In 2006 some community citizens met and discussed the concerns of safe placement for children who have been displaced from their home through no fault of their own. From this meeting The Children's Shelter was established in June 2009.
The Children’s Shelter is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides emergency and temporary care for children from 5 to 12 years who are victims of family violence, neglect, abandonment and physical or sexual abuse. It is designed to meet the needs of these children by providing them with an immediate safe and caring environment until suitable relative or foster care becomes available. The shelter will recognize and meet the needs of these children with sensitivity and unconditional respect.
The Children's Shelter consists of 10 bedrooms, 12 twin beds, 4 toddler beds, 1 baby bed and 3 cribs. The building also has a large family room, a girl’s social room, a boy’s social room, kitchen and dining room, 4 full baths, 2 half baths, a reception room, laundry room, office and a large room that serves as a clothing closet. All the rooms have colorful themes and offer any age child, boy or girl, a comforting and safe place to stay.
Most non-profits are struggling and some are failing. The Children's Shelter cannot fail! Our displaced children have been neglected, abused and sometimes abandoned by their caregivers and we cannot fail them! They are our future. The Children's Shelter is always in need of donations or volunteers. We can with your help, provide safety and care to the children of Arkansas.
We are a non-profit organization and welcome any kind of support. If you would like to help, please contact us for ways to sponsor, purchase tickets or volunteer.
Night of Stars
P.O. Box 429
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
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