United Christian Advocacy Network

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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: [email protected]

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:


"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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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating94 of 103418 of 161
Fund acquisition rating74 of 10368 of 161
Resource allocation rating397 of 103657 of 161
Asset utilization rating219 of 103436 of 161

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$10,000$0$3,000$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$152,491$144,268$140,838$70,953
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$254,055$257,342$252,946$245,140
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$254,055$257,342$252,946$245,140
Total assets$406,546$401,610$393,784$316,093
Payables and accrued expenses$4,207$15,960$9,628$50
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$4,207$15,960$9,628$50
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$4,207$15,960$9,628$50
Net assets2021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$400,214$385,650$384,156$316,043
With donor restrictions$2,125$0$0$0
Net assets$402,339$385,650$384,156$316,043
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$387,982$361,963$368,547$546,428
Program service revenue$0$0$1,950$375
Membership dues$0$0$0$0
Investment income$9$25$2$0
Other revenue$0($1,549)$0$29,213
Total other revenue$9($1,524)$1,952$29,588
Total revenue$387,991$360,439$370,499$576,016
Program services$306,098$274,436$249,955$252,458
Management and general$61,212$81,971$51,054$41,324
Total expenses$371,302$358,945$302,386$298,654
Change in net assets2021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$16,689$1,494$68,113$277,362
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$16,689$1,494$68,113$277,362


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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: [email protected]


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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