One
Family

2019

ANNUAL REPORT

From

Jim Watkins

Board Chair

The Phoenix Rescue Mission (PRM) Board faced a momentous challenge during 2019 searching for a new CEO to lead our Mission. In hindsight, we were reminded once again that God’s timing is perfect. He eventually presented Ken Brissa to us and we snapped him up immediately; but not before we did the appropriate due diligence to affirm that he possesses the leadership skills and strong faith to be both an organizational leader and a spiritual leader.

Concurrently, in late 2019 we prepared to break ground on the Life Solutions Building at our Transforming Lives Center (TLC), which is our new men’s dormitory. It will more than double our capacity for serving men in our recovery programs. New CEO, new TLC, new year. 

God is so good!
Family simply doesn’t give up on each other.

Here at Phoenix Rescue Mission, we picture those who come to us as part of an extended family.

When I joined Phoenix Rescue Mission as CEO in February, I knew I was coming to a place where God is at work – and that excites me. I have the opportunity to see the work God is doing to transform lives at the Mission firsthand.

We continue launching some of the most innovative programs in our sector.  In 2019, the Mission grew to over 100 employees. These innovative, intelligent, and driven leaders tackle incredible obstacles and care for the people they serve with a passion.

As a member of our community, you are also a member of the Mission family. It’s your support that impacts lives. Your donations. Your volunteer hours. Your advocacy for the hurting and homeless.

We are carrying the hope that is found in Christ and I’m honored that you are a part of the Phoenix Rescue Mission family.

From

Ken Brissa

CEO

From

Ken Brissa

CEO

Family simply doesn’t give up on each other.

Here at Phoenix Rescue Mission, we picture those who come to us as part of an extended family.

When I joined Phoenix Rescue Mission as CEO in February, I knew I was coming to a place where God is at work – and that excites me. I have the opportunity to see the work God is doing to transform lives at the Mission firsthand.

We continue launching some of the most innovative programs in our sector.  In 2019, the Mission grew to over 100 employees. These innovative, intelligent, and driven leaders tackle incredible obstacles and care for the people they serve with a passion.

As a member of our community, you are also a member of the Mission family. It’s your support that impacts lives. Your donations. Your volunteer hours. Your advocacy for the hurting and homeless.

We are carrying the hope that is found in Christ and I’m honored that you are a part of the Phoenix Rescue Mission family.

Transforming Lives
Center

It was a year of firsts in our men’s program at the Transforming Lives Center. The changes have stretched us, but we are serving our clients even more thoroughly and creating a deep community among the men here.

In 2019, we expanded our bed capacity from 160 to 170, expanded intake, perpetually remained at full capacity, and hosted three weddings for our program graduates on the campus. Sections of our program doubled in number because retention was so high. A record number of men are moving into leadership and being gainfully employed in society. We launched a court-friendly Domestic Violence Class and a Parenting Class for fathers on our campus. We also increased recreational and social activities to teach the men healthy, productive ways to interact with their families and the community.

None of these had ever been done before! God has truly blessed our team and our clients as a Christ-centered recovery program that offers wholeness of body, soul, and spirit.

Program
Highlights

Decisions for Christ in recovery programs:

680

Bednights provided at Phoenix Rescue Mission:

88,165

Obtained employment through our Vocational Development program:

109

Shawn Petrie

Transformations Program Client
(and now graduate)

I came to the Phoenix Rescue Mission in October of 2018. I came here needing to change my life of drug addiction and a past of multiple prison sentences. I finally surrendered my life over to Christ, have been blessed to have completed the Transformations Program, and am currently in the leadership phase at the Mission.

The thing I love most about this program is the comradery the staff and clients have with each other. We are truly brothers in Christ. Many alumni who are serving in leadership, including me, have been cross trained in multiple positions, which keeps the vibe on campus one like a family as opposed to a workplace. I am so grateful to the staff for treating me like family and blessed that God has chosen this as my path.

Financials

Total Expenses
$19,023,427

Programs
$14,317,856

Fundraising
$3,708,867

Management/ Administration
$996,704

Public Support & Revenues
$20,484,136

Contributions
$11,355,734

Donated Supplies
or Services

$7,552,161

Other
$1,576,241

Total Expenses
$19,023,427

Programs
$14,317,856

Fundraising
$3,708,867

Management/
Administration

$996,704

Public Support
& Revenues

$20,484,136

Contributions
$11,355,734

Donated Supplies
or Services

$7,552,161

Other
$1,576,241

Stewardship

A Value at Phoenix
Rescue Mission

We take responsibility for the time, talents, and treasures entrusted to us by God and our ministry partners. Therefore we strive to maximize the impact of these resources.

Volunteer.

Make a difference by serving those in need in our city through one of our many programs.

Donate.

Change lives by giving to support the vital assistance we provide to struggling families, those in need of a fresh start, and the homeless in our community.

Spread the word!

Be an advocate for the hungry and homeless by telling your friends and family how you are getting involved. Tag us in your photos @phxmission!

Go to PhoenixRescueMission.org to begin