“I was placed in the home when I was 16. I was a troubled child from a troubled family. Vera Lloyd changed my life! You helped me put God back in my life, finish my education and prepare for my future. It’s been 10 years and I’m a proud mother of two beautiful children and have a wonderful husband! I thank you for taking me under your wing and helping mold me into the woman I’ve become."
-- Mary Wigginton, Alumna
If we help one at-risk youth, we’ve helped everybody. We’re all winners when we help a child.”
-Carol Sue Wooten, Board Member
"Success stories are numerous when hearing how lives have been changed through simple acts of God’s love toward these young people, given by caring members of Presbyterian congregations throughout our presbytery and an excellent staff of house parents, teachers, counselors, administrators and many others who serve at Vera Lloyd."
-Jeanne Lloyd, Presbytery of Arkansas PWCT
"We may never know the impact these activities, our involvement and our gifts have made on the lives of girls who have called Barton House their home. Yet, we continue to demonstrate to these girls that they are special and that someone—even strangers—value them enough to reach out to them and put Christ’s healing love into action.”
-Sharlie Rigby, Second Presbyterian Church of Little Rock
"I am very drawn to our mission statement, 'sharing Christ's healing love,' it's global. You can feel that in every interaction [at Vera Lloyd], even in conflict. I can feel that. So it's not only a goal, it's an experience."
-Dee Davenport, Board Member
"I cannot fathom what those kids have been through, and yet at Vera Lloyd, they mature and change because of the stability, the support, the love and the education/experiences they have on that campus."
-Julie Robbins, Board Member