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Home for single mothers and their children opens in Springdale

The Springdale Family Care Home, a new home for single-parent mothers and their children, officially opened Sept. 26 with a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting.

The 7,000-square-foot home, a ministry of Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries will house up to seven mothers and their children and will include live-in case managers. The home will assist single mothers and their children through residential group care, mentoring, financial planning, teaching, counseling and referral to valuable community resources.

Staff of Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries will offer supportive counsel for every mother and child. Assistance will be provided in goal setting, budgeting, parenting, homemaking, spiritual growth and relationship building. among others.

During the dedication ceremony,  Arkansas lieutenant Gov. Tim Griffin and Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse praised the new ministry and thanked all the many donors and supports. Arkansas Rep. Robin Lundstrum and other members of the donor family let in a ribbon-cutting.

For more information on the Family Care Home, contact Waylon Vande Hoef, area director at WVandeHoef@abchomes.org.

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