Samaritan Ministries of Hot Springs

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Samaritan Ministries of Hot Springs, Men's Rescue Mission is to serve homeless men with the love and compassion of Christ.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Samaritan Ministries of Hot Springs
131 Sanford St
PO Box 22674
Hot Springs, AR 71903-2674


Phone: 501-321-2888

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 450518752

CEO/President: Jan Laggan

Chairman: Charles Laggan

Board size: 2

Founder: Chuck and Jan Laggan

Ruling year: 2003

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


We don't measure success by how many beds we fill; success is measured by how many lives are changed.

Mission statement

To serve homeless men with the love and compassion of Christ, encouraging them to become self-supporting members of the community, providing for their immediate and long-term needs and encouraging them to overcome the cause of homelessness in their life.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating431 of 102463 of 154
Fund acquisition rating56 of 10274 of 154
Resource allocation rating393 of 102758 of 154
Asset utilization rating968 of 1024150 of 154

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$251,995$118,608$157,564$196,119$109,777
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,547,522$1,575,059$1,350,964$1,390,515$804,492
Other long-term assets$56,421$9,542$81,266$151$598,471
Total long-term assets$1,603,943$1,584,601$1,432,230$1,390,666$1,402,963
Total assets$1,855,938$1,703,209$1,589,794$1,586,785$1,512,740
Payables and accrued expenses$3,123$2,913$4,216$4,361$4,390
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$3,123$2,913$4,216$4,361$4,390
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$3,123$2,913$4,216$4,361$4,390
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$1,787,490$1,700,296$1,521,113$1,521,529$1,501,140
With donor restrictions$65,325$0$64,465$60,895$7,210
Net assets$1,852,815$1,700,296$1,585,578$1,582,424$1,508,350
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Total contributions$420,607$401,147$323,972$385,542$365,032
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$163$56$87$65$2,227
Other revenue$29,443$29,387($6,713)$1,468$1,974
Total other revenue$29,606$29,443($6,626)$1,533$4,201
Total revenue$450,213$430,590$317,346$387,075$369,233
Program services$249,550$266,012$264,786$266,053$242,834
Management and general$48,042$47,426$49,406$46,948$45,612
Total expenses$297,694$315,872$314,192$313,001$288,446
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$152,519$114,718$3,154$74,074$80,787
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$152,519$114,718$3,154$74,074$80,787


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Chuck and Jan Laggan realized that there was a need for shelter to be provided to homeless individuals in the community. After gathering facts, they called a community meeting in 2003 to discuss the problem of homelessness and the idea that if the community would work together, a Rescue Mission could be established. Their idea and plan caught the attention of many local individuals.

During the meeting 7 residents decided to form a Board of Trustees and Incorporate Samaritan Ministries of Hot Springs. Fundraising began with the initial donation of two $5 dollar bills, and .61 cents given by a homeless man that attended the second meeting (Total of $10.61) Fundraising continued to generate enough funds to acquire and renovate a building through speaking engagements and contacting all our friends and family and sharing the needs of the homeless in our community.

SMHS acquired a 7,500 square foot old steel-shell warehouse for $5,000 in September 2005. Architectural plans for the mission were created by the Laggan's oldest son Daniel, a registered architect, and the renovations began in July, 2006 after zoning and planning approval by the City of Hot Springs. For 17 months the Laggan's worked side by side with volunteers and contractors to finish the process while continuing to raise operating support to start operations. Since the beginning, many individuals, businesses, churches, and organizations have volunteered their time, contributed supplies, gift-in-kind donations and their prayers. SMHS opened on November 23, 2007 with the total cost of acquisition, major renovations, equipment and furnishings costing approximately $325,000. The day SMHS opened the facility was totally debt-free.

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