Vision House

Summary

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

Website: visionhouse.org

Phone: 425-228-6356

Email: info@visionhouse.org


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


Purpose

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 rating489 of 53519 of 27
Fund acquisition rating457 of 53518 of 27
Resource allocation rating295 of 53514 of 27
Asset utilization rating505 of 53526 of 27

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%18%15%24%16%17%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%11%9%11%9%9%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%62%63%48%54%53%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%11%10%10%9%10%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%38%37%52%46%47%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%81%81%79%81%79%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%104%93%114%93%88%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%84%76%91%75%69%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%-4%7%-14%7%12%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-1%3%-5%2%4%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%8%8%11%10%11%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.170.390.370.350.280.26
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.576.617.8211.9910.8416.92
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.232.612.884.163.074.47
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.327.076.063.935.913.69
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.140.160.250.170.27
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.613.953.482.153.251.96
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%6%6%6%6%6%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%4%4%4%4%4%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
71%237%255%270%333%357%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$992,042$844,203$716,852$644,480$466,803
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$450,706$389,233$64,544$253,294$92,563
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,442,748$1,233,436$781,396$897,774$559,366
Long-term investments$262,747$273,128$257,051$257,054$247,017
Fixed assets$7,834,008$8,134,992$8,329,225$8,574,577$8,659,396
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$8,096,755$8,408,120$8,586,276$8,831,631$8,906,413
Total assets$9,539,503$9,641,556$9,367,672$9,729,405$9,465,779
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$203,949$203,435$198,876$152,033$151,536
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$203,949$203,435$198,876$152,033$151,536
Debt$399,077$400,402$401,854$403,480$405,224
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$399,077$400,402$401,854$403,480$405,224
Total liabilities$603,026$603,837$600,730$555,513$556,760
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$6,877,690$7,150,854$7,470,230$7,730,376$7,608,824
Temporarily restricted$2,014,787$1,842,865$1,252,712$1,399,516$1,256,195
Permanently restricted$44,000$44,000$44,000$44,000$44,000
Net assets$8,936,477$9,037,719$8,766,942$9,173,892$8,909,019
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$2,239,150$2,403,653$1,371,247$1,601,341$1,507,743
Program service revenue$1,455,599$1,478,536$1,523,195$1,392,290$1,370,948
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$17,858$15,081$661$9,444$11,304
Other revenue($82,201)($78,331)($51,120)($48,454)($35,152)
Total other revenue$1,391,256$1,415,286$1,472,736$1,353,280$1,347,100
Total revenue$3,630,406$3,818,939$2,843,983$2,954,621$2,854,843
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$3,055,729$2,890,715$2,579,298$2,226,682$1,973,686
Management and general$306,180$300,448$346,761$272,418$267,277
Fundraising$402,291$356,999$324,874$257,537$257,502
Total expenses$3,764,200$3,548,162$3,250,933$2,756,637$2,498,465
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)($133,794)$270,777($406,950)$197,984$356,378
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($133,794)$270,777($406,950)$197,984$356,378

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History

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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