Equipping Shelters to Serve Survivors

Offering courses designed to meet the training needs of shelters that work with survivors of sex trafficking.

Access vital training
even with limited resources

Tailored to the unique needs and challenges of shelter care

Build a stronger and more effective workforce

Access vital training
even with limited resources

Tailored to the unique needs and challenges of Shelter Care

Build a stronger and more effective workforce

Welcome to ShelterU

ShelterU is a learning platform featuring a comprehensive catalog of training courses offered by the Institute for Shelter Care. It is a valuable resource for shelters that are committed to providing quality, compassionate care to survivors of sexual exploitation. By offering this learning platformspecifically tailored to the unique needs and challenges of the field of shelter care, ShelterU can assist organizations in building a stronger and more effective workforce that is better equipped to support survivors.


Coming in July

  • Board Composition and Selection
  • Cultivating Individual Donors
  • De-Escalation and Conflict Management

Benefits & Features

Flexible Learning

Access our extensive library of high-quality courses at your own pace, on your own schedule, and from any location.

Expert Instructors

Learn from experts in the field of survivor care who have worked in the field and have a passion for teaching.

Interactive Learning

Enhance what you learn with accompanying resources and presentations.


Training courses are specifically designed to be relevant to the field of shelter care for survivors of sex trafficking.

Learn Anywhere

Online training gives participants the flexibility to learn when and where it is convenient.

Curated Collections

Access to collections of courses designed to equip specific positions.

Discussion forums

Join other like-minded users to create a sense of community

Assessment Quizes

Designed to help gauge learners’ progress.

Cost Effective

Pricing options that make training accessible for all shelters.

Sponsor Supported

Learning excellence is thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.


ShelterU Sneak Peek

Watch a short sample of what you can expect from ShelterU

Client Testimonials

My organization has benefitted from the trainings, resourceful studies, support & connections and also their commitment to prayer and intercession for needs. I am quite proud and thankful to be “under the wings” of such a great organization!

Cynthia (CeCe) Terlouw

Founder and Executive Director, Terebinth Refuge

I learned about the Institute’s training to help others build a sustainable program — with the mentorship of the team at The Institute for Shelter Care we are half way to opening up a shelter in Kansas! Your work will have a ripple effect across this nation.


Founder and Executive Director, The Project to Restore