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Rescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida Inc.

A Safe Shelter and a Path to a Home

Sanford, FL   |  https://romcfl.org/
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Rescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida Inc.

EIN: 59-2876415


Mission

Rescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida, Inc. is a 115 bed housing-focused emergency shelter program serving men, women and families with children who are experiencing homelessness. It is the only program of its kind in Seminole County, located in the historic community of Goldsboro in Sanford. It is a part of a regional effort to end homelessness through the framework of trauma-informed care, client choice and community collaboration. In coordination with service providers across Central Florida, our goal is to increase financial resources, improve housing stability, and connect guests to mainstream benefits and community resources that will allow for long-term success.

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Chris Ham

Main address

1701 Historic Goldsboro Blvd

Sanford, FL 32771 USA

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Formerly known as

Rescue Outreach Mission of Sanford Inc.

EIN

59-2876415

Subject area info

Basic and emergency aid

Housing services

Homeless shelters

Homeless services

Population served info

Adults

Homeless people

NTEE code info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

Programs and results

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?

Opportunities & Hope - Shelter Program

Rescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida, Inc. is a 115 bed housing-focused emergency shelter program serving men, women and families with children who are experiencing homelessness. It is the only program of its kind in Seminole County, located in the historic community of Goldsboro in Sanford. It is a part of a regional effort to end homelessness through the framework of trauma-informed care, client choice and community collaboration. Clients are encouraged to seek employment (or better employment), learn job skills, and advance their education. All are reviewed on a continuing basis to determine if they are on track with goals that will lead to self-sufficiency. Specific services include meals, case management, employment services, and life enhancement opportunities. As part of their case management, shelter residents work toward personal goals, including employment, a crucial step to becoming more financially stable and independent so they can move into permanent housing.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families
Homeless people

Where we work

Awards

Community Innovation Award Winner 2011

Heart of Florida United Way

Nonprofit of the Year 2022

Seminole County Business Awards

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Member Agency 2016

Chamber of Commerce 2016

Second Harvest Food Bank 2016

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 meals served or provided

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

Opportunities & Hope - Shelter Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Opportunities & Hope - Shelter Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of bed nights (nights spent in shelter)

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

Opportunities & Hope - Shelter Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Rescue Outreach Mission (ROM) is the only emergency homeless shelter in Seminole County. We are a 115-bed emergency shelter program serving men, women, and families who are experiencing homelessness. We are a part of the regional effort to end homelessness through the framework of trauma-informed care, client choice, and community collaboration. In coordination with service providers across Central Florida, we provide individuals in need with necessities such as food and shelter through two onsite shelters. We also connect guests to mainstream benefits, community resources, and referral services to ensure long-term success for our guests beyond the Mission.

ROM is committed to the preservation and restoration of human dignity and the ideal that everyone deserves a safe place to live. ROM works to provide a safe, supportive, and healing environment for those who need aid. The vision is that the disadvantaged will receive necessary assistance to return to self-sufficiency. Our goal for 2022 is to successfully aid 100 individuals in find a stable, safe place to live.

While enrolled in the mission program, residents benefit from a comprehensive menu of services (some services are provided in collaboration with other agencies):
*In-Take and Case Management Plan. During in-take, each client is interviewed to determine the cause of his/her homelessness. The case manager assesses this individual's goals, job skills, education level, health, substance abuse and disability issues (if any), and other factors that contribute to their employment potential. Each case is reviewed on a weekly basis to determine progress toward planned goals.
*Assistance in applying for all government benefits available to assist residents -- such as housing, Medicaid, food stamps, TANF, SSI, and Veterans Health Services.
*Three meals a day, seven days a week for all residents.
*Mental health counseling, and access to AA meetings, if needed.
*Education in learning financial literacy skills that will increase financial stability, such as budgeting.
Mock employment interviews, assistance in filling out job applications; transportation to job fairs and job-related activities.
*Financial Literacy Skills-Building. A savings plan for each client and one-on-one and group works to build financial literacy skills. Services depend on individual need and are enhanced through community partnerships.
*Assistance in finding more stable or permanent housing and rental assistance. The Case Manager works with the resident to develop a discharge plan. Clients learn about the various programs/options available in the community to enable them to obtain suitable, permanent housing, including re-housing programs.

Our case managers are available 7 days a week to assist our guests and help get them back on the path to self sustainability.

ROM currently has five case managers on staff seven days a week to help our guests reach their goals of finding a home. We have strong partnerships with many other local nonprofits as well as Seminole County government and work in conjunction to make sure our guests receive all the benefits they qualify for.

Rescue Outreach Mission invests in Seminole County daily by providing individuals with the opportunity to regain control over their lives and move beyond a moment of crisis to a life of sustainability and self-sufficiency. Throughout the past year, we were able to aid over 400 men, women, and children by supplying, on average, 75 beds per night. We serve over 60,000 meals to our guests each year, making sure no one goes to bed hungry at night. By committing ourselves to the long-term success and resiliency of our local community, we have continued to invest and reinvest in Seminole County. In 2021, we were able to assist 70 individuals find stable housing. Since January of 2022, we have successfully housed 92 individuals and are well on track to double last year’s accomplishments.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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 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

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

    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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

Rescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida Inc.
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 Rescue Outreach Mission 2020 2020 Audited Financials 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.88

Average of 0.88 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

3.5

Average of 2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 12% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Rescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Rescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Rescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida Inc.’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $555,808 -$27,428 $251,690 $26,296 $111,584
As % of expenses 95.0% -4.7% 57.0% 4.1% 13.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $555,808 -$89,618 $190,805 -$38,054 $13,114
As % of expenses 95.0% -13.8% 37.9% -5.4% 1.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,140,653 $559,987 $693,611 $663,840 $963,802
Total revenue, % change over prior year 109.9% -50.9% 23.9% -4.3% 45.2%
Program services revenue 7.4% 4.6% 0.9% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 2.8% 15.5% 54.2% 54.1% 85.4%
All other grants and contributions 89.3% 79.9% 27.3% 45.9% 14.6%
Other revenue 0.5% 0.0% 17.7% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $584,845 $587,415 $441,921 $637,544 $853,555
Total expenses, % change over prior year -3.7% 0.4% -24.8% 44.3% 33.9%
Personnel 69.2% 77.2% 58.1% 54.6% 74.2%
Professional fees 3.7% 0.1% 4.8% 3.9% 1.9%
Occupancy 0.0% 8.2% 10.5% 8.4% 14.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.9% 0.4%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 27.1% 14.5% 26.6% 32.2% 9.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $584,845 $649,605 $502,806 $701,894 $952,025
One month of savings $48,737 $48,951 $36,827 $53,129 $71,130
Debt principal payment $2,959 $0 $57,727 $600 $70,200
Fixed asset additions $601,493 $0 $133,996 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,238,034 $698,556 $731,356 $755,623 $1,093,355

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.7 3.2 3.7 2.9 3.5
Months of cash and investments 0.7 3.2 3.7 2.9 3.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.2 0.9 2.8 2.4 2.0
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $36,011 $156,196 $135,884 $154,519 $251,328
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $2,320 $0 $0 $0 $175,232
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $2,278,607 $2,281,717 $2,405,097 $2,405,097 $2,458,280
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 28.8% 37.1% 37.3% 40.0% 44.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 4.5% 15.4% 6.5% 6.2% 15.9%
Unrestricted net assets $1,586,318 $1,345,650 $1,536,455 $1,498,401 $1,511,515
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $1,586,318 $1,345,650 $1,536,455 $1,498,401 $1,511,515

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Chris Ham

Chris Ham was hired as the Executive Director of ROM in January 2022. Mr. Ham has a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in Political Science and Interdisciplinary Social Studies. He also has a Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary. Mr. Ham brings twenty plus years of executive leadership to ROM. Chris brings twenty plus years of executive leadership to ROM. He is an experienced nonprofit leader skilled in public speaking, fundraising, networking and community organizing. Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and has great relationships with many of our Seminole County Partners. Chris came to us from The Sharing Center in Longwood, Fl where he helped raise funds to help those less fortunate and has also served a Pastor for several churches in Tennessee, Florida, and Missouri.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Rescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Rescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida Inc.

Board of directors
as of 09/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr Larry Meador

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Term: 2022 - 2024

Melvin Philpot

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Quintin Faison

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Andria Herr

Seminole County Board of Commisioners/Hylant

Mike Towers

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Larry Meador

Evok Advertising

Brandy Iopollo

Strategic Accounting & Consulting

Lisa Spriggs

Seminole County Sheriffs Office

Johnny Craig

Seminole State

Matt McMillian

Tax Armory, LLC

Darin Crafton

Wharton-Smith

Shawn Molsberger

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Jeff Sienbenaller

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Matt Wallis

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Mike Lorenz

Retired

Andrea Mahoney

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Bernard Johns

Pastor

Tim Cook

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 9/24/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/14/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • 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.