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Sally's House Emergency Foster Care 

    Sally's House is an emergency receiving facility for children 2 to 12 years of age that are removed from their home due to abuse, neglect, abandonment or criminal activity. Children are only brought to Sally's House by local law enforcement or Child Protective Services. Sally's House provides a caring, safe and loving home for up to 20 children at one time.

These children can stay for up to 90 days (with option for a court ordered extension), while the Department of Children and Family Services has time to find a relative or appropriate foster placement for the children. While at Sally's House, children receive clothing, toys, nutritious meals, a regular schedule of activities and field trips.

Children also are able to attend their school of origin or participate in preschool at Sally's House. Children receive tutoring and reading assistance and life skills during their stay.

Average Length of Stay: 68 days

Since opening in 2002, Sally's House has served 3,313 vulnerable children.

Top five reasons for placement in Sally's House and removal from the home include:

Neglect

Abuse

Sexual Abuse

Failed Foster Placement

Substance Abuse.