Emergency Youth Shelter
NOYS is known for the shelter program. We are one of the few community based youth services agencies in the state designated by the Office of Juvenile Affairs. The shelter is NOT a detention center or mental health facility. Children stay at the shelter for various reasons including: 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. Professional level counseling is available to residents and families.
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.