Emergency Shelter Homes
Our emergency shelters are group homes where children live temporarily while the child’s guardians and authorities decide on the best plan of action for long-term care of the child.
These are much like our group homes, as 8-10 children may live in one home with two house parents who care and provide for the children. They have access to church, community and school activities when applicable.
We have two emergency shelters, one in Decatur and the other in Oxford. Many times these house both boys and girls, with girls on one hallway and boys on the other.
Our house parents are loving, Christian individuals and couples who have been though a rigorous screening process including criminal history background checks, fingerprinting and training.
Children in our care are encouraged to maintain relationships with family and friends when possible. They have access to our Pathways Professional Counselors if needed, and we meet their medical as well as spiritual, emotional and physical needs.
We work with all involved to ensure the best possible care for every child in our ministry.