Emergency Youth Shelter

Pearl Longbine Cottage

Imagine being sent to a new home…again. All of your belongings fit into a black trash bag and you know no one. Finally, you see a bed. Your bed. With clean sheets, a fluffy pillow. You go into the bathroom to find new shampoo and body wash. You even have a towel. Suddenly, you feel a little more at ease. This may not be home, but at least you are safe. At least you will be taken care of. At the Emergency Youth Shelter, we have the capacity to house up to 24 children ages 5-17. While most of the children that stay with us are placed through CPS, we also have beds available for runaway and homeless youth. Children placed from CPS are able to stay in our shelter for up to 90 days, while runaway and homeless youth may stay up to 21 days. Because many of the children who stay at the shelter do not bring much with them, we provide essentials for them while they stay.

Posted by Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle on Friday, April 10, 2020


Items Needed on a Continual Basis

New Combs & Brushes

New Underwear

New Socks

Feminine Hygiene



Body Wash


Paper Towels

Toilet Paper


Hair Care Products for all Hair Types