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Cornerstone Team

The generosity of the Cornerstone Team ensures that we can continue to bring heart change to these teenagers and restoration to their families. Led by benefactors who love and believe in our mission, gifts from the Cornerstone Team sustain our ministry and help us carry out our vision.

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DonateNon-Cash Giving

The average American’s net worth is comprised of 10% cash and 90% non-cash assets. But most people donate only through their cash assets — the smallest part of their total net worth. Shelterwood would like you to consider making an impact through the non-cash assets with which God has blessed you. Donating non-cash assets, either full or partial interests, usually provides you with a greater tax deduction than if you sell the assets first and then donate the proceeds. Shelterwood has partnered with the National Christian Foundation-Heartland, a recognized leader in receiving, managing and liquidating non-cash donations such as gifts of stock, real estate, business interests and personal property. NCF handles the administrative burden of selling or managing donated assets for you and enable you to receive the full tax benefits for your gifts and avoid capital gains tax. An instruction form for giving stock or mutual funds is located here.

If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact Stephen Hobson: shobson@shelterwood.org, or (816)249-5356.

DonateRichard Beach Memorial Scholarship Fund

rich picture 228x300 DONATERichard founded Shelterwood in 1980, and invested all of his energy into developing young adult leaders and caring for teens and families. Richard had a special way about him, always eager to connect and care for others, and willing to talk to anybody. He was known for his love of life and his love for people. His conversations were always filled with humor and compassion.

Richard always saw the best in people and he has had a lasting impact on many people around the country. He was an especially generous supporter of single moms and their families, veterans and those in ministry. He had a real heart for these parents in need. Richard lost his battle with cancer in 2010, and this fund was established in his memory to assist struggling families with the costs of residential treatment for their son or daughter.

Unfortunately, the costs of residential care make it impossible for many, particularly single-parent families, veterans and those who work in ministry. The emotional burden is painful enough for these parents, and the financial burden of getting help for their teen is often overwhelming. When their teen is struggling, all these moms and dads want is real restoration. All they want is their child back — yet these parents cannot afford the care their teen really needs.

Teens arrive at Shelterwood when they are at their lowest, and we are committed to bringing heart change to these teenagers and restoration to their families. Help us make hope possible for families in need. Your generosity will help make the transformation of a lifetime possible for single moms and other families in need of scholarship assistance.


DonateSupport the Shelterwood General Fund

Shelterwood offers real hope, real heart change and real restoration for struggling teens. Teens arrive at Shelterwood when they are at their lowest — and we are committed to bringing heart change to these teenagers and restoration to their families.

Our unparalleled model combines the best in clinical therapy with strong academics and Christ-like love for our teens. At Shelterwood, our desire is to create an environment where teens know they are loved, valued and have purpose.

Your gift will help with not only operational needs and capital improvements, but also families in need of scholarships. When their teen is struggling, all parents want is real restoration. All they want is their child back. When you contribute to Shelterwood, you help renew families and rebuild teens. Your generosity makes this transformation of a lifetime possible.

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DonateHaiti Mission Trip Fund

haiti 7 199x300 DONATEEach year many of our students take an opportunity to volunteer on mission and service projects in various ways and in various locations. Many students have traveled to Haiti with teams from Shelterwood to work in orphan care, others have spent time working with the underprivileged in Texas, while still other students have invested time in our local community raking leaves, feeding the hungry, or helping in thrift stores. While these experiences are short-term, the lessons learned can last a lifetime. Seeing the world from a different perspective allows students to understand their own issues from a new, selfless viewpoint and it is often a catalyst for heart change. This is often a critical step in helping teens understand the joy of serving others, and is often a catalyst in helping teens to pursue a relationship with God.

In a typical year, we take two trips to Haiti with our teens. We have seen tremendous growth in many of our students on these trips. Many of our young people have significant change in life perspective as a result of attending a mission trip to Haiti. Most come back home with a deeper appreciation for their families, their lives, and many ask to be baptized in the Caribbean. And we often have Shelterwood graduates return to join us on a mission to Haiti. Our young adult staff mentors also raise funds to attend these trips. If you are able to support one of our awesome mentors or students, we know that God will bless the gift and it will certainly bring smiles to the children of Haiti. Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter and you can see many photos of past trips.


Donate with Confidence

ECFA CMYK ET2 Small DONATEShelterwood Academy is accredited by the  Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). The ECFA is a national financial accountability organization. ECFA accreditation is based on financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising. “We are pleased to accredit a ministry committed to hope, heart change, and restoration for struggling families,” said Dan Busby, president of ECFA.