Mendocino Emergency Shelter

Mendocino Emergency Shelter

MENDOCINO COUNTY EMERGENCY CHILDREN’S SHELTER

Located at:
237 Gobbi St.
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: 707-463-1100
 Fax: 707-463-0211

For information about the children’s emergency shelter, please contact Jacob Kessner

In 1994, TLC’s Foster Family Agency (FFA) program expanded after a merger with the Mendocino Youth Project’s foster family program. As a result, TLC opened a regional office in Mendocino County in Ukiah. This regional office currently supports our Mendocino and Lake County foster care and adoption services and the Mendocino Children’s Emergency Shelter.

Emergency shelter care is defined as the 24-hour/day care of children, for a period of up to thirty days, who have been removed from parental custody because of allegations of abuse, neglect or abandonment. It also includes children who are dependents of the Juvenile Court under Welfare & Institutions Code Section 300 and who need to be removed immediately from an existing foster home or group home placement.

TLC started the emergency children’s shelter in Mendocino County in 1999. The Emergency Children’s Shelter provides 24-hour temporary emergency care to up to 14 children per day, aged birth to 18 years. All children