Sheridan House Inc / Sheridan House Family Ministries

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Sheridan House is a multifaceted ministry dedicated to helping families from our Parenting On Purpose radio broadcast to our Residential Boys' Homes, Single Mom Ministry or our Counseling Centers.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Sheridan House Inc
1700 S Flamingo Rd
Davie, FL 33325


Phone: (954) 583-1552


Organization details

EIN: 591258384

CEO/President: Robert Barnes

Chairman: Amy Engelberg

Board size: 17

Founder: Bill Billingsley, Sheridan Hills Baptist Church

Ruling year: 1969

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1992


Sheridan House is committed to offering our community services, which give children and families the opportunity to reach their full, God given, potential; opportunities that might otherwise not be available due to impeding circumstances in the home.

Sheridan House exists because families matter. They matter to God and they matter to us. That's why we provide Answers for Today's Family through our various ministries.

In each ministry we are honoring Christ by serving the needs of children and families. As we encourage, equip, and educate families with God's plan on how to navigate life successfully, we hope to strengthen families, the community, and the kingdom of God. Since 1968, Sheridan House has served over 1,000,000 families in Jesus' name.

Mission statement

The mission of Sheridan House Family Ministries, Inc. is to honor Christ, by serving the needs of children and families.

Statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe in one God, externally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.

We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also that spiritual death, which is separation from God, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature.

We believe that the Lord, Jesus Christ, died for our sins, according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven and in His present life there for us as Advocate.

We believe in the personal, imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord, Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the lost.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating312 of 101054 of 159
Fund acquisition rating139 of 101218 of 159
Resource allocation rating202 of 101229 of 159
Asset utilization rating891 of 1010147 of 159

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,509,456$1,527,193$1,090,839$1,119,785$1,106,665
Short-term investments$761,729$823,230$742,782$699,296$718,955
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,879,992$3,191,682$2,199,612$1,973,871$1,959,436
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$15,147,898$16,533,129$16,319,806$16,508,359$16,842,576
Other long-term assets$470,300$643,100$662,700$713,000$783,900
Total long-term assets$15,618,198$17,176,229$16,982,506$17,221,359$17,626,476
Total assets$20,498,190$20,367,911$19,182,118$19,195,230$19,585,912
Payables and accrued expenses$1,582$0$2,070$2,070$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$1,582$0$2,070$2,070$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,573,977$1,610,357$5,698,417$5,946,861$6,184,384
Total liabilities$1,575,559$1,610,357$5,700,487$5,948,931$6,184,384
Net assets20182017201620152014
Without donor restrictions$17,380,205$16,952,165$11,807,313$11,834,001$11,898,674
With donor restrictions$1,542,426$1,805,389$1,674,318$1,412,298$1,502,854
Net assets$18,922,631$18,757,554$13,481,631$13,246,299$13,401,528
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Total contributions$720,593$512,486$341,426$74,000$67,524
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$57,519$3,950,652$28,814$24,463$55,112
Other revenue$120,000$1,407,428$558,000$527,190$469,289
Total other revenue$177,519$5,358,080$586,814$551,653$524,401
Total revenue$898,112$5,870,566$928,240$625,653$591,925
Program services$423,861$513,883$559,336$565,886$608,163
Management and general$24,739$70,513$76,844$77,842$81,768
Total expenses$457,945$608,671$662,634$670,527$752,548
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$440,167$5,261,895$265,606($44,874)($160,623)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$440,167$5,261,895$265,606($44,874)($160,623)


Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 6/7/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Our calling is to serve children and families... training parents on how to lead their families in a godly way; to do marriage according to God's plan and to raise up children to take responsibility for themselves and to be tomorrow's leaders - not followers.

1968- Pastor Bill Billingsley and Sheridan Hills Baptist Church turn another local church into a Children's Home, beginning with the parsonage as the home for boys.

1974- Bob Barnes becomes Executive Director of Sheridan House. He is currently in his 39th year of service.

1981- Social Services Program to help single parent families with groceries, clothing and furniture.

1984- Four acres of land was donated in South West Broward (Southwest Ranches) for a girl's campus.

1988- The Michael Jeffery Peters Memorial Counseling Center at Sheridan House opens its doors. The counseling center was built to help individuals and families by offering affordable Christian counseling.

1994- The dream of a new campus was unfolded: a 40 acre campus with eight homes for middle school age boys and girls, a counseling center and a program for single moms with housing a daycare.

2001- By God's grace, demonstrated through the generosity of 700 donors, Sheridan House closed on a new 57 acre campus called "The Miracle on Flamingo Road."

2005- The new campus on Flamingo Road opens with three boy's homes, a counseling center, the Single Mom Care Corner and the Family Resource Center (Sheridan House also operates the original four-acre girl's campus at a separate location off Flamingo Road).

2007- The State of Florida votes to give Sheridan House its own license plate called: "The Family Values" License Plate.

2010- launches with website, blogs and a weekday radio broadcast on Reach FM.

2013- Sheridan House Celebrates 45 years of Ministry! weekday radio broadcast covers the state of Florida reaching up to 40,000 listeners per week with over 200,000 visitors per year!

Program accomplishments

Children and Families Served Last Year:

10,909 parenting on purpose website users

4,416 single moms and their children contacts

3,573 individual counseling center sessions

108 boys and their families through the residential program

73,627 attended seminars and speaking engagements


Current Needs:

HOME FOR GIRLS - We have a need for a girls home that will accommodate up to ten (10) at risk teenage girls, live-in house parents and a female Behavior Specialist who is also a licensed mental health counselor. The floor plan on the 9,000 square-foot home would mirror the three existing boys homes at our main campus Funding has been put in place for architectural drawings which have been completed. The Town of Davie has approved the site plan. The estimated cost of construction is $1,086,863.

FAMILY TRAINING CENTER - The completion of a multi-purpose building will provide the vehicle for us to help more people. The 10,000 square-foot building has been designed for the following uses:

- Indoor play and training facility for the boys and girls residing at Sheridan House to include a gym large enough to accommodate a full-court basketball / volleyball court.

- Meeting space to seat up to 300 single moms at single event which our current facility cannot handle.

- Training and meeting space to accommodate marriage and parenting seminars currently held offsite.

The building will also include four breakout / meeting rooms, storage space and a prep-Kitchen A grant in the amount of $50,000 was received in 2014 to fund Architectural Services. The building design is complete. The site plan is approved by the Town of Davie. Our next phase is project funding. Construction costs are estimated at $2,130,279.

SINGLE MOMS VILLAS - The next step in our ministry to single moms is temporary housing to provide these families much needed help and skills necessary to regain their independence. 2017 is the year we break ground on a multi-family housing complex where the families come live with us for 18-months as we train them on handling finances, budgeting and help with job placement and childcare. 3,750 square foot tri-plex has been designed and approved. Engineering drawings and permitting was funded by a donor family. The permit application was submitted to the Town of Davie in October of 2016 (site plan was approved by the Town of Davie). This $525,000 building has received close to 70% of necessary funding through pledges and cash donations. Sheridan House will need help with the balance of $150,000 to complete the buildout including furnishings and landscaping.