Emergency Group Homes

Shelter, Inc.’s Boys Group Home and Jennings Group Home for Girls provide emergency housing for boys and girls ages 11 through 17.  The homes provide a cooling-off period for families who are experiencing parent-child conflicts, adolescents running away from home or a family crisis such as; eviction, divorce, unemployment, homelessness, parental or guardian hospitalization and domestic violence.

Shelter, Inc.’s group homes contribute toward an adolescent’s stability by providing care in familiar surroundings, close to schools, friends, teachers and counselors.  While in our care, it is our goal to have children attend their own schools and to offer support and resources to reunite parents and children as soon as possible.


Emergency Group Home Services Include:

  • 24-hour availability, 365 days a year
  • Safe and stable environment
  • Professional staff
  • Health screening for each adolescent by Shelter, Inc.’s nursing consultant
  • Transportation to the adolescent’s own school whenever possible
  • Health Screening
  • Assistance with basic personal needs
  • Individual, group and family counseling at each group home facility
  • Life-skills training
  • Reunification of adolescents and their families whenever possible
  • Follow-up services thirty days after placement has ended

Referrals to Shelter, Inc’s emergency group homes can be made by:

  • Social service agencies
  • School or medical personnel
  • Police departments
  • Parents
  • Clergy
  • Concerned citizen
  • Adolescents (self-referral)

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