Western Carolina Rescue Ministries, Inc

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Our Mission is simple: Rescue, Recovery & Restoration in Jesus' name! We provide food & shelter, a substance abuse recovery program, and job skills training. While we serve our clients regardless of their beliefs, we are motivated by the teachings of Jesus Christ. Currently our Rescue services for men, women and children include providing meals, food boxes, overnight shelter, showers and clothing. We provide restoration services for men and women that include life counseling, job training and assistance with transitional services. Formal on site programs include Success Academy for men and women, Joshua Plan for men, Abba's Love for women, and Abba's House for addicted mothers and their babies.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Western Carolina Rescue Ministries, Inc
225 Patton Avenue
PO Box 909
Asheville, NC 28801

Website: westerncarolinarescue.org

Phone: 828-254-0471

Email: Jessica@westerncarolinarescue.org

Organization details

EIN: 561249407

CEO/President: Rev. Micheal Anthony Woods

Chairman: Robby Russell

Board size: 9


Ruling year: 1980

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2011


The purpose of Western Carolina Rescue Ministries is to be a lighthouse that shines Jesus' love to all people. Our belief is that God has so much more for the men, women and children of Western North Carolina struggling with poverty, homelessness and addiction. We are called to help bring stability to the chaos of these wounded lives and help them discover the plans and potential that God has placed in them.

Mission statement

Western Carolina Rescue Ministries (WCRM) exists to serve the homeless, poor and addicted populations of western North Carolina. As a non-denominational ministry, we meet people in crisis, focus on helping them at the point of their need, invest in their future, and help them until they can move forward.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating555 of 99991 of 157
Fund acquisition rating747 of 1001129 of 157
Resource allocation rating653 of 100198 of 157
Asset utilization rating194 of 99937 of 157

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$39,996$44,632$11,848$510,492$9,214
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$286,070$334,403$383,150$788,598$287,340
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,323,510$3,367,113$2,748,875$2,837,731$1,562,542
Other long-term assets$0$0$933,043$381,435$1,525,754
Total long-term assets$3,323,510$3,367,113$3,681,918$3,219,166$3,088,296
Total assets$3,609,580$3,701,516$4,065,068$4,007,764$3,375,636
Payables and accrued expenses$52,569$188,938$324,347$218,933$327,440
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$52,569$188,938$324,347$218,933$327,440
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,274,797$1,346,848$1,411,001$1,577,405$1,375,461
Total liabilities$1,327,366$1,535,786$1,735,348$1,796,338$1,702,901
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$2,227,977$2,103,207$2,183,149$1,672,316$1,621,128
With donor restrictions$54,237$62,523$146,571$539,110$51,607
Net assets$2,282,214$2,165,730$2,329,720$2,211,426$1,672,735
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,030,427$2,090,979$1,884,341$2,233,442$1,726,683
Program service revenue$609,877$631,775$658,721$657,293$578,860
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$25,721$37,531$33,372$17,254$17,283
Total other revenue$635,598$669,306$692,093$674,547$596,143
Total revenue$2,666,025$2,760,285$2,576,434$2,907,989$2,322,826
Program services$1,974,789$2,079,443$1,885,037$1,815,647$1,539,049
Management and general$226,243$183,893$164,345$160,335$212,897
Total expenses$2,549,541$2,642,660$2,458,140$2,369,298$2,241,463
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$116,484$117,625$118,294$538,691$81,363
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$116,484$117,625$118,294$538,691$81,363


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Response from ministry

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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


Western Carolina Rescue Mission has served our community faithfully since March of 1981. For over thirty-five years, we have seen God move mightily in the lives of the men and women we serve. Some women and men come in for food and shelter, while others benefit from our one-year residential recovery program which offers freedom from the chains of addiction.

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