Stability First

The information on this page was last updated 10/11/2022. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Stability First is a faithbased initiative born out of the Morgan County Bridges Out of Poverty. We work alongside our neighbors to identify resources and find solutions together. Our programs include transitional housing as well as a circle of services geared toward assisting low income families in increasing financial stability and self-sufficiency.

Below are the primary ministries of Stability First:

1. The Magdalene House is a facility for women without dependents. It provides housing and supportive services for up to 16 women. Our goal is to walk alongside women as they gain the stability need to live on their own. The program is faith-based and focused on an individualized, goal oriented process.

2. Foundations is a non-residential program providing spiritual mentoring, goal setting and accountability tools, as well as life coaching for men. Stability First envisions a residential program reinforcing these goals in the near future, as God provides.

3. The LYNAY Center is a multipurpose facility housing additional services to address poverty issues in Morgan County. Programming includes men's outreach coaching sessions, recovery group meetings and educational, job and career exploration opportunities.

4. Maggie Bags is an entrepreneurial support ministry. The efforts of Magdalene House residents are combined with volunteers seamstresses to create beautiful women's cross-body shoulder bags. Shelter residents learn sewing skills along with valuable job skills.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Stability First
PO Box 1452
Martinsville, IN 46151


Phone: 765-343-8030

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 474429844

CEO/President: Rick Miller

Chairman: Jamin Baxter

Board size: 11


Ruling year: 2017

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


We provide resources for the lost and hopeless so they can experience stability and hope.

Mission statement

Stability First is a Christ-centered nonprofit established to address multiple issues associated with the alleviation of poverty. This includes transitional housing as well as a circle of services geared toward helping low-income individuals and families in increasing their financial stability and self-sufficiency.

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Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating108 of 102223 of 155
Fund acquisition rating68 of 10255 of 155
Resource allocation rating87 of 102513 of 155
Asset utilization rating582 of 102299 of 155

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$18,390$37,816$300$1,500$0
Short-term investments$1,209$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$303,014$89,589$31,263$12,110$73,021
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$473,896$488,878$488,878$471,177$486,002
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$473,896$488,878$488,878$471,177$486,002
Total assets$776,910$578,467$520,141$483,287$559,023
Payables and accrued expenses$6,442$5,293$3,880$6,622$7,358
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$6,442$5,293$3,880$6,622$7,358
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$30,000$0$0$0
Total liabilities$6,442$35,293$3,880$6,622$7,358
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$770,468$543,174$516,261$476,665$551,665
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$495,751$373,667$205,674$90,973$349,935
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$17$13$42$5$1
Other revenue$62,547$3,896$111,538$86,084$67,594
Total other revenue$62,564$3,909$111,580$86,089$67,595
Total revenue$558,315$377,576$317,254$177,062$417,530
Program services$313,726$350,870$238,395$220,290$86,905
Management and general$17,295$18,483$16,727$30,705$30,393
Total expenses$331,021$369,353$255,122$250,995$117,298
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$227,294$8,223$62,132($73,933)$300,232
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$227,294$8,223$62,132($73,933)$300,232


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We're looking for individuals, couples and families who would be willing to partner with Stability First to have a greater impact on the ministry, on our community and ultimately on the Kingdom of God. Stability Impact Partners are a group of people who have committed to regular monthly supprt of the ministry at any level. Reliable, predictable monthly support through recurring donations enable us to maintain and grow the ministry.