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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Rotary Club of Palatine Support

Last week Shelter, Inc. was awarded a generous grant from the Rotary Club of Palatine.  We at Shelter are continually inspired by the dedication and generosity of donors like the Rotary Club of Palatine, who support our mission year after year! The awards ceremony and...

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There’s No Place Like Home…

There’s No Place Like Home… Saturday, March 4th the Kappa Delta Alumni group celebrated its 12th annual Trivia Night at the Elk Grove Pavilion. The proceeds from this fun event help support Shelter and the programs we offer to help and protect children who are abused...

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Wine Tasting Event

Please join the Shelter Associates Board at a Wine Tasting event on Thursday, March 9th from 5-7pm at D’Vine Wine (243 E. Northwest Highway) in Palatine. Advance tickets are $25, or 5 tickets for $100 (additional $5 per ticket if purchased at the door). D’Vine Wine is...

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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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