Emergency Youth Shelter
NOYS is known for the shelter program. We are one of the new community based youth services agencies in the state designated by the Office of Juvenile Affairs. The shetler is NOT a detention center or mental health facility. Children stay at the shelter for various reasons includeing: victim of abuse/neglect, runaways, state custody, foster care, treatment facility enter/exit, or a child needing extra supervision.
The shelter provides a "cooling off" period for families. NOYS provides a counselor to resolve crisis in the family.
Our mission is to provide temporary care and supervision for youth who do not have a more apporapite place to live. By law the shelter cannot physically restrain residents. Professional level counseling is avaialble to resident and families.