Healthy Families

Strengthening families and enhancing quality of life to improve childhood outcomes.

Foster Care

Traditional, Home of Relative and Emergency Foster Care

Become a Foster Parent

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 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

About Shelter

Summary of Services

Recorded in 2017

Number of People Served

2,472

Days of Care Provided

22, 526

Hours of Service Provided

7,069

Volunteer Hours Donated

8,066

What's New at Shelter?

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Help Make Holiday Wishes Come True

Every child deserves to feel they are cared for, especially during the holidays. Each year we ask the children in Shelter’s Foster Care and Healthy Families programs what they wish for. They may include one item of clothing and one toy or personal item. Please help us...

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Trivia Night Was a Blast

Friends of Shelter sponsored another spooktacularly successful Trivia Night! Old friends and new shared the fun between Taffy Apples, trivia, silent auction items, table theme contests, munchies and lots of laughter. The winning brains table had 80 out of 100...

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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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