Sheltering Harbour is dedicated to the belief that
every child with an emotional disorder is a unique individual whose personal
identity must be respected and developed. The multi-disciplinary team,
consisting of a psychiatrist, L.P.C., L.C.C.A., child-care worker, and
educational specialist, provides therapeutic milieu which emphasizes
interpersonal skills and communication. All professional members of the
multi-disciplinary team are trained and licensed. Each of the four
campuses has a full time administrator and therapist.
We are a 24-hour residential treatment center which
offers a group living environment. The highly structured level system provides
a forum in which the residents can learn to express their feelings, work
through problems, accept responsibility and learn the social skills which will
enable them to enter a less restrictive environment.
We accept referrals for children aged 10 to 17. The
acceptance of an applicant is based on the assessment of the multi-disciplinary
team. Placement decisions are made following an assessment of the child's
psychological evaluation, social history, medical history, and any other
relevant information. We typically serve those children whose behavior or
emotional problems require an environment which contains guidelines and
We are a private non profit 501c3 corporation. The
program is funded in part by the Texas Department of Protective &
Regulatory Service. Private funds are raised through Houston Northwest Kids In
Care, a Sheltering Harbour agency.