Mary Graham Children’s Shelter is an Emergency Temporary Facility for children age new born up to eighteen years of age who are removed from their homes through no fault of their own.  On an annual basis Mary Graham provides care and support services to about 1000 children. The Shelter provides a variety of support services through a variety of collaborative partners to try and help each child have their individual needs addressed. These support services can include:

  1. Medical /Dental
  2. Educational support
  3. Behavioral Health Support
  4. Transitional support for children going to permanent placement or turning 18 and becoming adults.

Contact Information: Mary Graham Children’s Shelter main telephone Number (209) 468-6966
Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Frequently asked questions:

No. Our children our admitted by Law Enforcement or Child Protection Services.

We do have volunteer opportunities but it is usually provided by groups or organizations coming to the Shelter to do activities for the children in our care.

We do accept donations of new items only. We also accept monetary donations and have a Non-Profit Organization Mary Graham Children’s Foundation that is able to assist with those interested in donating. Their contact information is (209) 468-7635.

Helpful Numbers

Child Abuse Hotline

(209) 468-1333

Elder Abuse

(209) 468-3780 or
(888) 800-4800

Fraud Hotline

(209) 953-7733