Carriage Town Ministries

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CTM provides compassion to those with acute needs for housing and food and a longer term "get back on your feet" residential program with spiritual, educational, and work service training for those ready and willing to work toward productive lives.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Carriage Town Ministries
605 Garland St.
Flint, MI 48503


Phone: (810) 233-8787

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 381443378

CEO/President: Chris Townsend

Chairman: Sharon Fouts

Board size: 8


Ruling year: 1967

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1986


Carriage Town Ministries (CTM) is a safe haven for those who are homeless. It is also a catalyst for individuals and families in Genesee County who want to navigate the pathway out of poverty. We provide basic needs - food, clothing, and shelter - along with a comprehensive Personal Success Program of mentoring and job readiness services for income stability and independent living.

Mission statement

Our mission is to provide help, hope and the Good News to our community through the skills and means of God's people and the transforming power of Christ's love.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating354 of 111242 of 141
Fund acquisition rating305 of 111327 of 141
Resource allocation rating316 of 111338 of 141
Asset utilization rating720 of 1112100 of 141

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$320,170$200,486$229,767$123,685$139,674
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,780,381$3,911,454$3,324,962$1,872,986$1,985,879
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,832,179$4,459,684$4,335,097$4,475,948$4,310,023
Other long-term assets$70,615$87,548$80,261$76,938$68,235
Total long-term assets$4,902,794$4,547,232$4,415,358$4,552,886$4,378,258
Total assets$9,683,175$8,458,686$7,740,320$6,425,872$6,364,137
Payables and accrued expenses$74,595$55,700$48,546$39,829$194,802
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$74,595$55,700$48,546$39,829$194,802
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$199,600$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$199,600$0$0
Total liabilities$74,595$55,700$248,146$39,829$194,802
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$9,001,653$7,577,342$6,797,329$6,155,206$5,838,773
With donor restrictions$606,927$825,644$694,845$230,837$330,562
Net assets$9,608,580$8,402,986$7,492,174$6,386,043$6,169,335
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,281,659$3,694,724$3,813,652$2,801,314$3,062,938
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$24,818$47$3,732$21,864$16,338
Other revenue$18,611$15,091$15,247$11,189$4,812
Total other revenue$43,429$15,138$18,979$33,053$21,150
Total revenue$4,325,088$3,709,862$3,832,631$2,834,367$3,084,088
Program services$2,635,132$2,369,675$2,287,905$2,256,308$2,153,886
Management and general$165,767$159,238$145,135$125,548$142,778
Total expenses$3,102,561$2,806,337$2,730,203$2,626,362$2,600,778
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$1,222,527$903,525$1,102,428$208,005$483,310
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,222,527$903,525$1,102,428$208,005$483,310


Dallas GatlinExecutive Di$75,000

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 6/5/2024. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


We began in 1950 as the Flint Rescue Mission on the banks of the Flint River at Grand Traverse Street. We've been led by Jon Schaich, Jerry Peaster, Bob Sweeney, Lois St. Clair and now Dr. Dallas Gatlin...Only 5 directors in 70 years! We've been supported throughout those years by faithful churches and individuals who recognize the calling of Matthew 25 to ministers to the hungry, the thirsty and the individuals in need of a place to stay.

Today we are a campus of learning and restoration in Flint's historic Carriage Town neighborhood. Visitors and residents find a haven of safety and acceptance, learning and responsibility, structure and productivity...A place to find a new birth, a sense of purpose for today and hope for tomorrow.

Program accomplishments

At Carriage Town Ministries we cook up three meals a day for up to 134 men, women and children. Our facility is now undergoing a kitchen renovation that will allow us to better serve the hungry and homeless, plus there will be added upgrades for Blueline Donuts! We are excited for the opportunity to better serve our community and residents.