Cookeville Rescue Mission, Inc.

On A Mission

Cookeville, TN   |
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Cookeville Rescue Mission, Inc.

EIN: 58-1457440


To serve Christ by addressing the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social well-being of the impoverished and destitute by providing Christ-centered rescue, recovery and restoration to those whom God leads to our doors.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Mr Bruce Bailey

Main address

1331 S. Jefferson Avenue 1331 S. Jefferson Ave.

Cookeville, TN 38503 USA

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Subject area info

Adult education


Homeless shelters

Population served info


Homeless people

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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


What we aim to solve

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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?

Food Services

For the homeless, survival is day to
day, which often means searching for the next meal. At the Mission, a
hot, nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner are offered free of charge every
day of the year for any hungry man, woman or child in the community.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

The Men's Dormitory
offers short-term housing and provides safe shelter, food and clothing, as
well as case management, community resources and dental services.The Family Lodge offers short-term housing for
up to 36 homeless women and families with children. The Family Lodge provides safe
shelter, food and clothing, as well as case management, life-skills training,
community resources. We help coordinate services for
children, including public schooling and emergency daycare.  Both the Men's and the Family Emergency Shelter offer an extended Life-Transformation program to Guests who desire to see real and lasting life change. This long-term program helps individuals examine the root causes of their personal struggles and provides a path toward a better future through personal counseling, life-skills courses, adult education, Bible study and daily meditation, peer group impact session, mentoring, job readiness, and personal hygiene training.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce 2023

United Way Member Agency 2023 2023

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.
  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time


Cookeville Rescue Mission, Inc.

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Cookeville Rescue Mission, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2019

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $417,559
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $23,323
Other Revenue $27,570
Total Revenue $479,076
Program Services $197,109
Administration $139,339
Fundraising $35,708
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $387,198

Cookeville Rescue Mission, Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2019

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $1,984,254
Total Liabilities $893,243
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $1,091,011


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Mr Bruce Bailey

30 years of successful experience directing and leading nonprofit human services agencies including rescue missions, emergency service programs, community outreach.

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Cookeville Rescue Mission, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/31/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mr Bubba Winningham

Putnam County Public Schools

Term: 2021 - 2023

Chet Gentry

Innovative Health Care Center

Bruce Bailey

Cookeville Rescue Mission

Howie Acuff

Attorney at Law

Jackie Farris

Local Business Owner

Bubba Winningham

Putnam County Schools

Richard Crabtree

CHC Mechanical Contractors

Gloria Ayers

First Realty

Brandon Jones

Dr. Vinyl

LIsa Russell

Canon Clark Holman & Assoc.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? No
  • 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 10/31/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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