Charlotte Rescue Mission


For 80 years, Charlotte Rescue Mission has been helping men and women break the cycle of addiction & homelessness.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Charlotte Rescue Mission
PO Box 33000
Charlotte, NC 28233


Phone: 7043334673


Organization details

EIN: 560571223

CEO/President: Rev. Anthony Marciano II

Chairman: Mr. Mike Metcalf and Mr. Dave Osterhus

Board size: 11


Year founded: 1951

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Charlotte Rescue Mission is a leader in providing free Christian-based residential recovery programs that help people struggling with the disease of addiction achieve long-term sobriety, find employment and stable housing, and restore and build healthy relationships.

Mission statement

Charlotte Rescue Mission is transforming lives in the name of Jesus Christ by serving people impacted by addiction to equip them to thrive in the community.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating501 of 725103 of 145
Fund acquisition rating528 of 726101 of 145
Resource allocation rating449 of 72696 of 145
Asset utilization rating363 of 72585 of 145

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$939,695$331,140$463,375$619,167$619,455
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,263,142$3,222,854$2,749,594$2,333,018$3,037,150
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$8,444,904$8,560,650$8,772,999$9,072,281$9,368,356
Other long-term assets$186,844$211,844$239,638$265,798$10,876
Total long-term assets$8,631,748$8,772,494$9,012,637$9,338,079$9,379,232
Total assets$12,894,890$11,995,348$11,762,231$11,671,097$12,416,382
Payables and accrued expenses$445,588$232,312$267,874$314,356$327,346
Other current liabilities$41,558$31,121$11,750$5,000$0
Total current liabilities$487,146$263,433$279,624$319,356$327,346
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
Total long-term liabilities$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
Total liabilities$1,487,146$1,263,433$1,279,624$1,319,356$1,327,346
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$1,288,635$446,214$757,568$929,849$828,598
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$11,407,744$10,731,915$10,482,607$10,351,741$11,089,036
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$7,635,765$6,525,088$6,103,220$5,437,309$5,590,001
Program service revenue$108,168$117,266$86,874$88,746$74,502
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$12,260$29,345($15,011)$3,887($6,308)
Other revenue($31,029)($26,735)($30,649)$7,895$14,359
Total other revenue$89,399$119,876$41,214$100,528$82,553
Total revenue$7,725,164$6,644,964$6,144,434$5,537,837$5,672,554
Program services$5,329,372$4,812,319$4,548,120$4,778,295$4,204,073
Management and general$607,971$553,122$489,325$525,965$732,713
Total expenses$7,024,335$6,345,655$6,013,568$6,275,132$5,794,210
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$700,829$299,309$130,866($737,295)($121,656)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$700,829$299,309$130,866($737,295)($121,656)

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Founded in 1938, the Charlotte Rescue Mission has a long history of reaching out to the homeless and those battling addictions. Over the years, the Mission has been located in several different uptown Charlotte buildings and had several different names, but our commitment to serving the homeless and sharing the gospel of Christ has never changed. Many people who came to the Mission for help during those early years were struggling with addiction. In 1990, the Mission made a commitment to hire a Christian staff trained in professional substance abuse recovery services. With this, Charlotte Rescue Mission launched a 90-day residential program empowering individuals to move beyond cycles of homelessness and addiction to become productive citizens in the community. This program is known as Rebound and has helped thousands of men over the years. Rebound served men struggling with addiction and homelessness, but despite a staggering community need, there was no similar program for women. In 1992, Charlotte Rescue Mission launched the Dove's Nest program. Like Rebound, Dove's Nest provides comprehensive addiction recovery services for women. In 1995, Rebound's Recovery Residence opened its doors. The Recovery Residence provides opportunities for Rebound graduates to maintain long-term sobriety as they transition out of dependency on community programs and transition into self-sufficiency. In 2008, the Dove's Nest Capital Campaign was launched to expand Dove's Nest's women's addiction recovery program from a 12-bed facility to a 120-bed facility. In addition, for the first time in its history, the Mission was now able to serve children as well as their mothers. The doors of this new facility opened in July 2012. In 2016, both the Rebound and Dove's Nest programs were expanded to a 120-day program. In 2019, the Mission opened Community Matters Cafe, a full-service restaurant and coffee shop adjacent to the Rebound campus. Community Matters Cafe provides a four-month life skills training program that teaches Charlotte Rescue Mission recovery program graduates a variety of essential life and job skills that prepare them for successful transition back into the workplace. All profits from the restaurant are used to support the programs of Charlotte Rescue Mission.

Program accomplishments


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