Fort Wayne Rescue Mission Ministries

Name: Fort Wayne Rescue Mission Ministries
Phone: (260) 426-7357
Fax: (260) 399-7244
Address: 301 W Superior St
Fort Wayne, IN 46802-1111
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Original Business Start Date:  JANUARY 1903
Principal: Pastor Donovan Coley, CEO
BBB Accredited Since:  06/08/2009


Fort Wayne Rescue mission ministries is a member of The Association of Gospel Rescue Missions which represents 300 rescue missions and other ministries that minister to homeless and poor people in the inner cities of the United States and Canada. Since 1913, AGRM member ministries have offered emergency food and shelter, youth and family services, prison and jail outreach, rehabilitation, and specialized programs for the traumatized, the elderly, the urban poor and street youth.

Additional DBA Names

The Rescue Mission
Treasure House
Life House
Restoration House
Charis House

Stated Purpose

“To provide through the power of Jesus Christ, a home for the homeless, food for the hungry, and hope for their future.”

Emergency shelter for the homeless and transient: $785,688
Short term residence and rehabilitation: $874,880
Resident and community meals: $443,418
Long term residence and rehabilitation: $1,172,230
Store/Warehouse: $609,896

Total Program Expenses: $3,886,112


Chief Executive Officer: Pastor Donovan Coley
CEO Compensation: $160,586
Chair of the Board: Mr. David Wood
Chair’s Profession / Business Affiliation: Community Advocate
Board Size: 17
Paid Staff Size: 64 full time, 25 part time

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used: The Fort Wayne Rescue Mission Ministries raises funds through direct mail appeals, invitation to fund raising events, print advertisements, scripts of television or radio appeals, grant proposals, planned giving, Internet appeals, and the United Way.

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


According to Fort Wayne Rescue Mission Ministries’s Consolidated Audited Financial Statements for the year ended June 30, 2016:

Use of Funds as a % of Total ExpensesProgramsFund RaisingAdministrative9.5%19.6%70.9%

Expenses Dollars
Programs $3,886,112.00
Fund Raising $1,075,876.00
Administrative $518,061.00
Contributions & Grants $6,399,639
In-Kind Contributions $327,923
United Way $89,110
Thrift store $280,610
Investment loss $-59,954
Change in value of charitable trusts $6,500
Other $-562
Total Income: $7,043,266
Expenses % of total
% of total
Programs: $3,886,112 70.91% 55.17%
Fund Raising: $1,075,876 19.63% 15.28%
Administrative: $518,061 9.45% 7.36%
Total Expenses: $5,480,049
Excess of Income over Expenses $1,563,217
Beginning Net Assets $10,075,215
Ending Net Assets: $11,638,432
Total Assets $12,928,756
Total Liabilities $1,290,324