Christian Shelter, Inc.

Summary

We provide safe lodging, nutritious meals, practical guidance and the life-changing love of Jesus Christ to men, women and children in homeless situations. Christian Shelter, Inc. is a tax-exempt, charitable organization, provided for through the generosity of God's people. The shelter receives no governmental financial support. While not affiliated with any particular denomination, it receives a large portion of its support from local churches and Christian groups and individuals. Businesses and civic organizations also provide significant support.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Christian Shelter, Inc.
334 Barclay Street
Salisbury, MD 21804

Website: www.christianshelter.org

Phone: 410-749-5673

Email: webmail@christianshelter.org


Organization details

EIN: 521176287

CEO/President: J. Anthony Dickerson

Chairman: Bryan E. Murfree

Board size: 11

Founder:

Year founded: 1982

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Christian Shelter is a temporary, emergency shelter providing safe housing and meals and for men, women and children who are homeless. While a warm bed and a hot meal are the most immediate needs the Shelter satisfies, they are not the most important. The love of God ministered through a caring staff member, who is willing to listen and prepared to point hurting people to resources for employment, counseling, financial assistance and stable housing, offer the possibility of a more lasting change. Even more important, however, is the opportunity to receive the life changing power of Jesus Christ offered to Shelter guests daily through staff prayer and spiritual direction and the ministry of volunteer clergy and church leaders in evening devotions and Sunday worship.


Mission statement

The mission of the Christian Shelter is to minister to the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of people in crisis through the provision of safe shelter, nutritious meals, practical and spiritual direction and the life changing good news of Jesus Christ!


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

D

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating270 of 72563 of 145
Fund acquisition rating12 of 7263 of 145
Resource allocation rating301 of 72667 of 145
Asset utilization rating623 of 725134 of 145

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%0%0%0%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%0%0%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
90%100%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
9%0%0%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
10%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%81%87%100%100%100%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%65%104%77%105%74%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%53%90%77%105%74%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%35%-4%23%-5%26%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%13%-1%6%-1%6%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%19%13%0%0%0%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.620.230.260.210.230.15
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.935.7318.2016.0359.3923.33
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.501.324.703.3613.913.53
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.6115.027.2110.952.362.29
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.070.140.090.420.44
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.248.512.203.250.501.91
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%1%1%1%1%2%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
144%430%384%474%423%649%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$327,143$89,654$102,632$26,095$67,710
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$327,143$89,654$102,632$26,095$67,710
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,545,917$1,542,381$1,542,381$1,523,633$1,512,152
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,545,917$1,542,381$1,542,381$1,523,633$1,512,152
Total assets$1,873,060$1,632,035$1,645,013$1,549,728$1,579,862
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$21,774$12,435$9,376$11,075$29,624
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$21,774$12,435$9,376$11,075$29,624
Debt$0$0$0$5,000$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$5,000$0
Total liabilities$21,774$12,435$9,376$16,075$29,624
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$1,851,286$1,619,600$1,635,637$1,533,653$1,550,238
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,851,286$1,619,600$1,635,637$1,533,653$1,550,238
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$662,256$405,258$445,824$346,300$324,813
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$79$62$47$44$53
Other revenue$181$0$929$0$0
Total other revenue$260$62$976$44$53
Total revenue$662,516$405,320$446,800$346,344$324,866
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$348,768$366,108$344,816$362,929$238,901
Management and general$82,062$55,249$0$0$0
Fundraising$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$430,830$421,357$344,816$362,929$238,901
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$231,686($16,037)$101,984($16,585)$85,965
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$231,686($16,037)$101,984($16,585)$85,965

Compensation

Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History


Program accomplishments

Since Christian Shelter first opened its doors in December, 1980, it has sheltered and ministered to more than 28,400 individuals and has served more than 500,000 meals.


Needs

The annual cost of operating Christian Shelter is significant and steadily rising. It includes all utilities and on-going maintenance and repair of our 60 plus year old, former shirt factory building. It also includes the cost of equipment and supplies needed to house and minister to the needs of up to 72 homeless people, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week year round; and provides a modest remuneration for a very dedicated staff of 3 administrative workers and 10 part-time night and support staff.