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


What's New at Shelter?

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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 in south Arlington Heights. The...

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Local Churches and Businesses Help with Group Home Landscaping

Recently a group from the Southminster Presbyterian & 1st Presbyterian churches donated their time and energy to a Spring cleaning of the yard at the Boy’s Group Home in Palatine. The group raked leaves, cleaned gutters, and spread mulch on the 5-acre property....

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Run was Fun

We want to thank everyone who came out for our 11th annual 5K Run/Walk for Kidz. The weather cooperated (no rain!) and we had over 140 participants who ran or walked, some with their families and even their dogs. This year we had several teams participate, including...

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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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