Central Union Mission


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: 11


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.

Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating559 of 66080 of 91
Fund acquisition rating525 of 66272 of 91
Resource allocation rating305 of 66240 of 91
Asset utilization rating577 of 66086 of 91

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$232,728$168,242$180,577$245,318$468,591
Short-term investments$0$0$988,684$1,048,315$1,072,833
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$684,481$531,272$1,315,300$1,736,355$2,072,280
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$17,906,639$18,283,908$18,981,980$19,465,842$19,710,682
Other long-term assets$13,546,142$14,009,096$13,056,615$13,155,523$13,114,284
Total long-term assets$31,452,781$32,293,004$32,038,595$32,621,365$32,824,966
Total assets$32,137,262$32,824,276$33,353,895$34,357,720$34,897,246
Payables and accrued expenses$1,041,008$1,085,960$859,315$781,494$636,089
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$1,041,008$1,085,960$859,315$781,494$636,089
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,208,481$214,854$176,305$207,213$9,722
Total long-term liabilities$19,011,259$18,815,270$19,280,555$19,302,098$19,407,606
Total liabilities$20,052,267$19,901,230$20,139,870$20,083,592$20,043,695
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$616,150$553,673$1,521,178$1,681,392$1,937,195
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$12,084,995$12,923,046$13,214,025$14,274,128$14,853,551
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$15,074,378$15,709,140$15,442,319$14,640,478$11,975,207
Program service revenue$1,068,243$981,080$922,904$834,641$2,943,854
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$116,533$103,946$90,518$21,600$62,193
Other revenue$408,609$64,681$77,628$62,680$96,915
Total other revenue$1,593,385$1,149,707$1,091,050$918,921$3,102,962
Total revenue$16,667,763$16,858,847$16,533,369$15,559,399$15,078,169
Program services$13,826,767$14,096,823$14,870,034$13,757,340$8,375,206
Management and general$765,720$748,037$808,233$504,625$443,522
Total expenses$17,176,768$16,421,755$17,203,375$15,849,632$10,523,363
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($509,005)$437,092($670,006)($290,233)$4,554,806
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($509,005)$437,092($670,006)($290,233)$4,554,806

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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.