Madera Rescue Mission

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The Madera Rescue Mission is a faith based, Christ centered ministry that houses, feeds, and cloths those that are in need. In addition, we have an in-patient recovery program for those struggling with all issues that dominate ones life in a negative way.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Madera Rescue Mission
1305 Clinton
Madera, CA 93638


Phone: 559-675-8321

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 770144133

CEO/President: Jesse Chavez


Board size: 0


Ruling year: 1992

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


The Madera Rescue Mission strives to provide emergency radical care to the Least the Last and the Lost through the life changing love of Christ.

Mission statement

Serving the Least, the Last, and the Lost with radical hospitality.

Statement of faith

We believe...

In the Bible, the Word of God - inspired, inerrant, and authoritative.

In one God who exists eternally in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

In the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His future personal return to rule in power and glory.

In the inborn sinfulness of all humanity and our resulting alienation from God, and the absolute necessity of redemption through faith in Christ's atoning death and regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation by being born again as a child of God.

In the complete forgiveness and eternal salvation of the true believer.

In the empowering ministry of the Holy Spirit, who lives in Christians, thereby enabling each to live a godly life.

In the bodily resurrection and eternal conscious existence of both the saved and the lost - the saved in eternal life in the company of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the lost in everlasting punishment separated from Him for eternity.

In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating621 of 102492 of 154
Fund acquisition rating260 of 102731 of 154
Resource allocation rating756 of 1027110 of 154
Asset utilization rating707 of 1024120 of 154

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$60,452$48,685$25,442$6,039$29,007
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,066,062$898,777$696,122$553,794$470,829
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,643,500$1,724,224$1,847,607$1,975,816$2,108,933
Other long-term assets$1$4$4$4$4
Total long-term assets$1,643,501$1,724,228$1,847,611$1,975,820$2,108,937
Total assets$2,709,563$2,623,005$2,543,733$2,529,614$2,579,766
Payables and accrued expenses$5,808$9,002$11,551$11,272$13,182
Other current liabilities$99,790$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$105,598$9,002$11,551$11,272$13,182
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,532,969$1,532,969$1,532,969$1,532,969$1,532,969
Total liabilities$1,638,567$1,541,971$1,544,520$1,544,241$1,546,151
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,070,996$1,081,034$999,213$985,373$1,033,615
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Total contributions$774,706$699,977$619,727$594,825$629,541
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$2,281$1,445$664$116$0
Other revenue$27,843$67,158$75,957$52,579$36,183
Total other revenue$30,124$68,603$76,621$52,695$36,183
Total revenue$804,830$768,580$696,348$647,520$665,724
Program services$615,575$511,793$504,980$512,986$476,601
Management and general$156,398$138,548$142,422$146,732$141,263
Total expenses$815,026$686,759$682,508$695,762$648,917
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($10,196)$81,821$13,840($48,242)$16,807
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($10,196)$81,821$13,840($48,242)$16,807


Jesse ChavezExecutive Dir.$61,368
Mike UngerFormer Exec Dir$47,456

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 7/20/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


The dreamers behind the Madera Rescue Mission established its roots on January 5th, 1987 when it became a "Soup Kitchen" with further plans of becoming a full service shelter designed to get those without a home off the streets and safe from the elements. This plan eventually began to take shape in 1989 when building began with a proposed 60 beds and a dining hall designed to seat 60 or so people.

But this growth wasn't easy; in fact, there were numerous hurdles and slowdowns that caused those in the thick of things to wonder whether it would ever come to fruition. Then in July of 1990; under the blazing sun of the Central Valley, the 8,000 square foot Madera Rescue Mission was formally dedicated and fast became a safe refuge. In the inaugural year of 1990, some 19,500 meals were served while providing bed space for 12,775 displaced guests. But in all of this success the main thing remained the main thing, the Good news Gospel of Jesus Christ. Shortly thereafter, a 12 month in-patient Christ-centered recovery program began offering men the opportunity to turn their lives around so that they could return to society, both restored and ready to work.

In 1991 the Women's transitional building was constructed. This building would serve a dual purpose of housing women and small children as well as providing space for women to get back on their feet while maintaining some semblance of dignity. In 2001 a Women's recovery program was established under the banner of Christ that would re-establish the women as loved and valuable.

Yet another transformation was in store for the Men's facilities, and beginning in 2005 a remodel expanded the potential Kingdom reach by providing for more bed space and a larger dining hall. (100+ beds and dining that now can accommodate 120 during any given meal.)

2007 brought an exciting edition to the suite of services through the construction of four Emergency housing units. These are multi-bedroomed condo style homes designed to bring relief to families that have found themselves displaced.

Then in 2010 the Mission had a brand new Women's Emergency shelter built that would also provide space for moms with small children. These beautiful facilities provide a respite that is unrivaled in our community, and as such the community should be proud of their support. These new facilities in turn allow us to repurpose the old women's shelter to better serve 8-10 women in our 12 month in-patient recovery program, as well as provide for much needed transitional housing for the community as a whole.

Today, we are undergoing a dramatic face-lift by way of a large foundation gift made by longtime residents Red & Nancy Arnold. Looking forward, only God knows what's next for us but one thing remains, God's love never changes and we will continue to do everything possible to make Him famous. Of course this extends well beyond the facilities He's provided us, but when all is said and done, the Lord has provided beautiful facilities and for that we are grateful.

Program accomplishments


When you partner with the Madera Rescue Mission, you are reaching directly into the hurting lives of those that are, in most cases, desperately alone and with little hope. Your help provides essential needs such as food, clothing and shelter. But your assistance doesn't stop there, given we provide Christ-centered addiction recovery, spiritual re-birth and hope that leads to fulfillment in today's workplace. In essence, by joining hands with us, you are joining hands with the least, the last and the lost as the Lord guides them back to where they belong, with Him.