Crisis Services provides a safe and nurturing environment for youth experiencing homelessness or family crisis. A full range of shelter and support services are available 24 hours for young people ages birth through 21 – one of the broadest age ranges served by a local crisis services provider – on a walk-in/self referral basis or through placement by parents, guardians, law enforcement or outreach and other social services agencies. It provides respite for family members or caregivers – parents, foster or adoptive parents, or other relatives or guardians – from the ongoing responsibilities of caring for children in the home, and protecting children from the potential of abuse or neglect. This program is free of charge to parents and care givers.
The Martha E. Jones Center provides an atmosphere conducive to young people stabilizing their situation and being able to establish a longer-term, sustainable life plan. The Center offers spacious bedrooms where families can stay together, and a variety of large, open living and recreation areas. Since many of those served are teen mothers, equipment and supplies for infants are available along with a playroom for children. The increased capacity of the Martha E. Jones Center allows the program to offer more specialized services and classes including those focused on parenting, job-preparedness, education, and other life skill training.
In some cases, young people can transition to Marygrove’s Therapeutic Residential Treatment, Transitional or Independent Living Programs, which are longer-term and provide a wider range of support services.
Click here to read the press release on the Expansion of Marygrove’s Crisis Services Program!
For placement or admission:
Crisis Services– 314-830-6272