The Fort Wayne Rescue Mission Ministries Inc

Changing Lives For Good

aka The Rescue Mission   |   Fort Wayne, IN   |  www.fwrm.org

Mission

TO PROVIDE, THROUGH THE POWER OF JESUS CHRIST, A HOME FOR THE HOMELESS, FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY, AND HOPE FOR THEIR FUTURE.

Ruling year info

1908

Principal Officer

Donovan Coley

Main address

404 E Washington Blvd

Fort Wayne, IN 46802 USA

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EIN

35-1054670

NTEE code info

(Temporary Shelter For the Homeless) (L41)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To address the true causes of homelessness which include trauma, mental illness, substance use disorders, insufficient education and job skills training. To improve and elevate community and resident experience. To improve and elevate staff experience. To Improve and elevate the donor experience.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Meals, Shelter, Recovery, Vocational, Thrift

The Rescue Mission provides meals, emergency shelter and restorative programming to men, women and children in poverty, facing a near homeless crisis or a homeless crisis. Our programs address the root causes of homelessness through mental health support, trauma and addiction recovery, education, vocational and job skills training. Our thrift store sales provide funding for programming and opportunities for vocation and job skills training.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To improve and elevate community and resident experience. To improve and elevate staff experience. To Improve and elevate the donor experience.

1. Resident Experience - continue to promote and provide best practices in emergency, recovery and therapeutic services to all participants who have a desire to experience real change.

2. Staff Experience - continue to recruit, empower, and retain an excellent ministry team reflecting the highest level of integrity, unity, and excellence.

3. Donor Experience - continue to promote and maintain the highest level of engaged donors with a clear Philanthropic vision.

Increased fundraising capacity by adding additional, highly skilled development staff. Identified and initiated community partnerships with outside social service agencies to better connect people to resources. Recruited qualified staff and implemented best practices in emergency, recovery and therapeutic services.

213,742 community meals served. 2,134 unique individuals served. 55,855 nights of safe shelter provided. 40% increase in grant funds obtained.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Men, women and children facing a homeless crisis and food insecurity.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Fort Wayne Rescue Mission Ministries Inc

Board of directors
as of 10/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jeff Ostermann

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/20/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data