The Children’s Home and Teen Shelter


“The Teen Shelter was the most stable place I have ever been”, Queen said. She knew what stability was but had never experienced it. One day she found herself homeless after conflict with one parent and the other gravely ill. She had been to the shelter on more than one occasion but was now at the age where she knew where she needed to be to have a chance at a better life. They worked with her to finish high school, graduated at mid-semester and entered Midwestern State University in the Spring. She had done the work and the staff at the shelter helped her get started for college. From scholarships, to everything she needed for her dorm room, they were with her all the way. She had a great first semester and looking forward to the fall and eventually getting an Accounting Degree, so her opportunities are limitless.

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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