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Human Services : Rescue Missions

Allentown Rescue Mission

Since 1900, The Allentown Rescue Mission has fed multitudes of hungry and hurting people.

77.98

355 Hamilton Street Allentown, PA 18101
tel: (610) 740-5500   Web Site
EIN: 23-6005983

Board Leadership
Tom Gibson
President

CEO
Tom Gibson
CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.98
  Financial 68.87
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For more than a century, the Allentown Rescue Mission has addressed the changing face of homelessness, tackling the root causes of homelessness, and helping to end homelessness one life at a time throughout the Lehigh Valley. Thousands have come to us and received life-changing help throughout the decades.

The Mission continues to reinvent itself to address the increasingly complex root causes and issues of homelessness. Many of our clients experience dual-diagnosis; they have both a chemical addiction and some form of mental illness. Staff is educated and experienced, professional and compassionate. For more than 100 years, the Mission has been a place where men have begun to experience restoration with God, their families, and their communities.

For more than a century, the Allentown Rescue Mission has addressed the changing face of homelessness, tackling the root causes of homelessness, and helping to end homelessness one life at a time throughout the Lehigh Valley. Thousands have come to us and received life-changing help throughout the decades.

The Mission continues to reinvent itself to address the increasingly complex root causes and issues of homelessness. Many of our clients experience dual-diagnosis; they have both a chemical addiction and some form of mental illness. Staff is educated and experienced, professional and compassionate. For more than 100 years, the Mission has been a place where men have begun to experience restoration with God, their families, and their communities.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Gateway Center
Program Name: Gateway Center

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Program Activities
Allentown Rescue Mission provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$30 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Allentown Rescue Mission.
Data Source
We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

68.87

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
58.1%
  Administrative Expenses 15.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 26.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.28
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.12
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Allentown Rescue Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Allentown Rescue Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, 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 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?
Note: This organization did not select any of the multiple choice responses to this question
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Allentown Rescue Mission (PA) 77.98
Urban Ministries of Durham (NC) 88.81
The Rescue Mission, Tacoma (WA) 90.12
Restore Hope Ministries (OK) 95.64
Clara White Mission (FL) 87.02

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,807,469
   Federated Campaigns $41,643
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $118,394
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $32,395
Total Contributions $2,999,901
   Program Service Revenue $696,897
Total Primary Revenue $3,696,798
   Other Revenue $141,624
TOTAL REVENUE $3,838,422
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,001,142
   Administrative Expenses $613,253
   Fundraising Expenses $972,692
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,587,087
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $251,335
   
Net Assets $4,469,762

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
Clean Team Workforce Development $764,043 38.2%
Gateway Center $624,139 31.2%
Christian Living Transitional Program $297,102 14.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2021 77.98
2018-06 07/01/2019 82.32
2017-06 11/01/2018 75.21
2016-06 12/01/2017 75.72
2015-06 06/01/2017 76.42
2015-06 02/01/2017 75.92
2015-06 12/01/2016 74.30
2014-06 06/01/2016 78.35
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 74.09
2014-06 11/01/2015 72.30
2013-06 10/01/2014 70.84
2012-06 08/01/2013 74.29
2011-06 05/01/2012 81.10
2010-06 09/20/2011 82.60
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 82.04
2009-06 08/01/2010 90.00
2008-06 05/01/2009 81.99
2007-06 06/01/2008 79.18
2006-06 03/01/2007 72.10
2005-06 03/01/2006 70.18

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

EIN 23-6005983
Name in IRS Master File ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION INC
NTEE Code L41
NTEE Classification Homeless, Temporary Shelter For
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (324) YMCA, YWCA, YMCA, etc.
(399) Other housing activities
(29) Other religious activities
Foundation Status Church 170(b)(1)(A)(i)
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 October, 1959
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$36,963 1.03% Tom Gibson President
Other Salaries of Note
$72,572 2.02% Jim Byrnes Former Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Allentown Rescue Mission (PA) 77.98
Rescue Mission of El Paso (TX) 94.20
Kokomo Rescue Mission (IN) 88.21
Hope Gospel Mission (WI) 92.13
Charlotte Rescue Mission (NC) 90.03

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Charity Contact Info

Allentown Rescue Mission
355 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101
tel: (610) 740-5500
EIN: 23-6005983

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Board Leadership

Tom Gibson
President

CEO

Tom Gibson
CEO

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