Marsh Children’s Emergency Shelter

This life-saving part of our village is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Marsh Children’s Emergency Shelter offers an immediate safe and loving placement for a child who has been a victim of abuse, neglect or abandonment. Children (ages birth to 12) are placed in the shelter by state protective investigators often in the middle of the night or by parents and family members who themselves are in crisis. Children stay at the shelter typically for a few days, until a relative or a foster family can care for them, but on occasion when no family is available, children have lived with us for up to two years.

For more information about our programs and services, please contact JAFCO Clinical Director Shea Pucci, LMFT at [email protected] or 954-315-8683.