Work. Together.

At the Children’s Shelter, you will be an integral member of our family of services. We take pride in being the community’s leading provider of trauma-informed care. And that begins and ends with employees who believe in our mission of restoring innocence and strengthening families.

Core Values

  • Excellence

    We offer superior, innovative services by thinking and acting creatively and resourcefully. We will model excellence to and for the community, holding ourselves to a higher standard.

  • Respect

    We accept everyone as individuals without regard to their race, religious beliefs, political affiliation, sexual orientation, and culture or economic status.

  • Integrity

    We honor all commitments. We are truthful, honest and adhere to high moral standards. Integrity shapes our character and influences how we meet the needs of the people we serve, and the decisions we make.

  • Teamwork

    We work with a spirit of collaboration, inviting different people to participate with different ideas and perspectives, and skills to work towards a common goal.

  • Transparency

    We strive to create a culture of trust between our staff, children and families and community partners by being open and honest about our strengths and challenges as an agency.

  • Innovation

    We seek effective solutions by bringing together various ideas that have a positive impact on staff, children and families, and the community.

Family of Services

The Children’s Shelter Family of Services delivers high quality, compassionate trauma-informed care delivered to children and families impacted by or at-risk of abuse and neglect.

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Trauma-Informed Care



  • Director of Permanency Support Services

    The Director of Permanency Support Services will be responsible for assisting with the operation, quality, integrity, and financial success of the foster care and adoption programs. Director of Permanency Support Services with the Assistant Director shares the responsibility for the growth, administration and management of the department, which includes Home Development, Kinship, Foster Parent Training and the supervision of program staff.

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  • Permanency Support Specialist

    The Permanency Support Specialist is the responsible for provision of therapeutic trauma focused case management services to children and families receiving foster care and adoption services. Strategize to promote Foster Care and Adoption Programs in the community. Responsible for completion of all aspects of the recruitment and verification process for families.

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  • Home Development Specialist

    Home Development Specialist strategize to promote Foster Care and Adoption Programs in the community. Work as the primary case manager to all prospective foster and adoptive parents who want to foster, or adopt children in the custody of DFPS. Responsible for completion of all aspects of recruitment and verification process.

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  • Clinical Therapist

    The Hope Center Clinical Therapist on the Hope Healing and Resiliency Project (HHR) provides trauma-focused, evidence-based treatment to children, youth, and families exposed to various kinds of traumatic events. Treatment services include assessment of trauma, crisis intervention, individual, group, and family therapy, family advocacy and safety planning.

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  • Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate

    The Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate (LPC-Associate) will coordinate the provision of counseling and social services in a public-school setting, to students and their families’ facing obstacles to academic and personal success.

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  • Hope Center Family Support Specialist

    The Family Support Specialist provides in-home and/or virtual individual or group-based parenting education, and case management services, while utilizing Trust-Based Relational Interventions (TBRI) or other identified evidenced-based curricula, to children and families that are part of the Hope, Healing, & Resiliency services.

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