Las Vegas Rescue Mission

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Founded in 1970, the Las Vegas Rescue Mission (LVRM) started with a small storefront building that included the chapel, kitchen and a shelter that could house a few men. Today, LVRM campus takes up two city blocks in downtown Las Vegas, helping hundreds of men, women and their children daily, and provides approximately 30,000 meals each month.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Las Vegas Rescue Mission
480 West Bonanza Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89106-3227


Phone: 702-382-1766

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 237222330

CEO/President: Heather Engle

Chairman: Dave Callahan

Board size: 7

Founder: Ed Compton

Ruling year: 1970

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2007


Through effective, innovative Christian recovery programs, the Mission provides a path for those who want to escape the despair of the streets.

Mission statement

To serve those in need through food, shelter, daily needs and addiction recovery, offering hope to individuals and families through Jesus Christ.

The Mission provides services to all people without regard of race, color, creed, national origin, age, gender, religion or disability.

Statement of faith

The Las Vegas Rescue Mission is committed to the foundational doctrines of the Christian faith. We consider the following doctrines to be essential:

ABOUT GOD: The existence of one God, who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

ABOUT THE BIBLE: The Bible is God's Word to all men. It was written by human authors, under inspiration of the Holy Spirit. It is our sole authority for faith and practice.

ABOUT JESUS CHRIST: Jesus Christ is God's only son, born of the virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit. We affirm His Miracles, His Message, and His death on Calvary's cross. He bodily arose from the grave, sits at the right hand of God, intercedes for the Church and prepares all things for His imminent return.

ABOUT MAN: Man is made in the spiritual image of God and yet, through Adam, has become captive to sin and death. This sin separates man from God.

ABOUT SALVATION: Salvation is a gift from God to man. Salvation is by grace, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, apart from all works of righteousness.

ABOUT THE CHURCH: The church is the visible Body of Christ, of which Jesus is the head. The Church is commissioned to make disciples of all peoples and nations.

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT: The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. The Spirit lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.

ABOUT ETERNITY: Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin; or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life.

CHRIST'S RETURN: Jesus ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating834 of 1076107 of 143
Fund acquisition rating750 of 1077107 of 143
Resource allocation rating891 of 1077114 of 143
Asset utilization rating512 of 107677 of 143

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$309,199$246,568$163,531$152,705$308,775
Short-term investments$16,273$16,273$397,211$80,926$28,060
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,188,178$2,024,338$773,365$1,123,034$1,163,583
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$5,545,262$5,445,017$5,718,342$5,938,997$6,143,177
Other long-term assets$1,144$1,965$11,858$20,074$10,261
Total long-term assets$5,546,406$5,446,982$5,730,200$5,959,071$6,153,438
Total assets$8,734,584$7,471,320$6,503,565$7,082,105$7,317,021
Payables and accrued expenses$171,789$161,077$185,349$195,752$152,451
Other current liabilities$32,200$14,525$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$203,989$175,602$185,349$195,752$152,451
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$10,500$10,500$1,036,135$30,138$48,465
Total long-term liabilities$1,184,627$1,603,126$1,040,244$1,035,502$1,051,538
Total liabilities$1,388,616$1,778,728$1,225,593$1,231,254$1,203,989
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$6,673,237$4,954,541$4,759,112$5,357,333$5,611,457
With donor restrictions$672,731$738,051$518,860$493,518$501,575
Net assets$7,345,968$5,692,592$5,277,972$5,850,851$6,113,032
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$6,073,998$4,233,994$3,471,436$3,839,492$5,020,662
Program service revenue$374,132$510,999$634,618$545,654$556,540
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,188$204,715$6,298$905($18,615)
Other revenue$42,466$11,273$34,961$23,059$21,214
Total other revenue$417,786$726,987$675,877$569,618$559,139
Total revenue$6,491,784$4,960,981$4,147,313$4,409,110$5,579,801
Program services$3,465,497$3,317,970$3,586,237$3,390,668$3,903,622
Management and general$482,879$402,273$455,200$417,004$317,458
Total expenses$4,804,220$4,547,804$4,711,872$4,675,506$5,012,654
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$1,687,564$413,177($564,559)($266,396)$567,147
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,687,564$413,177($564,559)($266,396)$567,147


Heather EngleCEO$111,010
Nicola AntillCOO$96,388

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 5/11/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


LVRM was founded in 1970 by a pastor and six businessmen who had a calling to help those who were homeless and hungry. Together, they secured a tiny storefront at 414 West Bonanza Road. By God's grace, they provided sandwiches and drinks, along with mats and blankets for men to eat and sleep away from the elements.

LVRM is more than just a shelter; we stand as a beacon of hope. We continue to adapt to meet the needs of men, women and their children in an ever-changing society. Through effective, innovative Christian recovery programs, the Mission provides a path for those who want to escape the despair of the streets.

Program accomplishments

86,751 Meals Served

14,828 Emergency Beds Provided

739 Individuals Received Free Clothing

223 Individuals helped in Recovery Programs