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City Mission of Findlay Ohio

A BBB Accredited Charity since 09/26/2012.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: City Mission of Findlay Ohio
Phone: (419) 423-9151
Fax: (567) 525-4972
Address: 510 W Main Cross St
Findlay, OH 45840-3339
Report Issued Date: September 4, 2012
Report Expiration Date: September 30, 2015
Original Business Start Date: January 1934
Principal: Mr. Daniel Hicks, Principal
Customer Contact: Mr. Daniel Hicks, Principal - (419) 423-9151 or
Email Address:
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: April 1975, OH
Employees: 7 Full Time. 5 Part Time.
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Missions
BBB Accreditation: City Mission of Findlay Ohio is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Stated Purpose

The City Mission of Findlay exists to share the Passion of Jesus Christ with the needy and homeless by providing compassionate care through meeting their physical and spiritual needs.

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.

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BBB Program Participation

City Mission of Findlay Ohio participates in the BBB Identification Program and has agreed to use special procedures including arbitration, if necessary, to resolve disputes.

BBB Charity Seal Participation

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The City Mission of Findlay Ohio provides the following services:

Emergency Shelter: Provides emergency shelter to single men and women, families, and handicapped persons. While a family or individual works with other social services to acquire employment and housing, they are able to maintain a stable situation for themselves and their children at the Mission until they can re-establish their own homes.

Drop-In Program: Local people at the poverty level may come nightly for an evening meal. The evening meal is also available to former clients who are working and have found housing but still find it difficult to make ends meet.

During the week surplus baked, boxed, or canned goods are set out for drop-in guests to take home. Once a month drop-in guests can receive a food basket with a week's supply of food. They may also request a packet of basic hygiene products.

Transient Men's Program: Offers case management to transient (i.e. non-program) men for the length of stay that is subject to determination by the Men's Director, based on their willingness to seek employment and save their money, in order to gain housing and independence.

Transient Women's and Families Program: Offers case management to women and families. The Woman and Families Director meets regularly with each individual or family to update their progress in finding employment, saving and learning to budget their money, seeking housing, and transitioning successfully out of the Mission.

New Life Directions Program: Provides men, who are trying to regain their independence with long-term assistance in developing a plan of action for dealing with the problems that led to their homelessness. Daily classes include Bible study, personal budgeting, time management, job interview skills, and relationship management. Individual Biblical counseling and regular assessments are also provided.

Spiritual Counseling and Guidance: Those staying at the Mission are offered counseling for spiritual problems, providing an encouraging and supportive environment for those who come seeking help.

Total Program Expenses:$468,351


Chief Executive Officer:Daniel Hicks
Chair of the Board:Dr. John Seng
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Optometrist
Board Size:12
Paid Staff Size:7 Full Time. 5 Part Time.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:Fundraising methods include direct mail appeals/fundraising letters, print advertisements, grant proposals, planned giving, and internet donations.

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 City Mission of Findlay Ohio's Audited Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2011:

 Total Income:$570,902
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$468,351 76.95%82.04%
 Fund Raising:$81,757 13.43%14.32%
 Administrative:$58,517 9.61%10.25%
 Total Expenses:$608,625
Excess of Income over Expenses$-37,723
Beginning Net Assets$574,375
Ending Net Assets:$504,969
Total Assets$504,969

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