29th Annual Charity Ball

Friday, November 18th, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago.

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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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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


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