Maggie House

christian family atmosphere

At Family Ministries’ Maggie House, we strive to create a Christian family atmosphere. In addition, we will teach the Word of God as the rule of life. Every child is given the opportunity to accept Christ as their personal Savior. Given the circumstances of many of these children, it is of upmost importance that we share the love of Christ with them. We find that most of them have never been taken to church, owned their own Bible, or had the opportunity to learn about Christ. We desire your prayers and appreciate your support as we strive to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those we serve.

Maggie House

program services

Maggie House will provide long term residential care within four separate cottages designed to serve an average of eight children each in a safe and secure environment. Most of the children that will be served through Maggie House have been the victims of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Behavioral and emotional wounds are usually the results of these tragic circumstances. Support for children will come from trained house parents, case managers, counselors, therapists, support staff, physicians, dieticians, dental hygienists, the school system and the community.
The goal at Family Ministries’ Maggie House is to support the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to reunite the child with a family member(s) if it is in the best interest of the child. But our responsibility to the child won’t end there. Our staff will also be available for that child and his or her family for up to 90 days after the child is discharged from Maggie House. Parent education, advocacy, referral, and liaison services are examples of assistance provided to the family after the child and family are reunited.  For more information about the Maggie House, contact us at 479-965-0581.


In March of 2014, Fred Schaffer, during a casual conversation with Pastor Jeff Holland, offered to give the former Greenhurst Nursing Center (15,000 square feet) to the Free Will Baptist Church. Pastor Jeff accepted the offer and immediately contacted Family Ministries to ask them to consider taking the building and turning it into a Children’s Home. Upon reviewing the proposal, Family Ministries began making plans to renovate the structure and turn it into a children’s home.The Maggie House was named in honor of Maggie Schaffer, Fred Schaffer’s mother and the original owner of the Greenhurst Nursing Home. Maggie was greatly respected for how much she cared about others and her commitment to service.Since 1939, Family Ministries has been caring for at-risk children in Greeneville, TN. Family Ministries broadened its ministry into Arkansas in 2003 with the addition of Florence Crittenton Children’s Home, and most recently, with the future addition of the Maggie House in Charleston.

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Maggie House
1005 Second Street
Charleston, AR  72933


Office: 479-965-0581
Fax: 479-965-0480


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