Gloria House is a NEW Runaway & Homeless Youth Emergency Shelter in Visalia, CA serving children 11-17 years of age. The founders of the shelter became aware of the need when a local visalia girl, age 15 years old, needed to be removed from her home for safety reasons and the only place for her to go was a foster home. In this situation, the girl had already had a bad experience in foster care and was not willing to return to that system. As a result of not having a safe place for this juvenile to go, she was left in the home and has now been missing for over three months. We hope that this situation will never have to happen again in our community.