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Baptist Children's Home

The Arkansas Baptist Home for Children campus is located in Monticello on the same 80-acre home and farm site that Miss Hannah Hyatt gave to Arkansas Baptists in 1894, so there would be a place to care for Arkansas's orphans.

Today, very few of the residents are orphans. They come from homes where they have been abused, where there is serious family conflict or where their parents lack the skills necessary to care for them.

The Home seeks to provide them a Christ-centered place of safety and security where they can grow physically, emotionally, academically and spiritually. The residents are usually school-aged children and youth.

At the Home, the children live in six different cottages with their houseparents. There are three boys' cottages and three girls' cottages. Each child has its own bedroom. Meals are served family style and the children learn to work together in their cottages.

The children attend local schools and Southern Baptist churches. Many are involved in extracurricular school activities, church activities and community events. Additionally, the Home has a full time recreation worker and the children enjoy a wide variety of fun activities, sports and entertainment opportunities.

Children come to us through private placement by a child's parent or guardian who decides to place the child with us for a time or from the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Each child is assigned a case manager who develops a plan of care for them and, when possible works to reunite the family.

More than anything else, the Home is a place of love, care and discipline for the approximately 75 children who live there each year.

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Steps to getting your child into care at The Baptist Home for Children in Monticello

  1. The parent or legal guardian should call and ask to speak with one of our case managers at 870-367-5358. You may also email us at
  2. If your child is not an appropriate candidate for The Baptist Home for Children, discuss possible options with the case manager.