While there are over 4,300 children and youth in foster care today in Arkansas, there are less than 3,000 beds in less than 1,200 homes that are licensed and approved to care for them.

Homes are needed for:

  • Adolescents & Teenagers
  • youth in care over 24 months
  • Sibling Groups
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Individuals with medical conditions

Call 1-800-482-5964 to report Child Abuse

Do not use this site to report child abuse.

Division of Children & Families

616 Garrison Avenue

Fort Smith, AR 72901

Phone: 479-629-7898

Fax: 479-782-6861

Email: john.anderson@dhs.arkansas.gov

This Diligent Recruitment project/program is funded by the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under a Cooperative Agreement, Grant Number 90CO1108-02-00. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Children’s Bureau, Administration of Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.