by Paulette Nesbitt, Title I Aide The effects of childhood trauma are vast and unique to each child. In the case of Austin*, an 11-year-old in our care, the physical, emotional, and social effects of trauma exposure impacted every aspect of his academic day. Initial reading and math assessments placed him two years below his fifth […]
Throughout his ten year career with the Shelter, Joshua has held many roles, including Youth Care Specialist, Youth Care Supervisor, Warehouse Manager, Food Service Manager and, most recently, Facilities Manager. This wide variety of experience has given him a unique perspective on the role of the Shelter and the programs that we provide on a daily basis. We are so […]
We are so excited about the possibility of expanding our trauma-informed education services to children throughout Northwest Arkansas who have suffered from abuse, neglect or other adverse childhood experiences. We are one step closer to making Hope Academy of Northwest Arkansas a reality! Our application has been submitted to the Arkansas Department of Education and we will […]
Watch the video to learn how one incredible young lady escaped years of abuse to find hope again thanks to the amazing team at the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter.
We love Chef Andrew! Thanks to KNWA – Northwest Arkansas News and General Mills for highlighting our own Chef Andrew and his efforts to provide a healthy and sustainable Nutrition program for the children in our care. Providing healthy meals and snacks to our kids (many of whom have faced food insecurity most of their […]
At the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter, we like to say we are in the business of providing HOPE. Each and every day over the past 25 years, our team has held on to the ideal that EVERY CHILD deserves to feel safe, secure and loved. Thanks to our donors, partners and volunteers, more than 10,000 […]