Love changes lives.

Through our Emergency Shelter Care at the Christian Care Center in Leesburg, we meet the short-term care of school-age boys and girls who are in a crisis and need immediate placement. These children may be homeless, abused, abandoned, neglected or caught up in a devastating family conflict. Because of the emergency nature of the situations, admission procedures are streamlined so these children can be accepted almost immediately and our facility is open 24-7-365.

Our Emergency Shelter Care consists of family-style cottages that can accommodate up to 12 children at a time. They are staffed with loving and experienced child care workers. Children are provided food, clothing, transportation, education and spiritual guidance while staying in the Emergency Shelters.

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Every child we meet at our Emergency Shelter is special.

We love seeing the way God’s love can change their lives! When a child is living in a shelter, one of our social workers/case workers develops a service plan and meets with all of the concerned parties — the child, his or her family, other social service agencies, court personnel, etc. — to arrange for counseling if warranted, to advocate on the child’s behalf, and to decide what long-term living arrangements will be in the child’s best interest. Sometimes the decision is to transfer him or her to a campus cottage or foster care home.

Help us meet the tangible needs of children and families in need.