NFP of NOTE: Sheltering Wings

March 23, 2009

Sheltering Wings

P.O. Box 92
Danville, IN 46122
Phone: (317) 745-1496
Fax: (317) 745-1497
Web site:
Founded: 1999
Paid employees: 30
Highest-paid staff member: Maria Larrison, CEO, $68,000
Top volunteers: Deb Wesolowski, administrative assistant, five years; Cheryll Forgue, administrative assistant, seven years

Sheltering Wings provides emergency housing for women and children suffering from any form of domestic abuse. We build stable and independent lives through essential programs offered in a supportive and Christ-centered environment.


Maria Larrison, CEO
Michael Garrett, chief development officer
Linda Wells, residential services manager
Andrea Crozier, children's coordinator
Mary Williams, director of marketing and business development


Dan Bond, chairman
Dave Blanford, vice chairman
David Clark, treasurer
Deanna Sanders, secretary
Bobbi Drury
Paul Hardin
Dave Helm
Dawn Harvey Horth
Greg Hylton
Cindy Leffler
Robert Leonard


Children's Life Skills: Children learn about healthy relationships, understanding their emotions, safe baby-sitting, cooking,
                     laundry, Internet safety and first aid.

Women's Life Skills: Women learn about healthy relationships, co-dependency, parenting,
                     job interviewing, resume writing, budgeting, first aid, self-defense, and many other skills for independent living.

Strides to Success: an equine therapeutic program that teaches the ladies about boundaries, self-awareness and self-esteem

The Brownsburg Sertoma Club's annual St. Valentine's Dinner Dance raised $81,000 in 2009.

2007 income: $1,252,494
2007 expenses: $1,144,749
2007 assets: $1,590,287

2008 projected income: $1,102,585
2008 projected expenses: $1,095,448
Fiscal year begins: Jan. 1

2008 income

 Government: 23 percent
United Way: 21 percent
In-kind: 16 percent
Foundations: 12 percent
Corporations: 11 percent
Churches: 9 percent
Other: 8 percent


2008 expenses

Life skills and mentoring: 30 percent
Crisis Intervention: 30 percent
Children's Programs: 21 percent
Prevention, education, outreach: 16 percent
Administrative: 3 percent


Information was provided by Sheltering Wings. Profiled organizations must be based in or serve the Indianapolis area, have Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt status, and must be willing to provide IBJ with detailed financial information.

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