Hope and Life Outreach

The information on this page was last updated 7/11/2022. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


From it beginnings in 2007, HALO hasn't waivered in its commitment to minister to the homeless right here in its community. Providing meals, shelter, case management wrapped in the HOPE that can be found in the gospel message of Jesus Christ. Each day, it is our desire to "Love 'em like Jesus." We continue to seek God's direction in all we do and to be just a small part of bringing about life change.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Hope and Life Outreach
119 South Boulevard
Salisbury, MD 21804

Website: haloministry.org

Phone: 410-742-9356

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 261691517

CEO/President: Celeste Savage

Chairman: Gary Desjardins

Board size: 8

Founder: Oak Ridge Baptist Church

Ruling year: 2008

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


HALO has been serving the tri-community area since 2007. From serving meals on the street, to providing a children and youth center for our younger guest. HALO is committed to providing a hand up, not a handout to those we serve.

Mission statement

Our mission is simple but life changing;"Love Em Like Jesus". Jesus loved us unconditionally. No matter the reason a person finds themselves homeless, they are loved.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating151 of 102229 of 155
Fund acquisition rating111 of 102512 of 155
Resource allocation rating70 of 10259 of 155
Asset utilization rating693 of 1022116 of 155

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$687,603$698,870$150,391$139,428$137,565
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,017,541$858,501$240,831$391,655$487,264
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,361,580$2,349,077$2,407,040$1,869,697$288,816
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,361,580$2,349,077$2,407,040$1,869,697$288,816
Total assets$3,379,121$3,207,578$2,647,871$2,261,352$776,080
Payables and accrued expenses$39,709$32,617$34,376$44,348$15,028
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$39,709$32,617$34,376$44,348$15,028
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$2,006,735$2,080,699$2,142,846$1,623,432$338
Total liabilities$2,046,444$2,113,316$2,177,222$1,667,780$15,366
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$908,453$450,885$470,649$593,572$760,714
With donor restrictions$424,224$643,377$0$0$0
Net assets$1,332,677$1,094,262$470,649$593,572$760,714
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,511,827$1,781,321$888,871$884,060$929,434
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($843)($2,342)($2,407)($363)$228
Other revenue$160$1,476$9,205$14,294$17,494
Total other revenue($683)($866)$6,798$13,931$17,722
Total revenue$1,511,144$1,780,455$895,669$897,991$947,156
Program services$1,154,972$1,020,831$849,287$881,938$613,123
Management and general$84,009$100,231$112,330$126,563$232,913
Total expenses$1,272,729$1,156,842$1,018,592$1,065,133$846,036
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$238,415$623,613($122,923)($167,142)$101,120
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$238,415$623,613($122,923)($167,142)$101,120


Celeste SavageExecutive Director$54,769

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

Response from ministry

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Program accomplishments


HALO relies solely on the support of this community. Without the faithful support of individuals, churches, civic groups, foundations and businesses, HALO would cease to exist.

Financial Donation To HALO:
Your monetary gift of any size helps change lives right here in our community!

Did you know:
$25.00 can feed a hearty dinner to 12 individuals
$50.00 can provide a safe place to sleep, shower and a nutritious meal for a family of 4
$221.00 can feed 101 men, women, boys and girls
$4,385.00 allows us to keep the lights on, heat or cool the facility, wash and dry over 100 sheets, towels, and washcloths on a monthly on average