Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services

Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services has a mission to heal, prepare and empower children, youth and families in need. Dedicated staff carry out this mission every day through comprehensive services available to youth who live at the organization’s residential homes in Monticello, Arkansas as well as foster and adoptive parents. The organization’s vision is to be the agency of choice for ensuring Arkansas children, youth and families are stable and healthy.

For many youth, their time at Vera Lloyd is the only stable family environment they have experienced. In one example, a 15-year-old girl who had been exposed to and even used drugs came to Vera Lloyd and earned the best grades of her life at the on-campus school. She is no longer using drugs, has reunited with her parents and is now a college student. Megan, another one of our alums, lived at Vera Lloyd for six months when she was 14 years old. She says: “I feel so happy that I got the chance to be a part of a wonderful place called Vera Lloyd. It helped me value my family and my future.”

Vera Lloyd contracts with the State of Arkansas to provide a safe place for youth in need through residential living, therapeutic group home, emergency shelter, and respite care programs.

The organization provides the only Presbyterian children and family residential homes in Arkansas and northern Louisiana. We are accredited through the Council on Accreditation and maintains a commitment to excellence through its Continuous Quality Improvement Program. We are one of the first child care facilities in the state to use the Texas Christian University Institute of Child Development Trust-based Relational Intervention model of care, which incorporates recent neuroscience research to help children heal from trauma.

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