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.

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Volunteer

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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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

Summary of Services

Recorded in 2014

Number of People Served

2,870

Days of Care Provided

27, 216

Hours of Service Provided

7,813

Volunteer Hours Donated

8,916

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 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 28 names... read more

Volunteers Make the Difference

After retiring from Zurich NA, Larry Collins was looking for a new challenge. He wanted to give back to his community and make a difference. He now volunteers about 8 hours per week reaching out to local businesses to tell them about our programs and volunteer... read more

Young Professionals Group

Young people looking to get more involved with Shelter, Inc. are encouraged to join our Associates Board. It’s a fun group of young professionals who volunteer, fundraise, coordinate events and raise awareness of Shelter’s programs. It’s a great way to network and... 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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