Transforming Lives, Restoring Families

Transforming Lives, Restoring Families

Shelterwood offers real hope, real heart change and real restoration for struggling teens. We are committed to bringing heart change to teenagers and restoration to families. Shelterwood combines excellence in accredited residential therapeutic care in a healthy, balanced Christian community for real transformation. At Shelterwood, our desire is to create an environment where teens know they are loved, valued and have purpose. We believe that meaning and hope are found in Jesus, yet we are careful to respect each teen’s faith journey. Teens arrive at Shelterwood when they are at their worst, and often leave with a transformed heart and a life restored.

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Our Enrollment Process

We know finding the right help for your struggling teen is stressful. That’s why we keep our enrollment process simple.
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Tell us what's going on. We're here to listen, answer questions and support your efforts to help get your teen help. Whether you're just curious or in a crisis, call 816-399-2771.
The application is online, free and comes with no obligation to enroll. We'll ask for information about your family and your teen's education, previous treatment and medical history.
With your consent, our experienced team will estimate the value of benefits from your insurance provider. We'll review our analysis with you, so you understand your coverate and treatment options.
We process applications within 72 hours and are ready to discuss our assessment of Shelterwood's fit for your teen's unique needs. Your admissions counselor will be there to answer any questions.
You can enroll your child as soon as 24 hours after acceptance. Our admissions team will guide you as you choose an enrollment date and coordinate travel and transportation.
We'll welcome you to Shelterwood and help your teen settle in. We'll walk you through our therapy strategy and conduct your first family therapy session. Together, we'll start the journey toward restoration and hope.

The Shelterwood Journey...

The Shelterwood Journey...

The Shelterwood Journey

A Story of Transformation

Sending their daughter to Shelterwood was the hardest decision that Judge Brent Hall and his wife ever made. “Yet looking back on it now, we cannot even begin to count all the good that has come out of it. There has really been a lot of restoration. I would do it all over again.”

Click below to hear Judge Hall share his family’s story of transformation, and read more on why his daughter is thriving today.

Judge Hall

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"When I am asked by a family who is in the middle of a crisis with a teen, 'Is there a place they can go for real help and hope?' – I give them Shelterwood’s number."

John Trent, Ph.D.

President, The Center for Strong Families, Bestselling Author, Speaker

Proud Member of NATSAP

The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) was created in January of 1999 to serve as a national resource for programs and professionals assisting young people beleaguered by emotional and behavioral difficulties. The Association is governed by an elected, volunteer Board of Directors comprised of representatives from the NATSAP membership.

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Shelterwood is a NATSAP Research Designated Program and has been awarded the NATSAP Gold Seal for evidence based outcomes.

Contact us today to learn more, or if you have questions.

Contact the Shelterwood team today. We're here to help. Our admissions staff is ready to answer all your questions, and we'll walk with your family every step of the way towards transformation. Let today mark a fresh start for your teen and your family — call 816.399.2771 or inquire online.

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