Vision House

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Vision House is a Christian nonprofit that provides transitional housing, critical support and life skills training for families experiencing homelessness.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Vision House
P.O. Box 2951
Renton, WA 98056


Phone: 425-228-6356


Organization details

EIN: 911493474

CEO/President: Melissa Gehrig

Chairman: Bill Northey and Derek Sciba

Board size: 9

Founder: John and Susan Camerer

Year founded: 2005

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2015


To inspire our community to unite so that all people have access to a healthy home.

Mission statement

To follow Jesus in working with families experiencing poverty or homelessness to promote positive transformation.

Statement of faith

We believe In God, Creator and Lord of the Universe, the co-eternal triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Hebrews 11:3; 2 Corinthians 13:14) 2. We believe that Jesus Christ, God's Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary and lived a sinless life. He died on the cross, removing our guilt and reconciling us to God. He rose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven where He is the only mediator between God and man. (Romans 3:25; Luke 1:26-38; Hebrews 7:24-25; 1 Corinthians 15; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; John 20:31) 3. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God, that all Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness, that the believer may be adequately equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13) 4. We believe all people are created in the image of God, born sinners, incapable of returning to God except through salvation by grace, through faith in Christ Jesus alone. (Titus 2:11-14; Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; 1 John 5:11-13) 5. We believe the Holy Spirit persuades us to repent of our sins, renews our hearts, and causes the Church and its people to grow in Christian maturity. (Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 5:18-20; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17) 6. We believe in one holy, universal and apostolic Church, which is called to worship God, preach the Gospel, make disciples, promote righteousness and justice, and relieve human suffering. (Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 5:25-27; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14) 7. We believe that Christ will return to raise the dead, judge all people and establish His glorious kingdom. ( John 5:28-29; John 11:25-26; Revelation 20:5-15)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating589 of 817104 of 150
Fund acquisition rating464 of 81782 of 150
Resource allocation rating422 of 81780 of 150
Asset utilization rating653 of 817126 of 150

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$99,037$363,032$450,706$389,233$64,544
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,786,046$1,437,048$1,442,748$1,233,436$781,396
Long-term investments$141,188$249,519$262,747$273,128$257,051
Fixed assets$9,425,189$8,156,085$7,834,008$8,134,992$8,329,225
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$9,566,377$8,405,604$8,096,755$8,408,120$8,586,276
Total assets$11,352,423$9,842,652$9,539,503$9,641,556$9,367,672
Payables and accrued expenses$303,350$268,570$203,949$203,435$198,876
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$303,350$268,570$203,949$203,435$198,876
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$404,637$401,344$399,077$400,402$401,854
Total liabilities$707,987$669,914$603,026$603,837$600,730
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$0$1,735,659$2,014,787$1,842,865$1,252,712
Permanently restricted$0$44,000$44,000$44,000$44,000
Net assets$10,644,436$9,172,738$8,936,477$9,037,719$8,766,942
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,170,990$2,666,652$2,239,150$2,403,653$1,371,247
Program service revenue$1,558,236$1,473,484$1,455,599$1,478,536$1,523,195
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$39,429$17,876$17,858$15,081$661
Other revenue($108,987)($105,917)($82,201)($78,331)($51,120)
Total other revenue$1,488,678$1,385,443$1,391,256$1,415,286$1,472,736
Total revenue$5,659,668$4,052,095$3,630,406$3,818,939$2,843,983
Program services$3,298,551$3,046,450$3,055,729$2,890,715$2,579,298
Management and general$417,839$339,816$306,180$300,448$346,761
Total expenses$4,210,150$3,834,218$3,764,200$3,548,162$3,250,933
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$1,449,518$217,877($133,794)$270,777($406,950)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,449,518$217,877($133,794)$270,777($406,950)


Melissa GehrigExecutive Director$122,953
James RicheyDirector of Operations$58,137
Jeff DarrFinance Manager$48,640

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/22/2020. To update the information below, please email:


Founded in 1990 in Renton, WA, Vision House was born out of a God-given conviction in the hearts of John and Susan Camerer to reach and support single moms with kids at risk of ending up on the streets. Vision House has been providing transitional housing with supportive services for the past 30 years to help families experiencing homelessness move from crisis to stability and self-sufficiency. The ministry has grown from serving two single mothers and their kids at one time to now serving over 300 families a year, supporting single mothers, single fathers and two-parent families. Our program is infused with the commitment and passion to see lives changed and the cycle of homelessness broken for the next generation.

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