CES Blog

Our Village Leader, Chuck Stanick

It takes a village to care for our children in crisis, and a huge part of the CES village includes our board of directors. They volunteer their time, talents and heart to guide our organization and care for the CES and the Arkansas foster care children we serve. Our...

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What’s New in Havana 2018?

WIN TICKETS TO HAVANA! Join us in Havana! This year a lucky person will win 2 tickets to the sold-out event. To enter you must go to the Children’s Emergency Shelter Facebook page and "TAG" your party pal you would bring to the event, "SHARE" the post on...

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Spring Break 2018

I’m a planner by nature. My type-A personality allows me to have everything mapped from departure to arrival, carefully calculating in each individual bathroom, coffee and gas stop along the way (and doing everything in my power to beat the suggested arrival time on...

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Shelter from the Storm

The Fort Smith Children’s Emergency Shelter (CES) is celebrating the past 20 years of providing “Shelter from the Storm” for our children in crisis. The CES serves area children age 6 to 17 who have been removed from their home by the Department of Human...

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Tyson Foods & CES “Happy Plate” Food Program

We recently had a great grandmother come to our shelter to drop off some clothes for her SIX great grandchildren. The siblings ranged from age 6 to 15 years old.... She was heartbroken they were in foster care, but through her tears she said something that reminded me...

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2017 Non-Profit of the Year

Children's Emergency Shelter is named Arkansas Business "Non-Profit of the Year" On Thursday, February 16, 2017 the Fort Smith Children's Emergency Shelter was award as the "Non-Profit of the Year" for the State of Arkansas by Arkansas Business Magazine. Read more...

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Get Real 24, CES Independent Living Program

The CES Independent Living Program, Get Real 24 is now taking applications! Get Real 24 will equip foster youth, ages 18 and older, with life skills needed to become self-sufficient, contributing citizens by providing resources and relationships to assist their...

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If you suspect child abuse or neglect, REPORT IT!

Child Abuse Hotline: 800.482.5964