Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission

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Our goal is to meet the needs of the "whole" person -- spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission
PO Box 7609
Mission Hills, CA 91346

Website: hopeofthevalley.org

Phone: 818-392-0020

Email: info@hopeofthevalley.org

Organization details

EIN: 272053273

CEO/President: Ken Craft

Chairman: Ted Gartner

Board size: 12


Ruling year: 2010

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Our vision is that no one goes without...

Hope- A message of love, support and freedom for a better tomorrow.

Hot Meals- Food distribution to the hungry.

Housing- Emergency/transitional shelter to the situational and chronically homeless.

Health Services- Resources for basic human needs.

Healing - Proven programs that lead to wholeness and self-sufficiency.

Mission statement

Our mission is to prevent, reduce and eliminate poverty, hunger and homelessness. We do this by offering immediate assistance and long-term solutions. We are a faith-based independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that does not discriminate based on gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation or lack thereof. Our services are grounded in a deep respect for the dignity inherent in each human being.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating316 of 102255 of 160
Fund acquisition rating676 of 1024110 of 160
Resource allocation rating475 of 102470 of 160
Asset utilization rating76 of 102214 of 160

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,119,090$836,834$699,543$1,197,628$409,798
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,869,237$1,523,706$1,615,955$1,540,394$735,703
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$991,043$728,740$702,677$4,595,440$4,222,244
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$62,981$123,621
Total long-term assets$991,043$728,740$702,677$4,658,421$4,345,865
Total assets$2,860,280$2,252,446$2,318,632$6,198,815$5,081,568
Payables and accrued expenses$710,226$516,326$481,544$527,251$375,507
Other current liabilities$64,723$64,723$869,186$1,900,000$1,300,000
Total current liabilities$774,949$581,049$1,350,730$2,427,251$1,675,507
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$276,239$83,239$123,016$240,135$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,323,077$1,057,608$534,854$2,349,234$2,183,906
Total liabilities$2,098,026$1,638,657$1,885,584$4,776,485$3,859,413
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$624,754$573,789$433,048$1,422,330$1,137,549
With donor restrictions$137,500$40,000$0$0$84,606
Net assets$762,254$613,789$433,048$1,422,330$1,222,155
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,125,620$2,410,462$2,516,805$2,926,210$1,891,470
Program service revenue$2,708,368$3,941,113$2,823,678$2,439,952$2,444,153
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue($123,423)$3,937($31,265)$2,235$74,731
Total other revenue$2,584,945$3,945,050$2,792,413$2,442,187$2,518,884
Total revenue$7,710,565$6,355,512$5,309,218$5,368,397$4,410,354
Program services$6,068,174$4,821,075$3,699,962$4,059,204$3,281,748
Management and general$736,535$803,214$682,171$619,121$781,349
Total expenses$7,562,100$6,174,771$4,981,375$5,112,119$4,337,461
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$148,465$180,741$327,843$256,278$72,893
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$148,465$180,741$327,843$256,278$72,893


Ken CraftPresident and CEO$111,778
Rowan VansleveCAO$97,811

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

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 10/25/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


Founded in 2009, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission began as a small ministry run out of San Pablo Lutheran Church in Sun Valley where volunteers cooked and served hot meals to homeless men, women and children.

2010 - Moved to a 26,000 sf facility in Sun Valley and began providing showers, life-skills classes and case management.

2011 - Opened John E. White House of Hope recovery program for men in Arleta.

2012 - Opened Genesis House, a 30-bed facility in Pacoima for homeless families. Opened our first social enterprise Thrift Store in Granada Hills.

2013 - Opened the BRIDGE, a 17-bed transitional housing facility for men in Canoga Park.

2014 - Took over operation of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority's Cold Weather Shelters in Pacoima and Sylmar with a total of 290 beds. Opened our second social enterprise Thrift Store in Santa Clarita.

2015 - Relocated our homeless services to Van Nuys, expanded services and named the program the HELP Center.

2016 - Opened a 30-bed Recuperative Care Center in Mission Hills. Opened our third social enterprise Thrift Store in Simi Valley.

2017 - Transferred the Recuperative Care Center to Harbor Recuperative Care.

2018 - Converted the BRIDGE program to a 38-bed shelter for youth ages 18-24 in Burbank called The Landing. Opened Shepherd's House, a 48-bed crisis housing program in the West San Fernando Valley for homeless families with children. Opened (2) 50-Bed Cold Weather Shelters in Antelope Valley.

2019 - Opened a 48-bed crisis housing facility for homeless moms and kids called Casa de Vida located in the West Valley. Opened a Safe Parking shelter in Palmdale for 30 cars Launched a weekly Motel Meal Program to address hunger issues of the more than 400 homeless families living in motels in the Valley.

2020 - Opened an 85-bed NoHo Bridge Housing residential facility in North Hollywood Opened the NoHo Navigation Center in North Hollywood where clients can take showers, store belongings and access case managers and housing navigation. Opened the 100-bed Van Nuys Bridge Housing residential facility in Van Nuys. Opened a Work Ready/Day Labor facility in North Hollywood

Program accomplishments