In 1995, Boysville opened the Emergency Shelter as an expansion of our emergency care services. In 2004, in an effort to keep sibling groups together in a time of crisis, the shelter began accepting infants into the program. Our shelter now accepts children ages infant to 17, providing crisis intervention and assessment 24 hours a day for children needing emergency child care. The average stay for a child at the shelter is 30 days. While placement is short term, the services provided are comprehensive and outcome related.
This month, the sheriff’s office and the county Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services announced plans to establish a Crisis Intervention Team Assessment Center in Leesburg.