Better Business Bureau Report for
Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries

Better Business Bureau Report issued February 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires February 2014

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
Address: 150 Stimson
  Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 313-993-4700
Web Address:
Also known as:DRMM
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Detroit City Rescue Mission

Year, State Incorporated: 1909, Michigan
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries is a Christian, non-denominational, non-profit, corporate organization committed to sharing the love of Jesus Christ and the message of hope in His Gospel. Through our programs, we strive to help the disadvantaged, the homeless and transient, and the abusers of alcohol and other drugs, through programs and services addressing their spiritual, physical, emotional, and social needs. We strive to help the criminally involved as well as substance abusers and others requiring professional treatment programs and services, addressing their spiritual, physical, emotional and social needs. We strive to help women and children who are disadvantaged, homeless, transient, physically abused and abusers of alcohol and other drugs through programs and services addressing their spiritual, physical, emotional and social needs. We strive to offer Christ-Centered, teaching, fellowship and activities to disadvantaged children and all other children through summer camping programs that will address their spiritual, physical, emotional and social needs. Our goal is committed Christians who are rehabilitated, restored to their families, employed, and living productive lives in the church and community.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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We offer emergency shelter, food and clothing to indigent and homeless men women and children; we offer transitional and permanent housing with supportive services such as case management, health care, substance abuse treatment aftercare and counseling to homeless men women and children who need long-term support to achieve housing stability. We offer residential substance abuse treatment services (including medically supervised subacute detoxifiction services) to addicted men and women. We offer substance abuse prevention services and youth development programs (including camping and the Youth Challenge Course) to disadvantaged and city youth. Spiritual life support is offered to those participants who request these services.

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries's program expenses were:

Housing 8,366,660
Substance Abuse Treatment 3,247,510
Outreach 1,215,726
Emergency Shelter 781,377
Wildwood Ranch 591,895
Spiritual Life 113,193
Youth Services 79,161
Total Program Expenses: $14,395,522
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Chief Executive : Chad Audi, President

Chair of the Board: Randall A. Pentiuk
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney

Board Size: 7

Paid Staff Size: 275

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 9% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $18,962,708, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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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.
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The following information is based on Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries's audited financial statements - combined for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Federal State and Local Program Revenue 11,495,456
Individual Contributions 5,321,188
Gifts In Kind 2,146,064
Other Income 418,173
Rental Income 165,354
Total Income $19,546,235


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 81%  Fund Raising: 10%  Administrative: 9% 

Total income $19,546,235
Program expenses $14,395,522
Fund raising expenses 1,707,126
Administrative expenses 1,639,410
Total expenses $17,742,058
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,804,177
Beginning net assets 12,432,064
Ending net assets 14,236,241
Total liabilities 2,090,562
Total assets $16,326,803

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