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Denver Rescue Mission 

Also Known As: Fort Collins Rescue Mission

6100 Smith Rd 
Denver, CO 80216

Mission and Programs


Denver Rescue Mission is changing lives in the name of Christ my meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need with the goal of returning them to society as productive and self-sufficient citizens. The Mission operates in Metro Denver and Northern Colorado at the following locations, Lawrence Street Shelter, Lawrence Street Community Center, Champa House, The Crossing, Ministry Outreach Center, Administration and Education, Fort Collins Rescue Mission and Harvest Farm.


Program:Denver Rescue Mission & Outreach Services
Budget: $12,456,779
Category: Human Services
Population Served: Homeless

Program Description:

Denver Rescue Mission & Outreach Services distribute food, clothing, lodging, education, counseling and spiritual guidance for the poor, needy and homeless.
Program:Harvest Farm
Budget: $1,905,345
Category: Human Services
Population Served: Males, all ages or age unspecified

Program Description:

Harvest Farm, located in Wellington, Colorado (near Fort Collins), is a rural New Life rehabilitation program for men.  Harvest Farm is a fully operating farm and ranch with food and clothing distribution, youth camps, and a fall festival with a corn maze.
Program:The Crossing
Budget: $3,033,790
Category: Housing
Population Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

The Crossing offers a long-term New Life rehabilitation program for men; transitional housing for homeless families, single men and women, and New Life Program graduates; and temporary housing for interns and visitors.  Many of our offices for our program staff and also located at The Crossing.
Program:Champa House
Budget: $750,000
Category: Human Services
Population Served: Single Parents

Program Description:

Champa House is a caring, nurturing place where single mothers?many of them coming out of abusive situations?can live with their children and receive counseling, further education, and the emotional support they need to find healing and begin providing for their families. Champa House shelters and cares for up to nine mothers and 20 children.


  • P99 (Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C.)
  • P85 (Homeless Services/Centers)
  • L99 (Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C.)

Chief Executive Profile

Brad Meuli was named President/CEO of the Denver Rescue Mission in January 2001.  Brad joined the Mission almost ten years ago as Senior Vice-President after a 17-year career in banking.  Previous to his staff position at the Mission, Brad served as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Brad became a licensed minister in April 2000 through New Life in Christ Church and graduated with a MA in Leadership from Denver Seminary in May of 2006.  Brad graduated from Northern Arizona University with a BS in Business and is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. He is a former Major in the U.S. Marine Corps. As an active member of the community, Brad is currently on the Board of Trustees of Bonfils Blood Center, having previously served as President. He is an alumnus of Leadership Denver and serves on the Board of City Mission World Association, an international rescue mission organization. Colorado Christian University recently honored Brad with an Honorary Doctorate for his work with the homeless. Brad is married, has five children and three grandchildren.

Balance Sheet Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2015

Total Note: The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities also must be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.
Assets July 1, 2014June 30, 2015Change
Cash & Equivalent$4,440,733$4,710,869$270,136
Accounts Receivable$22,216$43,453$21,237
Pledges & Grants Receivable$3,658,766$1,280,586($2,378,180)
Receivable/Other Due to changes in the 2008 Form 990, this data is no longer reported.$0$0$0
Inventories for Sale or Use$736,829$228,374($508,455)
Investment/Securities Due to Changes in the 2008 Form, this value now includes Publicly Traded Securities as well as Other Securities. $1,743,513$2,728,751$985,238
Investment/Other Due to various changes in the way this data is reported in the 2008 Form 990, it may not be possible to accurately compare this data from the 2008 form 990 against the same field on prior forms $0$0$0
Fixed Assets The 2008 form does not distinguish between LBE as investments and LBE as fixed assets. This value is equivalent to the sum of both line items on earlier forms (Part IV line 55 plus line 57). $21,549,637$29,320,895$7,771,258
Other Program Related Investments is now a separate field on the new form, Part X-13(A) and (B). $979,360$506,789($472,571)
Total Assets:$33,131,054$38,819,717$5,688,663

LiabilitiesJuly 1, 2014June 30, 2015Change
Accounts Payable$1,573,765$1,996,270$422,505
Grants Payable$0$0$0
Deferred Revenue$31,590$40,307$8,717
Loans and Notes The value on this line may now include payables to former employees, disqualified persons and unrelated third parties. $964,934$3,498,751$2,533,817
Tax-Exempt Bond Liabilities$0$0$0
Other Due to various changes in the way this data is reported in the 2008 Form 990, it may not be possible to accurately compare this data from the 2008 Form 990 against the same field on prior forms $34,510$64,225$29,715
Total Liabilities:$2,604,799$5,599,553$2,994,754

Fund Balance:$30,526,255$33,220,164$2,693,909

Basic Information

  • This organization is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.
  • This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.
  • Financial information in this report is derived from the organization's June 30, 2015 Form 990.


Mr.  Brad  Meuli 


Mrs. Alexxa Gagner, Director of Public Relations


303 -297-1815 (ext. 1027)


303 -292-6493



Year Founded:1892
Ruling Year:1931
Fiscal Year End Date: June 30, 2015
Assets: $38,819,717
(from Jun 30, 2015 Form 990)
Income: $32,936,858
(from Jun 30, 2015 Form 990)
No. of Employees:256

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