"There are only two lasting bequests
we can hope to give our children.
One of these is roots,
the other wings."

- Hodding Carter

Arlington House provides emergency shelter for Ramsey County adolescents aged 11 through 17 years old. Eight beds are available for up to 90 days while more appropriate placement arrangements are made.

Arlington House has provided emergency shelter to children since it was founded in September 1969. As the number of organizations placing children and the complexity of problems presented by incoming clients has increased, resources for backup have decreased. Arlington House is dedicated to providing children in our care with a safe living situation. We continually explore appropriate therapies to make sure children are appropriately cared for. While they are with us, we introduce a variety of appropriate interventions so the individual is able to begin developing resources and skills to deal with future issues.  For more information, please look at our Wellness Plan.

Mission The mission of Arlington House is to assist youth in crisis by providing shelter, counseling and education, to increase confidence, instill hope and build upon existing strengths, to promote growth and development.

For a fun and rewarding way to support the children of Arlington House Shelter, sign up for one of our upcoming events:

Dinner with Friends
May 11, 2018 at 6 pm. Contact Tiffany for more details.