Visalia Rescue Mission

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Founded in 1981, we are a faith-based, non-profit organization celebrating 37 years of service to Tulare and Kings County homeless, formerly incarcerated, and those struggling with addiction. We are funded entirely by donations from local organizations, businesses, and individuals.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Visalia Rescue Mission
741 N Santa Fe St.
Visalia, CA 93292


Phone: 559-740-4178

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 942902666

CEO/President: Michael Simmon

Chairman: Nathan Halls

Board size: 12


Ruling year: 1983

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


As we ease the suffering of hurting individuals and help them achieve independence and self-sufficiency, we build up individuals and families in the community and as a result, the whole community benefits.

Mission statement

To confront the life-controlling circumstances of homelessness and addiction with Christ-centered services, programs, and resource counseling to build hopeful futures.

Statement of faith

To know true love is to know Jesus Christ. His love promises to heal and not to harm. His love offers hope and light in darkness. His love is perfect. The demonstration of His love is revealed through His word, His deity and His son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, ultimately authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16)
We believe there is one God, eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (1 Peter 1:2)
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; He was born of a virgin. (Matthew 1:23)

All humanity came into the world as lost sinners needing salvation. Grace, the undeserved love of God, did what no man could and reconciled mankind back to God. This kind gift presented to humanity the opportunity for eternal life through Jesus Christ.

We believe man is redeemed by Jesus' atoning death through His shed blood. (Revelation 5:9)
We believe Jesus was bodily resurrected and ascended into heaven, and that He will come again in power and great glory. (1 Thessalonians 4:17)
We believe individuals are saved through a direct, personal encounter with the risen Lord, at which time the Holy Spirit regenerates them. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
We believe the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whom Christ indwells each believer, enabling him or her to live a godly life of obedience as he or she reaches for maturity. (Acts 2:1-4)

Unconditional forgiveness is offered to all who choose to accept Jesus Christ as their personal savior. His forgiveness is enveloped with restoration. He restores the brokenness of man by offering peace and joy as a suitable replacement. A spiritual heart transformation is the result.

We believe every person is to be given compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31)
We believe the Holy Spirit unites all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that together they form one body, one church. (Philippians 2:2)
We believe God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

The gift of being transformed into the image of Jesus Christ is given to all humanity. Although we will never be perfect in our earthly bodies, we can be presented faultless before the Father by living a lifestyle which strives to reflect Jesus Christ in every area.

We believe we are instruments of God's love on th earth, and we are to deliberately seek to love our neighbor. (Matthew 22:36-40)
We believe in the gift of Christ's forgiveness, which we are to reciprocate in our forgiveness of others. (Luke 23:34)
We believe is striving to live holy, blameless lives before God by seeking the mind of Christ daily. (Romans 12:1-2)

The ministry of marriage is the divine institution of man and woman sharing a life together in holy matrimony. The beauty of marriage, in the uniting of two hearts, illustrates Christ's intentionality of being married to the church.

We believe God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26-27)
We believe the term "marriage" has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Genesis 2:18-25)
We believe God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Corinthians 6:18; 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating273 of 110633 of 140
Fund acquisition rating410 of 110752 of 140
Resource allocation rating739 of 110781 of 140
Asset utilization rating28 of 11064 of 140

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$489,241$915,572$1,590,504$1,021,704$1,253,651
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$667,777$915,572$2,479,518$1,497,305$1,659,818
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,593,044$3,754,271$2,660,796$2,667,650$2,723,401
Other long-term assets$56,805$87,438$95,662$81,011$81,823
Total long-term assets$3,649,849$3,841,709$2,756,458$2,748,661$2,805,224
Total assets$4,317,626$4,757,281$5,235,976$4,245,966$4,465,042
Payables and accrued expenses$69,209$65,828$48,502$28,985$91,005
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$69,209$65,828$48,502$28,985$91,005
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$642,294$895,380$486,575$640,500$523,078
Total long-term liabilities$642,294$895,380$486,575$640,500$523,078
Total liabilities$711,503$961,208$535,077$669,485$614,083
Net assets20232022202020192018
Without donor restrictions$3,585,712$3,790,523$4,600,894$3,472,105$3,711,162
With donor restrictions$20,411$5,550$100,005$104,376$139,797
Net assets$3,606,123$3,796,073$4,700,899$3,576,481$3,850,959
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$6,433,601$5,230,601$6,486,065$5,075,196$5,208,319
Program service revenue$1,769,117$2,062,222$2,558,126$2,701,959$2,664,990
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$83($3,322)$212$1,299($756)
Other revenue$166,620$389,882$197,991$173,061$380,146
Total other revenue$1,935,820$2,448,782$2,756,329$2,876,319$3,044,380
Total revenue$8,369,421$7,679,383$9,242,394$7,951,515$8,252,699
Program services$6,601,963$6,541,921$6,777,773$7,296,786$6,793,534
Management and general$1,412,264$987,647$996,695$507,964$551,104
Total expenses$8,559,371$8,114,757$8,117,976$8,225,993$7,746,623
Change in net assets20232022202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($189,950)($435,374)$1,124,418($274,478)$506,076
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($189,950)($435,374)$1,124,418($274,478)$506,076


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/11/2024. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


In 1981, Visalia Rescue Mission was started... as a soup kitchen to feed the homeless of Visalia. It has since grown to become the largest, privately funded, non-profit organization in Tulare and Kings Counties thanks to our faithful donors and supporters who believe in the work of the Mission.

Program accomplishments

2021 Impact Statistics
93,684 kitchen meals served
470 shelter guests served
14 life change academy graduates
868 case management counseling services