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Ouachita Children’s Center serves the communitie​s of Garland and Clark counties. We offer services to youth, ages 6-17, and their families. Our clients are referred to us by the Juvenile Courts of Garland or Clark County, the Arkansas Division of Children & Family Services (DCFS), the Arkansas Division of Youth Services (DYS), schools, community agencies, or local families and the youth themselves.

We offer both residential and non-residential services to our clients including a 24 hour emergency shelter,family needs assessments, case management, counseling, and life skills groups. We also offer educational services to give information, encouragement and guidance to youth and their families. Our mission, vision, values aim to promote positive life experiences for todays youth and give them the tools they need to succeed as adults.​


Our Mission

Ouachita Children’s Center is a non-profit child advocacy organization providing emergency shelter and quality services for youth and families, empowering them to achieve lifelong success.


Our Vision

Ouachita Children’s Center sees itself as a community leader, breaking the cycles of asocial and negative behavior, as well as those of abuse and neglect for Arkansas youth, one child at a time. In the future, we envision the OCC facility and programs as expanded through success in greater funding as well as the construction of a longer term residential facility. We foresee successful ​OCC graduates as productive and serving in leadership roles in the community that has sustained them. Their success and that of OCC will be recognized and replicated by other national organizations.


Our Values

- Respect

- Trust

- Compassion

- Safety

- Integrity

​- Stability

- Commitment

- Advocacy