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

Email: [email protected]

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 rating505 of 102240 of 82
Fund acquisition rating626 of 102546 of 82
Resource allocation rating272 of 102529 of 82
Asset utilization rating633 of 102251 of 82

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$303,477$284,078$81,845$223,871$222,328
Short-term investments$3,666,110$2,744,849$2,454,645$1,912,127$1,732,346
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,385,834$3,448,862$2,762,278$2,376,638$2,318,657
Long-term investments$63,500$63,500$63,500$63,500$63,500
Fixed assets$1,302,376$1,386,263$1,465,613$1,493,087$1,504,210
Other long-term assets$250,000$250,000$251,428$3,252$5,050
Total long-term assets$1,615,876$1,699,763$1,780,541$1,559,839$1,572,760
Total assets$6,001,710$5,148,625$4,542,819$3,936,477$3,891,417
Payables and accrued expenses$126,597$106,941$87,794$115,519$117,779
Other current liabilities$11,797$19,843$2,164$1,745$6,138
Total current liabilities$138,394$126,784$89,958$117,264$123,917
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$92,028$76,576$17,711$25,113$24,729
Total long-term liabilities$92,028$76,576$17,711$25,113$24,729
Total liabilities$230,422$203,360$107,669$142,377$148,646
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$4,894,738$4,366,619$3,846,533$3,168,812$3,102,353
With donor restrictions$876,550$578,646$588,617$625,288$640,418
Net assets$5,771,288$4,945,265$4,435,150$3,794,100$3,742,771
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$860,584$1,034,167$858,142$536,505$591,370
Program service revenue$1,843,539$1,763,242$1,643,200$1,757,410$1,688,806
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$607,675$128,448$329,318$76,683$69,541
Other revenue$129,946$138,208$45,379$37,119$26,708
Total other revenue$2,581,160$2,029,898$2,017,897$1,871,212$1,785,055
Total revenue$3,441,744$3,064,065$2,876,039$2,407,717$2,376,425
Program services$2,213,127$2,159,345$1,907,607$1,996,084$1,858,817
Management and general$317,984$302,913$262,862$270,756$257,890
Total expenses$2,638,279$2,516,226$2,291,323$2,376,272$2,207,002
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$803,465$547,839$584,716$31,445$169,423
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$803,465$547,839$584,716$31,445$169,423


Joanne SmileyExecutive Di$92,360

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2021

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 9/14/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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.

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