Vera Lloyd cares for boys and girls, ages six to 21, who are in the custody of the Arkansas Department of Human Services’ Division of Children and Family Services or Division of Youth Services.
These vulnerable boys and girls have either been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect or are returning home after spending time in the juvenile justice system.
Admissions staff members are on call 24 hours a day and are always available to meet a state caseworker and youth in need.
Youth must meet the following admission criteria:
We document the youth’s family history, past placement, circumstances requiring placement and medical needs.
“The children and youth who come to Vera Lloyd don’t always understand what is happening. They are leaving the only home situation they’ve ever known and are emotional and scared as they come into a place where they don’t know what to expect. We spend time comforting them and making sure they know Vera Lloyd is a safe and nurturing place for them.” –Rose Brewer, admissions director
Long-term residential care
Emergency shelter program
Therapeutic Group Home
Intake and Placement Policy
Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services strives to handle client intake and placement in a prompt, fair and consistent manner. We do not discriminate against any race, religion, gender, disability, citizenship or any other legally protected classification.