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 rating980 of 1104125 of 140
Fund acquisition rating907 of 1105125 of 140
Resource allocation rating1018 of 1105126 of 140
Asset utilization rating613 of 110479 of 140

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$224,239$309,199$246,568$163,531$152,705
Short-term investments$15,354$16,273$16,273$397,211$80,926
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,784,774$3,188,178$2,024,338$773,365$1,123,034
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$5,471,641$5,545,262$5,445,017$5,718,342$5,938,997
Other long-term assets$1,769$1,144$1,965$11,858$20,074
Total long-term assets$5,473,410$5,546,406$5,446,982$5,730,200$5,959,071
Total assets$10,258,184$8,734,584$7,471,320$6,503,565$7,082,105
Payables and accrued expenses$221,651$171,789$161,077$185,349$195,752
Other current liabilities$40,525$32,200$14,525$0$0
Total current liabilities$262,176$203,989$175,602$185,349$195,752
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$10,500$10,500$1,036,135$30,138
Total long-term liabilities$1,527,354$1,184,627$1,603,126$1,040,244$1,035,502
Total liabilities$1,789,530$1,388,616$1,778,728$1,225,593$1,231,254
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$7,346,669$6,673,237$4,954,541$4,759,112$5,357,333
With donor restrictions$1,121,985$672,731$738,051$518,860$493,518
Net assets$8,468,654$7,345,968$5,692,592$5,277,972$5,850,851
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,309,128$6,073,998$4,233,994$3,471,436$3,839,492
Program service revenue$490,932$374,132$510,999$634,618$545,654
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$6,013$1,188$204,715$6,298$905
Other revenue$21,695$42,466$11,273$34,961$23,059
Total other revenue$518,640$417,786$726,987$675,877$569,618
Total revenue$5,827,768$6,491,784$4,960,981$4,147,313$4,409,110
Program services$3,104,277$3,465,497$3,317,970$3,586,237$3,390,668
Management and general$536,425$482,879$402,273$455,200$417,004
Total expenses$4,705,082$4,804,220$4,547,804$4,711,872$4,675,506
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$1,122,686$1,687,564$413,177($564,559)($266,396)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,122,686$1,687,564$413,177($564,559)($266,396)


Heather EngleCEO$136,720
Nicola AntillCOO$107,445

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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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