Walter Hoving Home Inc

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The Walter Hoving Home is a residential spiritually-based home. We are a non-profit organization serving women ages 18 and over who have been involved in drug addiction, alcoholism, prostitution and other life-controlling problems. The 6 or 12 month program is geared to rebuilding broken lives in an atmosphere of warmth, trust, support and love. The Home is funded through private donations from individuals, churches, corporations, and foundations. All gifts are tax-deductible.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Walter Hoving Home Inc
PO Box 194
40 Walter Hoving Road
Garrison, NY 10524


Phone: 845-424-3674

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 132753267

CEO/President: Beth Greco

Chairman: Michael Mulcahy

Board size: 7

Founder: John and Elsie Benton

Ruling year: 1974

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1985


Our program is geared to rebuilding the lives of women in an atmosphere of warmth, trust, support and love. We teach them a new way to live with a biblical foundation. They deal with the issues in their lives such as anger, bitterness, low self-esteem that has caused them to live destructive lifestyles. Another component is the Career Readiness program where we help them establish a healthy work ethic and prepare them for the employment.

Mission statement

To provide a loving community devoted to rebuilding shattered lives that empowers women to fulfill their God-given purpose.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating640 of 107687 of 143
Fund acquisition rating838 of 1077126 of 143
Resource allocation rating862 of 1077109 of 143
Asset utilization rating106 of 107616 of 143

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$156,801$178,173$204,760$304,797$242,665
Short-term investments$0$0$0$9,305$34,419
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$414,157$345,288$270,039$321,995$418,216
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,326,384$4,413,873$4,458,557$4,566,919$4,707,049
Other long-term assets$20,154$23,199$26,244$24,843$26,594
Total long-term assets$4,346,538$4,437,072$4,484,801$4,591,762$4,733,643
Total assets$4,760,695$4,782,360$4,754,840$4,913,757$5,151,859
Payables and accrued expenses$285,741$213,052$363,241$516,794$331,930
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$285,741$213,052$363,241$516,794$331,930
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$14,914$0$0$10,499$0
Total long-term liabilities$760,438$1,035,463$941,150$994,895$1,022,917
Total liabilities$1,046,179$1,248,515$1,304,391$1,511,689$1,354,847
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$3,491,011$3,353,837$3,180,115$2,999,984$3,419,416
With donor restrictions$223,505$180,008$270,334$402,084$377,596
Net assets$3,714,516$3,533,845$3,450,449$3,402,068$3,797,012
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,523,954$3,437,128$3,182,028$1,906,823$2,931,978
Program service revenue$278,371$231,752$318,628$185,975$122,774
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$203$15,654$8,864($953)$812
Other revenue($375)($29,678)($24,600)($24,386)($11,505)
Total other revenue$278,199$217,728$302,892$160,636$112,081
Total revenue$3,802,153$3,654,856$3,484,920$2,067,459$3,044,059
Program services$2,713,818$2,752,244$2,698,982$1,967,839$2,496,011
Management and general$336,491$362,738$322,942$208,169$386,105
Total expenses$3,633,482$3,571,460$3,436,539$2,462,374$3,054,325
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$168,671$83,396$48,381($394,915)($10,266)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$168,671$83,396$48,381($394,915)($10,266)


Elizabeth GrecoPresident$113,503
Joyce RacineVice President$81,796
Kathi JonesChief Financial Officer/Secretary/Treasurer$55,562
Sylvia MarchaelVice President$52,548

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2020

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John and Elsie Benton, lovingly known as Mom and Dad, founded the first Hoving Home in Garrison, New York in 1967. Two years before founding the Home, John and Elsie were asked by David Wilkerson to join his staff at the Teen Challenge in Brooklyn, New York. Agreeing to do so, the couple and their three children moved to Farmingdale, and John began traveling with David as the organization's Associate Director.

In September 1965, David asked John to take over the Director position at the Women's Home in New York. During this time, John and Elsie spent many nights walking the streets of New York City in search of young women who were prostituting and in need of help. As Director, John writes a book called Debs, Dolls & Dope and began looking for a place outside the city to build a new facility for their women.

In March 1967, John and Elsie attended a dinner party at the home of Sonya and Paul Dilena. Also in attendance was David and Gwen Wilkerson and Pauline and Walter Hoving. At the party, Mr. Hoving asks John about his plans for the future. In response, John expresses his desire to move the women of his program to a place outside the city. Mr. Hoving is moved by John's wish to provide a better environment for the women and tells him that he'd like to help by introducing him to someone at the Jones Foundation.

Shortly after, David and John tour a property in Garrison, New York. As they stood on the bank of a small stream running through the property, they both felt that God had meant for the 22-and-a-half-acre estate to be the site of the new Home.

In June 1967, the Benton family buys the land with the help of the Jones Foundation committing to pay $15,000 a year until the property is paid for. The Home ends up costing $175,000 in total. The Bentons move into the Home with their four staff members and the twelve women enrolled in their program. Later that year, John and Elsie rename the facility the Walter Hoving Home to honor Mr. Hoving for helping them attain the property.

Since then, the Home has helped thousands of women reclaim their lives from drug and alcohol abuse. Under the leadership of the Bentons, the Hoving Home has opened two additional facilities in Pasadena, California, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Bentons have spent more than half their lives devoted to helping women through their darkest times. From their first venture of reaching out to women on the streets of New York, the Bentons have demonstrated a genuine love and concern for women trapped in the vicious cycle of addiction and low self-worth.

In 2016, Beth Greco assumed the role of CEO/President and ushered the Home into it's 50th year! Since then, we have opened a home in Oxford, NJ and a Women and Children program at our Garrison, NY location. We are looking forward to the future and all God has in store for the Hoving Home as we continue to reach out to women and their children.

Program accomplishments

25,265 women impacted
5 homes across the country
82% success rate