What We Do

    Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services has a mission to heal, prepare and empower children, youth and families in need. Dedicated staff carry out this mission every day through comprehensive services available to youth who live at the organization’s residential homes in Monticello, Arkansas as well as foster and adoptive parents. The organization’s vision is to be the agency of choice for ensuring Arkansas children, youth and families are stable and healthy.

    For many youth, their time at Vera Lloyd is the only stable family environment they have experienced. In one example, a 15-year-old girl who had been exposed to drugs and was using had come to Vera Lloyd and earned the best grades of her life at the on-campus school. Thankfully, she is no longer using, has reunited with her parents, and is now attending college. Megan, another one of our alums, lived at Vera Lloyd for six months when she was 14 years old. She says: “I feel so happy that I got the chance to be a part of a wonderful place called Vera Lloyd. It helped me value my family and my future.”

    Vera Lloyd contracts with the State of Arkansas to provide a safe place for youth in need through residential living and therapeutic group home. In the past we offered emergency shelter and respite care programs, however, we no longer offer these.

    The organization provides the only Presbyterian children and family residential homes in Arkansas and northern Louisiana. We are accredited through the Council on Accreditation and maintain a commitment to excellence through its Continuous Quality Improvement Program. We are one of the first child care facilities in the state to use the Texas Christian University Institute of Child Development Trust-based Relational Intervention model of care, which incorporates recent neuroscience research to help children heal from trauma.

    Every year, we improve the lives of close to 100 boys and girls, ages 6 to 21, from all areas of Arkansas. We are also working to equip foster and adoptive parents through the Resource Parent Training Program. 

    “I feel so happy that I got the chance to be a part of a wonderful place called Vera Lloyd. It helped me value my family and my future”

    Quality Improvement Form

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    Continuous Quality Improvement Statement


    Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services is committed to providing quality services to our clients. We strive to improve our services and make them more effective. Your input in our improvement process is vital to our success.

    We want the children, youth and families in our care to succeed. Please help us in this endeavor. Your input is valuable. If you have ideas for improving our services or you have concerns about our services, email info@www.veralloyd.org. Thank you for your help.

    To offer feedback, please fill out the CQI Proposal Form below or download the fillable PDF (link).

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