Raleigh Rescue Mission

The information on this page was last updated 11/8/2022. 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 58634
Raleigh, NC 27658

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 rating228 of 107736 of 144
Fund acquisition rating435 of 107862 of 144
Resource allocation rating373 of 107843 of 144
Asset utilization rating252 of 107733 of 144

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$255,331$345,583$184,428$573,730$402,054
Short-term investments$210,133$146,486$92,273$370,779$378,930
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,699,657$2,146,630$951,943$1,467,979$1,402,000
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,057,671$3,004,554$3,114,781$3,329,531$3,449,059
Other long-term assets$37,520$38,298$37,467$72,109$67,541
Total long-term assets$3,095,191$3,042,852$3,152,248$3,401,640$3,516,600
Total assets$5,794,848$5,189,482$4,104,191$4,869,619$4,918,600
Payables and accrued expenses$366,186$328,864$198,586$261,007$206,062
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$366,186$328,864$198,586$261,007$206,062
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$532,900$0$0$0
Total liabilities$366,186$861,764$198,586$261,007$206,062
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$5,400,449$4,299,505$3,872,142$4,545,587$4,672,712
With donor restrictions$28,213$28,213$33,463$63,025$39,826
Net assets$5,428,662$4,327,718$3,905,605$4,608,612$4,712,538
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,356,387$5,245,391$4,715,005$5,456,091$5,971,013
Program service revenue$429,111$545,325$693,965$578,470$666,738
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$32,347$1,315$8,356$7,536$7,103
Other revenue$583,614$17,327$30,652$73,696$81,489
Total other revenue$1,045,072$563,967$732,973$659,702$755,330
Total revenue$6,401,459$5,809,358$5,447,978$6,115,793$6,726,343
Program services$4,428,922$4,543,929$5,324,223$4,877,196$5,299,522
Management and general$388,741$362,618$454,943$439,539$399,364
Total expenses$5,263,530$5,387,690$6,124,728$6,220,439$6,719,130
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$1,137,929$421,668($676,750)($104,646)$7,213
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,137,929$421,668($676,750)($104,646)$7,213


John LuckettPresident/CEO$133,000

Compensation data as of: 8/31/2020

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/8/2022. 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.