Welcome to the Fort Smith Children's Emergency Shelter website. Here we share information about our history, leadership, mission, services, and needs. There is information on volunteer opportunities, contributors, and fundraising events, with links to purchase items that we are selling to raise money, or to give a monetary donation.
The Children's Emergency Shelter participates in the National School Lunch Program and receives reimbursement for the meals we provide to the children we serve. Due to the federal government shutdown, this reimbursement has been interrupted. If you would like to donate food, we are particularly interested in frozen entrees such as lasagna, salisbury steak, chicken (nuggets, grilled breasts, patties), fish sticks, etc. Basically, we could use anything that we can store in the freezer and prepare by just putting it in the oven. We feed up to 27 each meal. Food donation can be dropped off at the shelter. Our physical address is at the bottom of this page. If you would like to make a monetary donation to be designated for the purchase of food, you can do that via the Donate button to the right, or mail a check to the address at the bottom of the page. Thank you so much for your support!
View this video to learn about Jesse, a former resident of the shelter.