Helping Up Mission

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Helping Up Mission is a community of hope. We help men and women fighting addiction and homelessness get their lives back. Our comprehensive recovery programs address root issues of substance abuse and poverty. As one person is healed, Greater Baltimore is raised up.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Helping Up Mission
1029 East Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD 21202-4705


Phone: (410) 675-7500

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 520635090

CEO/President: Daniel Stoltzfus

Chairman: Bruce Mortimer

Board size: 15


Ruling year: 1937

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1993


We raise up broken men and women, and Greater Baltimore with them. At Helping Up Mission, we believe God's love can set people free - from drugs and alcohol, from poverty and homelessness, and from any other self-destructive behavior.

However, it's not enough to tell a person who has struggled with addiction for years that "Jesus loves you" and expect a miraculous recovery. Contrary to common thinking, addiction is not simply the result of poor personal choices, immorality, or weakness. It's much more complex.

Consequently, our approach to treatment is holistic in nature. Our Spiritual Recovery Program integrates the practical needs of our clients - food, clothing, shelter - with their clinical, mental health, medical, educational, and vocational needs. All of that is built upon a Gospel foundation. And by God's grace, it can lead to lasting change.

Mission statement

Helping Up Mission provides hope to people experiencing homelessness, poverty or addiction by meeting their physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.

Statement of faith

Helping Up Mission has adopted The Apostles' Creed as our Statement of Faith. It is the basis of our common belief and proclaims the source of our wisdom and power in helping men and women find answers to their life struggles.

While this is what we believe, we do not discriminate on the basis of faith or practice among those who need our help or desire to help us.

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating307 of 107454 of 143
Fund acquisition rating616 of 107586 of 143
Resource allocation rating200 of 107526 of 143
Asset utilization rating421 of 107464 of 143

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$4,020,231$5,540,347$10,662,225$16,695,607$14,092,481
Short-term investments$10,613,795$9,433,482$6,006,918$2,259,307$2,852,927
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$24,850,528$25,559,352$29,372,475$22,087,609$17,298,287
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,638,189$710,855$748,809$738,833$464,523
Other long-term assets$9,662,302$9,063,799$9,135,651$23,186,125$21,055
Total long-term assets$11,300,491$9,774,654$9,884,460$23,924,958$485,578
Total assets$36,151,019$35,334,006$39,256,935$46,012,567$17,783,865
Payables and accrued expenses$413,842$492,321$358,802$421,574$297,825
Other current liabilities$1,533,214$978,918$498,527$155,986$23,024
Total current liabilities$1,947,056$1,471,239$857,329$577,560$320,849
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$185,019$28,496$33,544$38,393$43,053
Total long-term liabilities$6,115,019$4,528,496$2,533,544$2,538,393$3,542,651
Total liabilities$8,062,075$5,999,735$3,390,873$3,115,953$3,863,500
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$15,060,898$4,865,564$2,756,874$3,118,620$1,610,273
With donor restrictions$13,028,046$24,468,707$33,109,188$39,777,994$12,310,092
Net assets$28,088,944$29,334,271$35,866,062$42,896,614$13,920,365
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$20,625,932$14,214,906$11,556,058$36,660,592$27,695,313
Program service revenue$2,936,915$2,691,122$2,956,007$2,887,833$2,644,340
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$800,066$463,172$332,464$229,086$401,020
Other revenue$119,437$171,445$202,776$71,650$71,556
Total other revenue$3,856,418$3,325,739$3,491,247$3,188,569$3,116,916
Total revenue$24,482,350$17,540,645$15,047,305$39,849,161$30,812,229
Program services$20,514,474$22,294,668$19,667,024$8,374,210$19,048,025
Management and general$866,009$841,723$652,957$584,349$587,858
Total expenses$23,797,186$25,093,195$22,058,266$10,903,407$21,590,579
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$685,164($7,552,550)($7,010,961)$28,945,754$9,221,650
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$685,164($7,552,550)($7,010,961)$28,945,754$9,221,650


Michael T BurnsChief Financial Officer$208,316
Robert K GehmanChief Executive Officer$203,371
K Daniel StoltzfusChief Operating Officer$174,793
Thomas StoneDirector of Facilities and$125,235
Kristopher SharrarDirector of Philanthropy$120,527

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2021

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/22/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Program accomplishments

Every year, we provide...

270,750 nights of shelter (550 nightly)
602,250 meals (1,650 per day)
300,000+ items of clothing and personal care
27,000 counseling sessions