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 and Neglect Hotline: 800.482.5964