Prudence Creates Possibility

Wheeler Mission is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. The ministry is supported by private, tax-deductible donations like yours. A significant portion of our funding comes from individuals.


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.


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Wheeler Mission Ministries Financial Statement

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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.

Annual Report


Download our 2021 Annual Report PDF here.

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2021 Impact:



  • 318,112 meals served
  • 268,493 nights of safe shelter provided
  • 10,832 men, women, and children helped



  • 416 guests completed a program
  • 325 guests moved to stable housing
  • 235 guests gained employment and/or consistent income



  • 38 men graduated from Hebron
  • 4 women graduated from Higher Ground
  • 72% of addiction recovery graduates remain sober three years after completing programming



  • 90,721 hours of job training for men and women
  • 24 transactions with customers at Wheeler Mission Store



  • 12,045 volunteer hours filled, saving Wheeler Mission $341,879* in operations and staffing costs.
    *Based on newly released value of volunteer time by the Independent Sector


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 services 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.