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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Shelter Offices Get a New Coat of Paint

Our many volunteers recently pulled out their paint brushes and helped paint our Development and Healthy Families offices. Volunteers play a vital role at Shelter, Inc., many of whom volunteer and give their time and skills to support Shelter on an ongoing basis. For...

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“Cooking with Class” – Learn How to Prepare a Gourmet Meal

On Tuesday, March 14th, Friends of Shelter will be hosting a “Cooking with Class” event. We are entering our 8th year for this event which draws approximately 100 people to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Schaumburg. We invite you to join us! During this evening of...

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Shamrock Beer Run is Saturday, March 18th

What could be better than beer and running…in March? Shelter, Inc., is proud to be a part of the Shamrock Beer Run on Saturday, March 18th in Arlington Heights. The run starts at 11 am with a 5K run/walk complete with 5 beer stops, one at each kilometer serving up 3...

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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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