Foster care organizations began gathering together to explore how collaboration could change the way kids and families are served in Arkansas.
Who We Are
There is a crisis in Arkansas. Too often we hear of “not enough” – resources, support, families.
We formed Every Child Arkansas in response to these challenges. Every Child Arkansas is a network of advocates, agencies, faith-based organizations, and other organizations working together in trust-building collaboration to fill the biggest gaps in caring for children and families before, during, and beyond foster care in our state.
The Every Child Arkansas Network is comprised of several partners who play vital roles, and we all share and coordinate our unique strengths to multiply the impact of our work for these children and families. We are united around a shared vision of:
MORE THAN ENOUGH
for children and families before, during, and beyond foster care in every county in Arkansas.
What We Do
Every Child shares the realities of foster care while demonstrating a positive, collaborative, and hopeful tone that challenges the stereotypes associated with the system and those involved.
Every Child provides meaningful ways for anyone and everyone to engage with the child welfare system.
Raising Up New Foster Parents
While inviting individuals to get involved at any level, Every Child Arkansas is relentless about sharing the need for more foster families. Our mission is to demystify the process and help anyone willing to open their homes get partnered with the best organization for them.
As foster families come forward at an unprecedented rate and families of origin get reunified (the goal of foster care), Every Child provides relational, community, and tangible support for families.
The Contingent was welcomed In Arkansas as a partner In foster family recruitment.
“Every Child Arkansas” coined and launched as a collective effort with 20+ organizations.
Every Child Arkansas launches publicly to Invite everyone Into bringing what they can to the table for kids and families Impacted by foster care.
Partnering with Arkansas’s Division of Children and Family Services and community organizations, Every Child Arkansas works to solve Arkansas’s foster care crisis through marketing, education, one-on-one connections, and Initiatives. There’s something for everyone to bring to the table wherever you are!
From Our Community
I continue to watch and walk alongside families as they lean into the Lord to lead them through this calling of caring for kids in need. Some come boldly and without fear and others come with questions and trepidation, but all come back to the knowledge that God is calling them to serve kids in need of safe and loving homes.Anonymous Area 1 Caseworker
My dreams for the youth in the foster care system is for them to find themselves and become a part of their version of a family. Family can mean many different things! I want them to love themselves for who they are. Self love is more important than you’ll ever know!Lauren Former Youth In Care
Thank you for allowing us to love on those babies tonight! We enjoyed every minute! Witnessing the pure joy and excitement of those precious children will be a snapshot in myVolunteer Foster Parent’s Night Out hosted at a Benton, Arkansas church
memory for a lifetime. You guys are amazing!