Juntos provides temporary shelter to unaccompanied children and teenagers who have crossed the southern border into the United States and are in need of a safe place to live.
Our goal is to help children through these difficult circumstances and to minimize the impact by providing a warm and caring home that seeks to reunite children with their family.
Services are focused on the safety of every child in our care. We utilize a Nurtured Heart, a trauma informed care approach, which emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for the children in our care and helps them rebuild a sense of control.
- food and shelter
- comprehensive assessment
- mental health services
- therapeutic counseling
- case management
- medical care
- recreation and enrichment activities
- court accompaniments
- linkages with family members or sponsors
Through the Juntos program, Center For Family Services operates:
• A caring shelter home for 20 girls ages 13-17;
• A caring shelter home for 20 boys ages 13-17;
• A caring shelter home for teen mothers and their babies (10 mothers and 12 babies);
• Up to 38 short-term shelter homes in the community for pregnant teens, sibling groups or children under 12.
Become a Shelter Home Parent
Juntos is actively seeking kind caregivers to become shelter home parents, opening their home to provide temporary, short-term care for a child or a sibling group or a pregnant teen. Shelter home parents play an important role in 1) caring for young children; 2) keeping teen moms together with their babies; and 3) keeping sibling groups together while we work on a plan to reunite the children with family.
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