United Christian Advocacy Network

Summary

UCAN City Mission is an Adult Male Rescue Mission seeking to serve "the least, the last, and the lost." UCAN City Mission provides: 1. A Safe Place to Live 2. Life Skills Training 3. Health Care and Hygiene 4. Local Church Connection and Discipleship 5. Accountability 6. Recovery. We are a fully staffed Gospel Rescue Mission that is led by a 12-member Board of Directors. UCAN City Mission is also a member of Citygate Network (formerly the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions).


Contact information

Mailing address:
United Christian Advocacy Network
7 W. 1st Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

Website: ucancitymission.org

Phone: 716-488-7480

Email: info@ucancitymission.org


Organization details

EIN: 383793917

CEO/President: Jeff Rotunda

Chairman: Jay Baehr

Board size: 9

Founder:

Year founded: 2010

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

"Men can change through the power of Jesus Christ" is the premise of UCAN'S Ministry. The men that matriculate and graduate from the UCAN Program will be equipped to know a successful reentry back into society. The United Christian Advocacy Network has an ambitious plan to provide in partnership with area churches and the local community, a Transitional Community Resource Center in Chautauqua County to promote life-style changes with a Biblically centered ministry through mentoring, counseling, pro-social role modeling and the discipline of accountability.


Mission statement

We exist to help all those who need to break the cycle of crime, substance abuse, and poverty (life-controlling problems) by promoting positive lifestyle changes through multi-disciplinary programs and partnerships focused on and driven by a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

D

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating71 of 72520 of 145
Fund acquisition rating16 of 7266 of 145
Resource allocation rating227 of 72653 of 145
Asset utilization rating246 of 72553 of 145

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%0%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%0%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
90%99%95%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
9%0%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
10%1%5%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%83%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%82%52%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%67%44%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%18%48%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%18%88%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%17%14%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.620.770.94
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.932.804.45
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.502.154.21
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.6114.631419.06
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.070.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.245.212.85
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%2%0%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
144%127%106%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018
Cash$137,838$70,953
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,000$0
Short-term investments$0$0
Other current assets$0$0
Total current assets$140,838$70,953
Long-term investments$0$0
Fixed assets$252,946$245,140
Other long-term assets$0$0
Total long-term assets$252,946$245,140
Total assets$393,784$316,093
 
Liabilities20192018
Payables and accrued expenses$9,628$50
Other current liabilities$0$0
Total current liabilities$9,628$50
Debt$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0
Total liabilities$9,628$50
 
Net assets20192018
Unrestricted$384,156$316,043
Temporarily restricted$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0
Net assets$384,156$316,043
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018
Total contributions$368,547$546,428
Program service revenue$1,950$375
Membership dues$0$0
Investment income$2$0
Other revenue$0$29,213
Total other revenue$1,952$29,588
Total revenue$370,499$576,016
 
Expenses20192018
Program services$249,955$252,458
Management and general$51,054$41,324
Fundraising$1,377$4,872
Total expenses$302,386$298,654
 
Change in net assets20192018
Surplus (deficit)$68,113$277,362
Other changes in net assets$0$0
Total change in net assets$68,113$277,362

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Scott LindenExecutive Di$44,786

Compensation data as of: 3/31/2019


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

In early 2008 Chautauqua County community residents came together with the same vision. The members came from all walks of life; ministry, law enforcement, community members, business men and women, and agency providers. That group shared a vision of a stronger community created through Christian guidance, instruction, and support for ex-offenders. United Christian Advocacy Network (UCAN) was formed from the shared vision.

UCAN then began to engage and meet with county officials, town officials, law enforcement, zoning boards, educational institutions, church congregations, and interested community members.

Through this discussion the community at large supported the need for this program in our area. A Board of Directors was formed and not-for-profit status was acquired for UCAN.

UCAN's initial desire was to establish a supportive transitional housing unit for males recently released from jail and prison. The housing program will work hand in hand with the day program. Lack of resources and funding had influenced the Board of Directors to switch gears and start with a day program because of the push from the community to start this program.

In January 2017, UCAN acquired the former Union Gospel Mission at 7 West First Street in Jamestown and we are now able to provide emergency housing for homeless men as well as temporary residence for those who desire to participate in our long-term programming.

On April 10, 2017, UCAN City Mission officially opened its doors, and through the generous donations and support of individuals, groups, churches, organizations, and businesses, we have been able to serve "the least, the last, and the lost" in this capacity ever since.


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