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Shelters for Youth in Oakland County

Shelter's can be a safe place to go when you do not have permanent housing. See what options are available to you in Oakland County. 

Review the descriptions and click on the links below. 

The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is a free and safe 24-hour shelter that provides 3-week residential counseling to runaways and youths in crisis between the ages of 10-17, with the goal of reuniting youths with their families.  For information on how to be accepted into the program, call our 24-hour Crisis and Resource Helpline at 800-231-1127. 

A Step Forward

A Step Forward provides a safe and home-like transitional living shelter for homeelss youths ages 16-21, who are seeking self-sufficiency.  The program also provides counseling, job training, career development, educational assistance, financial subsidies and medical assistance to program participants for up to 21 months.  For information and instructions on how to get a young person into the program, call our 24-hour Crisis and Resource Helpline at 800-231-1127. 


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Fostering Success Michigan is a statewide initiative that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline." 

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