United Christian Advocacy Network

The information in this column was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/21/2020. To update the information in this column, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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


Year founded: 2010

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


"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.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating188 of 94041 of 160
Fund acquisition rating51 of 9427 of 160
Resource allocation rating639 of 942109 of 160
Asset utilization rating238 of 94049 of 160

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$3,000$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0
Total current assets$144,268$140,838$70,953
Long-term investments$0$0$0
Fixed assets$257,342$252,946$245,140
Other long-term assets$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$257,342$252,946$245,140
Total assets$401,610$393,784$316,093
Payables and accrued expenses$15,960$9,628$50
Other current liabilities$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$15,960$9,628$50
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0
Total liabilities$15,960$9,628$50
Net assets202020192018
Without donor restrictions$385,650$384,156$316,043
With donor restrictions$0$0$0
Net assets$385,650$384,156$316,043
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$361,963$368,547$546,428
Program service revenue$0$1,950$375
Membership dues$0$0$0
Investment income$25$2$0
Other revenue($1,549)$0$29,213
Total other revenue($1,524)$1,952$29,588
Total revenue$360,439$370,499$576,016
Program services$274,436$249,955$252,458
Management and general$81,971$51,054$41,324
Total expenses$358,945$302,386$298,654
Change in net assets202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$1,494$68,113$277,362
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,494$68,113$277,362


Scott LindenExecutive Di$39,419
Jeff RotundaExecutive Di$35,178

Compensation data as of: 3/31/2020

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 12/21/2020. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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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