Program Services

Arlington House provides short-term emergency shelter care for youth 11 through 17 years old. Adolescents in our care are in crisis and need a safe and secure environment. The shelter's therapeutic program encourages individuals to identify challenges in their lives and prepare for further placement. Each child is assigned two primary counselors responsible for helping work on goals, advocating for the youth and staying abreast of the child's emotional and behavioral concerns. Therapeutic intervention is offered in three areas:

Counseling Services

Counseling helps individuals deal with issues that include anger management and reduction, grief and loss and development of healthier coping skills. We also help reunify families by improving their communications in addition to developing family rules and appropriate boundaries to ease a successful transition back home.

Individualized programming for every child is provided:

  • Medical assessment within 24 hours
  • A highly standardized daily routine
  • Positive reward level system
  • Goal setting
  • One-on-one counseling
  • Participation in educational groups
  • Promotion of emotional and physical self care
  • Year-round educational activities
  • Encouragement and coordination of family visits


Arlington House accepts donations through paypal.

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted from County Social Services Departments, Community Corrections and Ramsey County Crisis.

Intake services are available
24 hours a day,
7 days a week.

Referrals can be made by Calling
651-771-7504 or

A child care counselor will assist you.