Samuel came from an environment of neglect. He didn’t know where his next meal would come from, and he spent much of his young life on the streets.Read more about SamuelImpact stories
Samuel* came from an environment of neglect. He didn’t know where his next meal would come from, and he spent much of his young life on the streets.
By the time he arrived at the Children’s Shelter at 16-years old, he’d experienced 26 failed placements, was reading at a second grade level and failure was just a normal part of life.
Upon meeting Samuel, the dedicated team at the Shelter began building trust with him and created an individualized success plan.
He has not only received the care, love and vital services he so desperately needed, but he has thrived. Samuel has made great strides in school. He is working on life skills such as changing the oil in the Shelter vans, assisting with set-up for Shelter events and helping reconcile petty cash in the business office. He’s even opened up a bank account and visited different work environments to discuss career options for his future.
Before the Shelter, Samuel didn’t know home. At the Shelter, he’s found not only a home, but a family.
*name and image changed to protect privacy
Chelle, age 16
The Shelter felt like a family to me – always helping me when I needed it and making me feel at ease. I might be leaving, but a part of me is staying.
Tasha, age 17
While at the Shelter, I went from an 8th grade math level to almost a 12th grade level. I’m pretty proud of that.
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.
860 NW Vaughn Road
Bentonville, AR 72713
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