We provide shelter and residential treatment-type services for troubled children between the ages of 10 and 18 years who manifest emotional, behavioral or social adjustment type problems in accordance with the requirements of appropriate state regulatory agencies.
These children may be referred for treatment by any source including, but not limited to, the Summit County Juvenile Court or the Summit County Children Services Board to provide for such services as housing, clothing, food service, education and employment opportunities, individual and group counseling, recreation, transportation, medical and psychological care and services and full time supervision.
The primary purpose of this program is to give immediate assistance to both the young person and the family in a time of crisis. The services include short-term residential care, drop-in counseling, a 24-hour telephone hotline, and assistance in finding alternative living situations when necessary.
Shelter Care provides long-term residential treatment through the Shelter Home Program. Each shelter home is staffed with a full-time, live-in married couple and has a capacity for four children between the ages of 12 and 18. This family model is designed to provide stability and teach responsible living. Both the shelter home parents and the children are given supportive help through a qualified staff of therapists and case managers.