Capital City Rescue Mission

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We are helping homeless and hurting men, women and children in Albany, NY find the help and support they need to change their lives.

The Mission is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, completely funded by private donations and does not accept any city, state or federal funds.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Capital City Rescue Mission
259 South Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12202


Phone: 518-462-0459


Organization details

EIN: 562663290

CEO/President: Perry Jones

Chairman: Barry Blenis

Board size: 6


Year founded: 2007

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2013


We provide vital food, shelter, clothing, medical and faith services for people in need in the community.

We provide holistic discipleship-based pathways for a new start in life for men and women in recovery.

Mission statement

Capital City Rescue Mission is dedicated to proclaiming the gospel to the homeless and needy of the Capital Region, providing for the whole person - body, mind and spirit - to help them return to society maturing as productive citizens.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating659 of 894119 of 158
Fund acquisition rating416 of 89476 of 158
Resource allocation rating646 of 894110 of 158
Asset utilization rating616 of 894122 of 158

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$4,470,566$2,448,083$413,318$409,910
Other current assets$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,625,144$3,386,381$3,154,493$2,133,476
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$9,096,374$8,906,569$8,752,529$8,710,926
Other long-term assets$9,848$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$9,106,222$8,906,569$8,752,529$8,710,926
Total assets$14,731,366$12,292,950$11,907,022$10,844,402
Payables and accrued expenses$17,027$56,626$160,068$148,938
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$17,027$56,626$160,068$148,938
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$363$771$1,179
Total long-term liabilities$0$363$771$1,179
Total liabilities$17,027$56,989$160,839$150,117
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Temporarily restricted$9,848$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0
Net assets$14,714,339$12,235,961$11,746,183$10,694,285
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,572,778$4,747,637$4,896,965$4,498,360
Program service revenue$145,571$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0
Investment income$192,778$34,878$3,609$1,806
Other revenue$54,160$46,238$44,825$30,565
Total other revenue$392,509$81,116$48,434$32,371
Total revenue$5,965,287$4,828,753$4,945,399$4,530,731
Program services$2,587,650$3,292,448$2,935,550$2,939,271
Management and general$386,187$497,853$476,110$454,623
Total expenses$3,525,801$4,338,975$3,893,501$3,857,647
Change in net assets2019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$2,439,486$489,778$1,051,898$673,084
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,439,486$489,778$1,051,898$673,084


Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/12/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Capital City Rescue Mission began 70 years ago when God called a group of men to provide "soup, soap, and salvation" to the homeless and hungry in downtown Albany. Over the years, CCRM has continued and expanded its efforts to feed both the body and the soul, giving hope and new life to individuals and families.

Oct 1949 - Mission is started by group of businessmen at a storefront (64 Madison Ave). Volunteers provided nightly chapel services and meals.

1950 - The Mission was incorporated. Ted Brubaker was the first Superintendent. Budget for their first year was $3,800.

1953 - New Superintendent, Rev. Wilford Fowler (Superintendent from '52-'69 and '79-'82), purchased 50 Hudson Ave. Mission was able to sleep men overnight for the first time.

1965 - Settlement House at 77 South Ferry was given to the Mission for a children's ministry. The building is sold in 1977.

1979 - 1981 - Mission had a wood cutting operation. Men from the Mission cut, stacked, and deliver cords of firewood to the community.

April 1982 - Perry Jones is hired as Executive Director.

1983 - Men's discipleship and recovery program is established.

1993 - Learning Center is established.

1994 - Pastor Dale Walker is hired to direct the New Life Men's Discipleship Program

1997 - Chef Maxwell Ansong comes on staff to be the Director of Food Services.

2000 - The Mission relocates to 259 South Pearl St.

2002 - 2003 - A new women's recovery program is established and Nancy Dore is hired as its director.

2003 - 2004 - Sarah Schoof, FNP is hired to direct the Free Medical Clinic.

2005 - Donna Drum becomes the director of the clothing ministry as a volunteer.

2012 - 2015 - The renovations to a 50,000 sq ft warehouse are completed. It houses the new clothing ministry, men's discipleship programming, Transitional Living apartments.

2015 - present - Another warehouse building next door is purchased and construction is in full swing to build 14 apartments and program facilities for the New Faith Program for women & children.

Program accomplishments

Impact in 2020:

79,352 safe nights of shelter

291,052 hot nutritious meals

241,174 articles of clean clothing

1,503 medical clinic visits

200+ in addiction recovery

39,607 chapel attendees


Help fund the new home of our women's programs by donating on our secure donate page. Also, please pray with us as we continue to move forward with plans for the new building. Thank you!