Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

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Since 1971, Coachella Valley Rescue Mission has been an oasis, a place of refuge for the homeless and needy in our valley. We are a safe haven, a place of rest for the weary and a place where daily physical and spiritual needs may be met.

Over the years the mission has continued to meet the ever growing needs of individuals, who for a variety of reasons, have found themselves without the basic necessities of life. A dedicated staff and volunteers serve more than 340,000 meals annually and provide shelter to thousands of men and women with children. Food, clothing, and showers are also provided for those who choose not to shelter with us.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Coachella Valley Rescue Mission
PO Box 10660
Indio, CA 92202-2564


Phone: 760-347-3512

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 952684844

CEO/President: Darla Burkett

Chairman: Floyd Rhoades

Board size: 9


Ruling year: 1972

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2007


As ministers of reconciliation, we are to facilitate the reconciliation of men and women to God, to themselves and to society.

Those in need of recovery due to loss of job, home, health, emotional, mental or spiritual support or physical or substance abuse find themselves drawn to our ministry. We are to facilitate that reconciliation through the available means of this Mission, i.e. food, clothing, shelter, counseling and discipleship. Through these modalities we pave the way for them to be reconciled.

Mission statement

"To serve those in need by sharing the saving grace of Jesus Christ through the provision of food, shelter, clothing and spiritual recovery."

Statement of faith

We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, and the authoritative rule of faith and practice.

We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit; in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings; in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, and ascension into heaven to the right hand of the Father; and in His personal, visible return to this earth.

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher and Guide.

We believe in the universal Church, the living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating331 of 103153 of 145
Fund acquisition rating333 of 103237 of 145
Resource allocation rating431 of 103258 of 145
Asset utilization rating473 of 103178 of 145

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$741,179$494,384$422,904$292,392$215,945
Short-term investments$1,493,115$851,151$685,758$761,462$310,238
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,754,165$3,072,230$2,505,777$1,954,973$1,931,137
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$10,228,604$10,382,706$10,311,973$3,040,330$2,994,475
Other long-term assets$20,875$25,050$17,250$8,512,431$8,518,837
Total long-term assets$10,249,479$10,407,756$10,329,223$11,552,761$11,513,312
Total assets$16,003,644$13,479,986$12,835,000$13,507,734$13,444,449
Payables and accrued expenses$408,827$325,784$409,432$225,407$194,043
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$621,483$634,253
Total current liabilities$408,827$325,784$409,432$846,890$828,296
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$408,827$325,784$409,432$846,890$828,296
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$15,594,817$13,146,115$12,415,911$12,645,844$12,480,124
With donor restrictions$0$8,087$9,657$15,000$136,029
Net assets$15,594,817$13,154,202$12,425,568$12,660,844$12,616,153
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$10,345,319$8,022,258$7,123,955$6,538,916$6,428,525
Program service revenue$140,511$126,134$66,074$57,423$82,879
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$34,224$34,389$43,554$48,422$52,980
Other revenue$553,596$602,275$534,021$651,187$801,143
Total other revenue$728,331$762,798$643,649$757,032$937,002
Total revenue$11,073,650$8,785,056$7,767,604$7,295,948$7,365,527
Program services$7,199,994$6,676,153$6,642,624$6,015,788$5,749,030
Management and general$811,109$833,834$732,547$690,153$614,146
Total expenses$8,715,556$8,157,885$7,952,132$7,269,992$6,883,136
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$2,358,094$627,171($184,528)$25,956$482,391
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,358,094$627,171($184,528)$25,956$482,391


Darla BurkettExecutive Dir.$148,311
Monica GuerraFinance Dir.$59,979
Sue MeyersAssociate Director$34,624

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 5/24/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


As the number of homeless in the area continued to grow, we made plans to expand our facility. Property was purchased across the street from the Mission, and in 2007 we started our Building New Beginnings Capital Campaign. Our new facility was built and completed in November 2011, with 150 resident beds and an emergency overnight shelter with a capacity of 75. Our Gateway and New Life Programs have continued to develop and flourish, having an over 80% rate of success. Our Annex was completed in 2015, including a non-emergency medical clinic operated by Health to Hope.

The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission has been and is a place where people can be rescued, recovered, and restored to the life they desire. At CVRM, the homeless, abused, addicted, and needy have a place where physical, spiritual, and developmental needs are met.

Literally thousands of men, women, and children have been helped through the Mission's programs. Today, the Mission feeds and shelters over 300 clients per day. Over 350,000 meals are served in our kitchen each year and over 100,000 bed nights of safe shelter will be provided. The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission could not do this without the kindness and generosity of our donors.

Life-change is taking place!

Program accomplishments

We provide 30,000+ meals each month - 2 meals for the public a day & 3 meals for our residents a day.


Your gifts make it possible to provide nourishing meals, food items and groceries to men, women and children in Coachella Valley.