You are invited to change lives of children, youth and families in your community.


The Centers for Youth & Families has improved the lives of thousands of children, youth and families in Arkansas since its creation in 1884. Each year, it serves close to 3,000 people from almost every county in Arkansas at locations in Little Rock and Monticello.

Dedicated employees heal children, adolescents and adults from complex trauma through services that include residential care for victims of abuse, neglect, abandonment or human trafficking; therapeutic foster care; outpatient counseling; day treatment and transitional care.

CFYF is also expanding adult services to address the growing needs of those struggling with mental health and substance abuse challenges.


You can join the Center Corps Auxiliary, the Emerging Leaders young professionals group or nominate 11th-grade boys to be Champions of Hope. You can also sponsor events that include BrunchFest, a golf tournament and the Evolve Gala.

To use your phone to text a gift, text @CFYF
to 52014 with a dollar amount.

$250 for monthly birthday parties: CFYF Little Rock is home to 80 boys and girls and celebrates everyone’s birthday with a special meal, cake and presents.

$100 for recreational supplies: Therapists engage children through arts and crafts supplies, games, books, fitness equipment and more.

$50 for welcome bags: Each child receives a welcome bag with contents like stuffed animals, games, hygiene products and sensory stimulation items.

Adopt a wish list at Christmas: You help make Christmas happen for more than 100 boys and girls at CFYF each holiday season. Without you, they might have no presents under the tree.

Service Area:

Melissa Dawson

5800 W. 10th St., Ste. 101
Little Rock, AR 72204