SafeHouse Outreach Inc.

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Breaking the cycle of poverty by giving a hand-up and not just a hand-out, SafeHouse Outreach (SHO) is a nonprofit organization that aims to transition people from homelessness to a point of stability and independent living.

SHO provides practical, emotional, and physical assistance and support for the in-need and at-risk, and helps integrate them back into society through time-tested programs. This is made possible by selfless, generous, and loving SHO staff, volunteers and friends.

Contact information

Mailing address:
SafeHouse Outreach Inc.
PO Box 54098
Atlanta, GA 30309


Phone: 404-523-2221

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 582130936

CEO/President: Josh Bray

Chairman: Edwin Turnipseed

Board size: 9

Founder: Philip Bray

Ruling year: 1998

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2019


Vision: A diverse community that provides transformational love and resources to anyone in metro Atlanta experiencing extreme poverty leading them towards a renewed life.

Mission statement

SafeHouse Outreach's mission is to help restore lives experiencing extreme poverty to independent living through faith, love, and compassionate service.

Statement of faith

SafeHouse Outreach, Inc. believes in three simple, yet powerful, truths/tenets for all human-kind, but are not required for service, volunteering or employment:

- There is one GOD, one Creator of all that ever was, is, or will be and this GOD is perfect and just.

- Every human being has error in deeds, and is incapable by their own efforts of achieving eternal communion with GOD.

- There is One singular path to being able to commune with GOD for all of eternity. That path is found through the teachings and subsequent death, burial and resurrection of Jesus the Christ of Nazareth.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating817 of 111382 of 121
Fund acquisition rating990 of 111497 of 121
Resource allocation rating726 of 111489 of 121
Asset utilization rating415 of 111343 of 121

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$42,790$46,019$217,884$39,381$15,875
Short-term investments$20,958$20,958$7,926$211$172
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$749,757$813,564$1,011,365$340,067$179,216
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$688,824$644,648$618,071$653,520$686,467
Other long-term assets$0$0$8,000$0$0
Total long-term assets$688,824$644,648$626,071$653,520$686,467
Total assets$1,438,581$1,458,212$1,637,436$993,587$865,683
Payables and accrued expenses$23,348$14,107$347,421$25,246$67,912
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$3,200
Total current liabilities$23,348$14,107$347,421$25,246$71,112
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$554,932$674,345$614,265$641,943$660,789
Total liabilities$578,280$688,452$961,686$667,189$731,901
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$860,301$769,760$675,750$326,398$133,782
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$860,301$769,760$675,750$326,398$133,782
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,546,368$1,457,007$1,507,267$1,245,054$906,170
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,478$579$1,116$1,880$1,453
Other revenue$83,430$20,137$78,786$133,339$89,503
Total other revenue$84,908$20,716$79,902$135,219$90,956
Total revenue$1,631,276$1,477,723$1,587,169$1,380,273$997,126
Program services$1,190,293$1,064,634$963,568$864,258$890,310
Management and general$157,484$152,318$123,302$151,396$169,987
Total expenses$1,537,676$1,387,016$1,247,593$1,186,280$1,208,491
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$93,600$90,707$339,576$193,993($211,365)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$93,600$90,707$339,576$193,993($211,365)


Joshua BrayChief Executive Officer$75,809

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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In 1982, Philip Bray took to the streets to rescue child prostitutes and runaways who were being sexually exploited in Atlanta, Georgia. Inspired by his own experiences, he wanted to "reach out to those who the Church considered unreachable."

At 7th and Peachtree Streets, a booth in a local restaurant became the headquarters for SafeHouse Outreach. Within 6 months, hundreds of volunteers were coming together and reaching out to anyone in need, and SafeHouse Outreach outgrew the booth and moved to a storefront off Peachtree Street. SafeHouse became known within the city as a place where anyone was welcome to come for assistance. This was the beginning of how SafeHouse Outreach or SHO became a full-service community development organization.

Recognized by mayors, governors, and the Presidents of the United States, SafeHouse Outreach offers a hand-up and not just a hand-out, impacting lives and changing communities while actively working to find solutions for those in crisis.

Program accomplishments


Volunteer: No time is better spent than in service to others. Without our faithful volunteers, SHO would not be able to provide the level of service and reach we do for people in need.

Donate: We rely on the generosity of both individuals and businesses to ensure we continue to provide high-quality services to Atlanta's homeless and vulnerable. A little kindness goes a long way.

Missions: Show your love for the homeless, at-risk, and vulnerable by being right by their side. Our Mission Teams and Total Immersion trips allow you to serve and experience life in the homeless community.