Healthy Families

Strengthening families and enhancing quality of life to improve childhood outcomes.

Foster Care

Traditional, Home of Relative and Emergency Foster Care

Become a Foster Parent

Emergency Housing & Care

Boys Group Home

Jennings Group Home for Girls

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24-Hour Referral Line

Shelter, Inc. is available to assist individuals and families in crisis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You can reach our 24-Hour Referral Line at 847-255-8060.  If we aren’t able to provide assistance within our agency, we will be able to refer you to an agency that can assist you.



Whether is your time, talents, event sponsorship or financial contribution, we need your help!  Learn more about volunteer opportunities at events and more.  Or Donate today and help us to continue providing programs and services to children and adolescents in need.

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Donate Now

Your willingness to contribute will make the difference in lives of a child, as it will allow us to continue offering services and programs to children who are victims of abuse, neglect, are dependent or in need of supervision.  No donation is too small and your generosity will be greatly appreciated by the children and adolescents that rely on our services

About Shelter

Summary of Services

Recorded in 2017

Number of People Served


Days of Care Provided

22, 526

Hours of Service Provided


Volunteer Hours Donated


What's New at Shelter?

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Shamrock Beer Run

  What could be better than beer and running…in March! Shelter, Inc. is proud to be a part of the Shamrock Beer Run on Saturday, March 10th in Arlington Heights. The run starts at 11am with a 5K run/walk complete with 5 beer stops, one at each kilometer serving up...

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Support for a New Database

Shelter, Inc. is grateful to our long-time friends and supporters at the Hanover Township Mental Health Board for their challenge grant of $2,000 toward a new database we have so desperately needed.  We also send a huge ‘thank you’ to those of you who helped us meet...

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Generous Donations made Holiday Wishes Come True

Every year we ask the children in our Foster Care and Healthy Families programs and the group homes what they would like for the holidays. Each child gives us one item of clothing and one toy or personal item they would like. Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of...

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When we first adopted our son, Shelter provided a counselor, we wouldn’t have made it without her…I believe in the staff, I know their hearts are in the right place, I know they are productive, that their services are necessary and that they are good stewards of our money.

Jim Dobbs

Foster Parent & Contributor, President of Woodfield Financial Advisors, Inc.

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