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Human Services : Rescue Missions

Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles

The way home

four stars

91.18

545 South San Pedro Street Los Angeles, CA 90013
tel: (213) 347-6300   Web Site
EIN: 95-1709293

Board Leadership
David Dow
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Rev. Andy J. Bales
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.18 four stars
  Financial 87.54 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Union Rescue Mission (URM) is dedicated to serving people experiencing homelessness. Established in 1891, URM is one of the largest rescue missions of its kind in the United States and the oldest in Los Angeles. We provide a comprehensive array of emergency and long-term services to our guests, including: food, shelter, clothing, medical and dental care, recovery (life transformation) programs, transitional housing, legal assistance, education, counseling, and job training to men, women, children, and families. We embrace people experiencing homelessness with the compassion of Christ, giving hope and healing for a changed life, helping them to find their way home.

Union Rescue Mission (URM) is dedicated to serving people experiencing homelessness. Established in 1891, URM is one of the largest rescue missions of its kind in the United States and the oldest in Los Angeles. We provide a comprehensive array of emergency and long-term services to our guests, including: food, shelter, clothing, medical and dental care, recovery (life transformation) programs, transitional housing, legal assistance, education, counseling, and job training to men, women, children, and families. We embrace people experiencing homelessness with the compassion of Christ, giving hope and healing for a changed life, helping them to find their way home.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of meals served or provided
1,300,000
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
77.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.62
  Program Expenses Growth 5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings or town halls, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles (CA) 91.18 four stars
Interfaith Works (MD) 87.63 three stars
Restoration Ministries (IL) 89.66 three stars
The Rescue Mission, Tacoma (WA) 90.89 four stars
Rowan Helping Ministries (NC) 89.42 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $23,967,000
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,286,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $25,253,000
   Program Service Revenue $332,000
Total Primary Revenue $25,585,000
   Other Revenue $1,250,000
TOTAL REVENUE $26,835,000
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,588,000
   Administrative Expenses $1,947,000
   Fundraising Expenses $3,638,000
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,173,000
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,662,000
   
Net Assets $38,925,000

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Recovery Program $9,706,000 49.6%
Shelter Service $7,685,000 39.2%
Community Outreach Programs $2,197,000 11.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 11/01/2019 91.18 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 87.47 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 88.42 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 90.19 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.21 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 81.33 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 78.38 two stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 78.70 two stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 80.58 three stars
2010-06 04/01/2012 80.67 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 80.16 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 73.56 two stars
2009-06 09/01/2010 80.26 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 70.82 two stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 72.11 two stars
2006-06 04/01/2008 73.02 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2007 91.26 four stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 85.77 three stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 85.63 three stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 76.31 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-1709293
Name in IRS Master File UNION RESCUE MISSION
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (325) Camp
(1) Church, synagogue, etc
(349) Other youth organization or activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1935
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$116,268 0.46% Andrew Bales Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$144,314 0.57% Lucy Rivas Vice President, Human Resources
$138,072 0.54% Daniel Roleder Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
$117,773 0.46% David Melendez Vice President, Development & Marketing

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles (CA) 91.18 four stars
Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County (TX) 89.89 three stars
North Kent Connect (MI) 90.94 four stars
City Mission (PA) 88.16 three stars
Open Door Mission, Omaha (NE) 90.59 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
tel: (213) 347-6300
EIN: 95-1709293

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Board Leadership

David Dow
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Rev. Andy J. Bales
Chief Executive Officer

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