Emergency Placement provides children in crisis a safe haven. They have been removed from unsafe and abusive home environments and often come to us with only the clothes on their backs and their siblings. We work to stabilize them, address immediate needs and assess what their long-term needs are. Emergency Placement is available on the Boulder City and Bulverde Campuses. Emergency Shelter services are provided on the New Braunfels Campus.
The Emergency Children’s Shelter, formerly known as the Comal County Emergency Children’s Shelter, has been in operation since 1987. It became part of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in 1997.
The primary goal of the Emergency Children’s Shelter program is to provide a safe haven for little children in distress. We provide security, love, consistency and safety. We make a positive impact on each child who stays with us, whether for a few hours, many days, or even several months. An important component of the program is our ability to provide full psychological and developmental assessments to all children admitted. We also design a customized curriculum for each child to help them fully reach their potential while in our care and beyond.