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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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