Merced Rescue Mission

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For over 25 years, the MCRM (Merced County Rescue Mission) has served as a beacon of hope and a safe haven for the homeless and working poor. MCRM was founded in 1991 by Tommy and Letitia Miller whose hearts were touched by the plight of homeless living on the streets. They established a faith-based organization to reach out with compassion by providing food, water, shelter, clothing and hope. This kind of gesture was the foundation for what has become one of the largest providers of assistance to the homeless in Merced County.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Merced Rescue Mission
PO Box 3319
Merced, CA 95340


Phone: 209-722-9269

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 770284849

CEO/President: Dr. Bruce Metcalf

Chairman: Mark Mayo

Board size: 7

Founder: Tommy and Letitia Miller

Ruling year: 2013

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Our Vision: Homeless and needy people being fed, housed, and transformed through the power of Jesus Christ in Merced County.

Mission statement

Our Mission: Providing hope and serving homeless and needy people of Merced County.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating849 of 111299 of 141
Fund acquisition rating113 of 11134 of 141
Resource allocation rating1006 of 1113126 of 141
Asset utilization rating1063 of 1112139 of 141

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$182,308$908,833$204,991$15,016$3,500
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$829,220$1,381,107$682,253$381,379$195,622
Long-term investments$4,201,450$4,038,875$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,443,886$1,104,774$1,075,710$796,817$254,755
Other long-term assets$0$4,910$12,642$15,760$55,917
Total long-term assets$5,645,336$5,148,559$1,088,352$812,577$310,672
Total assets$6,474,556$6,529,666$1,770,605$1,193,956$506,294
Payables and accrued expenses$0$10,899$15,083$7,693$2,418
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$0$10,899$15,083$7,693$2,418
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$18,879$49,173$78,411$38,454$1
Total long-term liabilities$3,009,048$3,299,173$188,211$38,454$47,052
Total liabilities$3,009,048$3,310,072$203,294$46,147$49,470
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$3,465,508$0$0$0$0
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$3,465,508$3,219,594$1,567,311$1,147,809$456,824
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,938,706$4,456,177$2,581,905$1,703,666$1,416,432
Program service revenue$58,720$522,796$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$59,640$30,514$128$106$1,607
Other revenue$43,260$103,868$90,080$64,591$88,719
Total other revenue$161,620$657,178$90,208$64,697$90,326
Total revenue$2,100,326$5,113,355$2,672,113$1,768,363$1,506,758
Program services$857,349$2,766,563$1,803,852$1,224,070$824,579
Management and general$436,080$694,509$387,053$241,254$527,672
Total expenses$1,327,542$3,461,072$2,190,905$1,465,324$1,352,251
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$772,784$1,652,283$481,208$303,039$154,507
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$772,784$1,652,283$481,208$303,039$154,507


Bettie StephensTreasurer$55,484
Bruce MetcalfChief Executive Officer$52,780

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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]


MCRM was founded in 1991 by Tommy and Letitia Miller whose hearts were touched by the plight of homeless living on the streets. When the Miller's retired in 2004, Dr. Herbert Opalek was called to both lead and expand the Mission's outreach. Under his direction, the New Life Transformation program was established for both men and women, which are now known as our Hope for Men and Hope for Women programs. An Outreach Meals program was also established. He led the Mission until April of 2011.

In 2011, Dr. Bruce Metcalf was called to become the new C.E.O. of the Merced County Rescue Mission. Under his leadership, he continued to implement innovative programs designed to offer the greatest long-term benefit to those who take advantage of them. Transition to Hope, our sober living programs for men and women, Hope Medical Respite Care, Hope for Families and our seasonal Winter Warming Shelter.

From our humble beginnings, a rising tide of community support has enlarged the Merced Rescue Mission through several temporary buildings and residential homes throughout Merced.

Program accomplishments