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 you have previously submitted an online application, DO NOT attempt to reenter or submit a new application. It will cause errors and delay the process.
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.
For number in family: 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. Please answer "Yes" for TANF, SNAP and WIC if you are currently receiving these benefits. 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?

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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, you can submit them during the second step of the application. PLEASE NOTE: Your application cannot be processed without the required supporting documents (proof of age, proof of residency and proof of income). If all requested documents have been submitted, you can skip the upload step. Now select save and continue.
Required information is missing, see above.