Orange County Rescue Mission

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Orange County Rescue Mission is home to the Village of Hope, a 262-bed transitional housing program for homeless men, women and children.

Our Philosophy: To operate in a dynamic, entrepreneurial manner, expecting to grow and expand numerically, programmatically, and geographically. We seek to be constantly challenged with fresh vision and well-prepared strategies that originate with the President and the senior professional staff, and that are refined, confirmed, and approved by the Board of Directors.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Orange County Rescue Mission
1 Hope Drive
Tustin, CA 92782


Phone: (714) 247-4300


Organization details

EIN: 952479552

CEO/President: Mr. Jim Palmer

Chairman: Mr. Bart Hansen

Board size: 9


Ruling year: 1972

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1987


The men, women and children who enter the gates of the Orange County Rescue Mission come from many walks of life and are all wounded in different ways. None of these people ever imagined they'd be homeless and they all need our help. Our goal is to treat each person with respect and dignity. We prayerfully consider how we will implement an Individual Treatment Plan for those who come to us for help.

Mission statement

To minister the love of Jesus Christ to the Least, the Last, and the Lost of our Community through the provision of assistance in the areas of guidance, counseling, education, job training, shelter, food, clothing, health care and independent living communities.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating892 of 1010143 of 159
Fund acquisition rating845 of 1012145 of 159
Resource allocation rating662 of 101298 of 159
Asset utilization rating771 of 1010134 of 159

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$531,828$594,861$466,380$413,430$541,388
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$7,793,679$8,494,695$7,071,074$6,186,136$5,019,829
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$40,463,866$40,731,774$41,377,658$41,574,175$40,677,662
Other long-term assets$0$0$51,500$15,954$15,954
Total long-term assets$40,463,866$40,731,774$41,429,158$41,590,129$40,693,616
Total assets$48,257,545$49,226,469$48,500,232$47,776,265$45,713,445
Payables and accrued expenses$764,973$897,143$409,972$536,330$579,749
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$764,973$897,143$409,972$536,330$579,749
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$764,973$897,143$409,972$536,330$579,749
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$47,180,196$48,182,145$48,090,260$47,239,935$45,083,659
With donor restrictions$312,376$147,181$0$0$50,037
Net assets$47,492,572$48,329,326$48,090,260$47,239,935$45,133,696
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$17,838,827$18,317,522$16,671,241$15,350,758$14,536,346
Program service revenue$146,129$266,448$338,327$284,486$285,514
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$48,818$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$285,191$171,350$81,849$85,466$67,784
Total other revenue$480,138$437,798$420,176$369,952$353,298
Total revenue$18,318,965$18,755,320$17,091,417$15,720,710$14,889,644
Program services$14,764,149$14,331,548$12,716,775$10,206,746$7,480,830
Management and general$924,533$1,514,565$1,331,412$1,222,869$1,085,002
Total expenses$18,963,195$18,516,254$16,241,092$13,564,434$10,710,073
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($644,230)$239,066$850,325$2,156,276$4,179,571
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($644,230)$239,066$850,325$2,156,276$4,179,571


Mr Jim PalmerPresident$345,994
Mr Bryan CrainChief Operating Officer$204,052
Mrs Jewel LoffVice President$198,853
Mr Larry GwiltChief Financial Officer$180,985

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2019

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 12/30/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Program accomplishments

1,579,478 meals
145,993 nights of shelter
801,220 clothing items
51,667 children's education sessions
51,654 medical and mental health services
39,628 adult education and training sessions