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Departments » Human Services-Community Programs Division » Child & Family Services
Shelter Care

Mission Statement
The primary mission of Brown County Shelter Care is to serve the community by strengthening youth and families. We accomplish this by providing youth with quality shelter care.

We provide for basic needs by offering nutritious meals, a place to sleep, adult supervision and family support, all in a structured and safe environment. Our services go beyond the walls of our facility in that we serve as a link to many other public and private resources for families.

Shelter Care staff lead daily recreational and educational programs designed to develop positive self-esteem, while teaching social and daily living skills. Staff provides consultation to residents and act as positive, supportive adult role models.


What is Shelter Care?
Brown County Shelter care is a short term residence for male and female youth ages 10-17 placed here or made eligible for placement by Juvenile Court Judges, Commissioners or Court appointed Intake Workers (Child Protective Services or Juvenile Court Services). Shelter care is staffed 24 hours a day 365 days a year by trained professionals. In addition to providing around the clock supervision, the staff lead learning and recreational programs designed to develop positive social and daily living skills. They also provide support and consultation to residents while serving as examples of adult role models. Nutritional meals are prepared on-site and are part of the wholesome, healthy environment.

Shelter Care is a “non-secure” facility but residents must have permission to come or go and their whereabouts are always closely monitored. Case managers approve outside passes or appointments. There are rules and schedules to follow and each resident is expected to fulfill their individual service plan. Often this will include school attendance, appointments with community service providers, family visitation and home passes.


The Shelter’s First Priority
The number one priority at Brown County Shelter Care is the safety and well being of all children residing within the facility. Our goal is for each resident to be better off in some way for having stayed at Shelter Care. We want all residents to be successful here and work hard to help make that happen for each and every young person staying with us.

Contact Kerry Draxler & Mark Vanden Hoogen, Unit Supervisors

General Phone: 920-391-4625
General Fax: 920-391-4628
Location Brown County Shelter Care
2980 Saint Anthony Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311

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