Serving more than 4,000 children in crisis since 1997
The Fort Smith Children’s Emergency Shelter provides shelter and care, in a safe and structured 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 allows children in crisis the opportunity to JUST BE KIDS!
Timmy celebrated his 13th birthday with us and all he wanted to do was share his birthday pie with anyone who walked through our doors. We try our hardest to celebrate and create happy memories for our children while in our care. Join us in creating happy memories and celebrating birthdays for our children in crisis.
The Fort Smith Children’s Emergency Shelter Independent Living Program, GetREAL24, provides a fully-furnished, one-bedroom apartment to young adults, ages 18 and older, who have “aged out” of foster care. GetREAL24 provides the support and resources to help these young adults transition to independence and become successful, contributing members of society.
If you suspect child abuse or neglect, REPORT IT!
Child Abuse Hotline: 800.482.5964