Youth Shelter Care provides crisis intervention services to families with children aged 0-18 throughout Humboldt, Hamilton, Wright, Calhoun, Pocahontas and Webster Counties. This service can assist families that are faced with a wide array of crisis situations, some of which may involve marital conflicts/divorce, domestic violence, child abuse/neglect, parental concerns, child behavior problems, threat of runaway, depression and suicide prevention. A Crisis counselor will contact the family immediately and arrange to meet with the family in home or office. The Crisis Counselor will develop a crisis plan with the family. The goal of this service is to help the family to resolve the immediate crisis and provide resources, tools, community connections and supports to help families to keep their children safe and protected and to enhance their stability and well being.
Youth Shelter Care also provides Child Welfare Emergency Services (CWES) Alternative Services to youth and their families in our six county areas. This service is available to children and families on a 24/7 basis and assists families with resolving an immediate crisis situation in order to keep children safely within their own homes. This service is a component of the Alternative Services offered through our shelter CWES contract and referrals come from the Department of Human Services, Juvenile Court Services and Law Enforcement Agencies.