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Need ABCHomes help? Steps for placing a child/teen at ABCHomes

Is Your child having trouble at home or at school? Is your teenage or preteen daughter pregnant? Are you a grandparent that can no longer take care of your grandchildren? Is your family in crisis? Do you know a troubled teenager that could benefit from a structure and care?

If so, we can help!

The Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries (ABCHomes) is committed to providing a loving and safe home for hurting and needy children and teens. At ABCHomes’ three long-term homes, children and teens in crisis are provided a safe, loving and positive environment.

The ABCHomes model of care focuses on the child’s strengths, giving them the tools needed to transform their lives academically, behaviorally, socially and spiritually.

There are many children and teens that can benefit from living at The Baptist Home for Children and The Boys Ranch. These homes help children and teens who are:

  • Having behavioral trouble at home or school
  • Experiencing a family crisis: destitution, conflict, etc.
  • Experiencing academic difficulties
  • ADHD, depressed or have poor self-esteem
  • Making the wrong friends
  • Needing to be placed with their siblings
  • Needing a spiritual environment
  • Living with grandparents that no longer have the energy to take care of them
  • Experimenting with drugs or alcohol
  • Guilty of malicious mischief and other minor crimes
  • Homeless
  • In need of a second chance

To be eligible for admission into the Baptist Home for Children or The Boys Ranch, children or teens must be:

  • Legal residents of the State of Arkansas
  • Between the ages of 5 – 17, inclusively
  • Eligible to attend public school
  • Willing to be placed in our program
  • Committed to stay for at least 6 months or longer.

At Promise House Maternity Home, staff members can help pregnant teens and preteens who are:

  • Interested in learning how to care for their baby
  • Interested in learning independent living skills
  • In need of a second chance
  • Experiencing academic troubles
  • Needing a spiritual environment
  • Interested in placing their baby for adoption.

To be eligible for admission into the Promise House, pregnant girls must be:

  • Legal residents of Arkansas
  • 17 years old and younger
  • Eligible to attend public schools

Referrals to ABCHomes

There are a few steps to getting a child into care at the Baptist Home for Children in Monticello. They are:

  • The parent or legal guardian should call and ask to speak with one of the case managers at 870-367-5358. (Boys case manager: Jennifer Long; Girls case manager:  Rhonda McGraw). The parent or legal guardian may also email the Baptist Home at childrenshome@abchomes.org.
  • If your child is not an appropriate candidate for The Baptist Home for Children, discuss possible options with the case manager.

There are a few steps to getting a child into care at The Boys Ranch in Harrison. They are:

  • The parent or legal guardian should call and ask to speak with Kandy Steigman at 870-741-5784 or email ksteigman@abchomes.org.
  • If the child is not an appropriate candidate for The Boys Ranch, discuss possible options with Steigman.

There are a few steps to getting a teen into care at the Promise House Maternity Home. They are:

  • The parent or legal guardian should call and ask to speak with Jennifer Cloyde at 501-350-9766 or email jcloyde@abchomes.org.
  • If the child is not an appropriate candidate for Promise House, discuss possible options with Cloyde.

More information may be found at www.abchomes.org.