What is KATS
KATS (Keep Area Teens Safe) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) youth shelter care facility serving runaway and homeless youth as a bridge to services for kids in unstable situations in Marathon County. We will provide safe and secure housing, meals, case management including connection to mentorship and academic support, and other community services for youth in central Wisconsin. Our focus is youth ages 12 – 17.
We’ll provide a welcoming transitional home for up to eight teens at any given time who have encountered homelessness. Our home will serve as a safe haven for up to 20 or more days while our outreach staff work to secure a long term, safe living environment for the teens.
We aim to keep teens off the street to decrease the risk for trafficking or drug addiction and to offer the services they need to succeed.