Rescue Mission of Utica

The information on this page was last updated 3/27/2024. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Summary

Founded in 1890, the Rescue Mission is a faith-based, nonprofit, multiple-service, charitable organization serving Utica and the Mohawk Valley. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the ministry "endeavors to assess and meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of all people coming for assistance."

The Rescue Mission serves individuals overcoming homelessness, abuse, addictions, and disabilities. Our programs provide safe lodging, food, clothing, case management, counseling, advocacy, education, referrals, spiritual and other supportive services.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Rescue Mission of Utica
293 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13501-3804

Website: uticamission.org

Phone: 315-735-1645 ext 2100

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 150569359

CEO/President: Wendy Goetz

Chairman: Paul Davidson

Board size: 16

Founder: Sam Hedley

Ruling year: 1951

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2017


Purpose

Be a conduit for God's love, grace and mercy; from which individuals can be healed, forgiven and empowered.

The rescue mission has grown in its ability to supply residency-based program aimed at: breaking the cycle of drug and alcohol dependency, housing homeless men, teaching life skills and providing residents with supportive and aftercare services so that they can learn vocational skills and obtain and maintain long-term, sustained independence.


Mission statement

Rescue Mission of Utica, Inc. is a Christian Ministry, established to proclaim, in word and deed, the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, by unconditionally endeavoring to assess and meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those individuals seeking assistance.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating167 of 110419 of 140
Fund acquisition rating284 of 110527 of 140
Resource allocation rating356 of 110542 of 140
Asset utilization rating322 of 110436 of 140

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
11%6%6%5%7%8%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
10%5%5%4%5%6%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
93%80%78%81%67%76%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
11%5%5%5%5%5%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
7%20%22%19%33%24%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%83%81%83%83%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
89%93%97%80%102%110%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
70%77%79%66%85%91%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
11%7%3%20%-2%-10%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
7%15%6%53%-11%-30%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
9%12%13%12%12%12%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.520.740.700.740.970.85
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
2.713.704.273.114.335.69
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.682.733.012.304.214.84
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
13.913.755.104.471.741.88
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.270.200.220.580.53
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.463.223.214.041.211.16
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%61%64%65%79%75%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
1%11%14%17%30%32%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
160%53%51%47%21%30%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020182017
Cash$1,492,489$1,451,118$2,026,072$783,400$744,964
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,071,136$697,123$772,235$874,890$528,861
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,563,625$2,148,241$2,798,307$1,658,290$1,273,825
Long-term investments$1,146,111$1,200,626$570,609$685,957$1,240,319
Fixed assets$1,538,820$1,453,154$1,603,717$1,947,239$2,180,879
Other long-term assets$4,236,479$4,375,356$3,734,789$2,895,593$2,553,155
Total long-term assets$6,921,410$7,029,136$5,909,115$5,528,789$5,974,353
Total assets$9,485,035$9,177,377$8,707,422$7,187,079$7,248,178
 
Liabilities20222021202020182017
Payables and accrued expenses$419,126$367,141$381,213$955,497$677,001
Other current liabilities$264,283$54,274$244,542$0$0
Total current liabilities$683,409$421,415$625,755$955,497$677,001
Debt$1,088,076$1,264,588$1,481,348$2,134,243$2,293,604
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$4,034,300$4,188,140$3,558,735$2,602,728$2,430,365
Total long-term liabilities$5,122,376$5,452,728$5,040,083$4,736,971$4,723,969
Total liabilities$5,805,785$5,874,143$5,665,838$5,692,468$5,400,970
 
Net assets20222021202020182017
Without donor restrictions$3,659,290$3,283,274$3,021,624$1,469,993$1,822,667
With donor restrictions$19,960$19,960$19,960$24,618$24,541
Net assets$3,679,250$3,303,234$3,041,584$1,494,611$1,847,208
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020182017
Total contributions$6,052,022$5,231,350$6,559,436$4,589,258$4,269,667
Program service revenue$1,427,934$1,310,905$1,475,786$2,120,449$1,282,312
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$34,515$112,257$17,218$108,928$48,790
Other revenue$37,076$22,836$6,239$5,314$8,893
Total other revenue$1,499,525$1,445,998$1,499,243$2,234,691$1,339,995
Total revenue$7,551,547$6,677,348$8,058,679$6,823,949$5,609,662
 
Expenses20222021202020182017
Program services$5,818,393$5,257,529$5,354,564$5,823,136$5,099,010
Management and general$828,239$867,765$765,945$828,078$725,800
Fundraising$361,207$338,084$325,836$332,628$337,626
Total expenses$7,007,839$6,463,378$6,446,345$6,983,842$6,162,436
 
Change in net assets20222021202020182017
Surplus (deficit)$543,708$213,970$1,612,334($159,893)($552,774)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$543,708$213,970$1,612,334($159,893)($552,774)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Wendy GoetzExecutive Director$136,124
Michael DowDirector of Finance$97,610

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


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History

In 1890, during a meeting at the First Presbyterian Church in Utica, evangelist Sam Hedley stressed the need for a Rescue Mission to care for the transient and alcoholic men who were congregating on the streets. Later that year, the first Mission building was rented at 24 Liberty Street, where they provided transients and homeless men with overnight lodging and soup.

In 1891, C.W. Roberts became the Mission's first superintendent. A former alcoholic and gambler, Roberts had turned his life around at the Jerry McAuley Water Street Mission.

In 1905, the Mission was incorporated.

In 1928, the Mission purchased its first building, at 33 Genesee Street on Baggs Square. The building, which provided 36 beds, was often filled to overflowing. Alcoholism among men was on the rise and the Rescue Mission saw the need to provide a rehabilitation program.

In 1890, during a meeting at the First Presbyterian Church in Utica, evangelist Sam Hedley stressed the need for a Rescue Mission to care for the transient and alcoholic men who were congregating on the streets. Later that year, the first Mission building was rented at 24 Liberty Street, where they provided transients and homeless men with overnight lodging and soup.

In 1891, C.W. Roberts became the Mission's first superintendent. A former alcoholic and gambler, Roberts had turned his life around at the Jerry McAuley Water Street Mission.

In 1905, the Mission was incorporated.

In 1928, the Mission purchased its first building, at 33 Genesee Street on Baggs Square. The building, which provided 36 beds, was often filled to overflowing. Alcoholism among men was on the rise and the Rescue Mission saw the need to provide a rehabilitation program.

In 1971, as a result of the Baggs Square expansion project, the Mission relocated to 203 Rutger Street, the first of nine buildings on its current campus.

In 1976, the Mission opened the only sobering-up station in Oneida County.

In 2015, the Mission celebrated its 125th Anniversary and implemented our new Skills for Success Job Training Program. So far 14 have graduated from the program. Many exciting things are in the works here at the Mission, so stay tuned!

In 2018, the Mission opened West Street Apartments that consists of 36 one bedroom and 6 two bedroom workforce apartments, affordable to individuals and small families with total household income at or below 50% of area median income. The complex also includes approximately 7,200 square feet of community services space, which consists of four programs operated by the Rescue Mission of Utica: Learning Center, Community Clothing Room, Food Pantry, and the Representative Payee Program. These programs deliver clothing, food, employment training and skills, and money management services to the Utica community.


Program accomplishments


Needs

Your support of the Rescue Mission equips us to reach out to men, women, children, and families with the Good News while meeting physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and practical needs. Your support results in transformed lives and hope for the future.