Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) — Teens

Questions and Answers for Youth

Q: Do my parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have to be notified?
A: We notify your parent(s)/legal guardian(s) that you are safe. Our
staff will present your case to your parent(s)/legal guardian(s) as one of asking for help and not running away.

Q: Do my parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have to give permission for me to stay at Casa Youth Shelter?
A: In most cases, yes. parent(s)/legal guardian(s) usually give consent when they are informed about our program.

Q: What if I can’t call my parent(s)/legal guardian(s) because I don’t feel safe?
A: Many times we can provide shelter without parental permission if we believe you will be in danger if you go home.

Q: Can my girlfriend/boyfriend come to visit me?
A: Generally, no. Exceptions can be made with approval of a counselor and a parent /legal guardian, and then only as part of a counseling session.

Q: I’m pregnant–can I come to Casa Youth Shelter?
A: Pregnant youth are welcome. Many pregnant young women have stayed with us.

Q: Does Casa Youth Shelter have a non-discrimination policy?
A: We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, personal beliefs, sexual
orientation or gender expression.

Q: Does Casa Youth Shelter provide transportation?
A: We do not typically provide transportation, however please contact us and we can help you make arrangements.