Mission & Purpose

CES allows kids in crisis to just be kids.

The Fort Smith Children’s Emergency Shelter serves area children ages 6-17 who have been removed from their home by the Department of Human Services due to neglect and/or abuse. Our mission is to provide shelter and care, in a safe and structured home-like environment for abused and neglected children and to allow our kids the opportunity to just be kids.

If you suspect child abuse or neglect, REPORT IT!

Child Abuse Hotline: 800.482.5964