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Shelter Care Educational Program

Heartland AEA's Shelter Care Educational Program (SCEP) serves at-risk students from across Iowa by providing an effective learning environment that meets the students' individual needs while they are staying at a shelter/detention facility. Many of the youth served by SCEP have been placed or referred by the Department of Human Services or Juvenile Court.

Shelter Care teachers and students have the same access to instructional supports as regular classrooms in the Heartland AEA area, including online resources, books and materials available for checkout, professional development and access to cooperative purchasing.

SCEP Classroom Locations

Polk County Juvenile Detention Center
1548 Hull Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50316
Youth Emergency Shelter and Services
918 S.E. 11th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Rosedale Shelter
703 Burnett Avenue
Ames, IA 50010

For more information or questions, contact:

Jadie Boens
Special Programs Director
(800) 255-0405 ext. 18145

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