Long Beach Rescue Mission

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Since 1972, Long Beach Rescue Mission has opened its doors to thousands of men, women and children. The mission provides food, clothing, shelter and spiritual guidance to the homeless and less fortunate people of the community. Long Beach Rescue Mission is comprised of two facilities. The Samaritan House serves as a home for men while Lydia House offers a safe haven for women and their children. Individuals work with a case manager either in our 90 day Case Management Program or our one-year New Life Program, which helps men and women overcome substance abuse, addictions and life's deeper challenges.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Long Beach Rescue Mission
1430 Pacific Ave
Long Beach, CA 90801

Website: lbrm.org

Phone: 562-591-1292

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 952741506

CEO/President: Jeff Levine

Chairman: Kristen Jones

Board size: 10

Founder: Wayne and Janet Teuerle

Ruling year: 1972

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1984


We stand dedicated to helping individuals overcome the homeless cycle, achieve long term goals and make a world of difference in today's society. The vision for Long Beach Rescue Mission is to deepen and strengthen its programs, communicate its unique work, build a dynamic and committed team of employees and volunteers, broaden its financial support and plan carefully for its future in order to more faithfully and effectively carry out its mission.

Mission statement

Long Beach Rescue Mission is a place of healing and hope serving the greater Long Beach Community by improving the quality of life of the hurting and homeless through loving and equipping them to be reconciled: to God, to themselves and their relationships, and to society.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating730 of 110493 of 140
Fund acquisition rating893 of 1105122 of 140
Resource allocation rating976 of 1105121 of 140
Asset utilization rating81 of 11049 of 140

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$55,026$65,447$64,543$116,491$45,924
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$394,148$1,299,642$616,197$174,886$245,640
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$5,002,837$4,796,595$4,905,706$4,962,414$5,058,512
Other long-term assets$69,203$66,728$56,181$40,163$87,226
Total long-term assets$5,072,040$4,863,323$4,961,887$5,002,577$5,145,738
Total assets$5,466,188$6,162,965$5,578,084$5,177,463$5,391,378
Payables and accrued expenses$276,297$207,949$215,444$165,555$190,893
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$276,297$207,949$215,444$165,555$190,893
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$487,246$228,937$234,971
Total liabilities$276,297$207,949$702,690$394,492$425,864
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$5,171,441$5,936,566$4,828,450$4,706,184$4,932,092
With donor restrictions$18,450$18,450$46,944$76,787$33,422
Net assets$5,189,891$5,955,016$4,875,394$4,782,971$4,965,514
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,655,607$4,845,838$4,342,765$3,846,309$3,865,959
Program service revenue$24,587$23,614$172,894$76,407$55,920
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$146$1,200$125$109$70
Other revenue$110,158$67,715$22,085$38,574$34,299
Total other revenue$134,891$92,529$195,104$115,090$90,289
Total revenue$4,790,498$4,938,367$4,537,869$3,961,399$3,956,248
Program services$3,204,583$2,657,423$3,210,216$3,041,943$2,911,171
Management and general$467,850$385,201$390,545$372,013$339,907
Total expenses$4,555,623$3,858,745$4,445,446$4,143,942$4,011,741
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$234,875$1,079,622$92,423($182,543)($55,493)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$234,875$1,079,622$92,423($182,543)($55,493)


Robert ProbstExecutive Dir.$153,242

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/12/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Humble Beginnings

Troubled over the absence of emergency services for the homeless, founders Wayne and Janet Teuerle gathered support in the early seventies to open Long Beach Rescue Mission in an old shoe store that stood on the current World Trade Center site.

Through connections at Biola University, McDonnell Douglas and Bethany Baptist Church plus help from local law enforcement and city officials, the Teureles managed to serve 27 meals on opening day, offering a chapel service and a place to stay for 16 homeless men. That was August 7, 1972.

Later, in 1973, they started one of California's few shelters for women and children with the purchase of a local residence for the original Lydia House, funded in part by the Good News Club and Ladies Auxiliary.

They also acquired a former clinic on 14th Street which was remodeled into a youth center - the first of its kind to focus on homelessness prevention and ministering to the young.

Visionary Growth

In 1982, in order to embrace the Teuerles' broader vision and an expanding local homeless population the Mission moved to a space on Pacific Avenue, six times larger than the previous facility. Named Samaritan House, it was a truly special place where men with different backgrounds and challenges could get the in-depth help they needed.

Then, in 1984, a nearby building bought earlier as a youth center was demolished to make way for the new Lydia House, with three times as many beds as the original.

Samaritan House was later expanded in 1987 to include two additional dorms, classrooms, an administrative office and upstairs staff apartments.

Serving From the Heart Building on the Teuerles' amazing work, Bill and Cindy Thomas assumed the helm of Long Beach Rescue Mission in 1996. And it continued thriving under their leadership.

They opened our Thrift Store, which serves the local community by offering low-cost goods and using the proceeds to fund Mission programs. They also aimed to expand the breadth of the Mission by acquiring additional property.

With a big heart for children, Bill and Cindy Thomas developed many new Mission programs designed to improve their welfare.

The Mission's Growing Service to the City of Long Beach Arriving in Long Beach in 2006, Jim Lewis, the Mission's third Chief Executive Officer, set the course for restructuring the Mission to meet the rapidly changing needs in Long Beach. Collaborative activities built stronger community relationships and allowed other agencies an inside view of the Mission's programs. LBRM was immediately asked to take on the County Winter Shelter, housing up to 180 additional people during the winter months.

Long Beach Rescue Mission's programs now have an established curriculum and structure to ensure our guests don't just experience a "revolving door" ministry at the Mission. Case Management has been designed to help people connect to available resources, regain momentum and envision a new life in permanent housing.

The Mission enjoys a positive reputation in the community. More than fifty men and women are in its New Life Program, a one-year residential rehabilitation program. In addition, the "Bridge" program has been added, assisting in the re-entry of program graduates into the community.

After making significant contributions to the advancement of services and programs at the Mission, CEO Jim Lewis announced his departure in December of 2012.

Immediately after Mr. Lewis' departure, Associate Director Chaplain Robert Probst was named the Interim CEO, and served in that capacity for eight months until he was officially appointed as the new Executive Director on August 12, 2013. Chaplain Probst had previously served as the Mission's Associate Director for 5 years, bringing depth, structure and greater accountability to the Mission's programs and services. Chaplain Probst led the Board and staff through a new phase of the Mission's strategic plan, which included updating its infrastructure, building a new parking lot and expanding the Lydia House.

Program accomplishments

250000 nourishing meals served each year

60000 nights of safe shelter for men, women & children

65 men & women enrolled in our New Life Program on average

16872 items of clothing distributed to those in need annually

52495 hours of counseling & learning center courses annually