Miami Rescue Mission


Since 1922 the Miami Rescue Mission | Broward Outreach Centers, The Caring Place, has served the homeless and needy of South Florida. Our Broward Outreach Centers were first established in 1992. Our Miami-Dade and Broward Centers serve over 1,300 men, women, and children each day. There are approximately 800 people enrolled in our residential life-changing programs.

Contact information

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 420620
Miami, FL 33127


Phone: (305)-571-2273


Organization details

EIN: 591743865

CEO/President: Rev. Ronald Brummitt

Chairman: Jeff Tew

Board size: 6


Year founded: 1978

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1990


Helping men, women, and children with meals, safe shelter, life-changing residential programs, employment, and housing resulting in transformed lives. Our passion is to follow the Lord Jesus Christ's great commission by serving others.

Mission statement

Our Mission: Transform the lives of homeless men, women and children through comprehensive residential programs to effect lasting change and empower them to be productive members of society. We provide food, shelter, substance abuse treatment, education, computer literacy, job placement, healthcare, spiritual development and housing with Christian love, compassion and encouragement.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating299 of 77562 of 146
Fund acquisition rating519 of 77694 of 146
Resource allocation rating197 of 77644 of 146
Asset utilization rating302 of 77562 of 146

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,512,634$828,317$1,116,930$1,825,205$1,547,363
Short-term investments$7,870,080$3,202,191$0$0$251,631
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$12,140,181$7,856,354$12,796,529$17,442,261$5,181,997
Long-term investments$0$4,251,614$0$0$0
Fixed assets$17,775,683$18,259,053$18,643,553$16,435,815$10,466,086
Other long-term assets$73,830$79,638$78,904$82,556$72,799
Total long-term assets$17,849,513$22,590,305$18,722,457$16,518,371$10,538,885
Total assets$29,989,694$30,446,659$31,518,986$33,960,632$15,720,882
Payables and accrued expenses$395,922$547,127$430,952$466,906$396,176
Other current liabilities$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
Total current liabilities$1,395,922$1,547,127$1,430,952$1,466,906$1,396,176
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$62,989$81,900$93,815$114,461$84,458
Total liabilities$1,458,911$1,629,027$1,524,767$1,581,367$1,480,634
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$0$174,951$178,277$175,885$202,750
Permanently restricted$190,913$25,000$25,000$25,000$25,000
Net assets$28,530,783$28,817,632$29,994,219$32,379,265$14,240,248
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$18,323,704$20,879,955$19,365,043$17,367,998$19,356,087
Program service revenue$751,134$1,731,166$1,635,562$1,708,870$1,593,459
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$235,055$39,010$19,868$21,296,101$5,301
Other revenue$1,109,580$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$2,095,769$1,770,176$1,655,430$23,004,971$1,598,760
Total revenue$20,419,473$22,650,131$21,020,473$40,372,969$20,954,847
Program services$17,321,566$20,593,066$20,280,130$18,796,192$17,736,466
Management and general$1,082,931$744,055$947,168$1,096,292$666,584
Total expenses$20,887,621$23,738,090$23,405,519$22,233,952$21,000,843
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($468,148)($1,087,959)($2,385,046)$18,139,017($45,996)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($468,148)($1,087,959)($2,385,046)$18,139,017($45,996)


Ronald BrummittPresident$315,497
Marilyn BrummittVice President of Development$158,405
Gordon HelsbyComptroller$113,595

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

Response from ministry

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Brief History: Miami Rescue Mission (MRM) began in 1922 under the name "City Mission" serving meals to the needy. The hurricane of 1926, the stock market crash of 1929, and the following years of The Great Depression caused an increase need of MRM services.

A headline in the Miami Daily News, June 14, 1930 read, "1,226 at City Mission Cared for Each Day!"

In 1935, the name was changed to Miami Rescue Mission. MRM continued through the difficult years of WWII and in 1947 was formally incorporated with its quarters at 150 W Flagler Street, Miami. The Mission eventually moved from this location in order for the public library to be built. The next location, 716 N. Miami Avenue proved to be the exact spot the city wanted to build the Civic Center.

In 1969, MRM opened the building at 2250 NW 1 Ave. which would become the site of the Center for Women & Children, which opened in 1980. Dr. Frank and Maxine Jacobs became MRM's leaders in 1975. Their dedication, vision, and hard work led to expanding services to the homeless and needy for the next 32 years. The present President/CEO, Rev. Ronald Brummitt, of the organization has 26 years of experience working with the homeless and needy of South Florida and has served in this role for 12 years.

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