Arrow Youth Emergency Shelter
Our youth shelter in Amarillo, Texas provides emergency shelter and foster care for children who have been removed from their homes because of physical and/or sexual abuse or neglect. The shelter's staff takes care of each child's immediate mental and physical health needs. They then work to complete behavioral assessments of the children during the 30 to 90 days in the shelter. The assessments facilitate the proper future placement of the child, which might include:
- Returning the child home when possible and helping the family obtain resources and services necessary to maintain a safe and nurturing atmosphere for the child;
- Placing the child in basic or therapeutic foster care
- Placing the child in a residential treatment center
- Referring the child for psychiatric evaluation and/or hospitalization
The youth shelter also provides an on-campus school with an accredited teacher for those students having special education needs.