City Rescue Mission, Jacksonville

Summary

City Rescue Mission is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that has provided help to the homeless and needy in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida since 1946. City Rescue Mission, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation that provides food, clothing, shelter, emergency services and residential recovery programs to homeless men, women, and women with children. City Rescue Mission does not accept government funding. Financial support of the Mission comes from donations made generously by concerned individuals, churches, businesses, civic organizations, and foundations.


Contact information

Mailing address:
City Rescue Mission
426 S. McDuff Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32254

Website: crmjax.org

Phone: 904-387-4357

Email: information@crmjax.org


Organization details

EIN: 591009115

CEO/President: Penny Kievet

Chairman: Kendall Spencer

Board size: 15

Founder:

Year founded: 1956

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2008


Purpose

City Rescue Mission will be a model for transforming lives of the homeless through the healing power of the Holy Spirit, changing the way the community views homelessness.


Mission statement

CRM exists to transform the lives of the homeless and needy, serving them through the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.


Statement of faith

We believe in one God, Creator and Lord of the Universe, the co-eternal Trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ, God's Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary atoning death on the cross, rose bodily from the dead and ascended to heaven where, as truly God and truly man, He is the only mediator between God and man.

We believe that the Bible is God's authoritative and inspired Word. It is without error in all its teachings, including creation, history, its own origins, and salvation. Christians must submit to its divine authority, both individually and corporately, in all matters of belief and conduct, which is demonstrated by true righteous living.

We believe that all people are lost sinners and cannot see the Kingdom of God except through the new birth. Justification is by grace through faith in Christ alone. Those who reject Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior in the present life shall be raised from the dead for eternal suffering and separation from God. Those who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will be present with him for eternity in heaven.

We believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic Church. Its calling is to worship and witness concerning its Head, Jesus Christ, preaching the Gospel among all people groups and demonstrating its commitment by compassionate service to the needs of human beings and promoting righteousness and justice.

We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit for the individual's new birth and growth to maturity; and also for the Church's constant renewal in truth, wisdom, faith, holiness, love, power, and mission.

We believe that Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return in glory to raise the dead and bring salvation and judgment to completion. God will fully manifest His kingdom when He establishes a new heaven and new earth, in which He will be glorified forever and exclude all evil, suffering, and death.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating494 of 66069 of 91
Fund acquisition rating578 of 66285 of 91
Resource allocation rating555 of 66278 of 91
Asset utilization rating142 of 66020 of 91

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%22%19%21%27%30%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
9%18%19%20%21%25%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
90%82%95%95%79%82%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
9%19%19%21%21%23%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
10%18%5%5%21%18%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%71%71%70%71%68%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%96%96%97%100%107%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%68%69%68%71%73%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%4%4%3%0%-7%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%6%5%4%0%-10%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%10%9%10%8%8%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.571.151.281.241.311.33
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
4.212.552.942.773.144.27
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.492.953.783.454.115.66
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.983.335.2013.165.675.46
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.300.190.080.180.18
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.212.852.563.212.411.73
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%12%7%11%14%13%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
1%0%0%3%3%3%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
147%77%73%72%66%66%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$1,518,046$1,211,261$1,267,677$1,118,343$341,490
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$336,448$223,179$244,572$199,907$272,377
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$360,592
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,854,494$1,434,440$1,512,249$1,318,250$974,459
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,870,022$2,775,663$2,671,279$2,811,672$2,935,635
Other long-term assets$12,927$8,953$8,250$8,250$249,301
Total long-term assets$2,882,949$2,784,616$2,679,529$2,819,922$3,184,936
Total assets$4,737,443$4,219,056$4,191,778$4,138,172$4,159,395
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$487,524$276,012$114,939$232,517$178,599
Other current liabilities$70,094$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$557,618$276,012$114,939$232,517$178,599
Debt$0$0$140,000$140,000$140,000
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$200,103$193,964$210,428
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$340,103$333,964$350,428
Total liabilities$557,618$276,012$455,042$566,481$529,027
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$4,022,204$3,631,398$3,406,259$3,425,241$3,052,590
Temporarily restricted$157,621$311,646$330,477$146,450$577,778
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$4,179,825$3,943,044$3,736,736$3,571,691$3,630,368
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$4,688,445$5,360,614$5,115,644$4,256,305$4,245,083
Program service revenue$61,668$80,991$76,580$74,760$117,596
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$659,505($26,954)$18,196$273,775($14,385)
Other revenue$288,756$211,584$170,514$815,146$822,578
Total other revenue$1,009,929$265,621$265,290$1,163,681$925,789
Total revenue$5,698,374$5,626,235$5,380,934$5,419,986$5,170,872
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$3,895,000$3,870,084$3,634,533$3,826,130$3,776,335
Management and general$535,822$507,056$510,321$429,729$454,854
Fundraising$1,030,771$1,042,787$1,070,658$1,160,387$1,287,325
Total expenses$5,461,593$5,419,927$5,215,512$5,416,246$5,518,514
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$236,781$206,308$165,422$3,740($347,642)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$236,781$206,308$165,422$3,740($347,642)

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History

1946 - CRM was established by a group of Christian businessmen who saw a need to help alcoholics in the Jacksonville area. Their goal was to offer "soup, soap and salvation." The original mission has evolved into a privately-funded organization whose mission is to serve the homeless and needy.

1953 - The Mission was incorporated. Mr. George Sage was named Superintendent and remained until 1964. CRM was located at 801 Main Street in a little storefront building. The two-story building was host to an upstairs dorm and a chapel below.

1963 - CRM moved to its second location, the Ritz Woller Apartments, located at 700 Laura Street. The building was erected around 1907, after the Great Fire of 1901 in downtown Jacksonville. Although it was in great disrepair, the three-story building had more space, which allowed CRM to help more homeless men.

1964 - CRM's Board of Directors elected Don Moody to the position of Superintendent. Mr. Sage continued working at CRM by running the Mission's Bargain Store, which was also located at the 700 Laura Street shelter facility. CRM was in debt, and the facility was close to being totally dilapidated.

1970 - CRM began assisting women in need. Lanida Bryant started the women's program in a nearby two-story building that CRM rented to house about 10 - 12 women.

1972 - In December, Mr. Moody left the position of Superintendent, and the Rev. Kaleel Ellison became the Interim Superintendent. Rev. Ellison had served on the CRM Board of Directors and was Chairman for four years.

1975 - The Rev. Hampton Eggerton left the position of Superintendent and returned to the pastorate mid-year. Rev. Kaleel Ellison was again asked by the Board of Directors to act as Interim Superintendent.

1976 - In January, Rev. Ellison was appointed Executive Director of CRM. He remained in this role until June 1993. The number of beds at the Laura Street location was increased to 86.

1980 - The Mission thrift store was leased. It was located on Main Street between 7th & 8th Streets.

1981 - On March 8th, someone threw a fire bomb through CRM's second-story back window. The facility was almost completely destroyed. The building was "gutted" and not habitable. The office, kitchen and laundry equipment were preserved along with CRM records and the piano.

1983 - Temperatures plummeted to 13 degrees in Jacksonville. A large outdoor holiday meal was hosted in Confederate Park for approximately 300 homeless and needy people. Because of the cold, Rev. Ellison decided to host future holiday meals in the Civic Auditorium.

1984 - A foundation granted CRM the remaining $60,000 needed to finish construction. On January 2nd, Mr. Douglas B. Milne, Sr. contacted Rev. Ellison and informed him that his son, Douglas J. Milne, also on the board, sat on a foundation board and asked if foundation representatives could tour the facility.

1988 - The LifeBuilders addiction recovery and job training program was established. Shelter capacity was increased to 170 beds when the Mission bought an adjacent building dubbed "the annex." Bunk beds were used in both facilities. The CRM Thrift Store was relocated to 5343 Normandy Blvd.

1993 - The first female members were elected to the CRM Board: Dr. Ruth Y. Cox, Ed.D. and Professor Tina Daniels, R.D.H., B.S.

1994 - A medical clinic for the homeless opened at the Mission. Drs. Dennis and Karen McCarthy approached CRM Board member Charles Winge to indicate their interest in opening a medical clinic for the homeless. The "McCarthy Medical Clinic" was initially housed at the State Street facility.

1995 - Life skills, job training and placement assistance for students expanded, and 112 students got jobs. In December, the city of Jacksonville opened a city-funded shelter, the I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless.

1996 - Dr. McCarthy was selected to carry the Olympic Torch. More than 1,090 people volunteered at the Mission. Special events were expanded to include monthly open houses, luncheons and tours; monthly volunteer orientations; bi-annual soup-line camp meetings for clients; and an annual "Klothes 4 Kids" back-to-school project.

1997 - The first LifeBuilders class graduated in a ceremony held in September at the FCCJ Auditorium. The cap-and-gown event recognized 28 students for successful completion of the program.

1998 - The campus at 426 S. McDuff Avenue was purchased. The women's program was expanded, and the LifeBuilders program was extended to six months.

1999 - The LifeBuilders program was extended to 12 months.

2000 - A significant grant from the Woodbury estate led to an expansion from 170 to 260 beds.

2003 - The LifeBuilders program was extended to 15 months. A new mentoring program was established. In September, R. Patrick Hayle began serving as Interim Executive Director.

2005 - As a result of the strategic planning process, Executive Director Patrick Hayle's focus turned to finances and leadership. Goals identified included a media campaign, staffing, job descriptions, organization charts and a development plan.

2006 - CSX conducted a facilities study. The CRM Board asked for a transformation plan.

2007 - In January, the staff was trained on the grace-based counseling model. The grace-based model creates a safe environment where grace flows freely. The program was implemented in October. The mission statement changed to "Serving the homeless and needy, rebuilding their lives through the love and compassion of Jesus Christ."

2013 - The Board of Directors asked Penny Kievet to serve as Interim Executive Director, the first woman to fill this position.


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