• 3015 South 14th Street,
  • Fort Smith, AR 72901
  • 479.783.0018

What We Do

The Fort Smith Children’s Emergency Shelter provides shelter & care, in a safe & structure, home-like environment for children ages 6-17 who have been removed from their home by the Department of Human Services due to neglect and/or abuse.

The CES mission includes allowing kids in crisis the opportunity to JUST BE KIDS!



How You Can Help

Even though the children in our care are at the CES because the State of Arkansas has placed them here, we depend largely on our community for donations and financial support…Here are ways you can help us successfully serve our children.

Thank you for helping us take care of our kids!







For more information, contact Ashley Ahlert at (479)242-5771 or info@fsces.org

About CES

“These are our community’s children in crisis. They have been denied the opportunity to live their early years in safety among trusted adults, which should be every child’s birthright. Often their world is changed beyond recognition overnight by the actions of their families. They no longer have their own bed, their own neighborhood friends, or the love and support of those who should care most about them. In a real sense, their hope for a happy childhood has been taken from them.”