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, in our Thrift Store 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


Days of Care Provided

27, 216

Hours of Service Provided


Volunteer Hours Donated


What's New at Shelter?

Stay Connected With Current & Upcoming Events

Charity Ball Sponsorship Opportunites

Our 29th Annual Charity Ball is still 3 months away, but we’re already hard at work planning for another successful event. We’re looking for individuals and companies who would like to sponsor and/or donate items for our auctions. Please contact Barb Mazursky... read more

Shelter Thrift Store is Closing September 24th

It is with great sadness that, after 35 years, we will be closing our Shelter, Inc. Thrift Store (622 S. Roselle Rd. in Schaumburg) on September 24th. Over the years, there have been many changes and challenges in the economic climate. Today there is fierce... read more

It’s Back to School Time

Thank you to all the companies, organizations and individuals who helped to make this year’s Back-to-School Backpack Drive successful! We filled and distributed over 100 backpacks to children in our Foster Care, Healthy Families and group home programs.    ... 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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