Western Carolina Rescue Mission, Inc.

Providing Rescue, Recovery and Restoration in Jesus Name

aka Western Carolina Rescue Ministries   |   Asheville, NC   |  www.WesternCarolinaRescue.org

Mission

The purpose of Western Carolina Rescue Ministries is to be a lighthouse that shines Jesus' love to all people. The poor, homeless and hurting of Western North Carolina by providing food, shelter, clothing and recovery services in Jesus' Name.

Ruling year info

1980

Executive Director

Rev. Micheal Anthony Woods

Main address

PO Box 909

Asheville, NC 28802 USA

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EIN

56-1249407

NTEE code info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

Christian (X20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The biggest issue that we are determined to address daily is poverty. many people ask why poverty. We believe that the root of poverty is not the lack of money but the lack of forward moving relationships. We help the homeless, the working poor and the disabled everyday. The one thing they all share is the poverty at different levels. For people to overcome the state of poverty they have to have genuine relationships that can help them move forward. Most people in poverty have relationships on their same level. The second concern of those in poverty is fear of personal safety. If people are not in a safe place they will never be able to achieve more. When safety is an issue people will reduce themselves to a state of just trying to survive. The last thing that we see with people in poverty is trauma. Most people that live in poverty have experience multiple traumas in their lifetime.

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?

Success Academy

Success Academy is an 8 week intense small group. Each student is enrolled in each of the 6 workshops that are designed to expose them to a possible career in food service, hospitality, customer service, and office cleaning. Each student has the opportunity to become certified in several areas. They are also introduced to the work of other organizations and opportunities to help them in their future.

Population(s) Served

12 month residential Christ Centered recovery program.

Population(s) Served

6-9 month Women's restoration program that is focused on dealing with traumas that each individuals may have experienced. This program has group and one on one sessions

Population(s) Served

We house over 50 women and children each night in the shelter. We provided safe and clean housing. Job training, clothing and meals. We assist in helping women locate affordable housing and dependable transportation.

Population(s) Served

We house over 80 men each night in the shelter. We provided safe and clean housing. Job training, clothing and meals. We assist in helping women locate affordable housing and dependable transportation.

Population(s) Served

This program works in conjunction with the overnight programs. This is the program we used to help people that are trying to help themselves or those who cant help themselves because of a mental illness. Once someone has stayed the maximum of 3 days in the shelter they are offered the opportunity to meet with a rescue director and put a plan together. the plan must be in writing, have measurable goals and steps we can hold them accountable to. This plan will determine there length of stay. Currently this program has allowed us to have 78% of everyone at the shelter working everyday or in school.

Population(s) Served

This is a long term substance recovery program for pregnant women and women with small children. They will be housed in private living units with a full recovery program. We work with the local hospitals, DSS and the county government to try and help these families overcome the addiction and stay together.

Population(s) Served

This is the retail business of WCRM. We have four stores located around the city. We used these stores to job train clients from our programs. We also used the income to help support the mission.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Association of Gospel Rescue Missions 2015

Citygate Accrediation Excellence 2019

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) 2003

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2012

ECFA 2013

ECFA 2014

ECFA 2015

ECFA 2016

ECFA 2017

ECFA 2018

CityGate Member 2018

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people using homeless shelters per week

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Men's Overnight Shelter Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

We have reduced the number of beds in our overnight program and converted those beds to Workforce beds. Because of this change the numbers continue to decline because we are helping people stabilize

Total number of clients experiencing homelessness

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Men's Overnight Shelter Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Because we have our workforce program the avg person stay is only about 6 months. this is allowing more people to join the program and get stable. We quickly help them find jobs, recovery or medical

Number of emergency meals provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

We provide meals for anyone that is in need. We started a program to help working mothers have hot meals for their kids and meals during the summer of all youth that need a meal.

Number of campers enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We sent 101 homeless, abused or at risk youth from the county to Kids Across America camp in Branson MS. Kids from age 9-18. This is a week long camp.

Number of bibles requested and distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The increase came because each child that went to camp was invited to a Impact retreat where they received a bible

Number of bed nights (nights spent in shelter)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of individuals who are receiving timely health/dental exams

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Success Academy

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2017 we opened the Mays Clinic with a partnership an FQHC. this clinic is located in the shelter and has been a great success

Number of clients in residential care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2018 we added our Abba's House program for Mothers and Children with an opioid addiction

Number of people hearing the Gospel during outreach events

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Success Academy

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2018 we did more outreach with youth and during our different program and camps we saw many of them make a decision for Christ. We increase the number of open bible studies & scripture reading

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.

Our goals is to help people move from poverty to productivity in their lives. We accomplish this by loving them right were they are. We build unconditional transparent relationships with them. This builds trust. We do what we say. We help get people to dream again. We use our classes, one on one sessions and trauma ministry. We want people to leave here having a better understanding of their purpose and be on the right path to fulfilling it.

Love each person unconditionally.
Engage each person were they are.
Designed a written plan for each person.
Meet with each person weekly.
How them accountable for there part.
Help them work through any un-forgiveness
Help them to dream again.
Give them a safe environment to succeed.
Provide for there basic needs.
Leverage our connections in the community to help them achieve success.
Celebrate everything in their lives

We have a staff that is committed to loving on people. We have very limited financial resources but we use what we have to help people be better.

We are known for care those that are most in need. Our programs work. Currently over 80% of everyone that stays at the Rescue Mission is working or in school daily. We have a addiction recovery program that continues to have a success rate that is 7 times higher than any other non faith base program in North Carolina. We safely house and feed hundreds of people each day.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Western Carolina Rescue Mission, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 7/22/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr Robby Russell

PNC Bank

Term: 2016 - 2018


Board co-chair

Mr Kevin Mathis

Asheville Elevator Company

Term: 2017 - 2018

William Wilcox

Tower Associates

Robby Russell

PNC Bank

Brian Gompers

Home Trust Bank

Caroline Earley

I Heart Radio Group

George Gabler

Goldssmith, Molis & Gray PLLC

Joe Compton

Pharma Packaging Solutions

Grant Compton

Ward & Smith P.A.

Sulaiman Sulaiman

Pronto Angels

Barry Lawson

Curbside Management

E. J. Mathis

Retired

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