Central Union Mission

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Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the oldest private social service agency in Washington, DC. In addition to its emergency shelter, which provides over 62,000 bed-nights each year, the Mission operates a holistic, Christ-centered transformation and workforce development program for men, provides benefits for veterans, helps people overcome addictions, operates a food and clothing distribution center, which provides food for over 5,750 people each month, runs a camp for underprivileged children, and offers a ministry to families and senior citizens. The Mission is continually developing its programs to meet the changing needs of the community. Its programs serve homeless men, underprivileged women, children, seniors, families and veterans.

One life at a time, the Mission works to help transform the area's toughest rehabilitation cases-including drug addicts, gang members, criminal offenders and the chronically homeless-into productive members of society. The Mission's programs have an extremely high success rate at helping individuals overcome addiction and homelessness and achieving independent living.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Central Union Mission
65 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001

Website: www.missiondc.org

Phone: (202) 745-7118

Email: info@missiondc.org

Organization details

EIN: 530218650

CEO/President: Mr. Joseph J. Mettimano

Chairman: Deedee Collins

Board size: 10


Year founded: 1942

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1991


Central Union Mission will transform the lives of the people we serve into Godly, productive members of society by meeting their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs.

We will display a gracious, sincere spirit of integrity and Christian love in everything we do. By displaying excellence in all aspects of this ministry, we will honor God and inspire the people we serve, our community, donors, volunteers and staff.

Mission statement

Our mission is to glorify God through proclaiming and teaching the gospel, leading people to Christ, developing disciples, and serving the needs of hurting people throughout the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area.

Statement of faith

To Glorify God through proclaiming and teaching the Gospel, leading people to Christ, developing disciples, and serving the needs of hurting people throughout the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

We hold the Bible to be God's Holy Word in its entirety. It is inspired in every part by the Holy Spirit. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21)

We hold that man was created in the image of God, holy and innocent; that of his own choice, he sinned, and as a result, brought death upon all humanity. (Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12; Romans 6:23)

We hold that those who are not saved from sin are eternally separated from God. (John 3:18)

We hold that Jesus Christ is God, born of a virgin, that He gave His life on the cross where He, who knew no sin, was made sin for us; that He was buried and rose from the dead and afterward ascended into Heaven, from whence He will come again. (John 5:39; II Corinthians 5:21; I Corinthians 15:4; Acts 2:9-11)

We hold that we are saved by grace through faith, apart from works; that the sinner who repents and personally accepts the finished work of Christ on the cross, becomes a child of God; is made a new creature and is indwelt by the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12; II Corinthians 5:17; John 14:17)

We hold that Jesus Christ is coming again for His church, to establish His kingdom on earth, to judge the wicked and the lost, to cast death and hell into the lake of fire and to dwell with the saints forever. (John 14:3; Titus 1:13; I Thessalonians 5:16-17; Revelation 20:6; Revelation 20:15;Revelation 22:1-5)

We hold that through preaching, teaching and ministering, Central Union Mission must use its resources and activities to bring men, women and children under the power of the Gospel; that they may have victory over sin, come into fellowship with God and live Spirit-filled, fruitful lives in Christ. I have read the Doctrinal Statement of Central Union Mission and I accept it without reservation.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating382 of 94077 of 160
Fund acquisition rating680 of 942122 of 160
Resource allocation rating451 of 94277 of 160
Asset utilization rating145 of 94027 of 160

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$234,852$198,477$232,728$168,242$180,577
Short-term investments$282,601$278,738$0$0$988,684
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,038,842$1,295,613$684,481$531,272$1,315,300
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,141,286$2,314,667$17,906,639$18,283,908$18,981,980
Other long-term assets$15,900,576$15,917,576$13,546,142$14,009,096$13,056,615
Total long-term assets$18,041,862$18,232,243$31,452,781$32,293,004$32,038,595
Total assets$20,080,704$19,527,856$32,137,262$32,824,276$33,353,895
Payables and accrued expenses$816,181$1,179,576$1,041,008$1,085,960$859,315
Other current liabilities$76,117$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$892,298$1,179,576$1,041,008$1,085,960$859,315
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$539,380$1,027,011$1,208,481$214,854$176,305
Total long-term liabilities$1,675,263$2,071,961$19,011,259$18,815,270$19,280,555
Total liabilities$2,567,561$3,251,537$20,052,267$19,901,230$20,139,870
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$16,864,292$15,733,153$11,468,845$12,369,373$11,692,847
With donor restrictions$648,851$543,166$616,150$553,673$1,521,178
Net assets$17,513,143$16,276,319$12,084,995$12,923,046$13,214,025
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$15,641,822$14,676,885$15,074,378$15,709,140$15,442,319
Program service revenue$1,034,872$1,176,128$1,068,243$981,080$922,904
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$24,927$1,610,555$116,533$103,946$90,518
Other revenue$128,612$193,542$408,609$64,681$77,628
Total other revenue$1,188,411$2,980,225$1,593,385$1,149,707$1,091,050
Total revenue$16,830,233$17,657,110$16,667,763$16,858,847$16,533,369
Program services$12,476,347$13,527,770$13,826,767$14,096,823$14,870,034
Management and general$823,282$704,936$765,720$748,037$808,233
Total expenses$15,595,770$16,543,326$17,176,768$16,421,755$17,203,375
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$1,234,463$1,113,784($509,005)$437,092($670,006)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,234,463$1,113,784($509,005)$437,092($670,006)


Joseph J MettimanoPresident & CEO$196,227
Sally CoxCFO/COO$105,405

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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 8/6/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


Program accomplishments

GuideStar has awarded Central Union Mission a Gold Seal for financial transparency, and GreatNonProfits has given Central Union Mission a Top-Rated award.