Many of the children we serve have experienced food insecurity throughout their young lives - by not having regular access to food or by having food withheld in their homes. It is a new experience for them to have food readily available when they are hungry. With partners like Clorox and their donation of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing (because kids put ranch dressing on everything!) we are able to provide three nutritious meals each day, plus snacks, for all of our kids! To learn more about how you can help, visit our current needs list at

Needs The mission of Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter is to provide a safe haven, high-quality care and hope for the future to children who have been abandoned, abused or neglected. How can you help and make a difference? Listed below are several opportunities and ways in which you can suppor...

We were so excited to be chosen as the beneficiaries of DiaCON Alley of the Ozarks 2018! It was a blast volunteering for the event and we were blown away by the attendance and the support for the Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter. What an awesome event! Thanks again to DiaCON Alley of the Ozarks for your support of our kids. #diaconalleyozarks #nwacs #hopeforthefuture

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Here is the hand-off between Mike Brady and Randy Jackson at the time station in Fort Scott, Kansas. Mike comes in, and Randy takes off. Sorry for the shaky camerawork!
The Band Perry in action at the 2013 Starlight Gala.
Here is Lori, sharing a little bit of a story from the road in Fort Scott, Kansas.
126 Reviews
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Johnnie Bell Leister
· August 27, 2017
Just visited their open house. Very impressed. The staff were really nice, the facility was very clean and it seems to provide the kids with a very nice home.
Niki Higginson
· November 7, 2017
So sad the shelter lost a caring, loving well educated principal this week. Unfortunately they have no idea what they have lost.
Heidit Lybrandt
· August 9, 2017
I was very surprised at how big the place was..I feel at ease knowing my children are safe and protected unlike the foster home they were in..Horrible.
Anna Harris
· May 5, 2017
I was in care here nine years ago, or thereabouts. Literally some of the best memories of my childhood. The staff,(that I remember), Ms. Rebecca and Mr. Nathan, were awesome! Everyone was!
Valerie Lowry
· July 22, 2016
Amazing staff, amazing place. The love for children is in the air. Phenomenal.
Carrisa Clifton
· July 16, 2014
What an amazing place and organization!! Spent a couple of hours with the staff and kids and loved every moment!! ♥
Ashley E. Dickson
· June 24, 2016
Amazing place!! Really makes you feel like your at home and the staff are amazing as well
Jeremy Hayden Minchew
· August 27, 2016
Thank you. For taking. Care of the. Children. Who. Needs. Help
Patricia Ann Banfield
· October 11, 2014
Amazing place for amazing kids.
Sherri Michaletz
January 27, 2012
NW Arkansas Children's Shelter is an awesome safe haven for our precious at-risk young peeps. It is an honor to help this organization realize their potential.