What We Do
Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services has a mission of sharing Christ’s healing love with children, youth and families in crisis. Dedicated staff carry out this mission every day through comprehensive services available to youth and families who live at the organization’s residential homes in Monticello, Arkansas. The organization’s vision is to be the recognized model for transforming and empowering children, youth and families.
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 and even used drugs came to Vera Lloyd and earned the best grades of her life at the on-campus school. She is no longer using drugs, has reunited with her parents and is now a college student. 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, therapeutic group home, emergency shelter, and respite care programs.
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 maintains 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 120 boys and girls, ages six to 21, from all areas of Arkansas. We are also working to improve the lives of homeless and near-homeless families in crisis through our Families in Transition (FIT) 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your help.
To offer feedback, please fill out the CQI Proposal Form below or download the fillable PDF (link).
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.