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

Please join us for the Annual Open house and BBQ!

Please join us for the Annual Open house and BBQ!

We will be having our Annual Open House and Bar-B-Que on Saturday, October 7th! This is our opportunity to open the doors of the Shelter to the public and show our progress! We will be having visitors stop

by the Shelter from  10-5 to tour our facility, try some amazing Bar-B-Que, and meet the staff. This is also a wonderful way to THANK our supporters and hopefully,

make some new friends and supporters for the future. 

 

 

A Few of Our Sponsors


Platinum - $10,000 and up


United Way


Gold Sponsors - $5000 - $9999



bhc
FFO


Silver Sponsors -$1000 - $4999



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


Bronze Sponsors - up to $999



Maxey Signs
Brickcity Emporium
Medisav
Harry Robinson
Slim Chickens
Domino's Pizza
O'Reilly Auto Parts
Chick-Fil-A
taco bell
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith
Yeager Hardware
coca-cola
Suzy's Frames
Pepsi
Umarax
Choctaw

 

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