In February 2017, I was taken into the Children’s Shelter at 3:27 a.m.Read more about SadieImpact stories
I was taken into the Children’s Shelter at 3:27 a.m.
Due to my past, I was terrified of what I may be walking in to. What if this is the last time I see my brothers? What if I’m completely removed from my “normal” life? I can only imagine what my brothers thought, let alone any other child in the system. This being said, I was shocked walking in to see portraits painted among the walls, a dining room, welcoming staff members … gosh, don’t get me started on how shocked I was to see that we had legit rooms.
They’re decorated! It’s amazing. Here at the Shelter they do their best to make you feel as welcomed and comfortable as possible … Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter has honestly done the best they can do to help me in life. There was never a day that went by that I felt uncared for.
It was very hard adjusting, but I knew I was always okay in their hands.
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Sharee, age 12
While at the Shelter, I got to do two things for the first time – roller skating and bowling!
Sammy, age 16
Thanks you NWACS, I now have a bright and successful future. I can’t say thank you enough and I will never forget the amazing people here.
Kiyasha, age 15
The staff treated me as if I were their family. They were always there for me and always reminded me of my worth.