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

24 7 icon

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.

Donate circular icon on white background

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


Days of Care Provided

22, 526

Hours of Service Provided


Volunteer Hours Donated


What's New at Shelter?

Stay Connected With Current & Upcoming Events

Make a Difference at Shelter

Make a Difference Day is celebrated across the country on October 28th to highlight how volunteering can change lives, both for the people who volunteer and those who benefit. Please consider supporting Shelter, Inc. by sharing your time and talents to support our...

read more

Charity Ball Kick Off

  September 26th was the official kick-off for our 30th annual Charity Ball. Over 50 people gathered at the Hyatt Hotel in Schaumburg to hear about plans for this special anniversary event. Accuity and Hanover Township Mental Health Board were recognized for their...

read more

A Spooky Trivia Night

Friends of Shelter is again sponsoring a Trivia Night on Saturday, October 28th at 6pm at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago. Bring a team of 8 to sit together and win a prize for the best-themed table! Participants can bring their own food and soft drinks;...

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.

Share This