Protecting and Housing Teens in Crisis

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) helps adolescents live healthier lives and remain out of the juvenile justice system through our prevention and intervention activities. LSF has an estimated 98 percent success rate of youth returning home to their families to rebuild their lives, following their stay at our shelters.

Youth Shelters

The goal of LSF Youth and Teens Services is to reunite and help heal families that may be torn apart by conflict due to challenging behaviors of teens. Programs include: short-term, residential shelters for runaways and troubled youth, ages 10-17, as well as individual and family counseling.

Master’s level professionals and trained staff provide a full range of services including:

  • Screening and Assignments
  • Referrals
  • Temporary Shelter
  • Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Case Management
  • Aftercare/Follow-Up for 60 days

In addition to providing temporary shelter, counseling and case management services, LSF is also a designated SAFE PLACE agency and, as such, serves as a partner with local businesses and schools to help youth in crisis. Project SAFE PLACE is a national network of voluntary community sites where youth in need of help can go for safe refuge. Read more about Safe Place here.  LSF is the designated SAFE PLACE provider in areas with LSF shelters.

Locations of Shelters

5127 Eastland St.
Crestview, FL 32539
Fax 850-682-8495

4610 W. Fairfield Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32506
Fax 850-453-2866

3634 Central Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901

221 NW 43rd. Ct.
Oakland Park, FL 33309