Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

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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 rating261 of 91357 of 160
Fund acquisition rating341 of 91562 of 160
Resource allocation rating361 of 91560 of 160
Asset utilization rating372 of 91377 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
Revenues and expenses
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

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/14/2020. To update the information below, please email:


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.