EIN 04-2104726

Boston Rescue Mission

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Boston Rescue Mission continues to aid the homeless and poor of Greater Boston to self-sufficiency by assisting women and men in confronting and overcoming the root causes of their homelessness.
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Program areas at Boston Rescue Mission

Residential recovery & job readiness program is comprised of the following services:safe and healthy programsbrm's year-round emergency shelter beds and services helps over 1,000 women and men who are experiencing homelessness and don't have a safe place to sleep. Beginning in late afternoon, staff conduct an intake with each person to access their immediate needs and determine whether someone is under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs for their safety andwellbeing and for all other guests and staff. Presently, during the covid-19 pandemic, the intake also involves protocols for screening for symptoms of the virus, assessment of health conditions and mandatory wearing of masks and social distancing by all guests and staff. Brm provides two nourishing and hearty meals, access to clean bathrooms and shower facilities, access to a case manager for help with immediate needs, secure a bed at a detox or recovery program, or to begin the process of finding transitional or permanent housing. Brm's longtime partnership with health care for the homeless provides for a weekly onsite medical team.healthy meals programsshelter mealsthe organization relies on the generosity of dozens of food donors to help prepare and serve over 110,000 healthy and hearty meals each year. Staff and volunteers serve three meals a day to community residents and breakfasts and dinners to guests who stay in brm's safe and healthy and emergency overflow shelter programs.boston common outreachon saturday mornings, a volunteer and staff group spend time on the Boston common and provides food, coffee, water, and fellowship. The goal of this outreach is to connect with others and share a meal and resources for those experiencing hunger and homelessness.food pantrybrm's pantry provides food basics such as rice, beans, pasta, meats, vegetables, cereals and other packaged food to brm's neighbors in need. Every other wednesday morning, brm distributes critical food supplies that help sustain and feed neighborhood families.out patient counseling programthe organization operates a department of public health licensed center that provides quality outpatient care to individuals struggling with substance use disorders. The center provides clinical and support services to guests to help them address the wide range of challenges that occur with substance use disorders, that include:- individual and family counseling- case management services for vocational, financial, physical and mental health, educational,rehabilitative, and housing needs- referral to other agencies (i.e. Inpatient treatment, vocational training)- education and resources on detox, recovery programs, mental illness, smoking cessation, infectious diseases (i.e. Tb, hiv/aids, hepatitis, stds)- aftercare and transition planningsober living and life growth shelter communities programsbrms supportive shelter communities provide professional and peer support in a safe sober environment for brms guests. Brms downtown crossing location offers access to public transportation, a wide range of employment opportunities and other valuable resources. Trained and experienced staff lead in-house recovery groups, one on one counseling, animal therapy, andprovide resources and access to recovery treatment, and transitional and permanent housing.job readiness programbrm provides job training and work opportunities to these community members to prepare them to join or rejoin the workforce. Brm teaches, develops, and reinforces the work skills, coping abilities, positive attitudes and self-confidence that are necessary to successfully apply for a job, accept an offer, and to maintain employment.rapid re-housing programcase management services provide a thorough intake and counseling to help each person achieve their housing goals. Staff assist guests with housing searches, reunification with family and friends, one on one counseling, employment and other challenges to securing transitional or permanent housing.
Safe haven programfor ten years, brm has successfully operated a 10-bed short-term transitional housing program for chronically homeless veterans struggling with substance use disorders, mental illness and other health issues in restored victorian in dorchester, ma. The program utilizes three evidence-based practices for care: motivational interviewing, critical time intervention, and stages of change. The goal is to prepare each veteran to effectively and safely transition to permanent housing. We provide three healthy meals, snacks, counseling, and referrals to services at their request. Staff provides an environment that is conducive for each veteran to find hope, opportunity and the determination to transform their life.
Community builder incubator program:on december 21, 2004, brm created the kingston investment properties trust. This nominee trust was created as a title holding agency. The purchase of the building at 25 kingston street is part of the Boston Rescue Mission's 10-year plan. The Boston Rescue Mission administers shared space for services in downtown Boston for several Massachusetts community-based organizations, including homelessness, youth and child services. Boston Rescue Mission's administrative offices are also located in the building. The proximity to each other facilitates programmatic collaboration among several of these organizations and with the Boston Rescue Mission. The Mission is also building future programmatic space capacity for its growing programs.

Who funds Boston Rescue Mission

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$110,814
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation (EBCF)Exempt Purpose$40,000
Schwab Charitable FundHuman Services$12,295
...and 21 more grants received totalling $231,256
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of Veterans AffairsVETERANS REHABILITATION ALCOHOL AND DRUG$255,621
Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentSUPPORTIVE HOUSING - POST DETOX$167,873
Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentSUPPORTIVE HOUSING - POST DETOX$48,787
...and 4 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at Boston Rescue Mission

John SamaanPresident and Chief Executive Officer$187,011
Michael WayVice President of Programs$126,406
James WestraVice Chair$0
Scott SargisTreasurer$0
Pamela FeingoldSecretary$0
...and 5 more key personnel

Financials for Boston Rescue Mission

RevenuesFYE 06/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$5,331,140
Program services$859,490
Investment income and dividends$1,379,118
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-756,973
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$769,395
Total revenues$7,582,170

Form 990s for Boston Rescue Mission

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-04-05990View PDF
2019-062020-08-25990View PDF
2018-062019-05-14990View PDF
2017-062018-06-14990View PDF
2016-062017-07-25990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
July 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $40,000 from Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation (EBCF)
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 8 new grant, including a grant for $9,644 from American Online Giving Foundation
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 20, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
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General information
PO Box 120069
Boston, MA 02111
Metro area
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
Suffolk County, MA
Website URL
(617) 338-9000
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
L41: Homeless, Temporary Shelter
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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