City Mission of Findlay

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The City Mission has helped men, women, children and families move from crisis to stability. We are the only emergency shelter in Hancock County and are funded entirely through individuals, churches and businesses in our community.

Contact information

Mailing address:
City Mission of Findlay
510 West Main Cross
Findlay, OH 45840


Phone: 419-423-9151

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 510137853

CEO/President: Kathryn Bausman

Chairman: Chuck Bishop

Board size: 11

Founder: Mary P. Carman

Ruling year: 1975

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2021


As a viable and effective emergency shelter and life recovery program the City Mission of Findlay seeks to end homelessness and hunger by providing food, shelter, discipleship, and access to essential services to men, women, and children.

We are a Christian organization, whose purpose is to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ through our actions towards others, specifically those in need.

Mission statement

To provide emergency help to the homeless and hungry through collaborative efforts to meet physical, spiritual, vocational, and mental health needs. To offer the compassion, time, and tools to help those we serve make life changing choices.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating988 of 1110125 of 141
Fund acquisition rating738 of 111197 of 141
Resource allocation rating1075 of 1111135 of 141
Asset utilization rating726 of 1110103 of 141

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$43,872$29,052$30,141$17,232$20,971
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$603,016$663,264$545,333$220,848$224,361
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,617,437$2,668,376$2,686,241$2,689,386$2,774,488
Other long-term assets$78,342$98,090$89,873$81,034$45,912
Total long-term assets$2,695,779$2,766,466$2,776,114$2,770,420$2,820,400
Total assets$3,298,795$3,429,730$3,321,447$2,991,268$3,044,761
Payables and accrued expenses$27,954$13,474$14,516$11,334$1,296
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$27,954$13,474$14,516$11,334$1,296
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$582,084$622,854$664,214$760,461$800,483
Total liabilities$610,038$636,328$678,730$771,795$801,779
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$2,610,415$2,694,290$2,550,775$2,109,189$2,196,320
With donor restrictions$78,342$99,112$91,942$110,284$46,662
Net assets$2,688,757$2,793,402$2,642,717$2,219,473$2,242,982
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,504,493$1,906,180$1,892,983$1,264,478$851,573
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($10,764)$11,556$10,174$12,835$130
Other revenue$0$50$234,961$7,627$7,796
Total other revenue($10,764)$11,606$245,135$20,462$7,926
Total revenue$1,493,729$1,917,786$2,138,118$1,284,940$859,499
Program services$1,032,295$1,353,439$1,423,472$1,105,309$674,318
Management and general$346,611$290,394$106,155$102,348$101,108
Total expenses$1,598,374$1,767,101$1,714,874$1,335,153$888,212
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($104,645)$150,685$423,244($50,213)($28,713)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($104,645)$150,685$423,244($50,213)($28,713)


Kathryn BausmanExecutive Di$89,855

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/18/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


The City Mission Rescue Home was established in 1934 by Mary P. Carman, who directed the Mission for 39 years. Her purpose in founding the Mission was to offer temporary lodging, food, clothing, and shoes to all who were in need. Following Mary's retirement in 1973, Rev. Robert Riker tried to re-establish the work but was not successful.

In December of 1974, the Rev. Mabel Lee reopened the Mission and served as Director for eight years. Mabel Lee is credited with starting the first domestic violence shelter in Findlay as a part of the Mission's outreach. She was also a part of the task force which established Findlay's domestic violence shelter, Open Arms.

Since 1982 five different couples have served as Directors. The Mission has always had at least one ordained minister on staff. The City Mission has been housed at several locations over the years. The first Mission building, Mary Carman's home at 200 West Hardin, is no longer in existence, but other locations remain.

The second location at 608 Putnam Street served the Mission from the early 50's until 1975, when Church Women United sponsored a door-to-door fundraising campaign to purchase a larger property at 228 North Main Street. The North Main Street property was chosen because it had a sanctuary for worship services. It was a large, two building facility which could accommodate many more residents, but having two separate buildings created problems.

The present City Mission was acquired in 1979 because a single building facility made it easier to monitor the security of the quarters and the residents at night. In order to gain security, it was necessary to sacrifice size. In 1998 a new addition was added to the City Mission which gave the Mission much needed room for dorms, a kitchen, and a dining room.

Since 1998, the City Mission has seen an increase in men, women, and families seeking both emergency shelter and longer term stays in order to establish employment and find permanent housing. The City Mission now provides three meals a day to Residents who are utilizing our Day Center, established in 2010, to seek employment and housing. The Mission also continues to serve the needy of the community though evening meals, seven days a week, and twice weekly food box handouts. Due to the growing need in space, services, and resources, the City Mission launched its Capital Campaign in 2011 to raise much needed funding for expansion.

Program accomplishments

In 2022, The City Mission provided:
31,591 nights of lodging
130,000 meals