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: Jeffrey 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 rating853 of 1110102 of 141
Fund acquisition rating852 of 1111116 of 141
Resource allocation rating910 of 1111110 of 141
Asset utilization rating422 of 111047 of 141

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$4,836,775$4,118,444$1,174,310$1,512,634$828,317
Short-term investments$3,536,197$3,429,035$8,364,221$7,870,080$3,202,191
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$9,695,483$10,724,093$12,850,157$12,140,181$7,856,354
Long-term investments$4,809,258$5,419,049$0$0$4,251,614
Fixed assets$14,238,303$14,268,219$17,314,361$17,775,683$18,259,053
Other long-term assets$75,850$69,923$76,809$73,830$79,638
Total long-term assets$19,123,411$19,757,191$17,391,170$17,849,513$22,590,305
Total assets$28,818,894$30,481,284$30,241,327$29,989,694$30,446,659
Payables and accrued expenses$439,971$345,574$449,906$395,922$547,127
Other current liabilities$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
Total current liabilities$1,439,971$1,345,574$1,449,906$1,395,922$1,547,127
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$51,260$71,837$77,907$62,989$81,900
Total liabilities$1,491,231$1,417,411$1,527,813$1,458,911$1,629,027
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$26,559,414$28,375,665$28,518,503$28,339,870$28,617,681
With donor restrictions$768,249$688,208$195,011$190,913$199,951
Net assets$27,327,663$29,063,873$28,713,514$28,530,783$28,817,632
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$16,153,864$15,616,192$17,321,836$18,323,704$20,879,955
Program service revenue$600,062$631,017$688,854$751,134$1,731,166
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$360,793$426,549$372,239$235,055$39,010
Other revenue$31,968$22,100$904,192$1,109,580$0
Total other revenue$992,823$1,079,666$1,965,285$2,095,769$1,770,176
Total revenue$17,146,687$16,695,858$19,287,121$20,419,473$22,650,131
Program services$13,168,869$12,450,357$15,044,391$17,321,566$20,593,066
Management and general$1,937,901$1,800,063$1,561,884$1,082,931$744,055
Total expenses$18,021,144$16,799,429$19,241,292$20,887,621$23,738,090
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Surplus (deficit)($874,457)($103,571)$45,829($468,148)($1,087,959)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($874,457)($103,571)$45,829($468,148)($1,087,959)


Ronald BrummittPresident$318,819
Marilyn BrummittVice President of Developm$175,315
Timothy HowardChief Financial Officer$67,707

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 7/21/2023. 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 2022 Our Supporters:

Provided 850,000 nutritious meals

Provided 200,000 nights of safe shelter

Had over 1,200 Volunteers provide over 12,000 Volunteer Hours

Helped over 250 men and women find jobs

Encouraged over 20,000 people in need through outreaches