Children’s Homes

The Baptist Home for Children

Monticello

Children and teens come to live at The Baptist Home for Children in Monticello for many reasons. Some come from homes where they have been abused, where there is serious family conflict or where their parents lack the skills necessary to care for them. The home seeks to provide children and teens a Christ-centered place of safety and security where they can grow physically, emotionally, academically and spiritually.

Most residents are school-aged children and youth. They live in six different family-style homes with their houseparents, attending local public schools and Southern Baptist churches. Many are involved in extracurricular school activities, church activities and community events.

The Baptist Home receives privately placed children, as well as children placed by the Arkansas Department of Children and Family Services. Other referrals come from churches or concerned friends and family members.

Please call (870) 367-5358 or email childrenshome@abchomes.org for additional information.

Boys Ranch

Harrison

Established in 1989 and located seven miles north of Harrison on 500 scenic rural acres, the Arkansas Baptist Boys Ranch serves boys who simply need a place to live, boys with family conflict issues or young men in need of guidance.

Residents range in ages from 10 to 21. Up to 24 adolescent boys are cared for in three ranch homes, where they live with their houseparents. A fourth ranch home houses up to five young men ages 18 to 21. The boys attend Bergman Public Schools, and many are involved in extracurricular and sporting activities. Residents attend area Baptist churches.

When boys at the Ranch reach age 16, they have the opportunity to participate in the Independent Living program. This program teaches life skills they will need to become independent, self-sufficient adults. Still under the close supervision of their houseparents, participants take on more responsibility for daily chores like grocery shopping and meal preparation. A part-time job on the ranch provides boys the opportunity to purchase a reliable vehicle and save earnings. They also learn how to manage a bank account and budget their funds.

Boys who have completed the ranch program, reached the age of 18 and earned their high school diploma or equivalent may be considered for Transitional Living. In this program, the young men live in two-room suites with no houseparents. Residents are expected to pursue a vocational or college education and have a part-time job.

The ranch receives privately placed boys, as well as boys placed by the courts or the Arkansas Division of Children and Family Services. Other referrals come from churches or concerned friends and family members.

Please call (870) 741-5784 or email boysranch@abchomes.org for additional information.

Family Homes

Judsonia, Paragould, West Fork

In our Family Homes, up to seven school-age children (including preschool siblings) live with houseparents who care for them. We have Family homes in three locations statewide: Judsonia, Paragould and West Fork. Residents attend local public schools and Southern Baptist churches. Many are involved in extracurricular school activities, church activities and community events.

Family Homes receive privately placed children, as well as children placed by the Arkansas Department of Children and Family Services. Other referrals come from churches or concerned friends and family members.

For further information or application please contact:

Judsonia 
Aamie Mason
amason@abchomes.org
(501) 455-8554

Paragould
Maggie Peeler
mpeeler@abchomes.org
(870) 935-5134

West Fork 
Savanna Martin
smartin@abchomes.org
(479) 521-1296