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HELPING ABUSED, NEGLECTED, AT-RISK CHILDREN AND YOUTH.

Our Mission

ShelterKids is dedicated to assisting young victims of abuse, neglect, or foster care disruption. With the help of donations, we provide emergency residential care, temporary housing, counseling and preventative services to help kids transition into a more stable living situation. We are a 501 (C) 3, non-profit organization which has been assisting children and families in crisis since 1978.

Our Programs

Christmas Box House

Provides emergency residential placement and resources for children 0 to 11 years old that are taken into state custody for alleged abuse and neglect. Children receive health, medical and dental screening, transportation and participate in recreational activities.

Homeless Youth Walk-In

Provides food, laundry and shower facilities and overnight shelter for homeless youth under age 18.

Counseling

Available up to 8 weeks for youth ages 8 to 18 and their families for issues such as depression, anxiety, and assistance with runaway and ungovernable youth. Spanish speaking therapists available. Long-term counseling available through Medicaid. Available at both SLC and Riverton locations. 

Substance abuse treatment

Offers a substance abuse assessment and four levels of treatment, including Day Treatment. Intervention plans may include individual therapy, family therapy, life skills group, support group, recreational therapy group and case management. Available at SLC and Riverton locations.

After school programs

Currently offered in Kearns, West Valley and Magna. Students can participate after the parents have signed registration forms. Youth activities include: dancing, multi-media, DJ classes, sports, community service and homework help. 

Milestone Transitional Living Program

Housing for males and females ages 18-21 who are facing homeless-ness in Salt Lake County. Homes are located in West Valley and Sandy.

Emergency Shelter Care

Provides emergency residential placement for youth 12 to 17 years old that are taken into state custody for alleged abuse and neglect. While staying at the Group Homes, youth receive health, medical and dental screening, transportation and participate in recreational activities.

Juvenile Receiving Centers

24 hour, 7 day a week program for crisis counseling for youth and families. Police also bring in runaway and ungovernable youth or youth who have committed minor offenses. The youth stay until a guardian can be contacted and a service plan developed. Available in SLC and Riverton locations.

We Need Your Help!

With the help of donations, we provide emergency residential care, temporary housing, counseling and preventative services to help kids transition into a more stable living situation. Get involved today!
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