The Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter offers dynamic and collaborative case management services to every child. Our team of case managers are responsible for assessing the unique and changing needs of each child and determining the best ways to meet those needs. Utilizing service providers in the the Northwest Arkansas community, case managers work to build a foundation of improved emotional, physical, social and mental health for each child.

Services provided include:

Medical/Dental health care

Occupational, physical and speech therapy

Mental health care (provided through licensed therapists and behavioral intervention specialists)

Behavior management plans

Throughout a child’s stay at the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter, case managers track and follow his/her progress and work to maintain communication with the team of people involved in the child’s care including NWACS staff, health care providers, mental health providers, educators, CASA volunteers, DHS case workers, attorneys, etc.

By establishing safety, connection and rapport with each child, the case managers strive to address the ever-changing needs of this unique population, ultimately hoping to pave the way for smooth transition for each child as he/she leaves the Shelter.

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Needs Lists

The mission of Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter is to provide a safe haven, high-quality care and hope for the future to children who have been abandoned, abused or neglected. Your in-kind donations are a valuable resource that helps reduce our daily operating costs and supplies much-needed items and activities for the children we serve.

Currently,  we have very limited storage space and staff to process clothing donations, therefore we are asking donors to limit gently used donations to items identified on our current needs list.

You can also click the link below and shop/ship directly to the Shelter.
Walmart Wish List-NWACS 


  • Women’s bathing suits (S, M, L) (no bikinis)


  • T-shirts/sleep shirts/PJs sz. – 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 URGENT NEED
  • Shorts/sleep shorts/PJs sz. – 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 URGENT NEED


  • Paper towels URGENT NEED
  • Copy paper URGENT NEED
  • Braun Thermoscan lens filter/Cover
  • Aquafor or A&D healing ointment
  • Nitrile exam gloves – sz. L
  • Sketch books and pads
  • MP3 players
  • Journals (for life skills and individual use) URGENT NEED
  • Bean bag chair fill (pea-sized, polyestrene beans)

Other Opportunities:

  • Become a committee member: contact Danica Stout for more information
  • Volunteer individually or as a group: contact Raegin CallawayManager of Volunteer Services for more information at 479.795.2417, ext. 315.

To Drop Off Donations:

NWA Children’s Shelter Lobby
(14100 Vaughn Road, Bentonville, AR 72712 — just inside the Highfill City Limits)

8:00am – 5:00pm

NWACS_ Sunrise

Everyday the sun rises in the East and sets in the West. The normalcy and continuity of it leads us to take it for granted most days. When you work or volunteer at the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter (NWACS), you see this gift of beauty and light everyday, signalling a new day. Amazingly enough, the sun is only one gift we see on a daily basis. Inside NWACS, we see transformations happening with each child that is in our care. With the sun, these children get to start fresh everyday. A new day to make better choices. A new day to learn how to read. A new day to interact with their peers. A new day to work towards a brighter future.

Everyday we see hope!