The CALL in Saline & Perry Counties

Foster / AdoptGet Involved

Mobilizing the Church in Arkansas to love children and youth in foster care with the extravagant love of Christ.

Our Mission

To educate, equip, and encourage the Christian community to provide a future and a hope to the children in foster care in Arkansas.

There are approximately 73 children in Saline County on any given day in foster care. All of them need loving, caring homes to live in. 


Staff and Volunteer Leaders

Serving with The CALL in Saline & Perry Counties

Julia DesCarpentrie, County Coordinator

Julia began advocating for the fatherless in 2004 when adopting her son and realizing the magnitude of the adoption crisis worldwide.  After moving from Illinois to Arkansas to serve with Hope for Orphans and MomLife Today, she learned about the need for foster families and served on the advisory board to help launch The CALL in Saline & Perry Counties in 2009.  Her family opened their home to children in foster care the same year.  In February 2012 she accepted the position of County Coordinator.

Taylor Brown, Family Support Coordinator

Taylor’s awareness of the need for foster families in Arkansas to love the vulnerable and hurting children and families in the foster care system took root in 2014. As she and her husband opened their home to these children the following year, a whole new and unexpected journey unfolded.  In early 2018, she joined our staff as the Family Support Coordinator for Saline & Perry Counties.

Bethany Hill, Family Support Coordinator

Serving children has been a passion of Bethany's for as long as she can remember. From working in early intervention to completing casework as a Family Service Worker with DCFS, the journey to serve has been ongoing. Foster care and adoption have played a vital role in Bethany's family. In March of 2023, Bethany joined The CALL in Saline and Perry Counties as a Family Support Coordinator with a focus on adoptive families.

Kim Poteat

Kim’s passion for fostering was birthed from watching family members around her caring for foster children. The impact this made sparked her passion for vulnerable children. When Kim and her husband discussed what their family would look like it always included adoption and foster care.  In 2019 Kim joined the Saline County CALL staff as the Administrative Assistant and in 2021 she accepted the role as the DCFS Liaison for The CALL Statewide office.

Volunteer Teams

Please complete our onlineVolunteer Interest Form for more information on volunteering.

Corporate Sponsors

Foster Care Closet
The CALL resource center includes:
  • Foster Care Closet
  • Staff Offices
  • Training space foster & adoptive parents
  • Two birth family visitation rooms
Saline & Perry Counties

2010 Military Road
Benton, AR 72015

Mailing Address
PO Box 90
Benton, AR 72018



Our Blogs
June Update: Flamingos & a FREE Concert

The CALL in Saline & Perry Counties kicked off summer & May's Foster …

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Baking Memories Together

Preparing and sharing meals together creates bonds between parents and children,…

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