Oachita Children's Center
Linda Ragsdate and Sue Legal talked about the Center and its mission.
The Center serves the communities of Garland and Clark counties. We provide services to youth, ages 6-17, and their families. These youth may be homeless or have runaway, victims of abuse or neglect, or be in foster care or minor trouble with the law. Our clients are referred to us by the Juvenile Courts of Garland or Clark County, the Arkansas Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS), the Arkansas Department of Youth Services (DYS), schools, community agencies, or local families and the youth themselves.
It provides both residential and non residential services to our clients including a 24 hour emergency shelter, family needs assessments, case management, and life skills groups. We also offer educational classes to provide information, encouragement and guidance to youth and their families.
Teh Center's web site is http://occnet.org/