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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 (physical or sexual), 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 love, guidance, one-on-one attentions, and basic necessities.

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: 45 days

 Since opening in 2002, Sally's House has served 7,173 vulnerable children & provided 103,461 safe bed nights

Note: Stats are based on the 2020-21 fiscal year 

 

Top five reasons for placement in Sally's House by law enforcement or cps include:

Physical Abuse

Sexual Abuse

Neglect

Abandonment

Criminal Activity in Home