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Union Rescue Mission Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/14/2014: Union Rescue Mission

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: UNION RESCUE MISSION

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Union Rescue Mission Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/14/2014: Union Rescue Mission

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: UNION RESCUE MISSION

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Physical Address: Los Angeles, CA 90013 
EIN: 95-1709293
Web URL: www.urm.org 
Blog URL: www.urmblog.org 
NTEE Category: L Housing, Shelter
L41 Temporary Shelter For the Homeless
L Housing, Shelter
L99 Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C.
X Religion, Spiritual Development
X20 Christian
Year Founded: 1891 
Ruling Year: 1935 


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Mission Statement

We embrace people experiencing homelessness with the compassion of Christ, giving hope and healing for a changed life, helping them to find their way home. Union Rescue Mission is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring the lives of the homeless and poor in Los Angeles by seeking to empower them to break the cycle of poverty and become self-sufficient. Union Rescue Mission is one of the oldest and largest missions of its kind in the United States and the oldest in Los Angeles. Nutritious meals, hot showers, warm beds, clothing, shoes, haircuts, a safe place, and a listening ear are a few of the things URM offers men, women and children everyday. Our first priority is to meet basic needs, and then to assist in finding ways for one to get back on their feet. Most services are free of charge.

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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2012

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Leadership (GuideStar Exchange,
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Rev. Andrew (Andy) Bales, M.A.T.

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Since Apr 2006

Profile:

Over 28 years of community outreach and service experience to his “homeless friends”, Andy’s innovation leads the historical URM of Los Angeles into its 120th year. One early challenge Andy addressed was developing permanent supportive housing for vulnerable senior women and transitional housing for mothers and their children living homeless in Skid Row. In FY2007, Hope Gardens Family Center opened.  Andy's present focus is organizing and working with community partners to make a commitment to ending homelessness in Los Angeles by a significant number within the next 7 years.Andy has received several awards, including the 930th Point of Light by President George Bush and the 1999 Des Moines NAACP Community Service Award. Andy was recently named the 2011 Fundraising professional of the year by Fundraising Success Magazine for fundraising achievement in 2010.  Andy’s academic credentials include: M.A.T. from Drake University, BA in Theology from Bethel College, 50 hours toward a Ph.D. in sociology from ISU. A Doctor of Ministry will be finished soon.

Leadership Statement:

As I walk the streets of Skid Row, it looks like a sea of broken hearts.  Families priced out of housing, victims of foreclosure, breadwinners downsized out of jobs, women battered out of relationships.  Most have never experienced homelessness before.  We are providing a 45% increase in services over the last two years.  Over 300% more families than we saw in 2008.  If there was ever a time to reach out to our community for help, that time is now.  It is a time for a re-birth of our city's compassion and a time to step up and help those less fortunate.  We are counting on that help today at Union Rescue Mission.

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Programs

Program: Men's Life Transformation Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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$2,888,000
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General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

A residential transitional living and recovery program focused on helping broken men to build new lives. Grounded on a solid biblical foundation, the program addresses the root cause of homelessness and offers lasting solutions to men as they move out of addiction and despair and back in the community as productive members of society.

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Program: Women's Second Step Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$333,000
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Program Description:

A residential living transitional housing program for homeless single women moving towards self-sufficiency, yet in need of supportive services and staff during the transition. Care plans may include: budgeting, life skills, and relationship classes; employment training, work therapy, or volunteer job assignments; additional access to housing services and referrals and mental, dental, and/or physical health clinics; Bible Study or biblical counseling; and nutrition.

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Program: Hope Gardens Family Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$4,222,000
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Program Description:

A long-term residential program providing the following holistic supportive services for strengthening families living in transition: case management, medical health support, counseling, job training, adult education, 12-step group support meetings; nursery, pre-school, and after school tutoring onsite and local child education partnerships. Families complete the program once out of debt, employment secured, and sufficient income is saved. Establishing a permanent residence of their own is addressed in their housing exit strategy and a mentor in the community assists with the transition.

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Budget:
$3,176,000
Category:
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

Providing for the basic emergency needs of homeless individuals: food, clean clothing, shelter, personal hygiene, mail/phone service, safety, spiritual encouragement, internet cafe, and individual counseling/assessment. Four clinics are also offered on-site addressing legal, physical health, mental health, and dental needs.

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Program: Permanent Supportive Housing for Senior Women (GuideStar Exchange,
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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Union Rescue Mission is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to quality care.  Union Rescue Mission (URM) is one of the largest rescue Missions of its kind in the U.S. and the oldest in Los Angeles.  We provide a comprehensive array of emergency and long-term services, including food, shelter, clothing, medical care, dental care, Christian recovery programs, transitional housing, legal assistance, counseling, and job training for men, women, children and families.
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