Juntos

Juntos

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.

We provide:

  • food and shelter
  • comprehensive assessment
  • mental health services
  • therapeutic counseling
  • case management
  • education
  • medical care
  • recreation and enrichment activities
  • court accompaniments
  • linkages with family members or sponsors 

Family reunification is our primary goal. Center For Family Services takes steps to reunite children with their families and to develop a plan for a safe and healthy future for each child.

Once a family member or a sponsor has been identified, Center For Family Services assists with the vetting process and takes steps to ensure a smooth transition process.

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.

Become a shelter parent

 

Other ways you can help

Donate

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Referral Information

Referrals are accepted through the  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement
 

Funder

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement

 

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