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  • The CALL in Crawford & Sebastian Counties

    • Non-Profit Organization
    5521 Ellsworth Rd
    Fort Smith, AR 72903
    (479) 353-0767
    Hours:
    Usually 8:30-3, M-F

    About Us

    When there are not enough foster homes in a county, a child coming into foster care will be sent to another county with an available foster home. A sibling group may be split up if a home that will read more
    • About

      When there are not enough foster homes in a county, a child coming into foster care will be sent to another county with an available foster home. A sibling group may be split up if a home that will take all of them can’t be located and may end up in different counties.

      So not only was the child removed from a home situation, but now everything else changes too: new school, friends gone, all the familiar landmarks gone. And the distance can make healing and reunification all that much harder.

      More than enough homes
      Our vision in The CALL is to have more than enough foster homes available, so that when a child or sibling group needs foster care, the best home for that child or children can be found in their community.

      The CALL works in close partnership with the Arkansas Department of Children and Family Services.This allows us to provide a unique training experience for prospective foster and adoptive families through the entire certification process and beyond, ensuring that you are not left wondering what’s happening at any stage of the process.

      Becoming a foster parent or adopting can be seem like a daunting process. We help demystify that journey and are with you every step of the way, from the first inquiry to when you have children placed in your home and for as long as you need.

      The CALL is about mobilizing and equipping the local church to be actively involved in helping solve the foster care crisis in their community. Any church, no matter how large or small, can now be involved in caring for children in foster care in the community.

    • Whom to Contact

      • Jenifer Jones
        Advisory Council Member
        5521 Ellsworth Rd
        Fort Smith, AR 72903
      • Emily Treadaway
        County Coordinator
        5521 Ellsworth Rd
        Fort Smith, AR 72903
        Phone: (479) 353-0767
    • Directions

      Across Waldron from Central Mall.