Madison MacNew, Resident Press Staff
New Beginnings Children’s Home, based in northwest Arkansas, is a private, non-profit organization that provides care to foster children who have been victims of family violence, neglect, and/or physical abuse. The homes provided by NBCH allow sibling groups to remain intact rather than split up.
According to the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Children and Family Services, Sebastian County has the highest number of foster children in the state, a fact that drove New Beginnings to want to provide their services where there is a significant need.
The organization recently acquired nearly 70 acres of property near the Mansfield area in order to expand the reach of their services.
NBCH plans to use this property to provide family environment style homes for up to 100 foster children. The property currently has eight houses, and there are plans to build eight more in the future.
The 100 foster children coming to this area will range from infants up to 18 years old. All school-aged children will be enrolled into the Mansfield School District.
New Beginnings is excited to come to work in Mansfield.
“We want to be a good neighbor in this community,” Anthony Christopher, Executive Director of NBCH, said.
The facility will also feature a learning academy for the children and a day care for the children under the school age. The day care will be open to the community to admit their children.
With the creation of this foster facility in the Mansfield area also comes the creation of up to 50 jobs. NBCH will be looking to fill a multitude of positions, including house parents, case workers, and clerical staff.
If you are interested in becoming a part of the NBCH organization, please email Anthony Christopher at [email protected] with a resume and brief description of the work you would like to do. Interviews aren’t expected to begin for at least another 60 days.
For more information on NBCH, visit http://www.newbeginningchildrenshomes.org/nbch_home.aspx