emergency housing for children and adolescents


1616 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL  60004

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Shelter, Inc. provides community based, emergency and longer-term housing for children and adolescents who are abused, neglected, dependent or in need of supervision.


Since 1975, Shelter, Inc. has provided the emotional and physical care, programs and services that these children need to build safer, healthier and brighter futures.

Shelter, Inc. is:

  • Accredited by the Council on Accreditation
  • Accredited by Healthy Families America
  • Licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
  • A non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation
  • Governed by a Board of Directors
  • Supported by funds from Elk Grove, Palatine, Schaumburg, Vernon and Wheeling townships; United Way, local municipalities, corporations, foundations, private donations, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Illinois Department of Human Services.


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Charity Ball

Save the Date!

27th Annual Charity Ball

Friday, November 14th


2014 Honorary Chairs:

Alisa and Rick Heidner

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Barrington High School IT Program

Kids Helping Kids

Many thanks to the students in Barrington High School's IT Campaign for all their hard work in raising $10,041.91 to donate to Shelter.  This donation will go a long way in helping to support Shelter's programs and services for abused and neglected children and adolescents and we're honored to have been selected for this generous contribution.


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5K Run/Walk 4 Kidz





Thank you to everyone that participated in and sponsored our 5K Run/Walk 4 Kidz!

For Information on Becoming an Event Sponsor or Attending Next Year's Event:

Contact Barb Mazursky, Special Events Coordinator
847-590-6188 x 21
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Directions (click the link below for the location on Google maps):
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Michael Portelli Memorial Golf Outing

10th Anniversary Celebration of the Michael Portelli Memorial Golf Outing

Held on: Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Mackray Memorial Golf Club, Barrington



View our 2014 Golf Invitation Video Here


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