Doulos Ministries, Inc. dba Shelterwood

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Individualized Care for Struggling Teens. Shelterwood is a safe, faith-based community where we surround each teen with therapeutic excellence and unconditional love. Since 1980, we have successfully restored hundreds of families by helping their teens overcome behavioral and mental health conditions.

Contact information

Mailing address:
3205 N Twyman Rd
Independence, MO 64058


Phone: 816-357-5350

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 237362463

CEO/President: Jim Marvine


Board size: 6

Founder: Richard Beach

Ruling year: 1974

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 08/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Being a teenager has never been easy. While each generation of teens face problems, cell phone and social media use has compounded issues for many of today's teens. From rising technological addiction to substance abuse to anxiety, depression and other issues, many teens are struggling. This also means many families are struggling to know how to support their kids - often leading to painful cycles of anger and frustration.

At Shelterwood, we love families. Since 1980, we have been committed to walking alongside teens and their families on the path to healing. The term "Shelterwood" describes a forestry technique in which older, stronger trees shelter and protect younger trees on the forest floor until they stand, grow and thrive on their own. In the same way, in our relational model, teens are surrounded by a community, including mentors, therapists, and teachers who provide a safe place for them to heal, grow and flourish.

Mission statement

Statement of faith

We believe that the call given to Christians by Jesus was to love God and love people (Matthew 22:37-40). There were no qualifiers to that command, so our staff is honored to love and serve the people who visit and live at Shelterwood. While there is some diversity in our collective understanding and practice of our faith in Jesus, we collectively agree on the following seven key principles and tenets of our faith:

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity and humanity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the save and the lost, that they are saved unto the resurrection of life and they are lost unto the barrenness of damnation. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, with equality across racial, gender, and class differences.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating582 of 111362 of 121
Fund acquisition rating467 of 111443 of 121
Resource allocation rating145 of 111430 of 121
Asset utilization rating1098 of 1113116 of 121

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$80,848$67,873$70,396$180,423$66,519
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,529,337$2,868,237$115,964$627,342$729,265
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$13,969,238$14,142,579$14,722,740$15,133,100$17,482,539
Other long-term assets$1,596,234$0$2,836$27,199$60,724
Total long-term assets$15,565,472$14,142,579$14,725,576$15,160,299$17,543,263
Total assets$17,094,809$17,010,816$14,841,540$15,787,641$18,272,528
Payables and accrued expenses$233,291$298,380$168,071$164,375$63,144
Other current liabilities$103,002$128,217$76,276$151,137$87,430
Total current liabilities$336,293$426,597$244,347$315,512$150,574
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$11,072$8,000$14,498$12,650$13,120
Total long-term liabilities$11,072$12,552$1,731,050$12,650$13,120
Total liabilities$347,365$439,149$1,975,397$328,162$163,694
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$16,747,444$16,571,667$12,855,123$15,459,479$18,108,834
With donor restrictions$0$0$11,020$0$0
Net assets$16,747,444$16,571,667$12,866,143$15,459,479$18,108,834
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,171,502$7,132,760$1,199,510$1,029,770$6,910,349
Program service revenue$3,362,320$4,138,174$4,193,869$2,990,464$3,825,553
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$2,328$5,205$29($731,067)$527
Other revenue$1,494,628$1,112$71,775$68,681$184,740
Total other revenue$4,859,276$4,144,491$4,265,673$2,328,078$4,010,820
Total revenue$7,030,778$11,277,251$5,465,183$3,357,848$10,921,169
Program services$6,014,646$6,553,384$6,972,513$5,458,456$5,161,256
Management and general$747,805$933,706$905,319$377,396$341,611
Total expenses$6,855,001$7,571,727$8,058,519$5,924,476$5,554,488
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$175,777$3,705,524($2,593,336)($2,566,628)$5,366,681
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$175,777$3,705,524($2,593,336)($2,566,628)$5,366,681


Jim MarvinePresident/Ce$199,066
Fred L TimberlakeCFO/Secretar$72,462

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/31/2024. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]



...when our founder, Richard Beach, was mentoring college students in life, leadership and the teachings of Jesus through a ministry called Doulos. One of his board members had a teen daughter who was struggling. Desperate for help for his daughter, he asked Richard if she could come live with these young adults. Richard agreed. Through the mentoring and encouragement from the young adults at Doulos and some additional professional therapy, her life was transformed. Seeing his family restored, this father encouraged Richard to reach out to other families to continue provide help for teens through intentional mentoring relationships. These conversations laid the foundation for Shelterwood - a faith-based treatment center and boarding school for struggling teens.


...and a strong conviction in the value and potential of every teen, we have developed multi-disciplinary approach rooted in a relational model. Today, Shelterwood has helped thousands of families. Exceptional academics and professional therapy, combined with mentoring and strong relationships, has resulted in a holistic, balanced residential treatment environment for struggling teens to heal and grow. We continue to live out Richard's legacy - to show each kid and family who comes to Shelterwood the unconditional love of Jesus.

Program accomplishments

Shelterwood is one of the few Faith-based Residential Treatment Centers to be awarded The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation - a designation achieved by less than 2,000 behavioral health facilities nationwide.

Shelterwood academics are accredited by Cognia, a nationally recognized accrediting body. In addition, we hold the distinguished designation as a NATSAP Gold Seal Recipient for Evidence-based Outcomes, further demonstrating Shelterwood's efficacy in producing reliable heart change to teenagers and restoration to families.