Housing, Shelter

Visalia Rescue Mission

Providing hope & restoration through Jesus Christ

aka VRM

Visalia, CA

Mission

We believe God calls us to care for the poor, homeless, abused, and addicted and doing so brings hope to our community. We're grateful for a generous community that links arms with us in reaching those in need and breaking broken addiction cycles, in order to restore lives and families. Since 1981, Visalia Rescue Mission is a faith-based, non-profit organization providing hope and restoration to individuals suffering from homelessness, addiction, and other situations prohibiting independence and self-sufficiency, such as the career limitations caused by a criminal record. We achieve this by providing programs, services and resources to help individuals become stable, thriving members of society.

Ruling Year

1983

Executive Director

Mr. Al Oliver

Finance Director

Mr. Shon Baldwin

Main Address

P. O. Box 109

Visalia, CA 93279 USA

Keywords

Homeless, Shelter, Recovery, Case Management

EIN

94-2902666

 Number

7436494882

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

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

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Our programs

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Homeless Shelters

Life Change Academy

Community Kitchen

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There will always be individuals finding themselves in emergency situations, either due to their own choices or circumstances outside of their control (employment, family, housing, and other issues).

Day after day, we demonstrate *possibility* to our guests and residents; the possibility of different opportunities, habits, family dynamics, sobriety and more.

We will also be here for the "least of these" in our community, offering what's needed and the accountability to see each person's process through to restoration.

1. "It starts with a meal." The old adage is true -- no one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. Our Community Kitchen is the first step on the staircase of life-change.

2. For individuals finding themselves homeless for the first time, a shelter full of strangers is welcome compared to the dangers of the unknown and dark streets. By providing a bed, shower, laundry facilities and connection to our Case Managers, our overnight guests have the very means to change their immediate situation, and hopefully, their life.

3. For many, a recovery program is needed to not only find sobriety, but the tools to live life on life's terms. Our 12-month Life Change Academy includes room, board, curriculum, counseling, and job-skills training. Upon graduation, there are transitional housing and internship opportunities. Many of our graduates find such relief just by living in community with others just like them.

As a non-profit organization with a 37-year history in the community, we have thousands of active donors supporting us on a regular basis. Also, due to our solid reputation, we have attracted talented leadership, both at a staff and board level.

1. Kitchen guests more quickly becoming overnight guests and/or obtaining employment
2. Overnight guests more quickly becoming residents in our Life Change Academy, obtaining housing, or gaining employment
3. An increased number of Academy residents becoming graduates
4. Graduates finding and retaining employment, as well as utilizing our After Care opportunities

In 2015, we cut nearly $300,000 from our operating expenses. We have simultaneously streamlined operations -- focusing staff time, energy and resources on our ministry.

In 2017, we served a record number of meals in our community kitchen and accommodated a record number of men, women and children in our overnight shelters.

In the immediate future, we are creating a plan to complete our facilities, in order to best utilize our resources and best serve our guests and residents. Primarily, we are in need of an elevator in our Community Center before we can complete and utilize the second story.

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Visalia Rescue Mission

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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No

BOARD COMPOSITION

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No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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No

Organizational Demographics

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