Class of Housing/Services: Emergency Youth Shelter for children ages 10-19
Ocean Harbor House:
We maintain an Emergency Youth Shelter for children ages 10-19 with emergency housing needs, a dynamic outreach program that works with thousands of youth annuall
Our 12 bed shelter provides a safe haven for youth in crisis, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. With a goal of family reunification, our staff works closely with parents and extended family members to create a partnership that not only resolves the presenting crisis, but provides long term family stability. This is accomplished by providing a variety of counseling services and support groups. The program is licensed as an Emergency Children's Shelter, by the NJ Division of Youth and Family Services. In addition, the program meets federal guidelines established by the US Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, for the operation of a federally funded Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter. Picture Back of ShelterCore services provided by the program include emergency shelter for youth ages 10-19, food, clothing and medical services. In addition, the program provides 24-hour hotline services, drop-in services, counseling, education, prevention and case management services. Youth, parents, police, schools and other community agencies can access our shelter program through our shelter-based hotline - (732) 929-0660. This line is staffed 24 hours a day to assess a youth and family's crisis needs and determine eligibility for admission. Youth who pose a danger to themselves or others may require referrals for alternate placement services, but our program may still provide a variety of non-residential support. ALL SERVICES ARE FREE, VOLUNTARY AND CONFIDENTIAL
How To Volunteer at Toms River Emergency Youth Shelter:
Be a volunteer. Call Toms River Emergency Youth Shelter at (732) 929-0660 for current volunteer work opportunities.
As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:
ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.
In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.
Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.
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