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 Shop 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?

Stay Connected With Current & Upcoming Events

Shelter in the News

The Northwest Herald came out recently to cover the grand reopening event for Shelter’s Thrift Store. You can read the article on the Northwest Herald’s website. The article includes a video shot at the event so be sure to check it... read more

Thrift Shop Grand Reopening Event

Please join us on Saturday, January 30th for our Grand Reopening Celebration at the Shelter Thrift Shop! We have been renovating and redesigning the store to provide a better shopping experience. Festivities will begin at 10am with a discount for customers who bring... 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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