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2011 Annual Report

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2011 Annual Report

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2011 Annual Report

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Anthony

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nthony’s life before he entered the New Life Program was characterized by drug dealing and domestic violence. The culmination of a series of bad choices in his life occurred when his daughter was taken by CPS immediately after she was born. Due to the history of domestic violence between him and his girlfriend, the two were not allowed to keep their newborn daughter. Along with trying to cope with losing his

daughter, Anthony was simultaneously mourning the deaths of his mother and brother, dealing with a severe medical diagnosis, and also undergoing treatment for PTSD. An angry, desperate, and depressed Anthony was directed by his church to seek help at the Rescue Mission .

Anthony was simultaneously mourning the deaths of his mother and brother, dealing with a severe medical diagnosis, and also undergoing treatment for PTSD.


“The Adams campus opened up and afforded me a place to continue with the New Life program. Growing in the program and having my daughter was just a huge blessing.”

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With a renewed sense of joy, Anthony is now making great strides in a life that is far from his former life of drugs and violence. Serving as the video technician at his church, he has developed a love for video editing and multimedia design, a passion which he plans to turn into a career when he begins taking college courses. Anthony and Keri will reside at the Adams Family Campus for another year as he works on obtaining his college degree. “The lifestyle that I plan on continuing, that’s going to be the reflection of Jesus in me,” stated Anthony. “It’s not going to be what I say; it’s going to be how I walk it out every day.”

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Since being in the program, Anthony has not only gained a new outlook on life, but a reconciled relationship with God, and with his daughter Keri. “I really just had to give it up and say, look man, enough is enough,” said Anthony. While in the program, after working with CPS, Anthony obtained full custody of his daughter whom he is now raising while living at the Adams St. Family Campus. “The Adams campus opened up and afforded me a place to continue with the New Life Program. Growing in the program and having my daughter was just a huge blessing,” said Anthony.


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Tamara

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t the young age of ten, Tamara is all too familiar with hardships. Tamara is now living at the Adam Street Family Campus with her mother and her siblings, but the road to the Mission was not easily traveled. Tamara’s childhood was characterized by going from homeless shelter to homeless shelter, from motel room to hotel room, until she eventually ended up in foster care. Tamara was taken away from

her mother because of her mother’s drug use. “When I went into foster care I had to stay there without my mom and it was very hard,” said Tamara. “My dad wasn’t there either, because he was in jail.” Tamara was in foster care for five months and was allowed regular visits with her mom but not allowed to stay with her.

Tamara’s childhood was characterized by going from homeless shelter to homeless shelter, from motel room to hotel room, until she eventually ended up in foster care.


“The Adams Family Campus is a wonderful place,” she said. “I am so glad that God let me come here and let me meet all these people, because if it wasn’t for these people, I wouldn’t be who I am today. I’m glad because if my mom never came to the Mission, she would have never been clean and sober, she would have kept doing the drugs and I would not have been with her for a while. This place changed her life and it changed my life.”

“When I went back to my mom and we came to Adams, it didn’t feel like a shelter,” said Tamara. “It didn’t feel like any other place I had been to; it felt like home.”

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Now happily settled in at Adams, Tamara is enjoying the opportunities that the campus offers, specifically the afterschool program. “It’s not just activities and stuff, but they also help you with your homework if you have any trouble with it,” said Tamara. “Some of the staff here also come to my school and help me, and volunteer to help the other kids.”

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Eventually, Tamara and her siblings were allowed to stay with their mother on the weekends, and soon Tamara was back into her mother’s custody. A six month probation period in which CPS regularly checked on the family has passed and now Tamara is living with her mother at Adams. “I’ve been living here for five months,” said Tamara, “I’ve actually been able to spend some holidays with my mom clean and sober.” When talking about the Adams Family Campus, Tamara lights up as she tells us how the campus is set apart from others. “When I went back to my mom and we came to Adams, it didn’t feel like a shelter,” explained Tamara. “It didn’t feel like any other place I had been to; it felt like home.”


The challenge is that we would like to see the need for our services diminish, yet we are called to serve even more as people struggle to rebuild their lives from economic, physical, and emotional hardship. Many heroes make this happen, most of whom are unknown to the public. Our team of volunteers, thousands of them, serve for no other reason than to help another person. The staff that use their expertise and compassion to help broken and hurting people put the pieces back together, often at great personal sacrifice. The board and community leaders who make The Rescue Mission and the homeless a priority in Pierce County. And of course, the supporters who give of their resources to make sure that no one ever goes away from the Rescue Mission hungry, alone, or unloved. It takes everyone to make it happen. Thank you for your support, and for loving the poor.

Dr. David Dr. David Curry Curry CEO, The Rescue Mission

2011 Annual Report

This year we look back and celebrate God’s faithfulness and the love and commitment of our supporters and advocates. This, our 99th year, saw our team serve more people than we ever have before. We served more meals, had more guests in our shelters, had more families in our transitional housing, and had more children running through our buildings than we ever dreamed possible. Most importantly, we have seen more lives transformed than any previous year. That means that people who were living in despair and hopelessness are now productive happy people. That’s our goal.

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A Year In Review


We distributed 102,222 clothing & household items

We provided shelter & services to 289 children We provided men, women, & children 151,551 bed nights

We served 286,841 meals this year

We had 192 students in our Challenge Learning Program that are preparing for their GED.

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We depend on our volunteers to help us keep our services & facilities running, we had 95,609 volunteer hours

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Here’s our 2011 Story:


Programs New Life Program > Family Life Program > Need-A-Break Program > Alumni Program > Mens Emergency Services > Women & Family Shelter >

Facilities Downtown Tacoma Campus > Adams St. Family Campus > Tyler St. Family Campus > Colonial Apartments > Jefferson Apartments >

Volunteer Without the work of our volunteers, we would not be the organization that we are today. Come volunteer with us, and give back to your community! Fill out an application online >

Donate your Car Donate your working car, truck, RV, boat or other vehicle to The Rescue Mission. Contact Bob Killmer at bob. killmer@rescue-mission.org or call him at 253-383-4493

Estate Giving Planned gifts help build a better future for yourself and for others. As you plan for your future and the security of loved ones, please consider a gift or bequest to the Rescue Mission. Your planned gift can help you share your own good fortune with future generations, without neglecting your own needs.

Join the Discussion on Social Media Facebook.com/MyRescueMission Twitter.com/DavidgCurry Youtube.com/rescuemissionhope

For more information about planned giving, contact Juliet at (253) 383-4493 or juliet.wallin@rescue-mission.org

Read our Blogs Rescue Mission Blog http://blog.rescue-mission.org/ Need-A-Break Blog blog.rescue-mission.org/need-a-break/ Youth Program Blog blog.rescue-mission.org/rescue-missionyouth-program/

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Family Shelter 13%

Affordable Housing 12%

Expenses

New Life Program 10%

July 2010-June 2011 Emergency Services 15%

0% Jail Ministry

Program & Capital Development 3% Administration 4% Development 7%

Need A Break Program 4%

Food Services 12%

Challenge Learning Services 4%

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Adams Transitional Housing 4%

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Family Life Program 12%


United Way 1%

Government Grants 15%

Revenue July 2010-June 2011

0% Interest Rents 12% Donations 46% Miscellaneous 8%

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Wills & Trusts 3%

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Grants from Foundations 15%


Program Services

Public Support

Family Shelter/Youth Center.................. $730,771

Donations..........................................................$2,567,894

Adams Transitional Housing...................$222,779

Foundations....................................................... $845,909

Emergency Services................................. $859,422

Wills & Trusts.......................................................$166,349

Food Services.............................................. $693,075

United Way...............................................................$81,105

Affordable Housing................................... $699,278

Acquisition of Colonial Apt............................$373,272

New Life Program......................................$566,794

Total public support.............................. $4,034,529

Family Life Program....................................$674,159 Challenge Learning Services ................ $242,972

Government Agency Grants......................$818,487

Jail Ministries...................................................$23,416 Need-a-Break Program............................$240,425

Other Income

Total Program Services................... $4,953,091

Rental Income................................................... $680,230 Miscellaneous..................................................... $420,086

Support Services

Interest Income...................................................... $9,804

Development................................................$416,807

Realized loss on assets.....................................($5,675)

Management & general............................$209,569

Unrealized gain from trusts..............................$28,729

Total Support Services............................. $626,376

Total Other Revenue.................................$1,133,174

Program & Capital Development ..... $179,363 Total Expenses..................................$5,758,830

Total Public Support & Revenue.......... $ 5,986,190

2011 Annual Report

The firm of Dwyer, Pemberton & Coulson, P.C. Certified Public Accountants conducts an annual independent audit of Rescue Mission finances. The auditor’s report is available for viewing at the Mission’s administrative office. The information below shows sources and uses of Rescue Mission funds as a percentage of the total income and expenses as of June 30, 2011. We are pleased to report that the combined total of administrative and development expenses is only 11%, meaning that 89¢ of every dollar goes to direct services and facilities for the homeless.

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Financial Summary


What we do The Rescue Mission provides help and hope to men, women and children who need shelter, food and assistance with life changes that lead to self sufficiency.

How we do it Guided by our Christian faith and belief in the human spirit, the Rescue Mission works with people at all stages of addiction, homelessness or other life challenges, offering proven services, support and facilities.

Where we’re going Originally founded to serve homeless men in Tacoma, the Rescue Mission has grown to serve women and children in all parts of Pierce County. We lead by learning, nurturing, innovating and partnering.

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The Rescue Mission 2011 Annual Report