Our Mission

Our Mission is to share Christ’s healing Love with children, youth and families in crisis.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to be the model of excellence for transforming and empowering children, youth and families.

Your support is essential to changing the lives of youth


Become a mentor, host a drive for clothes or personal hygiene items, adopt a home, do a community service project, or donate quilts to youth. 

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Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services began as a day nursery in 1910 to care for the children of women working at the Monticello mill.



Youth are served through Residential Living, Therapeutic Group Homes, Respite Care and Emergency Shelter.


To ensure the safety of our youth and staff, we are currently only accepting these Gift-in-Kind donations:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Clorox wipes
  • Lysol spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Latex gloves
  • Other cleaning supplies

If you would like to donate any of these items, please email us at info@veralloyd.org and we will arrange a pick up.

Dear Friends,

On Monday, March 9, Vera Lloyd began the Arkansas Department of Health’s directive for limiting the transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on our campus. This directive includes screening of all visitors and staff on our campus. All visitors are required to complete a short questionnaire and have their temperature taken. All staff have their temperature taken at the beginning of every shift.  As you may be aware, we have two part-time nurses on campus to assist with these medical needs. At this writing, all staff and youth are well. Should any of our youth exhibit signs of COVID-19, they will be quarantined immediately.

In addition to regular home cleanings by Vera Lloyd staff and youth, this week youth and staff will be deep cleaning and disinfecting all homes on campus. Cleaning and sanitizing are always important, but these measures will give each home an added level of protection.

With Arkansas schools closed at least until March 30, our youth will spend most of their time on campus. Our Campus Leadership Team is working hard to ensure our youth stay healthy and active during this time.

The Vera Lloyd administrative office in Little Rock has been notified by our management company that if anyone in the Prospect Building has been exposed to COVID-19 that the entire building will be closed. In the event of closure, our team is prepared to continue operations remotely.

Before I close, I would like to take a moment to remind you that although face-to-face time is limited, there are many ways to get involved and support our kids. Vera Lloyd continues to offer its Lenten Devotional Series, including youth stories. Visit (Devo Series) to sign up. Please also watch our Facebook and website for updates on current campus needs.

Finally, please consider setting up a monthly gift – any size will help. It is a simple process just click here (Recurring Donations) to make an ongoing difference.

Thank you for your prayers and concern, as we all try to stay healthy! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Donna Mahurin, CEO

Our Core Values


Demonstrating a servant’s heart through sharing Christ’s caring, compassion, empathy and healing.



Creating an atmosphere of confidence, where everyone is treated with integrity, equity and dignity.


Developing healthy connections and relationships in a safe and secure environment.


Recognizing the worth of self and others and the value of discipline and structure.



Transforming lives and minds by teaching and instilling personal responsibility.

 “Your support is essential to changing the lives of youth. Because of you, our team improves the lives of more than 130 children and youth from all over the state every year.”

Our Campus

It has grown from one building in 1923 to seven homes, a gym, an on-site school, computer lab, pavilion and a low ropes course for outdoor activities.