Merced Rescue Mission

The information on this page was last updated 3/19/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


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 rating286 of 105044 of 145
Fund acquisition rating72 of 10512 of 145
Resource allocation rating580 of 105174 of 145
Asset utilization rating529 of 105084 of 145

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$908,833$204,991$15,016$3,500$1,850
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,381,107$682,253$381,379$195,622$236,748
Long-term investments$4,038,875$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,104,774$1,075,710$796,817$254,755$32,337
Other long-term assets$4,910$12,642$15,760$55,917$39,038
Total long-term assets$5,148,559$1,088,352$812,577$310,672$71,375
Total assets$6,529,666$1,770,605$1,193,956$506,294$308,123
Payables and accrued expenses$10,899$15,083$7,693$2,418$5,806
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$10,899$15,083$7,693$2,418$5,806
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$49,173$78,411$38,454$1$0
Total long-term liabilities$3,299,173$188,211$38,454$47,052$0
Total liabilities$3,310,072$203,294$46,147$49,470$5,806
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$3,219,594$1,567,311$1,147,809$456,824$302,317
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,456,177$2,581,905$1,703,666$1,416,432$1,057,670
Program service revenue$522,796$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$30,514$128$106$1,607($113,142)
Other revenue$103,868$90,080$64,591$88,719$68,610
Total other revenue$657,178$90,208$64,697$90,326($44,532)
Total revenue$5,113,355$2,672,113$1,768,363$1,506,758$1,013,138
Program services$2,766,563$1,803,852$1,224,070$824,579$629,770
Management and general$694,509$387,053$241,254$527,672$461,880
Total expenses$3,461,072$2,190,905$1,465,324$1,352,251$1,091,650
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$1,652,283$481,208$303,039$154,507($78,512)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,652,283$481,208$303,039$154,507($78,512)


Bettie StephensSecretary$69,430
Bruce MetcalfChief Executive Officer$54,613

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2021

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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