Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter Celebrates 20 Years
Posted: April 2, 2014 at 5 a.m.
It's staggering to think what a simple question can lead to if asked by passionate people with proper support and a progressive outlook, Jeffrey Harsh said Tuesday.
Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter
• The shelter opened Dec. 6, 1993, with five residents
• It accepts girls up to age 17 and boys up to age 12
• It can care for up to 48 children a day
• Children can stay there for up to 45 days
• It serves more than 73,000 meals and snacks annually
• Its staff takes children to 1,100 medical and dental visits annually
• Its children go on more than 300 outings annually
• State funding covers about 25 percent of its costs
Source: Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter
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