Raleigh Rescue Mission

The information on this page was last updated 10/27/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Raleigh Rescue Mission is a Christian organization that helps rebuild the broken lives of homeless men, women and children in our community by ministering to their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Raleigh Rescue Mission has brought the hope of Jesus Christ to the homeless and hurting in our community.

While at the Mission, our clients receive safe shelter, nourishing meals, counseling, medical care in our on-site medical clinic, substance abuse recovery services, educational, vocational and life skill classes in our on-site Adult Learning Center and childcare in our on-site, licensed preschool center to help them on their journey to recovery. At Raleigh Rescue Mission, lives are changed and hope restored.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Raleigh Rescue Mission
PO Box 27391
Raleigh, NC 27611

Website: www.raleighrescue.org

Phone: (919) 828-9014

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 566024168

CEO/President: John Luckett

Chairman: Harvey Jay Easterling

Board size: 9


Ruling year: 1962

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 08/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1986


Our Vision is to realize transformed lives and a transformed community through Christ. We are a place with a long-term purpose. We are a place with a steadfast strategy to break the cycle of poverty and empower people to rebuild their lives. We are here for those who need a second chance.

Mission statement

Believing every individual has sacred value, we equip people to impact the world for good through the love of Jesus Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating195 of 110422 of 140
Fund acquisition rating536 of 110568 of 140
Resource allocation rating284 of 110527 of 140
Asset utilization rating207 of 110425 of 140

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$417,522$255,331$345,583$184,428$573,730
Short-term investments$280,709$210,133$146,486$92,273$370,779
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,325,066$2,699,657$2,146,630$951,943$1,467,979
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,969,870$3,057,671$3,004,554$3,114,781$3,329,531
Other long-term assets$38,490$37,520$38,298$37,467$72,109
Total long-term assets$3,008,360$3,095,191$3,042,852$3,152,248$3,401,640
Total assets$5,333,426$5,794,848$5,189,482$4,104,191$4,869,619
Payables and accrued expenses$376,486$366,186$328,864$198,586$261,007
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$376,486$366,186$328,864$198,586$261,007
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$532,900$0$0
Total liabilities$376,486$366,186$861,764$198,586$261,007
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$4,928,727$5,400,449$4,299,505$3,872,142$4,545,587
With donor restrictions$28,213$28,213$28,213$33,463$63,025
Net assets$4,956,940$5,428,662$4,327,718$3,905,605$4,608,612
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,964,916$5,356,387$5,245,391$4,715,005$5,456,091
Program service revenue$91,363$429,111$545,325$693,965$578,470
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$21,483$32,347$1,315$8,356$7,536
Other revenue$3,386$583,614$17,327$30,652$73,696
Total other revenue$116,232$1,045,072$563,967$732,973$659,702
Total revenue$5,081,148$6,401,459$5,809,358$5,447,978$6,115,793
Program services$4,625,511$4,428,922$4,543,929$5,324,223$4,877,196
Management and general$377,519$388,741$362,618$454,943$439,539
Total expenses$5,540,846$5,263,530$5,387,690$6,124,728$6,220,439
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($459,698)$1,137,929$421,668($676,750)($104,646)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($459,698)$1,137,929$421,668($676,750)($104,646)


John LuckettPresident/CEO$139,906

Compensation data as of: 8/31/2022

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 10/27/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


We've been here for almost 60 years offering hope and help to individuals who find themselves homeless and hurting. We've been here, we're still here, and we will stay here. We've seen the City of Raleigh undergo significant growth, bringing prosperity for many - but not for all. Alongside the progress there are those who suffer from homelessness brought about by trauma, domestic violence, family tragedy, job loss, addiction, or health issues, just to name a few. These are the people we serve.

Program accomplishments

More than 750,000 men, women, and children have stepped through our doors, found shelter under our roof, and found the love of Christ in action.