CJS has been blessed with the donation of an 8,625-square-foot building and  1.07 acres of land in the community of Mulberry, Arkansas. The intended use of the building is to convert it into our emergency youth shelter to house 16 individual at-risk adolescent youth. The building has been donated by the Palmer family, Jeff Palmer, Janet Seaton, Josh Palmer, and Shanna Palmer, of the PSA Land Company LLC.  Read SW Times Record article HERE

Your financial contribution is needed to assist CJS in realizing the dream of a new state-of-the-art, more centrally located emergency shelter facility in Mulberry. Please consider sponsoring a portion of the shelter for a new beginning for the youth of today who will be the leaders of tomorrow.The new shelter will be named the Clay Roper Western Arkansas Youth Shelter in honor of Clay Roper, whose devotion to the youth of the shelter and the mission of the organization was courageous and selfless as he fought his battle with terminal cancer

Comprehensive Juvenile Services New Shelter Fundraising

New Clay Roper Western Arkansas Youth Shelter, Mulberry, Arkansas.


The Windgate Foundation has been very good to CJS through the years, with the latest blessing being a CHALLENGE MATCHING GRANT of $544,426!  40/29 NEWS STORY 

Once the Challenge is met, the Shelter Building Project will be fully funded. We are counting on your support to make this a reality for the Western Arkansas region. 

The Clay Roper Western Arkansas Youth Shelter is underway with a matching grant from the Windgate Foundation.

CJS invites you to join our efforts to positively impact the youth of our community. 

Every dollar donated is matched.
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Paving a Path to Bright Futures

We invite you to be a part of paving the path to a brighter future for youth by participating in our brick paving project.  A section of the walk leading to the new shelter building will be paved with personalized bricks bearing the names of donors or their loved ones who have chosen to leave a lasting legacy of their commitment to the futures of youth.

Complete the form to reserve your brick and email to [email protected], or mail to CJS, 1606 South J Street, Fort Smith, AR  72901.  Select the 'Donate' button to pay by credit card, or mail your check to: CJS, 1606 South J Street, Fort Smith, AR  72901.

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