Thank you for your interest in the Sheltering Arms. Please note, completing an application DOES NOT guarantee enrollment in the program. This pre-screening application starts the process of determining your eligibility. Please read and answer each question that is applicable to your family. If your child has already been accepted, this application will add them to our system.
Please answer questions about education, employment and income based on the date of the application. For teen parents, only enter "Yes" if 19 years or younger on the date of application.
You must provide your current address. Sheltering Arms cannot accept a P.O. Box as your living address.
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Only complete this section if the Secondary Adult is currently living in the home, being supported by the same income, and related by blood marriage or adoption to the child you are applying for.

Are there other adults in the household?

Add Another Adult
Sheltering Arms define family as all persons living in the same household who are supported by the child’s parent(s)’ or guardian(s)’ income; and are related to the child’s parent(s) or guardian(s) by blood, marriage, or adoption; or are the child’s authorized care giver or legally responsible party. 1st Example: Mother lives with father (blood, marriage, adoption, or legal guardian) and they both provide financial support for three children. The number in the family is five.
If your child has an IEP or IFSP, chronic condition like asthma, diabetes, seizures, allergies, dietary restrictions please enter the details in the notes at the end of the application and upload supporting documents in the upload attachments section.

Do you want to apply now for another child in your family?

Add Another Applicant

Are there other children in the family?

Add a Sibling
After you select save and continue you will be asked to upload your supporting documents. The next screen is the "Upload Document" screen. You can use saved files or take a picture of the documents and upload them using your cell phone or computer. If you do not currently have the documents, feel free to use this link later to upload your pictures or files. PLEASE NOTE: Your application cannot be processed without the required supporting documents. If all requested documents have been submitted, you can skip the upload step. Now select save and continue. If your child has already been accepted, you can upload any missing documents. If all requested documents have been submitted, you can skip the upload step. Now select save and continue.
Required information is missing, see above.