The Boys Shelter makes your community a better place to live.


The Boys Shelter's mission is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of children and young adults who are displaced from their families, or who are involved in the foster care system due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.


We provide a safe haven for boys in need. We are helping our own boys in our area. We believe we have a responsibility to our community's boys to help them "at home." It is comforting for our community to know that if a boy has a need, through no fault of his own, he has a "home" to go to.


We are supported by the United Way of Fort Smith, state and local government agencies, many private businesses, donors and volunteers. We are continually looking to diversify our funding in order to improve our services to the youth we serve.


Our goal is to develop a long term, residential, healthy living environment capable of helping children placed in the Shelter. These kids and their families are facing many challenges and need someone to help guide them so the kids can get through their teenage years without the influence of drugs, sex, crime, truancy or dropping out of school.


We are a non-lockdown facility where these children live and receive different services to help them overcome their problems. We put emphasis on family living and try to create an atmosphere that is similar to living at home.  Many of the children may have been abused and/or neglected by their parents or guardians and, as a result, end up with us by order of the courts.


The Boys Shelter is of real service to the communities of Western Arkansas, saving taxpayers money, providing a lifeline to families in need, and helping boys of our area.

Read our current Newsletter Here. 



Upcoming Events

Car Show & Silent Auction

Car Show & Silent Auction

Boys Shelter Car Show & Silent Auction 


The Boys Shelter of Fort Smith would like to introduce their second annual CAR SHOW & Silent Auction. A fun day filled with cool cars, hot deals, and sweet rides! We will be having the event at the Fort Smith Pavilion on Saturday, August 12th from 8:00am till 1:00pm.


CAR SHOW - $25 entry fee, multiple prizes for best in show, best engine, best interior, best paint, and best rat rod.


SILENT AUCTION - Want to stay cool? Then head into the pavilion and see what great items are up for bid that local businesses have donated!


RAFFLES - We'll be raffling off several prizes throughout the day.


The event will be over at 1:00pm and will finish with the car show awards. Have any questions or concerns? Contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at: 479.769.5624 




A Few of Our Sponsors

Platinum - $10,000 and up

United Way

Gold Sponsors - $5000 - $9999


Silver Sponsors -$1000 - $4999

Centennial Bank
First National Bank
Junior League
Forsgren Inc.
Sams Club
Wester Sizz

Bronze Sponsors - up to $999

Suzy's Frames
Maxey Signs
Slim Chickens
Harry Robinson
Domino's Pizza
Brickcity Emporium
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith
O'Reilly Auto Parts
Yeager Hardware
taco bell


5904 South Zero
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 646-2819