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Polk County CALL – Working to End Foster Care Crisis

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – 5,000. It may not seem like a big number, but numbers are all about perspective. 5,000 fans at a college football game would be awfully low, or 5,000 people in a town is a small community. However, when 5,000 describes the number of children in foster care in Arkansas, that is not just a number, but ...

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Multiple Agencies Joining Forces to Provide Christmas for Children

BY LEANN DILBECK – Multiple agencies are joining efforts to remember every foster child at Christmas time. These agencies ensure that all children within Polk County who are receiving services through the Department of Children and Family Services or in foster care receive gifts and necessities this Christmas. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), The CALL, Polk County Foster Parents Association, ...

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The CALL Makes Official Launch in Polk County

BY JACLYN ROSE – On Friday, February 19, 2016, a little over 100 members of Polk County met at the National Guard Armory in Mena to officially launch The CALL in Polk County.  The CALL, an Arkansas organization that was founded in Pulaski County in 2007, with the purpose of recruiting, training and supporting foster families in Arkansas, has now ...

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The CALL of Polk County to Launch This Friday

CONTRIBUTED BY JULIE PASQUINZO – “Children are not a distraction from more important work; they are the most important work.” This quote by C.S. Lewis is a reminder of the opportunities and responsibilities one has in establishing a better future for God’s greatest gift, children. There are approximately 35 children in DCFS foster homes from Polk County, but with a ...

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Bringing ‘The Call’ to Polk County

BY JACLYN ROSE – Currently, Polk County, Arkansas has twenty-nine children that have been removed from their families and have been placed in to foster care. That is even more heartbreaking because there are only seven open foster homes. This results in around 79 percent of Polk County children in foster care being placed outside of their hometown. This takes ...

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