Building for the future


Our Future Initiatives

as we look out at the next 5 years, our goals are simple: we want to help more youth from crisis transform into overcomers in Arkansas, and we want to grow more resilient foster and adoptive families. to do that, we’ve identified three key objectives for each goal that will bring about the most impact on the lives of youth and families:

1) building More overcomers in arkansas

  • Open an Emergency Shelter for Youth

  • Create Three Specialized Living Programs for Transitional Youth

  • Renovate the OC, including:

    • Teaching Kitchen

    • Shower & Laundry

    • Space For Meetings

    • Recreational Space

    • Art Exploration Area

    • Lockers & Mailboxes

2) Stronger Foster + Adoptive Families

  • Open the WITH Center, including:

    • 24/7 family support line

    • support groups with child care

    • therapy, training, and coaching

    • volunteer family support

  • Provide TBRI Training to Every Adoptive Family in Arkansas

  • Grow Year-round Events + Training, including:

    • youwannago family camp 2 times/year

    • the with retreat for 250 moms/year

    • s’mores + snores for 125 fathers and sons

    • new opportunities to support families

WITH Your support, WE CAN reach over 1,700 youth from crisis every year BY 2023!

from our board chair

Tanner Mezel, Board President, discusses the success of our work with youth and how we plan to move forward. He reviews our 5 year plan including our two major areas of investment: People and Infrastructure. To request a meeting with one of our board members, contact us below.