Healthy Families

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

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Foster Care

Traditional, Home of Relative and Emergency Foster Care

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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, in our Thrift Store and more.  Or Donate today and help us to continue providing programs and services to children and adolescents in need.

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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

Summary of Services

Recorded in 2014

Number of People Served


Days of Care Provided

27, 216

Hours of Service Provided


Volunteer Hours Donated


What's New at Shelter?

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Local Grant Supports Boys and Girls Homes

The Arlington Heights Noon Rotary Club recently awarded Shelter a generous grant of $1,500 to support boys and girls who need emergency housing in the Northwest suburbs. Our homes provide much more than a safe place to recover; they offer medical and counseling... read more

Great Day for Golf

On Wednesday June 15th, Shelter hosted the 12th Annual Michael Portelli Memorial Golf Outing at the Makray Memorial Golf Course in Barrington. Almost 100 golfers enjoyed the wonderful weather on the course and a dinner afterward. Many thanks to our sponsors: ... read more

Christmas in June

The St. Simons Episcopal Church in Arlington Heights has been a generous supporter of Shelter over the years. This year they again sponsored a “Christmas in June” clothing and toy drive for the children in our Foster Care and Healthy Families programs. All the support... read more

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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