Paxton Ministries

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At Paxton Ministries, we are here to provide affordable housing and support services for adults who may be challenged with poverty, mental illness, or intellectual disability.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Paxton Ministries
2001 Paxton Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111


Phone: 717-236-5508


Organization details

EIN: 232179648

CEO/President: Jodie Smiley

Chairman: Tim Deckert

Board size: 12

Founder: local Christians

Ruling year: 1987

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1992


Paxton Ministries provides affordable housing and support services to adults in need with Christ-like love. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, we care for adults challenged with poverty, mental illness, and intellectual disabilities.

Our housing options offer a safe, comfortable, and supportive home where adults in need are treated with dignity and respect and where each person's unique gifts are celebrated. By working together as a family of residents, staff, volunteers, supporters, and community partners, we strive to provide housing, help, and healing in the name of Christ.

Mission statement

To provide affordable housing and support services to adults in need with Christ-like love.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating387 of 102226 of 76
Fund acquisition rating411 of 102426 of 76
Resource allocation rating283 of 102420 of 76
Asset utilization rating657 of 102248 of 76

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$284,078$81,845$223,871$222,328$141,484
Short-term investments$2,744,849$2,454,645$1,912,127$1,732,346$1,692,701
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,448,862$2,762,278$2,376,638$2,318,657$2,036,392
Long-term investments$63,500$63,500$63,500$63,500$63,500
Fixed assets$1,386,263$1,465,613$1,493,087$1,504,210$1,517,277
Other long-term assets$250,000$251,428$3,252$5,050$6,822
Total long-term assets$1,699,763$1,780,541$1,559,839$1,572,760$1,587,599
Total assets$5,148,625$4,542,819$3,936,477$3,891,417$3,623,991
Payables and accrued expenses$106,941$87,794$115,519$117,779$127,760
Other current liabilities$19,843$2,164$1,745$6,138$1,979
Total current liabilities$126,784$89,958$117,264$123,917$129,739
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$76,576$17,711$25,113$24,729$9,294
Total long-term liabilities$76,576$17,711$25,113$24,729$9,294
Total liabilities$203,360$107,669$142,377$148,646$139,033
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$4,366,619$3,846,533$3,168,812$3,102,353$2,909,735
With donor restrictions$578,646$588,617$625,288$640,418$575,223
Net assets$4,945,265$4,435,150$3,794,100$3,742,771$3,484,958
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,034,167$858,142$536,505$591,370$501,053
Program service revenue$1,763,242$1,643,200$1,757,410$1,688,806$1,656,675
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$128,448$329,318$76,683$69,541$49,017
Other revenue$138,208$45,379$37,119$26,708$35,194
Total other revenue$2,029,898$2,017,897$1,871,212$1,785,055$1,740,886
Total revenue$3,064,065$2,876,039$2,407,717$2,376,425$2,241,939
Program services$2,159,345$1,907,607$1,996,084$1,858,817$1,841,612
Management and general$302,913$262,862$270,756$257,890$262,132
Total expenses$2,516,226$2,291,323$2,376,272$2,207,002$2,193,817
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$547,839$584,716$31,445$169,423$48,122
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$547,839$584,716$31,445$169,423$48,122


Joanne SmileyExecutive Di$95,711

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/24/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Paxton Ministries was founded in 1981 by a group of local Christians who were burdened for the homeless and needy in Harrisburg. In a bold move of faith, they purchased what is now Paxton Street Home (formerly Messiah Home), and at the dedication of the building the following statement was read:

"This facility will provide a home for the disadvantaged, love for the lonely, and meaningful activity for empty lives. [...] Here hope will be restored."

Throughout our history, Paxton Ministries has been committed to this vision. We have witnessed our ministry grow in services, staff, residents, and housing options, so that we now offer a home to a total of just over 100 people as well as employment opportunities through our janitorial business, Paxton Cleaning Solutions.

Program accomplishments


Your support of Paxton Ministries provides a safe, comfortable, and friendly home for adults in need. Your donations help to save and change lives.