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


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Help Shelter While You Shop

Did you know that you can raise money for Shelter while you shop at your favorite store online? iGive is a program that donates a portion of the money you spend back to your favorite charity—Shelter, Inc.! All you have to do is sign up at and choose...

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It’s Back to School Time

Thank you to all the companies, organizations and individuals who helped to make this year’s Back-to-School Backpack Drive successful! We filled and distributed over 120 backpacks to children in our Foster Care, Healthy Families and group home programs. If you would...

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Did you know that Shelter, Inc. has a LinkedIn page? Or a SnapChat account? Help spread the word about our programs by liking us on Facebook, following us onTwitter, and signing up for emails. Please share with your friends and family,...

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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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