A safe haven
for children & families
Make A Real Change In Someone’s Life
How You Can Help
Volunteering for The Night’s Shield provides children and families with nurturing community resources, YOU! It gives the community a chance to learn about our programs and teaches the children the impact and importance volunteers provide.
While we are able to provide shelter, food and basic needs for our residents, it is financially challenging to provide extra activities that nourish their mental and physical health. It is through donations and fundraising efforts that we are able to provide additional services and activities for children and families.
Family Advocacy Center
Our current focus is our Family Advocacy Center program, which offers a variety of services to help strengthen families and relationships in our communities including:
Case Management & Client Advocacy
Family Store – food and clothing assistance
Our Mission & History
Our mission is to provide a safe haven to children, especially sibling groups, who are in crisis. For over 12 years, we’ve worked directly with children who have been victims of abuse, abandonment, and/or neglect. We’ve also worked on the prevention side, providing care for children who are at a significant risk of becoming victims of child abuse. Through shelter and support, we minimize loss and strengthen the children for the road that lies ahead of them.
Safe Haven To Children
With the support of our wonderful community, The Night’s Shield has provided over 19,000 nights of care to over 1400 children ages 0 to 18 from the entire state of Illinois. In addition, we have helped provide food, clothing, formula, diapers and other household needs to families in crisis within our local communities.
We’ve also worked on the prevention side, providing care for children who are at a significant risk of becoming victims of child abuse. Through shelter and support, we minimize loss and strengthen children for the road that lies ahead of them.