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

27, 216

Hours of Service Provided


Volunteer Hours Donated


What's New at Shelter?

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Volunteers needed to help with 5K runs

Do you enjoy the outdoors early on a weekend morning? Would you like to help raise funds for Shelter programs? We’re looking for volunteers for two upcoming 5K runs to help with registration, out on the course, and at the finish line. The first is Shelter, Inc.’s 5K...

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A Basket of Cheer

We want to sincerely thank the employees at Accuity in Evanston who put together Easter Baskets for our Foster Care children. They assembled and donated 40 baskets filled with small gifts and treats for children ages 2-12. Accuity has been a long-time supporter of...

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CVS Health Hosts a Successful Diaper Drive

Recently CVS Health in Northbrook and the Women's Success Network, Northbrook Chapter sponsored a Diaper Drive. They collected 22 packages as well as 5 large cases of diapers. A big thanks to Annette Cooper and all the Women’s Success Network members who helped at the...

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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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