The Emergency Crisis Shelter is a 16-bed facility providing short-term shelter for youth who are in need of a safe haven, are runaways, or are awaiting placement into a residential treatment setting. The Crisis Shelter serves youth from ages nine (9) to eighteen (18). The shelter is provided for males and females. This is a non-secure setting that operates 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
Youths are referred and admitted into the Shelter by law enforcement, outside agencies, or protective services. Self-referrals are taken and parent/guardians may also make referrals after a complete assessment is conducted. The Shelter collaborates closely with the Navajo Nation to provide services for youths who are in the custody of their system.
Programming is provided for all youths housed in the shelter. Life Skills courses take place weekly, covering topics such as alcohol/drug abuse, anger/stress management, personal hygiene, runaway, and goal setting. Art classes and religious services are provided for residents on a voluntary basis.
Education is provided for shelter youth by Farmington Municipal School District operating on the regular school schedule.