Home of Grace

Summary

The Home of Grace, a nationally known addiction recovery program, has helped tens of thousands of individuals battle various types of addiction. In operation since 1965, we have used hands-on experience to build an addiction recovery program filled with success stories. Our two state-of-the-art campuses offer a comfortable and secluded home. The program consists of an orientation to the Christ-centered program followed by two distinct phases. Each phase builds upon the other and has specific focus, established goals, responsibilities, and requirements for successful completion. Emphasis is placed on spiritual disciplines necessary for a lasting recovery and is achieved through classroom work, individual and group counseling, work therapy, and community living. Our counselors are certified and trained to coordinate individual counseling services, provide instruction, and monitor a resident's progression through the program. Counselors will assist in the identification of destructive thinking patterns and emotional wounds that have contributed to the resident's addiction while applying Biblical solutions. Counseling sessions are individual-focused. Counseling is geared toward an action plan necessary for success after the program while stressing a deeper understanding of God and His purpose for their lives.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Home of Grace
14200 Jericho Rd
PO Box 5009
Vancleave, MS 39565

Website: homeofgrace.org

Phone: 228-826-5283

Email: info@homeofgrace.org


Organization details

EIN: 646034485

CEO/President: Josh Barton

Chairman: Matt Lott

Board size: 15

Founder: Rev. Bill Barton Sr.

Year founded: 1967

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Our vision is to be the leader in successful recovery by introducing Jesus Christ as the catalyst for hope, healing, and quality of life. The principle goal of the program is to lay crucial foundations in resident understanding of what is involved with Christian Recovery and having a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.


Mission statement

Offering freedom from addiction through Christ-centered recovery since 1965.


Statement of faith

We hold the Bible to be God's Holy Word in its entirety and inspired in every part by the Holy Spirit.

We hold that man was created in the image of God, holy and innocent; that of his own choice, he sinned, and, as a result, brought death upon all humanity. Those who are not saved from sin are eternally separated from God.

We hold that Jesus Christ is God, born of a virgin. That He gave His life on the cross where He, who knew no sin, was made sin for us; that He was buried and arose again from the dead, afterward He ascended into Heaven, and that He will come again.

We hold that we are saved by grace through faith, apart from works, that the sinner who repents and personally accepts that finished work of Christ on the cross becomes a child of God, is made a new creature, and is indwelled by the Holy Spirit.

Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating226 of 72552 of 145
Fund acquisition rating573 of 726115 of 145
Resource allocation rating232 of 72654 of 145
Asset utilization rating66 of 72512 of 145

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%23%20%18%34%29%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%11%9%8%11%11%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
90%47%46%47%33%37%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
9%11%9%9%10%11%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
10%53%54%53%67%63%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%82%83%84%81%80%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%100%100%96%106%103%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%82%83%80%86%82%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%0%0%4%-6%-3%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%0%0%4%-6%-2%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%8%8%8%9%10%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.620.980.960.790.840.71
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.9312.227.366.199.987.82
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.5011.927.064.878.425.55
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.612.815.497.276.8311.01
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.360.180.140.150.09
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.240.651.392.121.221.96
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%7%7%12%13%16%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%8%10%13%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
144%96%97%112%103%118%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$233,160$358,090$302,455$102,938$204,106
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$52,848$91,046$269,449$220,578$263,673
Short-term investments$0$27,263$25,173$36,382$38,421
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$286,008$476,399$597,077$359,898$506,200
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,207,234$3,029,964$3,091,322$3,224,030$3,452,709
Other long-term assets$734$0$8,363$8,363$0
Total long-term assets$3,207,968$3,029,964$3,099,685$3,232,393$3,452,709
Total assets$3,493,976$3,506,363$3,696,762$3,592,291$3,958,909
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$101,757$86,766$82,164$52,707$45,967
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$101,757$86,766$82,164$52,707$45,967
Debt$8,171$12,422$291,175$350,736$521,039
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$127,935$143,943$76,495$56,426$81,852
Total long-term liabilities$136,106$156,365$367,670$407,162$602,891
Total liabilities$237,863$243,131$449,834$459,869$648,858
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$3,066,015$2,985,731$3,101,340$3,132,422$3,308,961
Temporarily restricted$190,098$277,501$145,588$0$1,090
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$3,256,113$3,263,232$3,246,928$3,132,422$3,310,051
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$1,614,999$1,546,348$1,414,888$927,579$1,018,132
Program service revenue$1,733,002$1,622,900$1,494,328$1,795,371$1,463,239
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($120,914)($11,525)$479($265)$19
Other revenue$174,481$220,782$114,708$129,977$257,114
Total other revenue$1,786,569$1,832,157$1,609,515$1,925,083$1,720,372
Total revenue$3,401,568$3,378,505$3,024,403$2,852,662$2,738,504
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$2,784,177$2,792,798$2,432,823$2,443,154$2,241,553
Management and general$255,795$267,201$226,694$276,089$271,983
Fundraising$368,715$302,202$250,380$311,048$298,196
Total expenses$3,408,687$3,362,201$2,909,897$3,030,291$2,811,732
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($7,119)$16,304$114,506($177,629)($73,228)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($7,119)$16,304$114,506($177,629)($73,228)

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History

Where It All Began

In 1964, Rev. Bill Barton Sr., while pastoring a church in Pascagoula, Mississippi, took thirteen men to a Christian recovery program for alcoholics in Tallulah Falls, Georgia called the Victory Home. He became convinced God was calling him to establish a home for alcoholics in Mississippi.

Out of obedience to what he believed to be God's will for his life, he returned home and asked eighteen men to be on the board of directors for the Home of Grace. E.H. Bacot soon donated ten acres of land nestled on the banks of Bluff Creek to the ministry. A small house trailer was also donated by C.D. and Norris Faggard.

In January 1965, even before there was electrical power, the first man entered the Home of Grace. Since that time thousands of men, women and children have been served through the ministries of the Home of Grace.

Each person who comes to the Home of Grace deserves our utmost attention and God's intervention in their life. We thank God both for the privilege of helping those in need as well as for the faith that we will be able to serve many more even more effectively in years to come.

Rev. Bill and Jean Barton

In today's world, it's hard to imagine that we could dare call anyone a legend, but that's exactly what Rev. Bill Barton is- a legend. With a vision in his heart, a few faithful friends, and God's continual blessing, Bro. Bill and his wife, Jean, founded the Home of Grace to bring light into the darkened lives of those who struggle with addiction.

Since 1965, the Home of Grace has continued to be a light in the community. It has provided a place for men and women to seek refuge and renewal from a life of chaos and danger. The Bartons' vision of transforming hearts in order to transform lives has remained the constant core of the Home of Grace's success.

One of the overriding evidences that someone has a genuine relationship with our living Savior is their consistent attitude of joy and outlook on life. Bill and Jean Barton exemplified that joy and freely gave of themselves so others may find the same joy.


Program accomplishments


Needs

Your donation supports the scholarship fund, allowing us to offer food, housing, counseling, teaching, life skills and other services at a fraction of the cost compared to for-profit rehabilitation centers.