Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission

The information on this page was last updated 11/30/2022. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Summary

At the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission, we are changing our cities one life at a time starting with the homeless men, women and children in our care. At the Mission, we are more than a shelter. The Mission provides a full-scale Life Recovery Program that not only meets a person's basic needs but also provides them with the tools needed for a complete life transformation.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission
901 McNeil Street
PO Box 3949
Shreveport, LA 71101-3949

Website: sbrescuemission.com

Phone: 318-227-2868

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 237050551

CEO/President: Pastor Larry Otwell

Chairman: Ben Bethard

Board size: 8

Founder: Rev. R.G. Jones

Ruling year: 1969

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Pursuing the passion of Jesus Christ to lift up the hungry, homeless, abused, and addicted is what the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission is all about. We are on a mission to change our cities one life at a time. This is accomplished only by a caring community that supports the work of our Life Recovery Program. Together, we are provide homeless individuals with permanent solutions to ending homelessness and poverty with a complete recovery of body, mind, and spirit.


Mission statement

Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission exists to pursue the passion of Jesus Christ to lift up the hungry, homeless, abused, and addicted.


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 rating947 of 1022147 of 155
Fund acquisition rating769 of 1025128 of 155
Resource allocation rating1004 of 1025151 of 155
Asset utilization rating680 of 1022115 of 155

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
9%16%19%22%20%18%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%13%16%17%15%12%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
92%82%82%75%74%71%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
10%18%18%18%16%13%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
8%18%18%25%26%29%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%52%48%48%63%66%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
85%74%88%92%94%93%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
67%39%42%44%59%62%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
15%26%12%8%6%7%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
12%12%5%3%3%4%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
9%30%34%34%21%21%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.530.300.320.330.380.40
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
2.922.082.532.753.073.41
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.620.610.810.921.171.36
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
14.191494.3882.9283.67134.13125.67
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.000.010.010.010.01
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.1019.5314.6412.8910.158.78
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%12%16%18%20%22%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
1%12%15%17%20%22%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
155%296%263%246%210%196%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$1,613,628$1,137,216$920,370$740,020$621,797
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$12,074$12,074$0$0$8,166
Short-term investments$1,412,364$1,138,008$1,125,398$1,045,562$956,770
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,038,066$2,287,298$2,045,768$1,785,582$1,586,733
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,272,939$3,498,817$3,586,391$3,699,824$3,823,811
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$3,272,939$3,498,817$3,586,391$3,699,824$3,823,811
Total assets$6,311,005$5,786,115$5,632,159$5,485,406$5,410,544
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$0$27,586$24,450$13,312$12,626
Other current liabilities$2,033$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$2,033$27,586$24,450$13,312$12,626
Debt$779,055$883,896$984,255$1,080,247$1,171,564
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$779,055$883,896$984,255$1,080,247$1,171,564
Total liabilities$781,088$911,482$1,008,705$1,093,559$1,184,190
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$5,529,917$4,874,633$4,573,454$4,341,847$4,176,354
With donor restrictions$0$0$50,000$50,000$50,000
Net assets$5,529,917$4,874,633$4,623,454$4,391,847$4,226,354
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$2,073,548$1,733,032$1,539,543$1,645,149$1,637,501
Program service revenue$133,172$155,666$164,672$192,354$188,184
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$114,980$32,714$53,379$28,364$25,871
Other revenue$201,297$191,819$282,356$356,683$451,035
Total other revenue$449,449$380,199$500,407$577,401$665,090
Total revenue$2,522,997$2,113,231$2,039,950$2,222,550$2,302,591
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$974,630$881,515$899,188$1,318,805$1,416,553
Management and general$563,452$633,601$642,043$447,827$447,535
Fundraising$327,655$337,309$341,174$328,710$287,058
Total expenses$1,865,737$1,852,425$1,882,405$2,095,342$2,151,146
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$657,260$260,806$157,545$127,208$151,445
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$657,260$260,806$157,545$127,208$151,445

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Larry OtwellExecutive Director$60,991

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


Response from ministry

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History

In 1955 Rev. R.G. Jones and some Christian businessmen founded the Shreveport Rescue Mission for the purpose of providing overnight shelter and a gospel service for men passing through Shreveport. The first Mission was located at 2016 Texas Ave. for five years. It quickly became a sign of hope and help, not only for transient men, but for local homeless, hungry and hurting citizens as well. As the homeless population grew, the Mission relocated in 1961 to a larger facility at 2033 Texas Avenue, providing additional beds and services to homeless men.

For several years, a superintendent and a secretary conducted the day-to-day operations of the Mission. Many of these leaders and their families lived on the premises and personally provided services to the residents. In 1988, Rev. R. Henry Martin became the Executive Director and a new era began for the Mission. The name was changed in 1992 to Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission to reflect an increased scope of services. As needs and services increased, staffing grew annually to handle more specialized areas - social services, operations, office management, and development.

Due to increased unemployment in North Louisiana, the need for homeless services only increased. The number of homeless in this area grew substantially over the past decade.

To meet the needs in our community, the Texas Ave. facility was remodeled and expanded, a thrift store was established to help finance the Mission's work, a Christ-center recovery program was instituted, staffing grew, and a new 154-bed facility was built at 901 McNeil St. in Shreveport to address the growing need to also assist women and families with children. A medical and dental clinic was built at the new facility to provide free care to guests.

In 2015, Pastor Larry Otwell joined the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission as General Manager. Prior to the coming to work for the Rescue Mission, he was the owner of Cornerstone Disposal and is currently serves as the Street Pastor at Riverpark Church. In 2016, Pastor Otwell was appointed as Executive Director. Under Pastor Larry's leadership, the Mission has established a full scale Life Recovery Program for men and women to go beyond meaning our guests' basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter but to also provide a complete healing to our guests of body, spirit, and soul. Under the Life Recovery Program, guests are given courses in Christian foundation, essential life skills, addiction recovery, and case management. In addition, Pastor Larry established the Mission's first Vocational Training Program to prepare our guests for the workforce.


Program accomplishments

In one year...

629 men, women & children
5,800 hours of classes
55,000 meals
28,500 nights of shelter
3,500 medical & dental services
28,000 vocational training


Needs

The Rescue Mission relies heavily on individuals, organizations, businesses and churches to supply its operational needs. Donations are always needed and always welcomed!