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, 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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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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Generous Grants Support our Programs

The Barrington Junior Women’s Club (BJWC) recently awarded a $3,000 grant to Shelter to support our Special Assistance Fund. This money provides critical services such as doctor visits, medical equipment, prescriptions and personal hygiene products for our children... read more

Mothers Day at the Marriott

Three of our Foster Care families were treated to a fabulous Mother’s Day weekend courtesy of the Marriott Hotels and three local restaurants. Families were provided dinner on Saturday night and suites at the Courtyard Marriott at Arlington Heights and Algonquin... read more

We Appreciate our Volunteers!

On Wednesday, April 27th, Shelter held a volunteer appreciation event for all the people who help us. Over 30 people, many who are long-time volunteers at our Thrift Store, participated in the light meal and presentations held at Pilot Pete’s restaurant in Schaumburg.... 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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