Samaritan Ministries of Hot Springs


Samaritan Ministries of Hot Springs, Men's Rescue Mission is to serve homeless men with the love and compassion of Christ.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Samaritan Ministries of Hot Springs
PO Box 22674
Hot Springs, AR 71903-2674


Phone: 501-321-2888


Organization details

EIN: 450518752

CEO/President: Jan Laggan

Chairman: Charles Laggan

Board size: 2

Founder: Chuck and Jan Laggan

Year founded: 2003

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


We don't measure success by how many beds we fill; success is measured by how many lives are changed.

Mission statement

To serve homeless men with the love and compassion of Christ, encouraging them to become self-supporting members of the community, providing for their immediate and long-term needs and encouraging them to overcome the cause of homelessness in their life.

Statement of faith

Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating195 of 66030 of 91
Fund acquisition rating8 of 6621 of 91
Resource allocation rating171 of 66223 of 91
Asset utilization rating602 of 66090 of 91

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$923
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$157,564$196,119$109,777$575,806$141,292
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,350,964$1,390,515$804,492$837,177$866,608
Other long-term assets$81,266$151$598,471$13,340$151
Total long-term assets$1,432,230$1,390,666$1,402,963$850,517$866,759
Total assets$1,589,794$1,586,785$1,512,740$1,426,323$1,008,051
Payables and accrued expenses$4,216$4,361$4,390$4,538$2,500
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$4,216$4,361$4,390$4,538$2,500
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$4,216$4,361$4,390$4,538$2,500
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$64,465$60,895$7,210$533,561$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,585,578$1,582,424$1,508,350$1,421,785$1,005,551
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$323,972$385,542$365,032$692,998$260,876
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$87$65$2,227$1,135$45
Other revenue($6,713)$1,468$1,974$3,900$12,681
Total other revenue($6,626)$1,533$4,201$5,035$12,726
Total revenue$317,346$387,075$369,233$698,033$273,602
Program services$264,786$266,053$242,834$231,318$203,721
Management and general$49,406$46,948$45,612$50,481$49,912
Total expenses$314,192$313,001$288,446$281,799$253,633
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$3,154$74,074$80,787$416,234$19,969
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$3,154$74,074$80,787$416,234$19,969

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Chuck and Jan Laggan realized that there was a need for shelter to be provided to homeless individuals in the community. After gathering facts, they called a community meeting in 2003 to discuss the problem of homelessness and the idea that if the community would work together, a Rescue Mission could be established. Their idea and plan caught the attention of many local individuals.

During the meeting 7 residents decided to form a Board of Trustees and Incorporate Samaritan Ministries of Hot Springs. Fundraising began with the initial donation of two $5 dollar bills, and .61 cents given by a homeless man that attended the second meeting (Total of $10.61) Fundraising continued to generate enough funds to acquire and renovate a building through speaking engagements and contacting all our friends and family and sharing the needs of the homeless in our community.

SMHS acquired a 7,500 square foot old steel-shell warehouse for $5,000 in September 2005. Architectural plans for the mission were created by the Laggan's oldest son Daniel, a registered architect, and the renovations began in July, 2006 after zoning and planning approval by the City of Hot Springs. For 17 months the Laggan's worked side by side with volunteers and contractors to finish the process while continuing to raise operating support to start operations. Since the beginning, many individuals, businesses, churches, and organizations have volunteered their time, contributed supplies, gift-in-kind donations and their prayers. SMHS opened on November 23, 2007 with the total cost of acquisition, major renovations, equipment and furnishings costing approximately $325,000. The day SMHS opened the facility was totally debt-free.

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