Central Union Mission

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Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the oldest private social service agency in Washington, DC. In addition to its emergency shelter, which provides over 62,000 bed-nights each year, the Mission operates a holistic, Christ-centered transformation and workforce development program for men, provides benefits for veterans, helps people overcome addictions, operates a food and clothing distribution center, which provides food for over 4,000 people each month, runs a camp for underprivileged children, and offers a ministry to families and senior citizens.

The Mission is continually developing its programs to meet the changing needs of the community. Its programs serve homeless men, underprivileged women, children, seniors, families and veterans.

One life at a time, the Mission works to help transform the area's toughest rehabilitation cases-including drug addicts, gang members, criminal offenders and the chronically homeless-into productive members of society. The Mission's programs have an extremely high success rate at helping individuals overcome addiction and homelessness and achieving independent living.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Central Union Mission
PO Box 96763
Washington, DC 20090-6763

Website: www.missiondc.org

Phone: (202) 745-7118

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 530218650

CEO/President: Joseph J. Mettimano

Chairman: Deedee Collins

Board size: 10


Ruling year: 1942

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1991


Central Union Mission will transform the lives of the people we serve into Godly, productive members of society by meeting their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs.

We will display a gracious, sincere spirit of integrity and Christian love in everything we do. By displaying excellence in all aspects of this ministry, we will honor God and inspire the people we serve, our community, donors, volunteers and staff.

Mission statement

Our mission is to glorify God through proclaiming and teaching the gospel, leading people to Christ, developing disciples, and serving the needs of hurting people throughout the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area.

Statement of faith

To Glorify God through proclaiming and teaching the Gospel, leading people to Christ, developing disciples, and serving the needs of hurting people throughout the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

We hold the Bible to be God's Holy Word in its entirety. It is inspired in every part by the Holy Spirit. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21)

We hold that man was created in the image of God, holy and innocent; that of his own choice, he sinned, and as a result, brought death upon all humanity. (Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12; Romans 6:23)

We hold that those who are not saved from sin are eternally separated from God. (John 3:18)

We hold that Jesus Christ is God, born of a virgin, that He gave His life on the cross where He, who knew no sin, was made sin for us; that He was buried and rose from the dead and afterward ascended into Heaven, from whence He will come again. (John 5:39; II Corinthians 5:21; I Corinthians 15:4; Acts 2:9-11)

We hold that we are saved by grace through faith, apart from works; that the sinner who repents and personally accepts the finished work of Christ on the cross, becomes a child of God; is made a new creature and is indwelt by the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12; II Corinthians 5:17; John 14:17)

We hold that Jesus Christ is coming again for His church, to establish His kingdom on earth, to judge the wicked and the lost, to cast death and hell into the lake of fire and to dwell with the saints forever. (John 14:3; Titus 1:13; I Thessalonians 5:16-17; Revelation 20:6; Revelation 20:15;Revelation 22:1-5)

We hold that through preaching, teaching and ministering, Central Union Mission must use its resources and activities to bring men, women and children under the power of the Gospel; that they may have victory over sin, come into fellowship with God and live Spirit-filled, fruitful lives in Christ. I have read the Doctrinal Statement of Central Union Mission and I accept it without reservation.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating691 of 110474 of 140
Fund acquisition rating877 of 1105119 of 140
Resource allocation rating558 of 110562 of 140
Asset utilization rating456 of 110445 of 140

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$270,539$254,423$184,763$234,852$198,477
Short-term investments$9,576,575$6,597,499$2,537,383$282,601$278,738
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$11,138,953$9,739,827$7,562,996$2,038,842$1,295,613
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$14,895,669$15,298,013$15,634,734$2,141,286$2,314,667
Other long-term assets$975,803$0$2,459,270$15,900,576$15,917,576
Total long-term assets$15,871,472$15,298,013$18,094,004$18,041,862$18,232,243
Total assets$27,010,425$25,037,840$25,657,000$20,080,704$19,527,856
Payables and accrued expenses$698,597$776,172$774,968$816,181$1,179,576
Other current liabilities$0$56,847$63,546$76,117$0
Total current liabilities$698,597$833,019$838,514$892,298$1,179,576
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,039,787$0$2,471,491$539,380$1,027,011
Total long-term liabilities$1,039,787$0$2,471,491$1,675,263$2,071,961
Total liabilities$1,738,384$833,019$3,310,005$2,567,561$3,251,537
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$23,869,534$23,005,482$21,801,898$16,864,292$15,733,153
With donor restrictions$1,402,507$1,199,339$545,097$648,851$543,166
Net assets$25,272,041$24,204,821$22,346,995$17,513,143$16,276,319
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$16,316,321$15,296,034$16,155,139$15,641,822$14,676,885
Program service revenue$1,158,697$843,447$700,701$1,034,872$1,176,128
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$189,407$337,448$5,199,312$24,927$1,610,555
Other revenue$210,174$152,624$144,053$128,612$193,542
Total other revenue$1,558,278$1,333,519$6,044,066$1,188,411$2,980,225
Total revenue$17,874,599$16,629,553$22,199,205$16,830,233$17,657,110
Program services$13,547,307$10,480,745$10,604,828$12,476,347$13,527,770
Management and general$302,793$483,244$649,317$823,282$704,936
Total expenses$16,950,310$13,870,752$13,652,029$15,595,770$16,543,326
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$924,289$2,758,801$8,547,176$1,234,463$1,113,784
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$924,289$2,758,801$8,547,176$1,234,463$1,113,784


Joseph J MettimanoPresident & CEO$222,420
Sally CoxCFO/COO$121,262

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/14/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Program accomplishments

GuideStar has awarded Central Union Mission a Gold Seal for financial transparency, and GreatNonProfits has given Central Union Mission a Top-Rated award.