Springs Rescue Mission

The information on this page was last updated 11/4/2022. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


While we seek to meet the immediate needs of our homeless neighbors, our ultimate goal is to provide the support and tools necessary to create lasting change. Sometimes, with some patience, faith, and a lot of love, we see lives completely transformed.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Springs Rescue Mission
5 W Las Vegas Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Website: springsrescuemission.org

Phone: (719) 632-1822

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 841340824

CEO/President: Jack Briggs

Chairman: Alison Murray

Board size: 11

Founder: Paul & Marilyn Vyzourek

Ruling year: 1996

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2005


To see lives transformed and filled with hope as our community works together to fight homelessness, poverty and addiction.

Mission statement

Because of our love for and obedience to God, our mission is to mobilize the community to provide Housing, Health and Work services.

Statement of faith

Springs Rescue Mission uses the Nicene Creed as its statement of faith:

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered, died, and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in fulfillment of the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating596 of 107474 of 143
Fund acquisition rating347 of 107542 of 143
Resource allocation rating602 of 107570 of 143
Asset utilization rating764 of 1074114 of 143

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$444,634$330,266$637,007$363,354$492,481
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,676,543$3,186,170$1,383,258$1,492,481$896,131
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$18,258,715$15,732,354$17,074,008$15,458,744$8,680,484
Other long-term assets$3,166,475$241,475$241,475$0$32,500
Total long-term assets$21,425,190$15,973,829$17,315,483$15,458,744$8,712,984
Total assets$25,101,733$19,159,999$18,698,741$16,951,225$9,609,115
Payables and accrued expenses$1,076,571$511,415$561,393$1,209,527$333,937
Other current liabilities$98,879$98,879$98,879$0$0
Total current liabilities$1,175,450$610,294$660,272$1,209,527$333,937
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$76,843$73,125$69,581$286,204$282,985
Total long-term liabilities$6,061,464$4,650,930$4,322,351$3,367,498$2,819,822
Total liabilities$7,236,914$5,261,224$4,982,623$4,577,025$3,153,759
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$14,924,642$12,964,123$11,359,992$8,794,693$4,098,269
With donor restrictions$2,940,177$934,652$2,356,126$3,579,507$2,357,087
Net assets$17,864,819$13,898,775$13,716,118$12,374,200$6,455,356
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$15,863,474$13,481,240$13,930,810$16,650,018$12,246,703
Program service revenue$518,007$450,500$398,470$355,845$274,415
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$3,372$116,108$32,181$11,380$9,491
Other revenue$80,657($52,214)$32,364($44,914)($63,428)
Total other revenue$602,036$514,394$463,015$322,311$220,478
Total revenue$16,465,510$13,995,634$14,393,825$16,972,329$12,467,181
Program services$10,021,882$11,309,898$10,483,296$8,462,210$6,783,236
Management and general$1,361,886$1,462,896$1,663,327$1,589,612$1,479,388
Total expenses$12,499,465$13,812,977$13,271,674$11,053,485$9,616,180
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$3,966,045$182,657$1,122,151$5,918,844$2,851,001
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$3,966,045$182,657$1,122,151$5,918,844$2,851,001


Larry YonkerCEO$157,512
Terry AndersonCOO$133,734
Travis WilliamsCDO$110,927
Matthew YeadonVP Finance$82,687

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/4/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


In 1996, our founders began providing sandwiches to homeless people in Colorado Springs in parks and under bridges. At the same time, they began inviting young homeless couples to stay in their home to give them a head start on life-change. Soon after, they opened a food pantry in one room of a small building. These humble beginnings rapidly grew into a wide range of programs intended to serve the 27,000 households living below the poverty line in the Pikes Peak region.

Today, we maintain a Four Star "Exceptional Charity" rating with Charity Navigator and have received awards for excellence from the El Pomar Foundation in its human services category, an award for collaboration from Pikes Peak United Way in 2015, recognition for invaluable community contributions in the House of Representatives from Congressman Doug Lamborn, and endorsements from three Colorado Springs Mayors, Springs Rescue Mission's unique offering of relief and rehabilitation programs is a recognized and invaluable part of the Colorado Springs community.

Program accomplishments

We're on a mission to help our neighbors in the Pikes Peak Region find hope by providing for those in need. Last year we helped with:

204,905 healthy meals

3,219 homeless men and women sheltered

58,123 job training hours

4,801 case management sessions