United Christian Advocacy Network

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Summary

UCAN City Mission is an Adult Male Rescue Mission seeking to serve "the least, the last, and the lost." UCAN City Mission provides: 1. A Safe Place to Live 2. Life Skills Training 3. Health Care and Hygiene 4. Local Church Connection and Discipleship 5. Accountability 6. Recovery. We are a fully staffed Gospel Rescue Mission that is led by a 12-member Board of Directors. UCAN City Mission is also a member of Citygate Network (formerly the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions).


Contact information

Mailing address:
United Christian Advocacy Network
7 W. 1st Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

Website: ucancitymission.org

Phone: 716-488-7480

Email: info@ucancitymission.org


Organization details

EIN: 383793917

CEO/President: Jeff Rotunda

Chairman: Jay Baehr

Board size: 9

Founder: Chautauqua County community residents

Ruling year: 2010

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

"Men can change through the power of Jesus Christ" is the premise of UCAN'S Ministry. The men that matriculate and graduate from the UCAN Program will be equipped to know a successful reentry back into society. The United Christian Advocacy Network has an ambitious plan to provide in partnership with area churches and the local community, a Transitional Community Resource Center in Chautauqua County to promote life-style changes with a Biblically centered ministry through mentoring, counseling, pro-social role modeling and the discipline of accountability.


Mission statement

We exist to help all those who need to break the cycle of crime, substance abuse, and poverty (life-controlling problems) by promoting positive lifestyle changes through multi-disciplinary programs and partnerships focused on and driven by a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


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Transparency grade

D

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating188 of 102234 of 160
Fund acquisition rating56 of 10246 of 160
Resource allocation rating684 of 1024103 of 160
Asset utilization rating227 of 102241 of 160

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%1%0%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%1%0%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
91%100%99%95%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
10%1%0%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
9%0%1%5%
 
Operating ratiosSector median202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%76%83%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
89%100%82%52%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
70%76%67%44%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
11%0%18%48%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
8%0%18%88%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
9%23%17%14%
 
Investing ratiosSector median202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.550.890.770.94
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.272.782.804.45
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.852.492.154.21
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
12.959.0414.631419.06
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.110.070.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.534.295.212.85
 
Solvency ratiosSector median202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%4%2%0%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
1%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
150%107%127%106%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets202020192018
Cash$144,268$137,838$70,953
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$3,000$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0
Total current assets$144,268$140,838$70,953
Long-term investments$0$0$0
Fixed assets$257,342$252,946$245,140
Other long-term assets$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$257,342$252,946$245,140
Total assets$401,610$393,784$316,093
 
Liabilities202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$15,960$9,628$50
Other current liabilities$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$15,960$9,628$50
Debt$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0
Total liabilities$15,960$9,628$50
 
Net assets202020192018
Without donor restrictions$385,650$384,156$316,043
With donor restrictions$0$0$0
Net assets$385,650$384,156$316,043
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue202020192018
Total contributions$361,963$368,547$546,428
Program service revenue$0$1,950$375
Membership dues$0$0$0
Investment income$25$2$0
Other revenue($1,549)$0$29,213
Total other revenue($1,524)$1,952$29,588
Total revenue$360,439$370,499$576,016
 
Expenses202020192018
Program services$274,436$249,955$252,458
Management and general$81,971$51,054$41,324
Fundraising$2,538$1,377$4,872
Total expenses$358,945$302,386$298,654
 
Change in net assets202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$1,494$68,113$277,362
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,494$68,113$277,362

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Scott LindenExecutive Di$39,419
Jeff RotundaExecutive Di$35,178

Compensation data as of: 3/31/2020


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/5/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

In early 2008 Chautauqua County community residents came together with the same vision. The members came from all walks of life; ministry, law enforcement, community members, business men and women, and agency providers. That group shared a vision of a stronger community created through Christian guidance, instruction, and support for ex-offenders. United Christian Advocacy Network (UCAN) was formed from the shared vision.

UCAN then began to engage and meet with county officials, town officials, law enforcement, zoning boards, educational institutions, church congregations, and interested community members.

Through this discussion the community at large supported the need for this program in our area. A Board of Directors was formed and not-for-profit status was acquired for UCAN.

UCAN's initial desire was to establish a supportive transitional housing unit for males recently released from jail and prison. The housing program will work hand in hand with the day program. Lack of resources and funding had influenced the Board of Directors to switch gears and start with a day program because of the push from the community to start this program.

In January 2017, UCAN was excited to be able to acquire the former Union Gospel Mission at 7 West 1st Street in Jamestown, NY. They were able to begin updating the facility in order to provide emergency housing for homeless men. And on April 10, 2017, UCAN City Mission saw the fulfillment of their initial vision as they officially opened the doors to their first emergency shelter which was made possible due to the generous donations and support of individuals, groups, churches, organizations, and businesses from around the community. UCAN was now able to meet individual's needs during the day and offer a safe and secure environment for individuals in need of a place to sleep, as well as two meals and a hot shower.

Since that time the UCAN organization has come to realize the overwhelming need for similar community resources to be provided for women, children, and families in need across the county. Knowing that this need exists for more shelters within the community has become the catalyst for UCAN's expansion and desire to acquire more locations throughout the Chautauqua region.

Even now, a second location, 100-102 N. Main Street, Jamestown, is under contract as of early June 2021, and the plans to renovate this downtown location and build to suit for women, children, and families is underway. This forward movement and expansion of the initial vision is only the beginning of what UCAN desires to see become a network of "community resource hubs" across the entire Chautauqua County region.

For the mission of UCAN will always and forever be to help "the orphan, the widow, and those in need" to come to know the love of our Lord, Jesus Christ, through meeting practical needs that displays Jesus' love for each one.


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