Grant County Rescue Mission - 13 Investigates

13 Investigates

Charity Caught on Camera

An Indiana homeless shelter has apologized and has promised to correct widespread problems 13 Investigates caught on camera during a 9-month investigation. The problems include unsafe living conditions inside the facility, tons of donated items being dumped and burned, and donated food intended for the needy instead being diverted to the family, friends and pets of charity leaders.

Watch the video for the compilation of the first seven stories or see an individual report from the list below.

"We have no idea:" Charity still cannot account for years of income, spending

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Any hopes that the charity’s new administration would be able to answer lingering questions about the homeless shelter’s previous finances were dashed when auditors...Read more

Troubled charity reveals transformation with new look, new direction

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The smell of new paint, the glow of newly-repaired lights and the shine of a recently-polished floor suggest there are much bigger things planned for what used to be...Read more

Grant County Rescue Mission names new executive director

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The new leader says he knows challenge lies ahead as he tackles lingering problems exposed by WTHR's investigation.Read more


Grant County Rescue Mission issues urgent plea

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Earlier this year, 13 Investigates found scary conditions inside Grant County's largest homeless shelter. Now the Grant County Rescue Mission has a new scare: it is...Read more

Struggling homeless shelter asks for forgiveness, support and prayers

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The request for prayers at the Grant County Rescue Mission comes after 13 Investigates and county health inspectors discovered the charity was, quite literally, a mess.Read more

As state investigates, retired couple hopes to "rescue the rescue mission"

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Following an undercover investigation by Eyewitness News, 13 Investigates has learned the Indiana Attorney General has now launched its own investigation into the Grant...Read more

Internal documents help shatter secrecy at Grant County Rescue Mission

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Despite a new pledge of transparency from its board of directors, a growing list of questions about the Grant County Rescue Mission and its finances has been answered...Read more

Two charity leaders resign following 13 Investigates report on Grant County Rescue Mission

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The executive director and board president of the Grant County Rescue Mission have both resigned their positions, facing growing pressure and mounting questions in the...Read more

Rescue Mission director placed on probation but keeps job after WTHR investigation

Rescue Mission director placed on probation but keeps job after WTHR investigation

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The Grant County Rescue Mission board voted Monday morning to retain Executive Director Tom Ballard to lead the charity’s day-to-day operations.Read more


Walmart suspends donations to homeless mission following WTHR investigation

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Eyewitness News has learned of more fallout from an investigation into the Grant County Rescue Mission. Walmart confirms to WTHR that it has stopped shipments of food to...Read more

Mayor: Stunning problems at Grant County Rescue Mission "must get fixed"

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Findings of WTHR's three-month investigation into problems at the Grant County Rescue Mission made front page news in Marion, Indiana today, and the city's mayor says it...Read more