Multi-Disciplinary Team

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.

Rebuilding Lives.

Admission Policy

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 limitations.


    We are a private nonprofit 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