City Rescue Mission, Jacksonville

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City Rescue Mission is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that has provided help to the homeless and needy in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida since 1946. City Rescue Mission, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation that provides food, clothing, shelter, emergency services and residential recovery programs to homeless men, women, and women with children. City Rescue Mission does not accept government funding. Financial support of the Mission comes from donations made generously by concerned individuals, churches, businesses, civic organizations, and foundations.

Contact information

Mailing address:
City Rescue Mission
426 S. McDuff Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32254


Phone: 904-387-4357

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 591009115

CEO/President: Paul Stasi, LCSW

Chairman: Mark Anderson

Board size: 16

Founder: Christian businessmen

Ruling year: 1956

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2008


City Rescue Mission will be a model for transforming lives of the homeless through the healing power of the Holy Spirit, changing the way the community views homelessness.

Mission statement

CRM exists to transform the lives of the homeless and needy, serving them through the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.

Statement of faith

We believe in one God, Creator and Lord of the Universe, the co-eternal Trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ, God's Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary atoning death on the cross, rose bodily from the dead and ascended to heaven where, as truly God and truly man, He is the only mediator between God and man.

We believe that the Bible is God's authoritative and inspired Word. It is without error in all its teachings, including creation, history, its own origins, and salvation. Christians must submit to its divine authority, both individually and corporately, in all matters of belief and conduct, which is demonstrated by true righteous living.

We believe that all people are lost sinners and cannot see the Kingdom of God except through the new birth. Justification is by grace through faith in Christ alone. Those who reject Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior in the present life shall be raised from the dead for eternal suffering and separation from God. Those who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will be present with him for eternity in heaven.

We believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic Church. Its calling is to worship and witness concerning its Head, Jesus Christ, preaching the Gospel among all people groups and demonstrating its commitment by compassionate service to the needs of human beings and promoting righteousness and justice.

We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit for the individual's new birth and growth to maturity; and also for the Church's constant renewal in truth, wisdom, faith, holiness, love, power, and mission.

We believe that Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return in glory to raise the dead and bring salvation and judgment to completion. God will fully manifest His kingdom when He establishes a new heaven and new earth, in which He will be glorified forever and exclude all evil, suffering, and death.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating656 of 110274 of 140
Fund acquisition rating863 of 1103117 of 140
Resource allocation rating766 of 110383 of 140
Asset utilization rating198 of 110224 of 140

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$793,831$608,757$317,763$380,551$265,960
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,779,061$3,398,090$2,910,190$1,790,102$1,978,637
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,253,822$3,295,021$2,887,149$2,877,402$2,866,633
Other long-term assets$0$0$32,660$12,846$12,927
Total long-term assets$3,253,822$3,295,021$2,919,809$2,890,248$2,879,560
Total assets$7,032,883$6,693,111$5,829,999$4,680,350$4,858,197
Payables and accrued expenses$542,919$412,392$249,588$478,507$392,976
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$1,000$32,065
Total current liabilities$542,919$412,392$249,588$479,507$425,041
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$492,200$0$0
Total liabilities$542,919$412,392$741,788$479,507$425,041
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$6,071,057$5,992,570$4,856,426$4,110,526$4,300,059
With donor restrictions$418,907$288,149$231,785$90,317$133,097
Net assets$6,489,964$6,280,719$5,088,211$4,200,843$4,433,156
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$6,684,668$5,752,953$5,079,023$4,455,147$4,973,732
Program service revenue$1,590,328$1,256,127$1,031,301$688,874$932,995
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$17,267($24,994)$5,761$16,240$64,260
Other revenue$208,946$204,667$163,528$310,234$247,737
Total other revenue$1,816,541$1,435,800$1,200,590$1,015,348$1,244,992
Total revenue$8,501,209$7,188,753$6,279,613$5,470,495$6,218,724
Program services$6,344,607$4,226,730$4,239,953$4,176,002$4,454,023
Management and general$632,458$611,355$453,873$531,781$513,243
Total expenses$8,291,964$5,770,255$5,392,245$5,702,808$5,965,393
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$209,245$1,418,498$887,368($232,313)$253,331
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$209,245$1,418,498$887,368($232,313)$253,331


Paul StasiEXECUTIVE DIRector$133,966
Jeffrey SimsDirector of Finance$95,813

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2022

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/19/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


1946 - CRM was established by a group of Christian businessmen who saw a need to help alcoholics in the Jacksonville area. Their goal was to offer "soup, soap and salvation." The original mission has evolved into a privately-funded organization whose mission is to serve the homeless and needy.

1953 - The Mission was incorporated. Mr. George Sage was named Superintendent and remained until 1964. CRM was located at 801 Main Street in a little storefront building. The two-story building was host to an upstairs dorm and a chapel below.

1963 - CRM moved to its second location, the Ritz Woller Apartments, located at 700 Laura Street. The building was erected around 1907, after the Great Fire of 1901 in downtown Jacksonville. Although it was in great disrepair, the three-story building had more space, which allowed CRM to help more homeless men.

1964 - CRM's Board of Directors elected Don Moody to the position of Superintendent. Mr. Sage continued working at CRM by running the Mission's Bargain Store, which was also located at the 700 Laura Street shelter facility. CRM was in debt, and the facility was close to being totally dilapidated.

1970 - CRM began assisting women in need. Lanida Bryant started the women's program in a nearby two-story building that CRM rented to house about 10 - 12 women.

1972 - In December, Mr. Moody left the position of Superintendent, and the Rev. Kaleel Ellison became the Interim Superintendent. Rev. Ellison had served on the CRM Board of Directors and was Chairman for four years.

1975 - The Rev. Hampton Eggerton left the position of Superintendent and returned to the pastorate mid-year. Rev. Kaleel Ellison was again asked by the Board of Directors to act as Interim Superintendent.

1976 - In January, Rev. Ellison was appointed Executive Director of CRM. He remained in this role until June 1993. The number of beds at the Laura Street location was increased to 86.

1980 - The Mission thrift store was leased. It was located on Main Street between 7th & 8th Streets.

1981 - On March 8th, someone threw a fire bomb through CRM's second-story back window. The facility was almost completely destroyed. The building was "gutted" and not habitable. The office, kitchen and laundry equipment were preserved along with CRM records and the piano.

1983 - Temperatures plummeted to 13 degrees in Jacksonville. A large outdoor holiday meal was hosted in Confederate Park for approximately 300 homeless and needy people. Because of the cold, Rev. Ellison decided to host future holiday meals in the Civic Auditorium.

1984 - A foundation granted CRM the remaining $60,000 needed to finish construction. On January 2nd, Mr. Douglas B. Milne, Sr. contacted Rev. Ellison and informed him that his son, Douglas J. Milne, also on the board, sat on a foundation board and asked if foundation representatives could tour the facility.

1988 - The LifeBuilders addiction recovery and job training program was established. Shelter capacity was increased to 170 beds when the Mission bought an adjacent building dubbed "the annex." Bunk beds were used in both facilities. The CRM Thrift Store was relocated to 5343 Normandy Blvd.

1993 - The first female members were elected to the CRM Board: Dr. Ruth Y. Cox, Ed.D. and Professor Tina Daniels, R.D.H., B.S.

1994 - A medical clinic for the homeless opened at the Mission. Drs. Dennis and Karen McCarthy approached CRM Board member Charles Winge to indicate their interest in opening a medical clinic for the homeless. The "McCarthy Medical Clinic" was initially housed at the State Street facility.

1995 - Life skills, job training and placement assistance for students expanded, and 112 students got jobs. In December, the city of Jacksonville opened a city-funded shelter, the I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless.

1996 - Dr. McCarthy was selected to carry the Olympic Torch. More than 1,090 people volunteered at the Mission. Special events were expanded to include monthly open houses, luncheons and tours; monthly volunteer orientations; bi-annual soup-line camp meetings for clients; and an annual "Klothes 4 Kids" back-to-school project.

1997 - The first LifeBuilders class graduated in a ceremony held in September at the FCCJ Auditorium. The cap-and-gown event recognized 28 students for successful completion of the program.

1998 - The campus at 426 S. McDuff Avenue was purchased. The women's program was expanded, and the LifeBuilders program was extended to six months.

1999 - The LifeBuilders program was extended to 12 months.

2000 - A significant grant from the Woodbury estate led to an expansion from 170 to 260 beds.

2003 - The LifeBuilders program was extended to 15 months. A new mentoring program was established. In September, R. Patrick Hayle began serving as Interim Executive Director.

2005 - As a result of the strategic planning process, Executive Director Patrick Hayle's focus turned to finances and leadership. Goals identified included a media campaign, staffing, job descriptions, organization charts and a development plan.

2006 - CSX conducted a facilities study. The CRM Board asked for a transformation plan.

2007 - In January, the staff was trained on the grace-based counseling model. The grace-based model creates a safe environment where grace flows freely. The program was implemented in October. The mission statement changed to "Serving the homeless and needy, rebuilding their lives through the love and compassion of Jesus Christ."

2013 - The Board of Directors asked Penny Kievet to serve as Interim Executive Director, the first woman to fill this position.

2021 - Paul Stasi becomes Executive Director of the Mission.

Program accomplishments

73,585+ nights of shelter
242,643+ meals served
22,000+ articles of clothing given
10,000+ volunteer hours