The Children’s Home and Teen Shelter


Life seemed normal for 16 year old Kate until her mom was laid off and they found themselves with no where to live. They moved from motel to motel until her mom decided to move in with an old boyfriend. Kate knew it was not a safe place for her and she turned to her school counselor for help. The counselor referred her to the Teen Shelter as she knew Kate would be safe there. She found mental and physical security there. They helped her find a job and even got help for her mom. Social Services helped Kate’s mom find a job and a new place to live. The shelter and state services helped this family out of crisis. Kate wants to go to college to eventually help those who are facing a similar situation.

The Children’s Home and Teen Shelter provide basic care and emergency shelter for abused, neglected, runaway and homeless youth 17 months to 17 years of age in North Texas serving an 11 county region. All youth are provided shelter, case management, supervision, food, clothing, counseling, daily living skills training, tutoring, and referrals for medical/psychological counseling services. All children are provided basic care items such as clothing, grooming needs, toys, books, and school supplies. Most importantly, they provide a safe place for these children to live.

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