Visalia Rescue Mission


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 rating51 of 6606 of 91
Fund acquisition rating221 of 66228 of 91
Resource allocation rating86 of 66213 of 91
Asset utilization rating60 of 6607 of 91

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$788,238$942,872$601,942$421,451$336,972
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,242,352$1,080,898$1,041,055$620,536$587,429
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,759,375$2,779,168$2,942,897$2,973,275$3,141,989
Other long-term assets$77,577$74,784$68,712$71,782$78,268
Total long-term assets$2,836,952$2,853,952$3,011,609$3,045,057$3,220,257
Total assets$4,079,304$3,934,850$4,052,664$3,665,593$3,807,686
Payables and accrued expenses$84,104$133,558$131,022$106,501$81,371
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$84,104$133,558$131,022$106,501$81,371
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$650,317$646,616$1,160,775$940,372$804,831
Total long-term liabilities$650,317$646,616$1,160,775$940,372$804,831
Total liabilities$734,421$780,174$1,291,797$1,046,873$886,202
Net assets20172016201520142013
Temporarily restricted$78,613$82,597$65,995$126,589$135,178
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$3,344,883$3,154,676$2,760,867$2,618,720$2,921,484
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,448,438$4,596,509$4,489,091$4,196,281$4,406,750
Program service revenue$2,476,049$2,362,518$1,950,675$2,110,114$1,905,470
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($3,401)$142,259$239($94,556)($2,681)
Other revenue$203,381$447,634$554,249$460,064$480,003
Total other revenue$2,676,029$2,952,411$2,505,163$2,475,622$2,382,792
Total revenue$8,124,467$7,548,920$6,994,254$6,671,903$6,789,542
Program services$7,012,144$6,264,547$5,899,298$5,891,729$5,761,039
Management and general$558,465$628,052$609,726$616,792$540,255
Total expenses$7,934,260$7,155,111$6,852,107$6,974,667$6,601,599
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$190,207$393,809$142,147($302,764)$187,943
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$190,207$393,809$142,147($302,764)$187,943

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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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