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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Jordyn, age 7
I like it here.
Damien, age 17
Here at this Shelter, staff members treat you with respect and lots of care. They are all helpful and are willing to listen to anything you have to say. I feel safe here.
Adam, age 6
I like the Shelter because we get new stuff, like clothes, and we get to go outside and play kickball.