West Valley. Opened a Safe Parking shelter in Palmdale for 30 cars Launched a weekly Motel Meal Program to address hunger issues of the more than 400 homeless families living in motels in the Valley.

2020 - Opened an 85-bed NoHo Bridge Housing residential facility in North Hollywood Opened the NoHo Navigation Center in North Hollywood where clients can take showers, store belongings and access case managers and housing navigation. Opened the 100-bed Van Nuys Bridge Housing residential facility in Van Nuys. Opened a Work Ready/Day Labor facility in North Hollywood

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