BOISE RESCUE MISSION

Restoring Faith, Hope, and Family across the Treasure Valley since 1958.

aka Boise Rescue Mission Ministries   |   Boise, ID   |  www.boiserm.org

Mission

Founded in 1958 by a group of concerned Christian businessmen, Boise Rescue Mission Ministries teaches the Word of God and provides food, shelter, clothing, counseling, education, addiction recovery and mental health programs and job search assistance to thousands of men, women & children in need. Facilities in Boise: River of Life Men's Shelter, City Light Home for Women and Children, Sonrise Transitional Living, and the Ministry Center. Facilities in Nampa: Valley Women and Children's Shelter and the Rescue Mission Recovery Lodge.

Notes from the nonprofit

Since 1958, Boise Rescue Mission Ministries has provided every opportunity for men, women, and children to recover from homelessness. Our goal is to break the cycles of poverty and addiction and see people be all they were created to be.

Ruling year info

1964

Chief Executive Officer

Rev. Bill Roscoe

Main address

PO Box 1494

Boise, ID 83701 USA

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EIN

82-0259387

NTEE code info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Alcohol, Drug Abuse (Treatment Only) (F22)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a religious organization.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The mission of Boise Rescue Mission Ministries (BRMM) is to teach the word of God and provide food, shelter, clothing, counseling, medical care, education and job-search assistance for men, women and children in need. BRMM meets the basic needs of homeless people by providing food, shelter, and clothing, as well as effective programs to assist individuals in recovery from homelessness.

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?

Emergency Services

Providing basic necessities, such as food, clothing, shelter, counseling, job search assistance to men, women and children in need.
It is our policy to never turn down anyone for food or shelter due to lack of space.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people

This 12 to 24-month addiction recovery program provides discipleship, accountability, and a Bible-based curriculum designed to help participants learn to live clean and sober, allowing them to become Christ-centered, self-sufficient members of the community.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers

Mental health assessment, individual counseling and group counseling sessions.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people

Boise Rescue Mission’s Work Search Program connects homeless individuals with the skills needed to obtain and keep jobs, earn a livable wage, and make healthy financial choices.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

The Veterans Ministries Program (VMP) works in partnership with the Boise Veterans Administration Hospital, the V.A.’s Homeless Programs, the V.A.’s Substance Abuse Residential Recovery Treatment Program and local mental health service providers to offer a comprehensive recovery program that addresses the multiple challenges homeless veterans face. The VMP focuses on four key areas of supportive services to assist each veteran in transitioning back into the community as stable, healthy and independent. Treatment components are: Case Management, Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse Treatment, and Employment, Vocational, and Advocacy Services.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

Designed specifically to meet the complex needs of low-income and homeless children from birth to 17 years old, the Children’s Program provides the children staying at City Light with education, healthcare, case management and comprehensive services as required by their individual needs. The program immediately benefits children staying at City Light by caring for their physical needs. Some children arriving with their mothers have had only one meal over a two-day period. The Children’s Program serves a highly vulnerable population: low-income and homeless children who are highly susceptible to hunger, poor health (physically and mentally), neglect, abuse and poor academic performance. The Children’s Program works to address these issues by ensuring that each child receives three nutritious meals and healthy snacks daily; quality medical and mental healthcare; and after-school educational assistance, including one-on-one tutoring. City Light staff also work closely with their mothers, providing one-on-one mentoring as well as parenting classes to help ensure their children continue receiving quality care after they leave. In the long-term, BRM believes a child’s greatest opportunity to escape poverty is by receiving an education. By providing homeless children with academic assistance and cultural enrichment (including music lessons, summer camps, field trips, college tours, etc.) the Children’s Program is equipping and empowering the children to hope and strive for a brighter future.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

At the Rescue Mission's Recovery Lodge, we provide safe shelter and short-term recuperative support for medically fragile homeless men, women and children.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Where we work

Accreditations

CityGate Network 2013

Awards

Non Profit Making a Difference Community Service Award 2008

Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce

Integrity Counts for Non Profits 2008

Better Business Bureau

Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility 2009

Alfred P. Sloan

Outstanding Non Profit 2010

Idaho Hall of Fame

Best Non Profit to Work For (Ranked 7th Nationally) 2011

Non Profit Times

Torch Award for Nonprofit Integrity 2013

Better Business Bureau

Nonprofit Excellence Award 2015

Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce

Purple Award 2016

National Guard Family Program

Torch Award for Nonprofit Integrity 2019

Better Business Bureau

Top Workplaces in Idaho (10th) 2021

Idaho Press Tribune

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2013

Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) 2013

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) 2013

National Coalition of Homeless Veterans 2013

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Our goal is to help homeless men, women and children gain skills to stop the cycle of poverty and addiction in order to become independent.

Treat each homeless guest as an individual and help them with immediate and root needs.
Continually evaluate the impact of programs by looking at retention rate, etc.
Learn and cooperate with other non profits to provide well rounded services.
Provide recovery programs, education, medical respite programs to help men, women, and children get back on their feet again.

BRM operates three facilities in Boise and two in Nampa that provide the following:
• River of Life (Boise) provides 166 emergency shelter beds, 36 beds for men in the long-term recovery program, and 54 beds for the transitional housing program. River of Life also accommodates up to 25 men in the Veterans Ministries Program. The River of Life kitchen serves over 500 meals daily.
• City Light (Boise) provides 102 beds for emergency shelter, 30 beds for single women and single mothers with children in the one-year recovery program, and seven apartments for single mothers in the transitional housing program. City Light can accommodate up to 4 women in the Veterans Ministries Program. A “Safe House" also serves up to eight women and children who are fleeing situations of domestic violence.
• Valley Women and Children's Shelter (Nampa) provides 60 beds for emergency shelter for women and children as well as nutritious meals. Clothing and job assistance are also available.
• Ministry Center (Boise) provides food, clothing and household items to local outreaches, such as churches and thrift stores, who distribute the items free of charge to those in need.
*Rescue Mission Recovery Lodge provides safe shelter and short-term recuperative support for medically fragile, homeless men, women, and children.
*Sonrise Transitional Living will provide approximately 60 additional units and even more opportunities for individuals and families to have a fresh start living in an independent, safe, and stable environment. Our Transitional Living Program offers people the ability to establish a work history, develop a resume, earn money to pay off debts, or clean up their credit history.

Since 1958, Boise Rescue Mission has grown from a small soup kitchen and a few cots to being the largest provider of homeless services in Southwestern Idaho. Boise Rescue Mission serves over 60% of the homeless population in the state of Idaho. In 2020, 221,149 meals were served to the hungry, 23,465 articles of clothing were given out, and 100,926 warm beds were provided to homeless men, women and children. The Mission also assisted 590 men and women to move from our shelters into their own housing. In addition to this impact 4,535 volunteers served 10,612 hours with Boise Rescue Mission. Our hope is that Boise Rescue Mission will continue to serve anyone in need in the Treasure Valley.

Financials

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BOISE RESCUE MISSION

Board of directors
as of 03/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Conrad Kent

Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group

Term: 2021 - 2023

Bill Roscoe

Boise Rescue Mission

William Laska

Laska Company

Sandra Dalton

The Dalton Bahney Treinen Wealth Management Group

Kent Conrad

Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group

Tom Wilford

Retired (J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation)

Bill Bahney

Dalton Bahney Treinen Wealth Management Group UBS

Ron Freeman

Retired (Law Enforcement)

Ryan Martin

Business Owner

Michael Armstrong

Retired (MicroTools)

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? No

Organizational demographics

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/23/2021

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.