Arlington House provides emergency shelter 24/7 for adolescents between the ages of 11 and 17. There are two separate units which can house up to 8 youth at one time. The youth are placed at Arlington House through Ramsey County. Many of the youth have traumatic histories and arrive in crisis - facing challenges at home, in school, and/or in the community. Mental health services are often required upon arrival and throughout their stay. Arlington House youth are strong, resilient, and supported as they navigate their current circumstances and plan for what's next.
Arlington House adapts our programming to meet the individual needs of each youth. The services available to youth include therapeutic groups, individual counseling sessions, safety planning, art therapy, learning and practicing independent living skills, and engaging in community activities. Our staff work alongside youth to instill hope, increase confidence, and build upon existing strengths in a safe and structured setting. The goal is for each individual to enter into a stable living environment upon which they will receive the necessary resources and develop the required skills for a successful transition out of our shelter.