Compassionate Hands Inc.
119 S 6th St
Yukon OK 73099
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Compassionate Hands, Inc.
Mission Statement

In response to Christ's mission to help others, Compassionate Hands serves people in temporary crisis, by addressing immediate needs, fostering hope and guiding towards self sufficiency.

Contact Information
Contact Name Melinda Rushing
Contact email
Address 119 S 6th St
Yukon, OK 73099
Phone (405) 354-9591
Fax 405-354-1080
County Canadian County
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Mail a check, bring cash, donate diapers & personal care items, call for volunteer opportunities.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $128,888.00
Projected Expenses $128,888.00
History and Background
Year Founded 1993
IRS Ruling Year 1994
State Registration Expiration July 2015

In response to Christ's mission to help others, Compassionate Hands serves people in temporary crisis, by addressing immediate needs, fostering hope and guiding towards self sufficiency.

Compassionate Hands was organized in 1993 by the Yukon Ministerial Alliance, business leaders and concerned citizens. Compassionate Hands reaches out to Yukon to strengthen cooperation in local mission work. Compassionate Hands serves Yukon as a clearing house, networking service and referral agency to provide services, support and to foster hope for self sufficiency. We assist with: housing/emergency shelter; utility cutoffs; prescription needs; food & clothing referrals; Personal/baby care items; gas to work or doctor; rent free wheelchairs/walkers & affordable handicap accessible van for area elderly and disabled residents.
Accomplishments for 2012:
  1. A Long Range Planning Committee was established to address programs & services.
  2. An auditor was secured for preparation of a 2012 audit.
  3. A Limited English Proficiency Plan was established with DHS Aging Services Dept. 
Goals for 2013:
  1. Audit (completed Feb 2/1/13)
  2. Needs Assessment for our community
  3. Program & Fundraising Assessments
  4. Employee/Volunteer Manuals 
  1. Financing for our transportation program (Care-A-Van). Expenses of this program far outweigh income. There is no charge for the services, but if the client CAN afford to donate, we ask for $1 for transportation inside the city limits & $5 for outside the city limits. This program will cost approximately $36,372 for 2013.
  2. Volunteers to maintain facilities and yard.
  3. Volunteer to oversee recycling (cans).
  4. Volunteer to clean office and van.
  5. Volunteer Grant Writer.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
Compassionate Hands is a one of a kind agency in Yukon. We assist people in the 73099 zip code area and/or Yukon Public School District. There is no public transportation here in Yukon. So the transportation that we offer is very beneficial to the elderly and disabled. They rely on us to get them to the grocery store, doctors appointments, dialysis & other places as needed. Our services to the elderly and disabled are free, however, we do accept donations from our clients. We never refuse transportation because someone can't pay. Our van runs Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm. Last year we transported 1,540 elderly and disabled passengers and traveled 28,015 miles.
Board Chair Statement

From the perspective of the Vice-Chair of Compassionate Hands, I note that Compassionate Hands continues to assist those people in temporary crisis by helping them pay rent, obtain temporary housing, buy groceries or gas and pay for their utilities.  Of particular benefit is the crisis management counseling offered by our Executive Director.  We are challenging ourselves to review the programs we offer to ensure we meet the needs of the people we serve.  We are doing this through a needs assessment survey recently submitted to the first responders in the Yukon community. 

My interest in this organization derives from personal experiences I had while a single mother in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  Although I have been happily married for 15 years, I still am mindful of the challenges experienced by single parents with limited resources.  As an attorney with a bankruptcy practice, I see that a missed paycheck or an unexpected illness can be the first step in a downward spiral that leads to garnishments and bankruptcies.  If Compassionate Hands can lend a hand in a crisis, the family can keep the heat on in the winter.  

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Canadian County
Oklahoma City - West
Compassionate Hands serves residents in the 73099 zip code are and/or the Yukon School District. Our transportation program serves people that live in Yukon/Yukon School District but we will transport them to destination within a 30 mile radius.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Human Services/Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
Tertiary Organizational Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition/Food Banks, Food Pantries
We provide transportation services to the elderly and the disabled with regards to medical, nutrition, employment, social/recreational, shopping and limited personal needs. We transport residents that live in the 73099 zip code area and/or Yukon School District. The van will take passengers to desitination in surrounding areas (30 mile radius one way).
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled General/Unspecified General/Unspecified
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
At the present time we are able to provide services to approximately 97% of those requested. It is our goal to transport as many clients as possible for as long as possible.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
It is our goal to be able to extend services to 100% of those that request assistance. We would also like to provide transportation services to individuals that are attending the local Tech Center and Community College. There are a lot of people that would like to further their education but arent' able to because they don't have transportation to do so. I would like to hire someone to drive the van during the evenings to offer this program.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
We receive our van from DHS Aging Services. We report to them monthly regarding how many clients we serve, how many trips we make and how many miles we drive. We also report income & expense for the program. Compassionate Hands paid 17% of the cost of the van and DHS paid the remainder. The maintenance, insurance, payroll & any other expense incurred on the van is the sole responsibility of Compassionate Hands, Inc.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
In 2012 we transported 1,540 elderly and disabled passengers and we traveled 28, 015 miles. We would not be able to transport many more clients because the van runs Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm, with very little down time.
We provide assistance with Utility Cut-offs. Client must meet agency requirements and live in Yukon/Yukon school district.
Population Served General/Unspecified Elderly and/or Disabled General/Unspecified
We provide assistance to clients living in the Yukon/Yukon school district. Clients must meet guidelines set by Compassionate Hands board of directors.
Population Served General/Unspecified General/Unspecified General/Unspecified
We assist clients with other emergency situations, such as Gasoline to get to work or doctor, prescription needs, etc. We have helped with other things such as drivers licenses, birth certificates, tags for car, taxes on their home. Anything that would help get them through their crisis, that would help them remain/become self sufficient.  
Population Served General/Unspecified General/Unspecified General/Unspecified
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments I have been the Executive Director of Compassionate Hands for 5 years. Over the last few years our board has become more engaged in the future planning of Compassionate Hands. We have put together a Long Range Planning Committee (Strategic Planning), which is comprised of the Executive Committee, 1 local pastor, and several members of the board. We have recently sent out a Needs Assessment to key people in our community that would be able to help us research the needs in our area. We are very anxious to compile the results and set Compassionate Hands on a chart to help more people meet their needs.  
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Melinda Rushing
Start Date Jan 2014
Number of Full-time Staff 1
Number of Part-time Staff 3
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 47
Staff Retention Rate 75
Are professional development opportunities provided? No
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 2
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Dec 2012
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Pamela Kennedy
Company Affiliation Pamela Kennedy
Term Apr 2014 to Mar 2015
Board of Directors
List Current as of Apr 30, 2014
Board of Directors List
Pastor Kirsten Baer Voting
Alycia Barry Voting
Wanda Beaman Voting
Dr. Grant Biehler Doyle ChiropracticVoting
Pastor Thomas Buckley Judah Worship CenterVoting
Janet Harris Voting
Mary K. Hollingsworth Voting
Pamela Kennedy Law Office of Pamela KennedyVoting
Margaret McClintock Weokie Credit UnionVoting
Judy Miller Christ's Church YukonVoting
Charlotte Novak West Point Christian ChurchVoting
Kirk Otto StaplesVoting
Lynda Rackley Voting
Pastor David Rhoads New Dimensions ChurchVoting
Melinda Rushing YNBVoting
Lynn Soriano Voting
Diane Weaver Voting
Noble Wiebusch St Vincent de PaulVoting
Donna Yanda Yanda Funeral HomeVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 17
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 9
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 94 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
We have a very strong, active Board of Directors. We are in the process of implementing policies and procedures for Board, Staff & Volunteers.
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2014-Dec 31, 2014
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $128,888
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $128,888
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$12,000$9,500$10,717
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,044$172$113
Membership Dues------
Special Events$8,616$15,252$17,050
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$41,796$38,905$55,489
Administration Expense$88,833$82,783$68,445
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses4.391.011.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses32%32%45%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$509,827$67,692$71,609
Current Assets$345,515$41,309$35,860
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$1,186$1,968$911
Total Net Assets$508,641$65,724$70,698
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities291.3320.9939.36
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations & Corporations $543,636Foundations & Corporations $89,759Foundations & Corporations $96,315
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Local $12,000Special Events $15,252Special Events $17,050
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $8,616Govt - Local $9,500Govt - Local $10,717
Endowment? No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
Financial information for the years ended Dec 31, 2013 and Dec 31, 2012 are from audited financial statements.  Financial information for 2011 is from IRS Form 990s. 
Address 119 S 6th St
Yukon, OK 73099
Primary Phone 405 354-9591
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Melinda Rushing
Board Chair Pamela Kennedy
Board Chair Company Affiliation Pamela Kennedy