Coachella Valley Rescue Mission


At the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission we serve local people experiencing homelessness, hunger and life challenges through emergency services, recovery programs and community outreach. Coachella Valley Rescue Mission is an oasis and a place of refuge for the displaced and needy in Coachella 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.

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: Jim Hayes and Jim Parrish

Board size: 10


Year founded: 1972

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2007


Core Program Purposes are: 1. Continue the work of Jesus Christ through evangelism, discipleship, and serving the spiritual and physical needs of the disadvantaged. 2. Provide for the emergency needs of the impoverished and destitute of the Coachella Valley through shelter and food services, rehabilitation programs, spiritually-based counseling, education, job skills, and transitional living. 3. Inform and involve the public in caring for the needy.

Mission statement

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

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating166 of 76748 of 146
Fund acquisition rating280 of 76856 of 146
Resource allocation rating147 of 76840 of 146
Asset utilization rating346 of 76777 of 146

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$422,904$292,392$215,945$106,880$433,010
Short-term investments$685,758$761,462$310,238$295,788$948,263
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,505,777$1,954,973$1,931,137$1,370,415$2,416,793
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$10,311,973$3,040,330$2,994,475$3,046,821$1,675,782
Other long-term assets$17,250$8,512,431$8,518,837$8,516,337$8,777,702
Total long-term assets$10,329,223$11,552,761$11,513,312$11,563,158$10,453,484
Total assets$12,835,000$13,507,734$13,444,449$12,933,573$12,870,277
Payables and accrued expenses$409,432$225,407$194,043$167,240$558,999
Other current liabilities$0$621,483$634,253$647,023$659,793
Total current liabilities$409,432$846,890$828,296$814,263$1,218,792
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$409,432$846,890$828,296$814,263$1,218,792
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$9,657$15,000$136,029$34,371$879,266
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$12,425,568$12,660,844$12,616,153$12,119,310$11,651,485
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$7,123,955$6,538,916$6,428,525$5,309,512$4,610,825
Program service revenue$66,074$57,423$82,879$98,857$147,100
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$43,554$48,422$52,980$7,666$96,423
Other revenue$534,021$651,187$801,143$629,310$525,091
Total other revenue$643,649$757,032$937,002$735,833$768,614
Total revenue$7,767,604$7,295,948$7,365,527$6,045,345$5,379,439
Program services$6,642,624$6,015,788$5,749,030$4,441,944$3,995,349
Management and general$732,547$690,153$614,146$594,887$536,131
Total expenses$7,952,132$7,269,992$6,883,136$5,575,055$5,110,044
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($184,528)$25,956$482,391$470,290$269,395
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($184,528)$25,956$482,391$470,290$269,395


Darla BurkettExecutive Dir.$137,066
Sue MeyersAssociate Dir.$108,238

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2018

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In 1971, a group of concerned businessmen and churches came together to form the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission. Assistance was provided by the Union Rescue Mission of Los Angeles, which seeded the endeavor with funds to purchase the present property on Van Buren Blvd. in what was then known as the Carver Tract. A soup kitchen and overnight shelter served the growing displaced and needy of the valley. The addition of the men's dorm and shower facilities were added onto the original WWII era meeting hall, kitchen and dining room. In the mid-1980's the Mission saw a growth in the number of displaced women and families, and purchased the adjacent club, "Hot Spot" which was remodeled into the Women and Family Shelter. A new dining room, kitchen, walk-in cooler and freezer, and the second story administration and program offices were constructed at the same time. The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission has been and is a place where people can recover the life God intended for them to have. At CVRM, the homeless, abused, addicted, and needy have a place where physical, spiritual, and developmental needs are met.

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.