EIN 38-2967006

Self Help Alternative Living Opportunities of Mi (SHALOM)

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We serve a vulnerable population, adults with disabilities, thru the love & wholeness of Jesus christ; providing loving extended family homes for 32 residents; travel Opportunities, worship and recreational camps; also social & work opportunties throu...

Program areas at SHALOM

SHALOM provided residential extended-family homes for over 40 residents and their care-provider families including state-licensed Adult Foster Care and independent supported living for men and women. These Christ- centered homes provide encouragement, love and structure. Residents become part of the Shalom community which allows them to participate in many social and support opportunities.
With Covid protocols in place, over 40 participants worked in our Farm, Woolery and Thrift Store operations. Woolery participants work together in teams to skirt and wash wool, run several machines, weave on looms and make dryer balls, cat toys, banners and other products in a supportive and safe atmosphere. Farm participants work with sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens and alpaca while experiencing gardening and other year-round projects(gathering eggs and caring for rabbits). Our annual Farm Days were modified to allow visitors to tour the farm while remaining in their vehicles. Our Spring maple sap and syrup harvest was limited due to Michigan weather. By Fall, outdoor operations resumed to allow our regular harvests. Participants worked alongside community volunteers Thrift Store and at art shows and assist in the cleaning, processing and sale of donated items. These activities are made possible through our nine full and part-time staff/coaches and more than 50 regular volunteers. Several of our participants beautifully expanded their skills to involve woodworking, painting and furniture making.
SHALOM provided a January, 2020 experience for 30 adults with disabilities in partnership with 20 community chaperones and staff. This two-day event at Gull Lake Ministries was sponsored by GraceSpring Bible Church in Richland, Michigan. The fun and fellowship included rock wall climbing, basketball, bowling, air hockey, pickelball and much more. Covid protocols enacted soon after limited opportunities for additional activities throughout the year. Once weather allowed for outdoor activities, progress resumed on construction of our new Woolery building which was 75% complete by year-end.

Form 990s for SHALOM

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-02-18990View PDF
2018-122019-10-28990View PDF
2017-122018-10-16990View PDF
2016-122017-09-14990View PDF
2015-122017-03-22990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Self Help Alternative Living Opportunities of Mi (SHALOM)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF)In Honor of Pat, Joe and David O'Keefe$75,000
 View purchase optionsGeneral Operating$39,100
 View purchase optionsMatching Grant$1,200

Financials for SHALOM

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$301,622
Program services$139,881
Investment income and dividends$3,199
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$700
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$13,956
Miscellaneous revenues$32,050
Total revenues$491,408

Personnel at SHALOM

Keith LohmanExecutive Director$55,662
Gary SteensmaVice President$0
Garry WaltonSecretary$0
 View purchase optionsPresident$0
 View purchase optionsTreasurer$0
...and 2 more key personnel
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Self Help Alternative Living of Mi
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General information
PO Box 265
Kalamazoo, MI 49004
Metro area
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
Kalamazoo County, MI
Website URL
(269) 382-3840
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
P82: Developmentally Disabled Centers and Services
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
Parent/child status