Visalia Rescue Mission

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Founded in 1981, we are a faith-based, non-profit organization celebrating 35 years of service to Tulare and Kings County homeless, formerly incarcerated, and those struggling with addiction. We are funded entirely by donations from local organizations, businesses, and individuals.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Visalia Rescue Mission
PO Box 109
Visalia, CA 93279


Phone: 559-740-4178


Organization details

EIN: 942902666

CEO/President: Al Oliver

Chairman: John Anderson and Michael Allen

Board size: 13


Year founded: 1983

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


As we ease the suffering of hurting individuals and help them achieve independence and self-sufficiency, we build up individuals and families in the community and as a result, the whole community benefits.

Mission statement

Partnering with Central California to serve the poor and those in need with the love and power of the gospel of Christ, so they may become God-dependent and contributing members of their community.

Statement of faith

1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, ultimately authoritative word of God.

2. We believe in the Trinity. There is one God, eternally existing as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

3. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is Deity, that He was born of a virgin, that we are redeemed by His atoning death through His shed blood, that He bodily resurrected and ascended into heaven, and that he will come again in power and great glory.

4. We believe that men and women are saved through a direct, personal encounter with the Risen Lord, at which time the Holy Spirit regenerates them.

5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whom Christ indwells each believer empowering him/her to live a Godly life of obedience as he/she reaches for maturity.

6. We believe the Holy Spirit unites all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that together they form one body, the church.

Our creed is Christ...Our law is love.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating65 of 94012 of 160
Fund acquisition rating382 of 94267 of 160
Resource allocation rating74 of 94214 of 160
Asset utilization rating84 of 94014 of 160

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,021,704$1,253,651$788,238$942,872$601,942
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,497,305$1,659,818$1,242,352$1,080,898$1,041,055
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,667,650$2,723,401$2,759,375$2,779,168$2,942,897
Other long-term assets$81,011$81,823$77,577$74,784$68,712
Total long-term assets$2,748,661$2,805,224$2,836,952$2,853,952$3,011,609
Total assets$4,245,966$4,465,042$4,079,304$3,934,850$4,052,664
Payables and accrued expenses$28,985$91,005$84,104$133,558$131,022
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$28,985$91,005$84,104$133,558$131,022
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$640,500$523,078$650,317$646,616$1,160,775
Total long-term liabilities$640,500$523,078$650,317$646,616$1,160,775
Total liabilities$669,485$614,083$734,421$780,174$1,291,797
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$3,472,105$3,711,162$3,266,270$3,072,079$2,694,872
With donor restrictions$104,376$139,797$78,613$82,597$65,995
Net assets$3,576,481$3,850,959$3,344,883$3,154,676$2,760,867
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,075,196$5,208,319$5,448,438$4,596,509$4,489,091
Program service revenue$2,701,959$2,664,990$2,476,049$2,362,518$1,950,675
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,299($756)($3,401)$142,259$239
Other revenue$173,061$380,146$203,381$447,634$554,249
Total other revenue$2,876,319$3,044,380$2,676,029$2,952,411$2,505,163
Total revenue$7,951,515$8,252,699$8,124,467$7,548,920$6,994,254
Program services$7,296,786$6,793,534$7,012,144$6,264,547$5,899,298
Management and general$507,964$551,104$558,465$628,052$609,726
Total expenses$8,225,993$7,746,623$7,934,260$7,155,111$6,852,107
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($274,478)$506,076$190,207$393,809$142,147
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($274,478)$506,076$190,207$393,809$142,147


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 12/22/2020. To update the information below, please email:


The Mission was established in 1981 by a group of community members as an overnight shelter and soup kitchen for the homeless in Visalia. Today, it has become the county's largest privately-funded non-profit organization addressing the complicated issues of poverty, homelessness, and recovery.

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