As a mission work of the churches of Christ, Southern Christian Home has been in existence since 1926, originating in Fort Smith, Arkansas and later moving to Morrilton, Arkansas in 1936. Southern Christian Home is a children's home that cares for school-age children through high school. Children are taken into our program to provide them the spiritual nurture they deserve. As they receive this care, they are provided their needs and given a safe and loving environment. Dedicated houseparents are the main reason we are so successful in serving all the children's needs effectively.
With six full time cottages and two relief cottages, we can provide full time care for up to 48 children who come either through private placement or state agencies. We provide invaluable experiences for our residents, including:
- Loving family environment, with meals shared daily around the dinner table.
- Regular church attendance and involvement in church youth activities.
- Regular counseling services with a full time counselor on staff.
- Exciting therapeutic care including Equine Assisted Learning and Outdoor Adventure.
- Educational guidance with tutoring.
- Monthly activities ranging from ice skating and go-karts to trips to museums and sporting events.
- Summer Camps
If you have a child who could use Southern Christian Home's caring, uplifting environment, fill out an application form and submit it to our Social Services staff. The application will be reviewed and you will be contacted to set up an entrance interview to determine if Southern Christian Home is right for you and your needs.
Mail application to:
Southern Christian Home
Attn: Social Services
P.O. Box 649
Morrilton, AR 72110
Or call our office if you need more immediate assistance. 501-354-2428
The Placement Process: A referral for placement can be made by any interested individual through a telephone call to our office. One of our caseworkers will send you an application packet to complete for the child, or you may download one. When this information is returned, an intake committee reviews the material and makes a decision to continue the intake process or to reject the applicant. The final process before placement is a pre-placement visit, where the applicant (and other interested parties) will visit our campus.
Children come into placement for many reasons. Children are accepted for placement through two methods: Parental or guardian placement and court placement. Parents can expect to sign several forms during placement that will explain their responsibilities. If a child is covered by medical insurance, it is necessary for this coverage to be continued.
If you'd like more information on how to admit a child, or would like to help us in our efforts to change the lives of God's children, please contact us.