Vision House

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Vision House is a Christian nonprofit that provides transitional housing, critical support and life skills training for families experiencing homelessness.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Vision House
P.O. Box 2951
Renton, WA 98056


Phone: 425-228-6356

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 911493474

CEO/President: Melissa Gehrig

Chairman: Derek Sciba

Board size: 10

Founder: John and Susan Camerer

Ruling year: 2005

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2015


To inspire our community to unite so that all people have access to a healthy home.

Mission statement

To follow Jesus in working with families experiencing poverty or homelessness to promote positive transformation.

Statement of faith

1. We believe In God, Creator and Lord of the Universe, the co-eternal triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Hebrews 11:3; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

2. We believe that Jesus Christ, God's Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary and lived a sinless life. He died on the cross, removing our guilt and reconciling us to God. He rose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven where He is the only mediator between God and man. (Romans 3:25; Luke 1:26-38; Hebrews 7:24-25; 1 Corinthians 15; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; John 20:31)

3. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God, that all Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness, that the believer may be adequately equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13)

4. We believe all people are created in the image of God, born sinners, incapable of returning to God except through salvation by grace, through faith in Christ Jesus alone. (Titus 2:11-14; Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; 1 John 5:11-13)

5. We believe the Holy Spirit persuades us to repent of our sins, renews our hearts, and causes the Church and its people to grow in Christian maturity. (Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 5:18-20; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17)

6. We believe in one holy, universal and apostolic Church, which is called to worship God, preach the Gospel, make disciples, promote righteousness and justice, and relieve human suffering. (Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 5:25-27; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14)

7. We believe that Christ will return to raise the dead, judge all people and establish His glorious kingdom. ( John 5:28-29; John 11:25-26; Revelation 20:5-15)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating843 of 1034130 of 161
Fund acquisition rating690 of 1036117 of 161
Resource allocation rating582 of 103682 of 161
Asset utilization rating864 of 1034142 of 161

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$67,434$99,037$363,032$450,706$389,233
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,134,592$1,786,046$1,437,048$1,442,748$1,233,436
Long-term investments$160,769$141,188$249,519$262,747$273,128
Fixed assets$9,947,454$9,425,189$8,156,085$7,834,008$8,134,992
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$10,108,223$9,566,377$8,405,604$8,096,755$8,408,120
Total assets$12,242,815$11,352,423$9,842,652$9,539,503$9,641,556
Payables and accrued expenses$250,023$303,350$268,570$203,949$203,435
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$250,023$303,350$268,570$203,949$203,435
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$691,747$404,637$401,344$399,077$400,402
Total liabilities$941,770$707,987$669,914$603,026$603,837
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$10,085,193$8,876,786$7,393,079$6,877,690$7,150,854
With donor restrictions$1,215,852$1,767,650$1,779,659$2,058,787$1,886,865
Net assets$11,301,045$10,644,436$9,172,738$8,936,477$9,037,719
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,706,994$4,170,990$2,666,652$2,239,150$2,403,653
Program service revenue$1,342,146$1,558,236$1,473,484$1,455,599$1,478,536
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$17,136$39,429$17,876$17,858$15,081
Other revenue($32,254)($108,987)($105,917)($82,201)($78,331)
Total other revenue$1,327,028$1,488,678$1,385,443$1,391,256$1,415,286
Total revenue$5,034,022$5,659,668$4,052,095$3,630,406$3,818,939
Program services$3,537,899$3,298,551$3,046,450$3,055,729$2,890,715
Management and general$387,655$417,839$339,816$306,180$300,448
Total expenses$4,458,867$4,210,150$3,834,218$3,764,200$3,548,162
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$575,155$1,449,518$217,877($133,794)$270,777
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$575,155$1,449,518$217,877($133,794)$270,777


Melissa GehrigExecutive Director$131,564
Jeff DarrFinance Manager$54,904

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/17/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Founded in 1990 in Renton, WA, Vision House was born out of a God-given conviction in the hearts of John and Susan Camerer to reach and support single moms with kids at risk of ending up on the streets. Vision House has been providing transitional housing with supportive services for the past 30 years to help families experiencing homelessness move from crisis to stability and self-sufficiency. The ministry has grown from serving two single mothers and their kids at one time to now serving over 300 families a year, supporting single mothers, single fathers and two-parent families. Our program is infused with the commitment and passion to see lives changed and the cycle of homelessness broken for the next generation.

Program accomplishments

192 people experiencing homelessness received housing and support services in 2020: 120 kids, 60 moms, and 12 dads

84% increase in Life Skills Development, through classes that focused on finances, cooking, parenting and more in 2020

355 hours of direct services in Youth and Family Advocacy to restore family bonds in 2020

92% of Vision House families who completed the program transitioned to permanent housing in 2020