– MARC, Teen Impacted by an LSF Youth Shelter
As many as 2.8 million children run away* from home each year. CINS/FINS Residential services offer short-term, residential shelters for runaways and troubled youth, as well as individual and family counseling. Our goal is to protect and house teens in crisis. The goal of shelters for runaway youth and children is to help reunite families, identify issues, and help resolve them. We also want to help young people remain out of the juvenile justice system through our prevention and intervention activities.
LSF has an approximately 98% success rate of youth returning home to their families to rebuild their lives, following their stay at our shelters. LSF shelters are managed and run by staff trained to understand, work with, and advocate for teens in trouble. Youth often face challenging times that require guidance, that is why our team of Master’s-educated professionals and highly trained staff provide a full range of services for troubled youth, ages 10-17, including:
Making the decision to leave home is not an easy decision. If a child or youth you know is seeking shelter, they may have reached a breaking point. They simply cannot face another day of school bullying, parental abuse, stress, or hunger.
Many people believe returning home is a simple process for teens but that is not always true. Most do not have a healthy home environment to return home to. More than 50% of young people who end up in shelters or experience homelessness ended up there because they may have been kicked out or their parents know they left the home. LGBTQIA+ children and youth are at especially elevated risk. 40% of all youth experiencing homelessness are members of that community. Some teens cannot return home to an abusive environment, or drug and alcohol issues at home. Helping a child or youth find a safe place can save their life.
Life on the street can be dangerous and put you at risk for some serious harm. Life at home may be really difficult right now but you may want to continue going to school, and continue living your life as best you can. You don’t have to do it alone. At an LSF Youth Shelter we offer more than a warm meal and a place to sleep at night, we can help you find solutions to the issues you are facing at home. LSF offers shelter, food and help. Here is how we can help you:
5127 Eastland St.
Crestview, FL 32539
4610 W. Fairfield Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32506
Oasis Youth Shelter
3642 Central Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
3634 Central Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
LYS is a Basic Center Program that provides short-term crisis and residential treatment for youth 10-17 years old. Master’s level counselors provide individual, group and family therapy to reunite families torn apart by conflict.
Basic Center Program
Helps runaway and homeless youth under the age of 18. BCP seeks to reunite youth with their families, whenever possible, or to locate appropriate alternative placements.
BCP provides the following services:
Lippman Youth Shelter
221 NW 43rd. Ct.
Oakland Park, FL 33309
Community Counseling Services
Broward Family Center
2700 W. Cypress Creek Rd. Suite D131
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-486-4222
LSF is a designated SAFE PLACE organization serving as a partner with local businesses and schools to provide access to immediate resources for youth seeking help. Project SAFE PLACE is a national network of voluntary community sites where youth in need of help can go for safe refuge, safety, and shelter. LSF is the designated SAFE PLACE provider in areas with LSF Youth Shelters.