Ashby House Youth Shelter

New Morning Youth and Family Services operates the only shelter of its kind in El Dorado County — we’re open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All shelter services are free and voluntary.

Sometimes running away feels like the only way out, but living on the streets is dangerous. Staying with friends may be safer, but they can’t provide professional and lasting help.

New Morning’s Youth Shelter offers temporary housing, hot meals, clothing, and individual and family counseling services for kids ages 6 – 17. Our Youth Behavioral Specialists are available to help 24-hours a day.

Youth can admit themselves or be referred by family, friends, police, schools, or private agencies. We offer a safe environment free of tobacco, drugs and violence.

Contact the Youth Shelter at 530.626.4190.

The Shelter always needs and appreciates donations of clothing, household items, and recreational items such as games and arts & crafts supplies.

COVID-19 UPDATE for the Shelter:

New Morning Youth & Family Services takes the health and safety of our clients very seriously. With the spread of the coronavirus or “COVID-19,” a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, New Morning Youth & Family Services must remain vigilant in mitigating the outbreak. New Morning Youth & Family Services is a proud part of the social services industry, which many have deemed “essential” during this Declared National Emergency.

In order to be safe and maintain operations, we have developed this COVID-19 Exposure Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Plan to be implemented, to the extent feasible and appropriate, throughout New Morning Youth & Family Services.

This Plan is based on information available from the CDC and OSHA at the time of its development and is subject to change based on further information provided by the CDC, OSHA, and other public officials. New Morning Youth & Family Services may also amend this Plan based on operational needs.

New Morning Youth & Family Services is asking every one of our clients to help with our prevention efforts while residing at the shelter. In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19 at New Morning Youth & Family Services, everyone must play their part. As set forth below, New Morning Youth & Family Services has instituted various housekeeping, social distancing, and other best practices at the shelter.

New Morning Youth & Family Services has instituted the following protective measures at the Shelter:

  1. Any visitor showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked to leave the Shelter.

  2. Clients are only allowed to leave Shelter for essential reasons (school, doctors’ appointments, etc.)

    1. If clients do leave for outings they are required to maintain 6 feet distance from others and wear a mask while around visitors.

  3. Clients must avoid physical contact with others and shall direct others (visitors) to increase personal space to at least six 6 feet, where possible.

  4. Clients aren’t allowed to have visitors inside the shelter. If clients have visitors they are to visit with them outside while maintaining 6 feet of distance while wearing a mask. 

New Morning Youth & Family Services reserves the right to discharge any client that is not in compliance with this Covid-19 Shelter Information to help preserve the health and safety of the residents at the shelter.