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Shults-Lewis combines more than 50 years of experience in providing for the needs of today’s families.

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Today Shults-Lewis offers a wide variety of counseling services for kids from age 12-18 on a 500-acres campus just south of Valparaiso, Indiana.

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Welcome to Shults-Lewis

Shults-Lewis Child and Family Services is a dynamic treatment program for struggling teens and their families. At Shults-Lewis, we believe that families shouldn’t have to struggle alone and our residential environment, staffed by Christian houseparents and counselors, offers counseling, love, acceptance and, most of all, hope to teens and their families.

Our school’s academic program is recognized by the Indiana Department of Education.

Teens and their families are provided therapeutic services via a highly trained and qualified group of counselors.

Shults-Lewis combines more than 65 years of experience in providing for the needs of today’s families. If you have a troubled teen, your family doesn’t have to face its problems alone. Shults-Lewis can help.


Our Mission

Shults-Lewis Child and Family Services offers a wide variety of counseling services for kids from age 14-18 (grades 9-12). It is our mission to respond with God’s love to serve and strengthen children and families. We envision that the children and families that we have served will find success, share their stories of healing, and be a light to others in need.


The Shults-Lewis house parents receive ongoing training and supervision so that they can give the young people a highly structured environment. Every day, the children are taught independent living skills, respect for others, and are equipped with the emotional and social skills they need to function in society.


Shults-Lewis operates a year-round, comprehensive, private Christian school that is accredited by the State of Indiana. The free-standing school facility, dedicated in 1991, is complete with a gymnasium, computer lab, and library. A well-qualified group of teachers offers curriculum toward high school credits accepted by the State of Indiana.

I learned that there are people that care about me and they can’t help you until you let them in. They can only offer you help. It’s up to you to take IT! And it took me a long time to figure that out. With out your help I don’t think I would have made it this far.

Amanda, Former resident

I was a troubled youth who grew up here. I am so grateful to the staff.   I don’t know where I’d be if it wasn’t for my time at Shults-Lewis.

Former Resident

Wow! That last 4 years have been a major turn around in my life… It only took me 3 years to realize what a blessing Shults-Lewis was to me.

Sherrin, Former resident

“An amazing resource for children and families, caring staff and great support!”


This is a great place for troubled youth to get the compassionate help that they deserve to better their lives!  I spent many years there and I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

Former Resident

First of all I want to thank you for all you did. You did more than you will ever know to help.

A grateful grandma & grandpa

You are an answered prayer in the very truest sense.

Placing Agent
  • Shults-Lewis Child and Family Services, Inc., PO Box 471, Valparaiso, Indiana 46384
  • (219) 462-0513
  • info@shultslewis.org
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