Community Outreach

Our Community Outreach team works to partner with schools, police departments, businesses and other community. Our outreach team provides everything from toiletries, school supplies, period products to housing resources. If you would like to connect with someone on our outreach team, please contact (847) 297-8541 or email


Emergency Shelter

Our Safe Harbour Emergency Shelter offers safe, immediate shelter for young people ages 12-20. Runaway, locked out or youth experiencing homelessness can gain access 24/7/365 to short-term shelter and supportive services including case management, access to health care, meals and short-term housing. Our caring and experienced staff work with each individual to help establish a longer-term home environment that maintains personal safety, educational continuity and more.

For more information or to complete an intake:

Call our staff: (847) 297-8541


Transitional Living Programs

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Youth In Transition

Youth in Transition provides up to 18 months of transitional housing to young adults ages 16 to 24. The program’s supervised group living and apartments for independent living help develop skills for self-sufficiency. Case managers and direct care staff provide consistent support; help young people focus on employment, education, daily living and financial stability; and encourage emerging independence. education, daily living and financial stability; and encourage emerging independence.


STEPs (Successful Teens/Effective Parents)

Successful Teens/Effective Parents (STEPs) provides specialized services to pregnant and parenting youth ages 16 to 22 who are experiencing homelessness.  Counseling and case management are focused on each person's individual needs, offering parenting and childcare-related support. Youth in the STEPs program live in an apartment, situated in the community, with The Harbour offering rental support..


Survivors of Human Trafficking Program

Youth in The Harbour's Human Trafficking Program are provided with up to 24 months of transitional housing. This program supervises group living as well as apartment-based living for young people ages 18 to 22. Case Managers and Direct Care staff provide consistent support, helping young people focus on their safety and employment, education, daily living and financial goals.  


DCFS Programs 

Department of Child & Family Services Transitional Living & Independent Living Programs 

Youth in The Harbour's Transitional Living Program though the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services can enter the program as early as age 17.5 and remain in our program until the age of 21. Case Manager and 24/7/365 Direct Care staff assist these young people with educational, employment, financial goals as well as overall independent living skills so that these young people can achieve self-sufficiency.