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In February 2017, 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.
Javier, age 14
I learned to be proud of who I am.
Marly, age 12
I’m so glad that I got to spend my 12th birthday here at the Shelter. It was truly the best!
Melanie, age 15
The best thing that I love about the Shelter is the acceptance. No matter where any of us came from, we are accepted here.
860 NW Vaughn Road
Bentonville, AR 72713
2700 W Walnut
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