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Emergency Shelter Program —
A Safe Haven in the Storm

The Gerard Academy Emergency Shelter Program provides short-term placements (2-3 days) for youth in need of emergency shelter when they cannot stay in their homes because of unsafe circumstances, unstable homes, or legal problems involving parents.

Snapshot


Emergency Shelter Program


Youth Served: Boys and Girls, ages 6-18

Treatment Needs: Youth in crisis situations who need immediate, short-term (2-3 days) emergency shelter when they cannot remain at home.

Program Model/Services

  • Emergency short-term shelter for youth who cannot remain in their homes
  • 24/7 access to services
  • Shelter care referrals are screened to ensure safety for current Gerard Academy residents

Accreditation/Licensing

  • Accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services (COA)
  • Licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • Licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health
  • New Dominion School accredited by by AdvancEd
  • Named NAMI's Provider of the Year for 2012

Referral Sources

  • Department of Juvenile Services
  • Departments of Social Services
  • Core Service Agencies
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