Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

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Since 1971, Coachella Valley Rescue Mission has been an oasis, a place of refuge for the homeless and needy in our valley. We are a safe haven, a place of rest for the weary and a place where daily physical and spiritual needs may be met.

Over the years the mission has continued to meet the ever growing needs of individuals, who for a variety of reasons, have found themselves without the basic necessities of life. A dedicated staff and volunteers serve more than 340,000 meals annually and provide shelter to thousands of men and women with children. Food, clothing, and showers are also provided for those who choose not to shelter with us.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Coachella Valley Rescue Mission
PO Box 10660
Indio, CA 92202-2564


Phone: 760-347-3512


Organization details

EIN: 952684844

CEO/President: Darla Burkett

Chairman: Joseph Hayes

Board size: 10


Year founded: 1972

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2007


As ministers of reconciliation, we are to facilitate the reconciliation of men and women to God, to themselves and to society.

Those in need of recovery due to loss of job, home, health, emotional, mental or spiritual support or physical or substance abuse find themselves drawn to our ministry. We are to facilitate that reconciliation through the available means of this Mission, i.e. food, clothing, shelter, counseling and discipleship. Through these modalities we pave the way for them to be reconciled.

Mission statement

"To serve those in need by sharing the saving grace of Jesus Christ through the provision of food, shelter, clothing and spiritual recovery."

Statement of faith

We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, and the authoritative rule of faith and practice.

We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit; in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings; in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, and ascension into heaven to the right hand of the Father; and in His personal, visible return to this earth.

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher and Guide.

We believe in the universal Church, the living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating264 of 94159 of 160
Fund acquisition rating357 of 94363 of 160
Resource allocation rating358 of 94362 of 160
Asset utilization rating374 of 94176 of 160

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$494,384$422,904$292,392$215,945$106,880
Short-term investments$851,151$685,758$761,462$310,238$295,788
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,072,230$2,505,777$1,954,973$1,931,137$1,370,415
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$10,382,706$10,311,973$3,040,330$2,994,475$3,046,821
Other long-term assets$25,050$17,250$8,512,431$8,518,837$8,516,337
Total long-term assets$10,407,756$10,329,223$11,552,761$11,513,312$11,563,158
Total assets$13,479,986$12,835,000$13,507,734$13,444,449$12,933,573
Payables and accrued expenses$325,784$409,432$225,407$194,043$167,240
Other current liabilities$0$0$621,483$634,253$647,023
Total current liabilities$325,784$409,432$846,890$828,296$814,263
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$325,784$409,432$846,890$828,296$814,263
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$13,146,115$12,415,911$12,645,844$12,480,124$12,084,939
With donor restrictions$8,087$9,657$15,000$136,029$34,371
Net assets$13,154,202$12,425,568$12,660,844$12,616,153$12,119,310
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Total contributions$8,022,258$7,123,955$6,538,916$6,428,525$5,309,512
Program service revenue$126,134$66,074$57,423$82,879$98,857
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$34,389$43,554$48,422$52,980$7,666
Other revenue$602,275$534,021$651,187$801,143$629,310
Total other revenue$762,798$643,649$757,032$937,002$735,833
Total revenue$8,785,056$7,767,604$7,295,948$7,365,527$6,045,345
Program services$6,676,153$6,642,624$6,015,788$5,749,030$4,441,944
Management and general$833,834$732,547$690,153$614,146$594,887
Total expenses$8,157,885$7,952,132$7,269,992$6,883,136$5,575,055
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$627,171($184,528)$25,956$482,391$470,290
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$627,171($184,528)$25,956$482,391$470,290


Darla BurkettExecutive Dir.$137,323
Sue MeyersAssociate Dir.$106,095

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 8/23/2021. To update the information below, please email:


As the number of homeless in the area continued to grow, we made plans to expand our facility. Property was purchased across the street from the Mission, and in 2007 we started our Building New Beginnings Capital Campaign. Our new facility was built and completed in November 2011, with 150 resident beds and an emergency overnight shelter with a capacity of 75. Our Gateway and New Life Programs have continued to develop and flourish, having an over 80% rate of success. Our Annex was completed in 2015, including a non-emergency medical clinic operated by Health to Hope.

The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission has been and is a place where people can be rescued, recovered, and restored to the life they desire. At CVRM, the homeless, abused, addicted, and needy have a place where physical, spiritual, and developmental needs are met.

Literally thousands of men, women, and children have been helped through the Mission's programs. Today, the Mission feeds and shelters over 300 clients per day. Over 350,000 meals are served in our kitchen each year and over 100,000 bed nights of safe shelter will be provided. The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission could not do this without the kindness and generosity of our donors.

Life-change is taking place!

Program accomplishments

A dedicated staff and volunteers serve more than 340,000 meals annually and provide shelter to thousands of men and women with children.