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 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

22, 526

Hours of Service Provided


Volunteer Hours Donated


What's New at Shelter?

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Back to School Backpacks

Every year we ask for volunteers to take the name of a child and help put together a backpack full of school supplies they’ll need for the new school year. This year we’re fortunate to have the support of a few companies and individuals, but we still have 22 names...

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Local Grant Supports Boys and Girls Homes

The Rotary Club of Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates recently awarded Shelter with a generous grant of $2,600 to make long-overdue repairs to the bathroom in our Transitional Living Program group home. This program works with older boys in the Foster Care system to teach...

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Local Student Helps New Families with Baskets

For her Bat Mitzvah, Sloane wanted to help new mothers and their babies at Shelter, Inc. She came up with the idea of newborn baskets filled with everything a new mom would need:  pacifier, diapers, wipes, swaddle blanket, onesie and much more. With the help of some...

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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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