The shelter provides for the emergency and immediate care and custody of youth whose circumstances require that they be held in a short - term, closely supervised, least restricted, setting. Youth remanded to the shelter are youth who have been adjudicated or deemed dependent by Commonwealth Courts. While in placement in the shelter care program, youth can be assured of the following:
- The right to adequate shelter, food, clothing, and medical care; and
- All legal rights governed by Chapter 3800, Child Residential and Day Treatment Facilities; and
- The right to both formal and informal education.