Miami Rescue Mission

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The Miami Centers, located in the Wynwood/Overtown part of Miami, have served the homeless and needy since 1922. Programs and services include: Center for Men, Center for Women and Children, Jeffrey A. Tew Education Center, Community Activity Center, Food Warehouse, and Health Clinic. The Bargain Barn, a thrift store to raise funds for the programs and train people for employment, is located in North Miami. The Centers offer emergency and residential programs. An additional building houses 78 men and has a conference center. The combined Centers provide 390 beds for residential and emergency services.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Miami Rescue Mission
3533 NW 50th Street
Miami, FL 33142


Phone: (305) 571-2273

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 591743865

CEO/President: Rev. Ronald Brummitt

Chairman: Jeff Tew

Board size: 9


Ruling year: 1978

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1990


Helping men, women, and children with meals, safe shelter, life-changing residential programs, employment, and housing resulting in transformed lives. Our passion is to follow the Lord Jesus Christ's great commission by serving others.

Mission statement

Our Mission: Transform the lives of homeless men, women and children through comprehensive residential programs to effect lasting change and empower them to be productive members of society. We provide food, shelter, substance abuse treatment, education, computer literacy, job placement, healthcare, spiritual development and housing with Christian love, compassion and encouragement.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating877 of 1077119 of 144
Fund acquisition rating833 of 1078125 of 144
Resource allocation rating893 of 1078118 of 144
Asset utilization rating512 of 107776 of 144

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$4,118,444$1,174,310$1,512,634$828,317$1,116,930
Short-term investments$3,429,035$8,364,221$7,870,080$3,202,191$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$10,724,093$12,850,157$12,140,181$7,856,354$12,796,529
Long-term investments$5,419,049$0$0$4,251,614$0
Fixed assets$14,268,219$17,314,361$17,775,683$18,259,053$18,643,553
Other long-term assets$69,923$76,809$73,830$79,638$78,904
Total long-term assets$19,757,191$17,391,170$17,849,513$22,590,305$18,722,457
Total assets$30,481,284$30,241,327$29,989,694$30,446,659$31,518,986
Payables and accrued expenses$345,574$449,906$395,922$547,127$430,952
Other current liabilities$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
Total current liabilities$1,345,574$1,449,906$1,395,922$1,547,127$1,430,952
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$71,837$77,907$62,989$81,900$93,815
Total liabilities$1,417,411$1,527,813$1,458,911$1,629,027$1,524,767
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$28,375,665$28,518,503$28,339,870$28,617,681$29,790,942
With donor restrictions$688,208$195,011$190,913$199,951$203,277
Net assets$29,063,873$28,713,514$28,530,783$28,817,632$29,994,219
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$15,616,192$17,321,836$18,323,704$20,879,955$19,365,043
Program service revenue$631,017$688,854$751,134$1,731,166$1,635,562
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$426,549$372,239$235,055$39,010$19,868
Other revenue$22,100$904,192$1,109,580$0$0
Total other revenue$1,079,666$1,965,285$2,095,769$1,770,176$1,655,430
Total revenue$16,695,858$19,287,121$20,419,473$22,650,131$21,020,473
Program services$12,450,357$15,044,391$17,321,566$20,593,066$20,280,130
Management and general$1,800,063$1,561,884$1,082,931$744,055$947,168
Total expenses$16,799,429$19,241,292$20,887,621$23,738,090$23,405,519
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Surplus (deficit)($103,571)$45,829($468,148)($1,087,959)($2,385,046)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($103,571)$45,829($468,148)($1,087,959)($2,385,046)


Ronald BrummittPresident$293,886
Marilyn BrummittVice President of Development$157,588
Gordon HelsbyComptroller$86,947

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2021

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 10/19/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Brief History: Miami Rescue Mission (MRM) began in 1922 under the name "City Mission" serving meals to the needy. The hurricane of 1926, the stock market crash of 1929, and the following years of The Great Depression caused an increase need of MRM services.

A headline in the Miami Daily News, June 14, 1930 read, "1,226 at City Mission Cared for Each Day!"

In 1935, the name was changed to Miami Rescue Mission. MRM continued through the difficult years of WWII and in 1947 was formally incorporated with its quarters at 150 W Flagler Street, Miami. The Mission eventually moved from this location in order for the public library to be built. The next location, 716 N. Miami Avenue proved to be the exact spot the city wanted to build the Civic Center.

In 1969, MRM opened the building at 2250 NW 1 Ave. which would become the site of the Center for Women & Children, which opened in 1980. Dr. Frank and Maxine Jacobs became MRM's leaders in 1975. Their dedication, vision, and hard work led to expanding services to the homeless and needy for the next 32 years. The present President/CEO, Rev. Ronald Brummitt, of the organization has 26 years of experience working with the homeless and needy of South Florida and has served in this role for 12 years.

Program accomplishments

In 2021 Our Supporters:
Provided 700,000 nutritious meals!
Provided 220,000 nights of safe shelter!
Had over 1,000 Volunteers provide over 10,000 Volunteer Hours!
Helped over 100 men and women find jobs!
Encouraged over 15,000 people in need through outreaches!