Even a single instance of abuse or neglect is one too many for Sally Kate Winters Family Services. Sadly, there is significantly more than one instance of abuse or neglect every year. However, our goal at Sally Kate Winters is to bring that number to zero. It’s a lofty goal, but big problems require bigger solutions.
The Sally Kate Winters Family Services Emergency Shelter Program provides shelter and crisis intervention services for abused, neglected, and homeless children. The emergency shelter program seeks to bring humanity, love, and respect into the lives of children during their time of crisis. Serving up to twelve children at any one time representing the ages of birth through seventeen, this program provides a wholesome, homelike environment for up to a 45-day placement.
Located in West Point, the program is available for children located in the thirteen county service areas. Referrals for services are made by the Mississippi Department of Child Protective Services. Emergency shelter services are also extended outside the targeted geographic area as a means of eliminating gaps in service for children within the state foster care system. The shelter is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to children in need. It is the goal of the staff and board of directors to provide not only shelter for these children, but also opportunities for social, emotional and educational growth.
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