Las Vegas Rescue Mission

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For 50 years the Las Vegas Rescue Mission has been serving our community. From humble beginnings, the Mission has grown to become a major help in addressing the growing homeless population of Clark County. As a nonprofit Christian organization, the Mission receives no government support; we rely solely upon the compassion and support of concerned individuals, churches, corporations, and other organizations.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Las Vegas Rescue Mission
PO Box 270400
Las Vegas, NV 89127-4400


Phone: 702-382-1766


Organization details

EIN: 237222330

CEO/President: Heather Engle

Chairman: Ron McMenemy

Board size: 8

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.

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 rating821 of 1022133 of 160
Fund acquisition rating870 of 1024147 of 160
Resource allocation rating822 of 1024130 of 160
Asset utilization rating386 of 102271 of 160

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$246,568$163,531$152,705$308,775$99,621
Short-term investments$16,273$397,211$80,926$28,060$34,938
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,024,338$773,365$1,123,034$1,163,583$1,105,541
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$5,445,017$5,718,342$5,938,997$6,143,177$5,664,577
Other long-term assets$1,965$11,858$20,074$10,261$4,990
Total long-term assets$5,446,982$5,730,200$5,959,071$6,153,438$5,669,567
Total assets$7,471,320$6,503,565$7,082,105$7,317,021$6,775,108
Payables and accrued expenses$161,077$185,349$195,752$152,451$164,943
Other current liabilities$14,525$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$175,602$185,349$195,752$152,451$164,943
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$10,500$1,036,135$30,138$48,465$66,400
Total long-term liabilities$1,603,126$1,040,244$1,035,502$1,051,538$1,066,400
Total liabilities$1,778,728$1,225,593$1,231,254$1,203,989$1,231,343
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$4,954,541$4,759,112$5,357,333$5,611,457$5,543,765
With donor restrictions$738,051$518,860$493,518$501,575$0
Net assets$5,692,592$5,277,972$5,850,851$6,113,032$5,543,765
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,233,994$3,471,436$3,839,492$5,020,662$5,103,562
Program service revenue$510,999$634,618$545,654$556,540$227,222
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$204,715$6,298$905($18,615)$0
Other revenue$11,273$34,961$23,059$21,214$18,435
Total other revenue$726,987$675,877$569,618$559,139$245,657
Total revenue$4,960,981$4,147,313$4,409,110$5,579,801$5,349,219
Program services$3,317,970$3,586,237$3,390,668$3,903,622$4,502,973
Management and general$402,273$455,200$417,004$317,458$358,333
Total expenses$4,547,804$4,711,872$4,675,506$5,012,654$5,651,761
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$413,177($564,559)($266,396)$567,147($302,542)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$413,177($564,559)($266,396)$567,147($302,542)


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

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 10/27/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Program accomplishments

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 providing approximately 30,000 meals each month.