Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries

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Founded in 1909, The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries has spent over 100 years of continued service providing food, shelter and services to intervene where homelessness and substance addiction occur. DRMM is a faith-based, non-profit organization, recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and has devoted a wealth of resources to meet the basic needs of humanity while motivating individuals to rebuild their lives, one life at a time. The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries is one of the largest providers in the fight against homelessness and substance abuse in the country.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
150 Stimson St
Detroit, MI 48201


Phone: 313-993-4700

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 381459371

CEO/President: Dr. Chad Audi

Chairman: Randall A. Pentiuk

Board size: 10

Founder: David C. Stucky

Ruling year: 1980

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


DRMM fulfills its mission statement by providing hope to the hopeless, disadvantaged, and homeless men, women, and children of our community by ministering to the total person - body, soul and spirit - with services and programs designed to address spiritual, physical, emotional, and social needs to those seeking assistance in hopes of them becoming faithful Christians discipled into a local church, rehabilitated and employed, and living productive and restored lives.

Mission statement

Our main mission at DRMM is to find permanent solutions for the disheartened and disadvantaged so that they can look to the future and not look back at their past.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating205 of 109125 of 144
Fund acquisition rating347 of 109444 of 144
Resource allocation rating510 of 109459 of 144
Asset utilization rating164 of 109115 of 144

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$2,660,783$1,961,467$2,522,772$1,987,323$3,239,553
Short-term investments$558,034$123,417$78,923$70,000$63,832
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,485,735$4,707,098$4,290,017$2,957,209$2,818,308
Long-term investments$323,990$320,605$312,683$311,958$312,683
Fixed assets$15,984,228$16,220,689$14,772,041$14,991,208$16,067,643
Other long-term assets$2,475,646$1,819,998$1,092,227$733,781$1,162,151
Total long-term assets$18,783,864$18,361,292$16,176,951$16,036,947$17,542,477
Total assets$23,269,599$23,068,390$20,466,968$18,994,156$20,360,785
Payables and accrued expenses$768,287$717,162$707,712$1,552,802$2,350,421
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$768,287$717,162$707,712$1,552,802$2,350,421
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$26,310$26,310$160,355
Total long-term liabilities$796,897$844,710$2,354,939$966,648$368,703
Total liabilities$1,565,184$1,561,872$3,062,651$2,519,450$2,719,124
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$21,704,415$21,456,518$17,404,317$16,474,706$17,633,516
With donor restrictions$0$50,000$0$0$8,145
Net assets$21,704,415$21,506,518$17,404,317$16,474,706$17,641,661
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$17,839,767$21,942,855$16,714,447$17,604,484$18,121,397
Program service revenue$2,562,127$921,153$716,548$0$4,015,381
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$5,801$215,274$2,557($7,049)$4,723
Other revenue$64,577$134,914$275,993$211,530$315,547
Total other revenue$2,632,505$1,271,341$995,098$204,481$4,335,651
Total revenue$20,472,272$23,214,196$17,709,545$17,808,965$22,457,048
Program services$16,226,976$14,526,494$13,164,188$15,289,134$19,376,356
Management and general$2,647,667$3,523,414$2,610,289$2,390,090$2,042,294
Total expenses$20,206,536$19,144,448$16,774,611$18,982,088$22,437,736
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$265,736$4,069,748$934,934($1,173,123)$19,312
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$265,736$4,069,748$934,934($1,173,123)$19,312


Dr Chad AudiPresident$280,417
Barbara WillisCOO$105,611

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2022

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/26/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


1909 - The Detroit Rescue Mission was founded by David C. Stucky on February 14, 1909. The Mission was housed in an old poultry store, and in order to hold the first chapel service, Mr. Stucky had to beg for and borrow chairs for his guests. He did not have music for the service either, since he did not have the $30.00 needed to purchase an organ. Following a strong prompting from the Lord, Mr. Stucky went home. When he arrived, there was a letter waiting for him containing a donation of exactly $30.00. With a thankful heart, Mr. Stucky bought an organ that day, and was able to play for the Detroit Rescue Mission's first chapel service.

1918 - The growing Mission moved into slightly larger quarters. Thanksgiving and Christmas were very challenging for the Mission staff and volunteers. They worked in shifts for several days preparing bags of food to distribute to over 400 needy families.

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