Yakima Union Gospel Mission

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Yakima Union Gospel Mission (YUGM) is dedicated to serving men, women and children experiencing homelessness with the compassion of Christ. We provide emergency, preventative, recovery, and transitional services.

In addition to the services listed above, YUGM operates the largest FREE MEDICAL CLINIC for the uninsured in the state of Washington and a dental care center that serves people on a sliding fee scale.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Yakima Union Gospel Mission
1300 N 1st Street
Yakima, WA 98901

Website: yugm.org

Phone: 509-248-4510

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 237050061

CEO/President: Mike Johnson

Chairman: Steve Wolcott

Board size: 9


Ruling year: 1957

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2019


Vision Statement: That every homeless person in Yakima County has the opportunity for permanent life transformation in Jesus Christ. To accomplish our vision we:

Offer residential Christian discipleship programs for men and women designed to address life-dominating addictions and abuse. We do this by providing spiritual and physical tools to overcome destructive life patterns and live healthy productive lives.

Provide tangible resources to those who are homeless or in jeopardy of becoming homeless with food, clothing and emergency/transitional shelter. We help provide the homeless with access to permanent supportive long-term housing providers.

Provide on-site healthcare services that benefit the poor.

Encourage literacy, education and training for employment as a means of equipping residents for self-support and stabilization.

Promote healthy lifestyles that include wholesome recreation, healthy relationships and personal accountability.

Create opportunities for donors and volunteers to use their gifts and talents to make a personal difference in the lives of those who seek help from the UGM ministries.

Develop a healthy environment in which staff, program participants, program alumni, donors and volunteers can freely interact and encourage one another.

Educate the community regarding the needs of the poor and the most effective methods of meeting those needs.

Mission statement

To follow Christ in helping people move from homelessness to wholeness.

Statement of faith

Our Faith

Since our founding, the Union Gospel Mission of Yakima has existed to bring the unique hope of Christ to people struggling on the streets. Our very existence as an organization is an expression of our faith. Over the years, we've had various ways of practically enacting our Christianity, particularly in regards to clients, partners, and employees.

In our services to clients, we love, serve, and respect people "right where they are." We follow Christ, but we don't require those we serve to do so. Spiritual care is offered, but not mandated as a condition of food or shelter.

With our volunteers and partners, there are many ways to participate. Some types of volunteers and partnerships really do require alignment of beliefs. Others may only need the absence of open disagreement. The Mission delights in being as broad a conduit of care as possible for the community.

In employment, we view all of our permanent staff as ministers of our mission, co-creators of our culture, and witnesses to the transforming power of Christ. As a community of believers centered on knowing and serving Jesus Christ, our religious beliefs, life in community and Christian values represent the heart of the Mission, informing and shaping the substance and style of all we do.

Our Beliefs

As source material, the Statement of Faith the Yakima Union Gospel Mission relies entirely upon the text of the 66 books of the Bible, the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds. As such, we believe:

The Bible alone is the inspired, infallible, authoritative and final Word of God; constituting unchanging truth for all people across time, place and culture.

That there is and has always been only one God, undivided, yet eternally existing in three co-equal persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. God is love, because He lives in eternal relationship within himself.

God created humans in His image. We are therefore made for three specific personal relationships: loving God, loving oneself, and loving one's neighbor as oneself. He made humanity expressed in two complimentary and immutable sexes, male and female, each displaying features of His nature. For their joy and well-being, God commanded human sexual expression to be completely contained within the marriage of one man to one woman, equally naming every other expression sinful.

Though made without sin, humans sought to govern themselves free from God's loving guidance. They sinned, as have all persons since. Sin breaks relationship with God, self, and others, appropriately condemning humans to God's righteous judgment. But sin and separation were not God's destiny for people.

Forgiveness for our sins and reconciliation with God, self, and others is available because of Christ's substitutionary, sacrificial and atoning death on the cross. God knowingly planned this salvation for us from before creation. Only faith in Christ accesses this grace; forgiveness cannot be earned by good works.

Jesus Christ, fully God and fully human, inaugurated the inbreaking of God's Kingdom through his death and resurrection. His Church is all who have responded in faith to God's grace in Christ. He has made them heirs of his Kingdom, indwelling them by The Spirit.

The Church has been given the grace to proclaim and labor within God's expanding Kingdom of Salvation, until the Lord Jesus comes again, as He promised to do. At that time, He will judge the living and the dead, and receive His own to be with Him forever in heaven. Those who have chosen to remain separate from Him in life shall remain separate from Him eternally in Hell.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating244 of 110429 of 140
Fund acquisition rating464 of 110560 of 140
Resource allocation rating469 of 110551 of 140
Asset utilization rating191 of 110420 of 140

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,122,268$1,357,300$397,196$180,013$277,545
Short-term investments$2,006,291$407,292$81,438$712,425$543,005
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,995,313$3,475,109$2,013,064$1,760,368$2,044,960
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$6,704,804$6,326,422$5,795,679$6,038,605$6,246,058
Other long-term assets$438,927$511,835$501,108$327,468$327,714
Total long-term assets$7,143,731$6,838,257$6,296,787$6,366,073$6,573,772
Total assets$12,139,044$10,313,366$8,309,851$8,126,441$8,618,732
Payables and accrued expenses$483,088$443,162$334,338$333,815$272,523
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$483,088$443,162$334,338$333,815$272,523
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$542,292$521,685$11,151$11,662$12,187
Total long-term liabilities$542,292$521,685$492,561$59,674$107,897
Total liabilities$1,025,380$964,847$826,899$393,489$380,420
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$8,561,131$8,429,939$7,023,774$7,288,206$7,928,412
With donor restrictions$2,552,533$918,580$459,178$444,746$309,900
Net assets$11,113,664$9,348,519$7,482,952$7,732,952$8,238,312
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$11,159,537$8,451,621$5,092,929$4,401,912$936,599
Program service revenue$96,085$327,984$279,171$379,354$99,604
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($107,705)$15,625$33,424$54,683$6,631
Other revenue$3,806,217$1,896,920$736,274$383,526$63,956
Total other revenue$3,794,597$2,240,529$1,048,869$817,563$170,191
Total revenue$14,954,134$10,692,150$6,141,798$5,219,475$1,106,790
Program services$10,615,222$7,352,591$5,112,539$4,381,225$1,045,220
Management and general$1,328,377$574,888$465,279$518,594$152,137
Total expenses$13,026,535$8,918,171$6,393,290$5,740,526$1,311,937
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$1,927,599$1,773,979($251,492)($521,051)($205,147)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,927,599$1,773,979($251,492)($521,051)($205,147)


Mike JohnsonChief Executive Officer$172,621
Aaron Pearlman Thru 112021VP of Finance & Accounting$81,184

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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Program accomplishments

See impact and outcomes here: https://yugm.org/impact-outcomes/