About Our Shelter
The Night’s Shield Children’s Shelter is a private, non-profit organization that provides twenty-four hour emergency shelter for abused, neglected and/or abandoned children from the entire state. As a child care institution, licensed by the state of Illinois, we provide a secure, nurturing and home-like setting for the children. Our hope is to help reduce the current trauma these children are experiencing by providing them with support and nurturing.
A primary goal of The Night’s Shield is to keep sibling groups together as often as possible. Often, children in need of shelter are faced not only with separation from their parents and home, but also from their siblings. For this reason, The Night’s Shield accepts both male and female children from newborn to 18 years of age.