Since 1993, we have provided a safe haven and loving care to more than 11,000 children from throughout the state of Arkansas. These children have all suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect, but with the guidance of our Shelter team and the support of the Northwest Arkansas community, we are showing them the way to a brighter future. In 2018 alone, we provided 174,840 hours of care to children in crisis. Here are just a few of their stories.
The Emergency Shelter program focuses on meeting the basic needs of the children so they can begin to feel safe and to heal from the trauma they have experienced. Meeting these basic needs is one of the first ways that our staff can begin to build trust with the children in our care – many of whom have never been able to trust the adults in their lives. These basic needs include: A warm bed, consistent, balanced meals, healthy snacks, clean, well-fitting clothing, access to baths/showers and personal hygiene items and most importantly - Loving care provided 24-hours per day