CITA, Inc.

Summary

CITA Rescue Mission was started as a means to help the needy. We are a motivation and a great help to those in a time of need. We take this wonderful opportunity to do what our Lord has commanded us to do and tell others about Him.


Contact information

Mailing address:
CITA, Inc.
2330 Johnny Ellison Drive
Melbourne, FL 32901

Website: citarescuemission.org

Phone: 321-725-5160

Email: help@citarescuemission.org


Organization details

EIN: 591273570

CEO/President: Buddy Morrow

Chairman:

Board size: 5

Founder: Johnny and Helen Ellison

Year founded: 1971

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Our faith based program is designed to help anyone experiencing homelessness connect with solutions that best fit their unique situation. From emergency services like meals and shelter, to more long-term solutions like rehabilitation, job training and transitional housing opportunities, there are no problems too big for our loving God, and through HIM, we are here to help guide those we serve to a victorious and productive life. We focus on teaching men how to live a victorious life according to the Word of God, while achieving educational, vocational, occupational, and personal goals in order to become self-reliant and independent.


Mission statement

Transforming the lives of the homeless and hurting in our community by sharing the Gospel and the compassion of Christ, while providing shelter and intervention through faith-based, life changing support.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

D

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating637 of 725132 of 145
Fund acquisition rating356 of 72673 of 145
Resource allocation rating708 of 726143 of 145
Asset utilization rating550 of 725121 of 145

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%11%22%12%2%5%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%3%5%2%0%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
90%32%22%15%19%15%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
9%4%5%2%0%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
10%68%78%85%81%85%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%55%57%56%58%59%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%88%94%95%99%92%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%48%54%53%58%54%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%12%6%5%1%8%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%4%2%1%0%2%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%41%37%42%41%40%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.620.310.280.270.270.27
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.934.355.226.036.255.96
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.501.351.451.601.711.62
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.610.000.000.000.000.00
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.000.000.000.000.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.248.868.257.517.027.41
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%4%4%5%5%5%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%4%4%4%5%5%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
144%308%343%360%347%349%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$624,730$501,423$426,407$375,819$391,474
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$4,281$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$629,011$501,423$426,407$375,819$391,474
Long-term investments$105$105$105$105$105
Fixed assets$2,009,028$1,985,843$1,982,343$1,791,191$1,756,667
Other long-term assets$95,168$129,940$160,686$180,606$185,328
Total long-term assets$2,104,301$2,115,888$2,143,134$1,971,902$1,942,100
Total assets$2,733,312$2,617,311$2,569,541$2,347,721$2,333,574
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Debt$101,018$105,468$108,992$113,728$117,560
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$12,444$8,815$7,502$4,195$4,493
Total long-term liabilities$113,462$114,283$116,494$117,923$122,053
Total liabilities$113,462$114,283$116,494$117,923$122,053
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$0$0$0$0$0
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,619,850$2,503,028$2,453,047$2,229,798$2,211,521
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$308,310$173,835$110,560$121,551$102,378
Program service revenue$640,624$583,570$584,751$518,088$544,828
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$7,471$9,556$10,207$11,781$16,932
Other revenue$11,944$11,944$11,944$0$23,888
Total other revenue$660,039$605,070$606,902$529,869$585,648
Total revenue$968,349$778,905$717,462$651,420$688,026
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$467,220$418,875$380,144$374,856$372,283
Management and general$350,533$272,735$288,132$265,498$256,489
Fundraising$33,774$37,645$13,309$2,083$5,368
Total expenses$851,527$729,255$681,585$642,437$634,140
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$116,822$49,650$35,877$8,983$53,886
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$116,822$49,650$35,877$8,983$53,886

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Dr Bryan B Morrow JrExecutive Dir.$87,081

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

CITA Rescue Mission was founded by Johnny and Helen Ellison. Johnny's heart for the homeless was so large that his life was given to serving those who are mostly neglected or at the worst time in their lives. Johnny would invite these men in and provide a place to stay while aiding them on the road to recovery. Most importantly of all he would tell them of the good news of Jesus Christ.

The Ellison's hard work paved the way for CITA Rescue Mission to be born in 1969 in a two-story house on the beautiful Indian River. Through Johnny's and Ms. Helen's witness, countless men have found the Lord and experienced life transformation.

Johnny served as Executive Director until he went to be with the Lord in 1997. Johnny's son Daniel served as Executive Director from 1997 -2013. Buddy Morrow joined CITA as Executive Director in 2014. Ms. Helen stayed close to the mission until she passed into the arms of Jesus in 2019.

Today CITA Rescue Mission is located on Johnny Ellison Drive just off US Highway 1 in Melbourne. The two-story dormitory on the mission grounds can house up to 52 men. CITA's core philosophy remains the same today as it was in the beginning... Christ is the answer.


Program accomplishments

2020 Impact

Meals Served: 52,560

Nights of Shelter: 17,520

Loads of Laundry: 5,564

Number of Men Sheltered (at least two nights): 264

Hours of Spiritual Counseling / Small Groups / Chapel Services: 10,280

Hours of Career Counseling and Budgeting: 3,640


Needs

CITA Rescue Mission receives no state or federal funding. Your continued support and prayers are critical to our success.