Haven of Rest Ministries, Inc.

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Haven of Rest Ministries is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-denominational, Christian social service organization whose purpose is to serve and glorify God through a Christ-centered outreach of love and compassion that responds to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of disadvantaged men, women and children without regard to their race, color, creed or social standing.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Haven of Rest Ministries, Inc.
175 East Market Street
Akron, OH 44308

Website: www.havenofrest.org

Phone: (330) 535-1563

Email: hrm@havenofrest.org

Organization details

EIN: 340750345

CEO/President: Rev. Jeffrey Kaiser

Chairman: Mr. Michael R. Kura

Board size: 14

Founder: Rev. and Mrs. Charles C. Thomas

Ruling year: 1943

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1987


The purpose of Haven of Rest is to serve and glorify God through Christ-centered, life-changing programs of love and compassion that respond to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of disadvantaged men, women, and children without regard to their race, color, creed or social standing.

Haven of Rest's programs and services include:

  • Food for the hungry
  • Shelter for the homeless
  • Clothing for people in need
  • Residential, Christ-centered discipleship/recovery programs for men and women whose lives have been shattered by drugs, alcohol, or other addictions/challenges
  • Social enterprise programs
  • Case Management and assistance for homeless people who need help attaining social services
  • Annual community outreach events, including a summer picnic, basketball camp for boys and girls in grades three through eight, Happy Birthday Jesus Party for neighborhood children, and distribution of hundreds of Hope Tote bags filled with personal care items to low-income and homeless persons

Mission statement

Statement of faith

As a Christian ministry, we are uncompromisingly committed to glorifying God through a Christian board and staff who adhere to the Haven of Rest Ministries statement of faith, and by presenting the Gospel and Christ-centered programming.

We believe that all people are created in God's image with inherent dignity and worth. These beliefs motivated Haven of Rest Ministries to design innovative programs and services responding to the total needs of the clients, helping them become Godly persons of integrity, responsibility, and commitment.

We are committed to a standard of excellence that honors the Lord through: competent, well-trained, caring Christian staff and Board of Trustees, the design and implementation of programs and services, clean, well-maintained facilities that are a model to the community-at-large, and sound business principles.

All aspects of Haven of Rest Ministries will be operated according to the highest moral, ethical and Christian standards. Programs and services are rendered with sensitivity, respect, and dignity by demonstrating the love of Christ to all. All funds will be raised with integrity through voluntary contributions from the private sector. We are committed to good stewardship through innovative programming, accountability, and sound fiscal management.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating831 of 102259 of 76
Fund acquisition rating661 of 102448 of 76
Resource allocation rating750 of 102452 of 76
Asset utilization rating686 of 102251 of 76

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$419,968$856,144$377,830$344,329$9,298
Short-term investments$6,101,140$3,932,354$3,762,694$3,611,011$2,351,471
Other current assets$97,280$72,173$74,380$131,107$126,936
Total current assets$9,622,663$6,635,140$4,940,809$5,011,183$2,852,822
Long-term investments$1,076,999$926,556$826,732$790,185$0
Fixed assets$4,003,209$4,188,608$4,005,844$3,507,494$3,658,883
Other long-term assets$3,218,814$3,591,244$3,934,721$4,255,741$921,311
Total long-term assets$8,299,022$8,706,408$8,767,297$8,553,420$4,580,194
Total assets$17,921,685$15,341,548$13,708,106$13,564,603$7,433,016
Payables and accrued expenses$459,883$396,893$495,824$366,530$281,870
Other current liabilities$569,573$631,972$534,446$527,072$586,877
Total current liabilities$1,029,456$1,028,865$1,030,270$893,602$868,747
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$1,029,456$1,028,865$1,030,270$893,602$868,747
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$16,144,938$13,489,462$11,908,420$12,104,253$6,219,981
With donor restrictions$747,291$823,221$769,416$566,748$344,288
Net assets$16,892,229$14,312,683$12,677,836$12,671,001$6,564,269
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Total contributions$10,150,366$10,337,888$9,143,140$15,331,809$7,972,306
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$341,736$372,199$543,327$274,940$111,356
Other revenue$264,151$69,707$129,796$54,888($258)
Total other revenue$605,887$441,906$673,123$329,828$111,098
Total revenue$10,756,253$10,779,794$9,816,263$15,661,637$8,083,404
Program services$7,074,550$7,147,146$7,685,339$7,415,385$6,399,935
Management and general$1,290,626$1,275,173$1,244,688$1,268,270$1,189,171
Total expenses$9,338,569$9,327,190$9,809,428$9,554,905$8,397,438
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$1,417,684$1,452,604$6,835$6,106,732($314,034)
Other changes in net assets$1,161,862($240,735)$0$0$196,492
Total change in net assets$2,579,546$1,211,869$6,835$6,106,732($117,542)


Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.

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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


Historical Highlights

1943 >>> Haven of Rest was founded on faith by Rev. Charles C. and Marjorie Ruth Thomas in a small storefront on North Howard Street.

1952 >>> Ground was broken for a new building with a clinic for those suffering from alcohol abuse on East Buchtel Avenue.

1974 >>> Construction of a modern, more functional Rescue Mission was completed.

1976 >>> Rev. Charles C. Thomas, founder, passed away and was succeeded by his son, Rev. Curtis Thomas.

1979 >>> An increase in female homelessness created the need for a separate facility to meet the needs of women and children-our Marjorie Ruth Thomas Harvest Home was opened under the direction of Eileen Thomas. 1987 >>> Homelessness continued to increase, and additions and renovations to both the Rescue Mission and Harvest Home became necessary.

1989 >>> Additions to Harvest Home were made and completed-increasing our capacity by 50%

1993 >>>Haven of Rest observed its 50th anniversary.

1995 >>> Client Services Center opened to meet the growing need for comprehensive programs for men and women.

1996 >>> Marjorie Ruth Thomas passed away at the age of 88 after 33 years helping thousands of men, women and children in need.

2003 >>> After 90 combined years of service, Rev. Thomas and his wife, Eileen, retired. Rev. Ben W. Walker was asked to succeed Rev. Thomas as Executive Director.

2009 >>> Rev. Walker announces his retirement.

2011 >>> Rev. Jeffrey A. Kaiser assumed the role of Executive Director.

Program accomplishments

Since 1943, Haven of Rest Ministries has responded to the plight of the poor and homeless in our community. Thanks to friends like you, last year we provided:

1071 individuals served with clothing per month

134,411 meals provided

39,045 nights of shelter


    There are four distinct ways you can help Haven of Rest:
    • Pray daily for Haven of Rest
    • Serve as a Haven of Rest volunteer
    • Donate food, clothing, and other material gifts
    • Support Haven of Rest financially