Join us for Stand Sunday on November 10

With over 60 children and youth in foster care in Ashley, Bradley, and Drew County and the crisis building across the country, thousands of churches will echo a united message on Stand Sunday, November 10, 2019.

Christians across the country will celebrate God’s special love for vulnerable children – and what ordinary people can do to put that love into action.

Locally, The CALL in Southeast Arkansas is joining the global celebration by asking churches in our communities to recognize this special day during their service on November 10th. We would like to invite you to be a part of the movement as well, by taking a stand in your community on behalf of children and youth in foster care.

By participating in Stand Sunday, your church can “stand” in the gap for these children and youth through a focused day of worship, prayer and awareness.

To find out how your church can make a difference in the life of children and youth in foster care contact The CALL in Southeast Arkansas at 870 308 9502.

To request free materials and event ideas specifically for children in foster care, email


2019 Foster Care Awareness Month Proclamation Event

On May 1st,  Mayor Paige Chase proclaimed May in Monticello as “Foster Care Awareness Month” during an event honoring the 36 children in foster care from Drew County and the 91 children in foster care in our four-county region of the state (Ashley, Chicot, Desha, and Drew counties) on the town square today.

Community members and representatives from each local organization serving foster children in Drew County participated in a balloon release in the children’s honor, and an art display was erected on the square for the month of May also honoring these children and representing the urgent need for foster homes in Drew County. Right now, only 10 homes serve the more than 90 children in the four county region.

In the art display, the tree leaves represent the total Drew County children who were in foster care last year, and the flowers represent the almost 40 Drew County children in foster care today.

Senator Eddie Cheatham of Crossett, Representative LeAnne Pittman Burchof Monticello, Pastor Branch of Holmes Chapel Presbyterian Church, and Deborah West of The Call in Drew County also spoke, prayed, and brought attention to the need for foster homes in our area. Senator Cheatham read Judge Robert Akin’s proclamation for Drew County in recognition of “Foster Care Awareness Month.”

Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries, the Arkansas Division of Children and Family ServicesThe Children’s Advocacy Center of Pine BluffCASA 10th Judicial District, Families in Need of Services (FINS) of the 10th Judicial District Court, The CALL in Drew County, and Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services, Inc. were each collaborators for the event.

3rd Annual Run Run Rudolph 5K Run/Walk

Grab your fun-loving, costume-wearing buddies and join us December 1st for the 3rd annual Run Run Rudolph 5k Run/Walk!

We’ll have costume prizes, a team award, and a KID FUN RUN!!

T-shirt guaranteed if registered by November 2!

Register at

$25 – 5K Run/Walk

$10 – Kid Fun Run

All proceeds go to recruiting, serving, and supporting Drew County foster & adoptive families who minister to local kids in foster care!

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