Bread of Life Mission of Holbrook Arizona

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Bread of Life Mission is a 30 bed emergency shelter for men, women, and children. We have a Recovery/Intern/Discipleship Program for a limited number.

The mission filed a Form 990-EZ up until 2017.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Bread of Life Mission of Holbrook Arizona
PO Box 246
Holbrook, AZ 86025


Phone: 928-524-3874


Organization details

EIN: 860830782

CEO/President: Cherise Merrick

Chairman: Kevin Berg

Board size: 5

Founder: Holbrook Ministerial Alliance

Ruling year: 1997

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Bread of Life offers a number of key services and programs, each designed to help the Mission's guests get to a better place in life.

Mission statement

Our Mission is to provide spiritual guidance and physical assistance including shelter, food and vocational training to people in need, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to help them recognize and deal with their problems in a Life Changing Manner.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating113 of 103120 of 161
Fund acquisition rating207 of 103327 of 161
Resource allocation rating480 of 103372 of 161
Asset utilization rating64 of 103110 of 161

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0
Total current assets$44,437$48,980$49,300
Long-term investments$0$0$0
Fixed assets$138,672$139,837$136,560
Other long-term assets$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$138,672$139,837$136,560
Total assets$183,109$188,817$185,860
Payables and accrued expenses$0$4,571$1,603
Other current liabilities$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$0$4,571$1,603
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0
Total liabilities$0$4,571$1,603
Net assets201920182017
Without donor restrictions$183,109$184,246$184,257
With donor restrictions$0$0$0
Net assets$183,109$184,246$184,257
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$173,823$166,011$151,911
Program service revenue$34,009$38,738$38,045
Membership dues$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0
Other revenue$42,299$27,072$19,804
Total other revenue$76,308$65,810$57,849
Total revenue$250,131$231,821$209,760
Program services$202,750$197,071$150,282
Management and general$44,015$49,503$26,983
Total expenses$251,268$252,002$193,455
Change in net assets201920182017
Surplus (deficit)($1,137)($20,181)$16,305
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($1,137)($20,181)$16,305


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1996 - Holbrook Ministerial Alliance appointed a committee to address the needs of the area homeless. Bread of Life incorporated as a not-for-profit organization.

1997 - Bread of Life provided overnight shelter in a former gas station.

1998 - Winter shelter and hot meals provided in old fire station.

1999 - Bread of Life staff provided overnight shelter in United Methodist and St. George's Episcopal Church on freezing nights.

2000 - Received a Planning Grant from Arizona Department of Commerce.

2001 - Bread of Life provided shelter at Wesleyan Native American Mission.

2002 - Bread of Life received a grant from Arizona Department of Housing for $385,000 to build a 4320 square foot Emergency Shelter. Bread of Life received a grant from the Wallace Foundation to provide case management services to guests.

2003 - Southeast Indian Foundation and Flagstaff Area Christians in Mission assisted in building Hermosa Mini-Storage and vocational Training facility. Bread of Life opened a 30 bed Emergency Shelter. Bread of Life opened a Chapel and Drop-In center at 914 Hermosa Drive.

2004 - 8924 Meals Served / 4465 Bed Nights Provided.

2005 - 7618 Meals Served / 3809 Bed Nights Provided. Winter Shelter provided 838 bed Nights.

2008 - Hired Executive Director, Started New Guest Program

2009 - "Through all the many accessible Bible studies and activities, many are drawn to Christ Jesus and indicate decisions to follow Him"

2010 - The Lord answered our prayer and sent us a live-in "Chaplain" and his wife who is our "House Mom" to the women residents.

2011 - After much prayer, to better manage the kitchen duties, we have now hired an official "Food Service Manager".

2012 - In 2012 Bread Of Life Mission served 18,594 meals, excluding holidays. The mission also provided 5,721 bed-nights for men, 2,351 bed-nights for women and 542 bed-nights for children, for a total of 8,614 bed-nights. That's 2,109 more meals served this past year and 545 more bed-nights than last year.

2013 - In 2013, 9,904 bed nights were provided & 20,351 meals serving 7,129 male bed nights, 2,041 female bed nights and 734 children's bed nights.

2014 - In 2014, 11,588 bed nights were provided & 24,825 meals serving 8,339 bed nights for men, 2,829 for women and 420 for children.

2015 - In 2015, 12,036 bed nights were provided & 26,632 meals were served.

2017 - In 2017, there were 8,096 bed nights provided for men, 3,604 for women and 849 for children, totaling 12,539 bed nights provided to homeless. We served 24,840 meals.

2016 - In 2016, there were 6,970 bed nights provided for men, 3,486 for women and 634 for children totaling 11,582 bed nights provided to homeless. We served 22,695 meals.

2018 - We have had a record number of people in need this year. We have been blessed to have many people come to Christ here at the mission. We are experiencing many growing in Christ through discipleship.

2019 - In 2019, 13,421 bed nights were provided and 26,860 meals serving 9,353 bed nights for men, 3,782 for women and 281 for children. Six nights every week our guests opt to sit in on a chapel service provided by pastors and ministry leaders all over the evangelical community. Bible studies and classes are available, as well as addiction related services.

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