Wheeler Mission Ministries is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. The ministry is supported by private, tax-deductible donations like yours. Almost 65% of our funding comes from individuals. Wheeler receives no funds from the United Way or from governmental agencies.
Wheeler’s fiscal year runs from June 1 to May 31, and Wheeler’s finances are audited annually by the accounting firm of Blue & Co., LLC. As a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, Wheeler’s financial practices must fall within the strict guidelines of the ECFA. We are also accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
The Better Business Bureau recommends that a charity should spend at least 65% of its total expenses on program activities. And a charity should not spend more than 35% on fund raising. Wheeler’s fundraising and administrative costs are well within those recommended percentages.
Download our 2016 Ministry Report PDF here.
Wheeler Mission was founded in 1893 by a group of women who wanted to help the poor by providing food, shelter, and life-skills training. More than a century later, Wheeler Mission continues to provide long-term solutions to poverty and homelessness.
Homeless Shelters offer men, women, and mothers with children meals, lodging, clothing, and shower facilities. Case management, job and housing procurement, access to legal aid, educational opportunities, counseling, and medical clinics are also available.
Residential Programs provide temporary housing and case management for the working poor and those experiencing adverse situations, such as mental health issues or recent incarceration.
Addiction Recovery Programs enable men and women to break free from drug and alcohol dependence.
All of our guests receive intentional spiritual training throughout their stay with us. Thousands of people receive food, shelter, and care at Wheeler Mission throughout the year.