Tennessee Valley Outreach

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Tennessee Valley Outreach is a Christian nonprofit relief organization with our main office located in Decatur, Alabama. TVO exists to provide temporary living accommodations that are safe and clean. We also provide wholesome food as well as spiritual sustenance for men, women, and children throughout the entire Tennessee Valley area. Tennessee Valley Outreach serves as a preparation tool for people desiring to re-enter society. This is accomplished by offering a supportive environment that encourages spiritual growth, education, independence, discipline and personal responsibility. Tennessee Valley Outreach is dedicated to Showing and Sharing the love of Jesus Christ in a tangible fashion. This is done by providing shelter, food, clothing, life skills training, and education in the Christian faith in order to help provide relief to any crisis which may occur in a persons life. Our staff members are trained to recognize or assess a need, generate courses of actions, then implement those courses of action in order to resolve the crisis. Through the generosity of committed partners, Tennessee Valley Outreach delivers much needed necessities and services to men, women, and children each and every day.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Tennessee Valley Outreach
PO Box 764
Decatur, AL 35602

Website: tennesseevalleyoutreach.org

Phone: 256-350-5226

Email: tennvalleyoutreach@att.net

Organization details

EIN: 630803025

CEO/President: Matt Richards

Chairman: Wade Weaver

Board size: 0


Year founded: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Our Goal is to offer assistance to those who are homeless, hungry, hurting and hopeless by coming to their aid and providing for each persons unique individual needs.

Mission statement

Reaching Out to the Homeless, the Hungry, the Hurting, and the Hopeless throughout all of Northern Alabama and Southern Tennessee with the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (2nd Timothy 3:15-17)

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; Ephesians 4:4-6.)

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (John 1:1-4; Matthew 1:23; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 & 4:15; Acts 1:11 & 2:22-24; 1st Corinthians 15:3-4)

We believe that, for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit and that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation. (Titus 3:4-7; Luke 24:46-47; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; Acts 4:12)

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. (Galatians 5:16-18; Romans 8:9)

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. (Revelation 20:11-15; 1st Corinthians 15:51-57)

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the Church. (Ephesians 1:22-23; 1st Corinthians 12:12, 27)

We believe that the ministry of evangelism is a responsibility of both the church and every individual Christian. (Romans 10:9-15; Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:18-20; 1st Peter 3:15)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating32 of 8573 of 155
Fund acquisition rating296 of 85749 of 155
Resource allocation rating27 of 8576 of 155
Asset utilization rating4 of 8571 of 155

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,089$3,089$3,089$4,404$3,743
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$13,643$35,034$31,115$33,944$24,656
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$57,339$61,218$70,612$72,127$76,871
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$57,339$61,218$70,612$72,127$76,871
Total assets$70,982$96,252$101,727$106,071$101,527
Payables and accrued expenses$12,849$16,590$10,058$15,467$8,589
Other current liabilities$16,000$20,000$0$0$6,000
Total current liabilities$28,849$36,590$10,058$15,467$14,589
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$28,849$36,590$10,058$15,467$14,589
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,000
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$42,133$59,662$91,669$90,604$86,938
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$241,736$289,311$263,645$269,726$251,738
Program service revenue$173,440$167,147$173,971$177,289$168,768
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($437)($1,210)$0$3,068$378
Other revenue$7,166$9,304$12,726$9,099$7,324
Total other revenue$180,169$175,241$186,697$189,456$176,470
Total revenue$421,905$464,552$450,342$459,182$428,208
Program services$403,351$456,946$410,053$416,910$401,168
Management and general$21,136$22,964$25,494$27,397$39,407
Total expenses$439,434$496,559$449,277$455,516$449,283
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($17,529)($32,007)$1,065$3,666($21,075)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($17,529)($32,007)$1,065$3,666($21,075)


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 1/4/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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