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.



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


Days of Care Provided

22, 526

Hours of Service Provided


Volunteer Hours Donated


Jennings Home for Girls

Healthy Families Program

Foster Care

Transitional Living Program

Boys Group Home

Shelter Fundraiser

What's New at Shelter?

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Just One of the Friends

The Friends of Shelter group has been around for over 10 years and supports the Shelter mission through volunteering and sponsoring two annual events—a “Cooking with Class” event in March and a “Trivia Night” in October. They meet once every 6 weeks or so to plan...

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Charity Ball Sponsor Opportunities

Our 30th Annual Charity Ball is still a couple of months away, but we’re already planning for another exciting event. We’re looking for individuals and companies who would like to sponsor and/or donate items for our auctions. Please contact Barb Mazursky...

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All Smiles at our Healthy Families Graduation

Shelter, Inc. held a graduation celebration on Wednesday, August 16 for all the families who have participated in the Healthy Familiesprogram for 5 years. This vital program offers a variety of services through home visitation that may include providing referrals for...

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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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