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Youth Emergency Shelters

*Clients must have a referral from Children, Youth and Families or the juvenile justice system to qualify for this service. Children or their families cannot apply for placement directly.*

Our Youth Emergency Shelter serves youth at risk for abuse, neglect, homelessness and other family crises. It is staffed with caring counselors who try to provide youth with as smooth an experience as possible during their stay, and who help them build confidence and make positive choices.

Who is eligible?

Youth between the ages of 13 and 18 in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems.

How does it work?

Our shelter provides a stable, temporary residence where youth receive basic necessities such as:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Medical care
  • Drug, alcohol, and mental health counseling
  • Independent living skills training

How do I enroll?

Youth are referred through Children, Youth and Families in their home county only. Clients cannot be placed directly by family or by themselves.

Meta Description: 

Youth Emergency Shelters provide temporary housing for adolescents in the child-welfare or juvenile justice system.