Family Ministries assumed operation of the Florence Crittenton program in January 2004, in Little Rock, AR, a beautiful 12,500 sq. ft. home. Effective July 2005, Florence Crittenton was gifted to Family Ministries, providing emergency shelter for young people, siblings, pregnant teens, mothers & babies. This home is also licensed to provide foster care and long-term residential care.
FWBFM’s Florence Crittenton Home serves as a residential group home providing emergency shelter services and long- term residential care for children and adolescents in need of a safe and secure environment. Florence Crittenton is currently serving both boys and girls, most of whom have been the victims of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Behavioral and emotional wounds are usually the results of these tragic circumstances. Each child receives individualized and family counseling.
The goal at FWBFM’s Florence Crittenton Home is 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 does not end there. Our staff is available for that child and his or her family for up to 90 days after the initial discharge. Parent education, advocacy, referral, and liaison services are examples of assistance provided to the family after the child and family are reunited. If you would like additional information regarding our program, call us at 501-663-3129.
At FWBFM’s Florence Crittenton Home, we hope to create a Christian family- type atmosphere. In addition, we 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 utmost 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 gospel explained to them. We desire your prayers and appreciate your support as we strive to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those we serve.
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