Street Outreach Services Program
The Shelter Care Inc. Street Outreach Services program continues to address the needs of runaway, homeless and street youth and their families in the community by providing outreach services that promote safety, well being, self sufficiency and permanent connections with caring adults. This program not only helps youth leave the streets, but also assists them in moving and adjusting to a safe and appropriate living arrangement. The Street Outreach Services program engages youth through harm reduction and trauma informed approaches to build healthy, trusting relationships between youth and the qualified staff who provide direction and support. A range of education, intervention, and prevention services are offered to at-risk youth up to the age of 22 including those subjected to sexual abuse or exploitation.
The comprehensive services of the Street Outreach Services program address the immediate needs of youth by providing food, clothing and shelter. Services provided include the following:
- Street-based outreach and education
- 24-hour access to emergency shelters
- 24-hour telephone services including crisis hotline
- Survival aid
- Individual assessments
- Treatment and counseling
- Case management
- Education and employment supports
- Job readiness
- Information and referrals; crisis and trauma intervention
- Transportation; and aftercare
We are currently working on adding additional services at a “Drop in Center” that will include: food, clothing, showers, laundry facilities, computer access, and emotional support.
If you or someone you know could benefit from the Street Outreach Services, please call our 24 hour hotline: 330-253-7632.
The facility phone number is 234-571-2807 during regular business hours.