Rescue Mission of Utica

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Summary

We are a faith based Christian ministry that seeks to meet the needs of the homeless and hurting in our community.


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: mail@uticamission.org


Organization details

EIN: 150569359

CEO/President: Wendy Goetz

Chairman: Paul Davidson

Board size: 15

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

The Rescue Mission Utica is a Christian ministry unconditionally endeavoring to assess and meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people coming for assistance.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating171 of 103130 of 161
Fund acquisition rating265 of 103336 of 161
Resource allocation rating379 of 103358 of 161
Asset utilization rating283 of 103146 of 161

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
9%5%7%8%6%6%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%4%5%6%5%5%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
91%81%67%76%77%79%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
10%5%5%5%5%5%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
9%19%33%24%23%21%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%83%83%83%83%81%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
87%80%102%110%106%104%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
69%66%85%91%88%85%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
13%20%-2%-10%-6%-4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
11%53%-11%-30%-12%-8%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
9%12%12%12%12%14%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.550.740.970.850.750.60
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.023.114.335.695.825.86
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.742.304.214.844.383.51
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
14.304.471.741.882.853.53
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.220.580.530.350.28
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.794.041.211.161.782.45
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%65%79%75%68%69%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
2%17%30%32%32%29%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
150%47%21%30%42%51%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202018201720162015
Cash$2,026,072$783,400$744,964$752,849$1,132,190
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$772,235$874,890$528,861$466,998$298,596
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,798,307$1,658,290$1,273,825$1,219,847$1,430,786
Long-term investments$570,609$685,957$1,240,319$1,329,104$1,253,506
Fixed assets$1,603,717$1,947,239$2,180,879$2,263,570$2,581,363
Other long-term assets$3,734,789$2,895,593$2,553,155$2,287,848$3,117,130
Total long-term assets$5,909,115$5,528,789$5,974,353$5,880,522$6,951,999
Total assets$8,707,422$7,187,079$7,248,178$7,100,369$8,382,785
 
Liabilities20202018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$381,213$955,497$677,001$428,030$404,790
Other current liabilities$244,542$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$625,755$955,497$677,001$428,030$404,790
Debt$1,481,348$2,134,243$2,293,604$2,241,083$2,406,925
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$3,558,735$2,602,728$2,430,365$2,159,899$3,004,537
Total long-term liabilities$5,040,083$4,736,971$4,723,969$4,400,982$5,411,462
Total liabilities$5,665,838$5,692,468$5,400,970$4,829,012$5,816,252
 
Net assets20202018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$3,021,624$1,469,993$1,822,667$2,246,739$2,541,915
With donor restrictions$19,960$24,618$24,541$24,618$24,618
Net assets$3,041,584$1,494,611$1,847,208$2,271,357$2,566,533
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202018201720162015
Total contributions$6,559,436$4,589,258$4,269,667$3,904,502$3,810,160
Program service revenue$1,475,786$2,120,449$1,282,312$964,794$943,760
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$17,218$108,928$48,790$101,175$44,847
Other revenue$6,239$5,314$8,893$91,490$5,293
Total other revenue$1,499,243$2,234,691$1,339,995$1,157,459$993,900
Total revenue$8,058,679$6,823,949$5,609,662$5,061,961$4,804,060
 
Expenses20202018201720162015
Program services$5,354,564$5,823,136$5,099,010$4,448,187$4,063,457
Management and general$765,945$828,078$725,800$647,597$718,946
Fundraising$325,836$332,628$337,626$249,943$234,507
Total expenses$6,446,345$6,983,842$6,162,436$5,345,727$5,016,910
 
Change in net assets20202018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$1,612,334($159,893)($552,774)($283,766)($212,850)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,612,334($159,893)($552,774)($283,766)($212,850)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Wendy GoetzExecutive Director$127,646
Michael DowDirector of Finance$101,793

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


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.