2012 Annual Report

Executive Director Lauri Currier

Lauri Currier
Executive Director

Leader's Message

No waiting children – that’s what we are working toward! Whether temporary or permanent, the 7,000 children who spend time in care every year deserve a safe home where they can heal and grow and experience unconditional love. This is exactly what God did for each of us!

I am amazed by the incredible energy and commitment of the hundreds of foster and adoptive families mobilized by The CALL statewide. Foster families minister to hurting children and their biological families - helping to heal and reunify! Adoptive families take on the radical job of parenting children suffering from the effects of abuse and neglect. Many families have told me that this is the hardest job you will ever love – and that the blessings they receive far outweigh any sacrifices.

Volunteers bring local CALL affiliates to life, mobilize local churches, recruit and train families, and support them as they invest in the lives of children. Did I mention that these amazing people are volunteers? They are enthusiastic, positive, motivated, industrious, resourceful, and inspiring! I cannot say often enough how much I appreciate the dedication of every person it takes to make The CALL run statewide. You are the heart and soul of The CALL.

To our partners at the Arkansas Division of Children and Family Services - thank you for helping grow this unique relationship between a faith-based initiative and a government agency. It is so exciting to be involved in cutting edge work in the field of child welfare. Our challenge is to continue to develop this unique collaboration so that we can share our model with other agencies and initiatives, so children around the nation will have homes.

When God gives a vision, he also provides! Certainly, the work of The CALL would not possible without our donors. You are finding homes for kids. With your help we will reach that day when there will be no waiting children in Arkansas foster care – instead there will be Christian foster and adoptive families waiting to take them in. What a glorious day that will be!

Until no child is waiting,

God bless you!

Executive Director

Executive Director Lauri Currier

Cecile Blucker
Division of Children and Family Services
Department of Human Services

Leader's Message

Partnering with The CALL for the last 5 years has really helped DCFS recruit quality foster homes to help us meet the placement needs of the children we serve.

During State Fiscal Year 2012, we served 7,759 children in foster care and today we have 3,803 children in care. With the recruitment efforts of The CALL, we have more homes available to take care of those children who had to be removed from their home. When we talk with the children who come into care they tell us they want to be placed in a home setting — one with a mom, dad, brothers, sisters, etc. With The CALL recruiting homes in counties so children can be placed in their home county, allows children to remain in their local communities, allows them to be able to attend school and keep their relationships with relatives and friends.

It is not enough for us to just provide a "safe place" for the children we serve — we need to address all of the issues children have. It is traumatic for children to be removed from everything he or she has known regardless if they have been abused or neglected.

Even with the recruitment efforts of The CALL, we only have 1,152 foster homes available to the children we serve annually. DCFS looks forward to continuing and expanding our partnership with The CALL in the recruitment of more homes. I can remember when The CALL was only in 1 county — now The CALL is in 25 counties. One of the keys to our successful partnership is we want the same for the children — we want them to be loved, cared for and nurtured — we want them loved as if they were our own.

As I have said numerous times, WE are making a difference in the lives of the children we serve and we will continue to do so. With each passing day, we will get better at it!

We appreciate The CALL and we appreciate the love they show to the children they serve.

2012 Financial Information

Funds Available $449,070

Individual $235,233

Churches $54,030

Corporations $97,927

Foundations $35,900

Events $15,987

Other $9,994

Funds Applied $449,070

Administrative $7,938

Program Support $369,038

Project: New Video $5,000

Projected Staff Needs $55,800

Increase In Net Assets $11,295

2012 Donors

Church Partners

Arkansas Prairie Youth Fellowship

Centennial Fellowship Church

Central Christian Church

Central Church of Christ

Christ the King Catholic Church

Christian Life Cathedral

Cornerstone Bible Fellowship

Damascus United Methodist Church

Eastside Baptist Church

Family Church, Inc.

Fellowship Bible Church

Fellowship North

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church Maumelle

First Christian Church

First United Methodist Church

Geyer Springs First Baptist Church

Grace Baptist Church

Immanuel Baptist Church (Pulaski)

Immanuel Baptist Church (VanBuren)

Indian Springs Baptist Church

Landmark Missionary Baptist Church

Main Line Full Gospel Church

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church WMA

Mt. Zion General Baptist Church

New Life Fellowship

Newsong Church Assembly of God

Outreach Center Church

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church (VanBuren)

Pleasant Valley Church of Christ

Pretty in Pink Proverbs 16-3

Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church

Scotland Baptist Church

Southside Baptist Church

St. Francis Episcopal Church

St. Mark Baptist Church

The Ark

The Church at Rock Creek

The Grove Church

The Meeting Place Ministries

The River Bible Church

Trinity Baptist Church

Trinity Episcopal Church

Wood Street Assembly of God


Arkansas Community Foundation

Bailey Foundation

TCH Brinkley Foundation

The Robert C Englin Foundation

The Wal-Mart Foundation

Windgate Charitable Foundation

Corporate Partners

ABC Financial Services, Inc.

AmediStaf, LLC

Arkansas Arts Council

Arvest Bank (Benton/Washington)

Bound by Nature

C & K Management, LLC

CEC Entertainment

CenterPoint Energy Service Co., LLC

Chapter BN P.E.O Sisterhood

Chick-fil-A (Benton)

Chico's Retail Services, Inc.

County of Van Buren

Crye Leike Brock Real Estate

Curran's Abstract & Title Company

Datek Inc.

David L. Ouellette, DDS PA

Dust Bunny Clean, Inc.

Fairfield Federal Credit Union

First Arkansas Bank & Trust

Frost Oil Company

Grayson & Grayson, PA

Green Dental Laboratories

Heart of Arkansas United Way

Heber Springs Sonic Drive In

Holiday Inn Express

Jimmy Hudspeth Architect, PA

June Painter Heber Theatre

Nesco, Inc.

Northwest Arkansas Naturals


Pine Bluff National Bank

Shelton's Jewelry & Gift Gallery

Simmons First National Bank

Southern Bank

Stuttgart Kiwanis Club

The Jeweler's Touch

Wayne Smith Trucking

Wear & Share, Inc.

Webb Pathology LLC

Individual Partners

Kyle & Robyn Allmendinger

Mo & Debbie Amani

Chad Ambeau

Joel & Ann Anderson

Robert & Martha Anglin

Peter & Kathryn Austin

Elizabeth Aymond

Glenn & Betty Babb

Brian & Wendy Badgwell

Aaron & Holli Bagwell

Drew & Tiffany Baker

Lloyd & Sharon Baker

Mary Helen Baker

William & Ellen Bankston

Claude M. Barnard

Pierce & Ruth Barnett

Kevin & Christine Barnhart

Monica L. Bates

John & Melissa Baxter

Margaret R. Beam

Ricky & Leslie Beatty

Freddy & Sharyon Beck

Brian Beijen

Bobbye Bennett

John & Ellen Bertolacci

James & Jennifer Bigl

Charles & Stacey Bingham

Kaye Birkhead

Marlys Amanda Bitner

Aaron & Karen Black

Kurt & Carrie Blankenship

Sandra J. Blount

Konroy Boeckel

Anthony & Cathy Bornhoft

Boyd & Camie Boshears

Joshua & Lindsey Brackett

Carrol & Jody Bradford

Heath & Andrea Bradley

Sherri Bradley

Douglas & Camille Braswell

James A. & Niki Brenton

T. Allen & Vicki Bridges

Keith & Terry Broach

Brenda Brooks

Shannon Brooks

John E. Brown, III

Adam & Holly Brown

Donald & Lynne Brown

Dustin & Kayla Brown

Thomas (Monty) Bruce

Charles & Abigail Buchanan

Lance & Hope Bucher

Andrew & Leigh Bunten

T.P. Burchfield

Gregory & Crystal Burns

Wendy Cadell

Paul & Dorothy Cafferty

Candace Caldwell

Mike & Linda Cantrell

Tony & Laura Carden

Arlene J. Carlson

J.D. & Kelly Carnahan

Angela Carpenter

Hunter & Mary Carpenter

Logan & Christy Carpenter

Brian & Dawne Carroll

Keith & Anita Cathey

Donna Caughron

Marcus & Myra Chapa

Paul & Lori Chapman

Steve Choate

James & Marcia Clayton

Brandon & Karissa Clemons

Kathie Clendenen

Jerry & Rebecca Cockrell

George & Kay Coil

Sheryl Colclough

Juanita Cook

Robert & Barbara Cooney

Orrin & Deborah Corwin

Rick & Sharon Cossey

Jeff Cotton & Treeca Dyer Cotton

Stehpanie Cox

Jana Crain

David & Rebecca Cranford

Robert H. Crank

Marvn & Betty Crown

Phillip & Lauri Currier

Randy & Gayla Currier

Deborah Daniels

Kay Daniels

Rodney & Vicki Dardenne

Jacy & Amanda Daugherty

Jonnathan & Kristen Davis

Ron & Nan Deal

Ben Decker

Christina Decker

Branden & Julia DesCarpentrie

Jason & Amie Di Leo

Betty C. Dickey

Joe & Carolyn Diffee

Jerry & Sheila Dill

Bill & Tabietha Dillard

Justin & Hallene Dillier

Mike Disario

John & Michelle Douglas

David & Kristin Druey

Leo & Alicia Ducote

Gerald & Kristine Durham

Rich & Kristi Eckerd

Virginia Elam

Richard & Pat Elimon

Maelu Ellis

Keith & Joni Englin

Ronnie & Piper Erwin

Michael & Ashley Escue

Bart & Kimberly Ferguson

Max & Patti Ferguson

Lynnette Files

Charles & Carol Fincher

Edward & Marilyn Fincher

Daniel & Amy Flanigan

Steve Fletcher

Michael and Lara Flowers

Winston & Mary Ned Foster

Jason & Steffanie Fowler

Patsy L. Fox

Therese Free

Jane E. Gardner

Scott Gentry

Jason & Paige Gibson

Charles & Gena Glenn

Philip K. Glover

Craig & Melissa Golden

Steven & Shauna Gould

Christine Goulet

Susan Grady

Waldemar & Vera Grafals

Michael Graham

Mike & Melissa Graham

Tom & April Graney

Sandra Gray

Douglas & Nancy Green

Don & Janet Greenway

Todd & Charlotte Greer

Jess & Tonia Griffin

Michelle R. Haerr

Zachary & Joanna Hale

Kevin & Kristen Halpin

Janice Hanlon

David & Terri Hardy

Bobby & Brenda Hargis

John & Linda Kay Hargrave

Ramona Harper

Kristi Harris

Ray Bob & Laura Harrison

Teresa A. Hart

Chad & Nancy Harvison

Sam & Patricia Heird

Wendy J. Henderson

Anthony & Carla Hendricks

Patrick & Carrie Henry

Bart & Ashley Hester

Jonathan & Carmen Hetzel

Chris & Judy Hibbs

I.J. Hickory

Brett J. & Jamie Holiman

Jerry Holmes

Alexander Hood

Kristine Hood

Ashley Hooten

Malley & Patricia Howell

Bill & Betty Huber

Tommy & Barbara Hutto

Missy Thomas Irvin

James & Karen Jackson

Timothy & Donna Jackson

Sanjeev & Rashmi Jain

Josh & Rebekah James

Andrew Janssen

Gary & Danette Jennings

Caleb & Rebekah Johnson

Jem C. Johnson

Richard C. Johnson

Claes & Diane Jonasson

Danny & Connie Jones

James & Helen Jones

James & Rebecca Jones

Amber Kagebein

Karl & Tamara Kay

Jim & DoodyKeet

Lane & Denise Keeter

Bill& Jan Keith

Sammie Kelley

Timothy & Kristi Kelley

Mark & Mary Kendall

Lou & Karen Ketchum

Jarred Kibbey

Paige Kibbey

Tyler & Kari Kidd

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Kinslow

Thomas Kirchner

Daniel & Barbara Kirkpatrick

Mark & Tiffany Knight

James & Pamela Knippel

Ron & Carolyn Knowlton

Timothy Kreiner

Brian & Jenny Kubacak

Paul & Sonya Kuykendall

M.M. & Marlo Lackey

Darryl Laws

Cheyenne Leavelle

Mark & Lisa Leggett

Mark Leverett

Barbara C. Little

Bryan & Joy Looney

Jacob & Elizabeth Macpeek

David & Marty Maier

Harold & Monica Mannis

Leadra Martin

Matthew & Christie Martin

Larry & Anita Martin

Roger and Rebecca Mathison

Stacey McBryde

Kara McCarty

Harry & Barbara McClintock

Hugh & Erin McConnell

Robert McConnell

Jeffrey & Kristi McFarland

Gary & Phyllis McGhee

Dennis McLemore

Donald & Sandra Melton

Rachael S. Merritt

Kerry & Ann Meythaler

Ashley N. Michael

Jim & Patricia Miles

Josh Miller

L.E. & Gay Miller

Charles & Doris Mixon

Jason & Jolie Mizell

Marion Moeller

Angela Moore

Teresa L. Morgan

Howard G. & Marge Murray

Steven L. & Belinda Murray

Dick & Nealia Neal

Lee & Rhonda Nelson

Gina Newman

Jeremy & Jennifer Newton

Joshua & Rachael Newton

Matthew Nickle

Richard & Deborah Nordskog

Stuart & Lea Ann Norton

Stephanie Nudelman

Alain Nzigamasabo

Matt Orcutt

Tracey Osborne

Gordon & Pat Page

Phillip & Shannon Pate

Bruce & Johnnie Patterson

Jason & Mary Carol Pederson

Brett & Gina Pharis

Gary & Kella Pharris

Kayla R. Phelps

Eugene & Shaleen Phillips

Gary & Rebecca Phillips

John & Alpha Pickell

Melanie Pike

Anne M. Pinkley

Jeffrey Pistole

Dana & Kimberly Plattner

Gary & Denise Posey

James & Kim Poteat

Ashton Price

Greg Primm

Cynthia D. Quinn

Randy & Diana Ragsdale

Bob & Pat Ramer

Russ & Tenille Rauls

Eugene M. Reagan

Gary & Tonya Redd

Mark & Contina Reinert

Richard Harris

Sue E. Richardson

Rico Harris

Keith & Sally Riggs

Melinda K. Rinkenberger

Lonnie & Robin Robinson

Greg & Debbie Robus

Yvonne Rodgers

Eddie & Kathy Rogers

Rue Porter Rogers

Louis & Larissa Rolleigh

Josh & Lauren Ross

Josh & Teyerra Ross

Mark & Dianne Ross

James & Merritt Royal

John & Tina Santoro

Joachim & Jennifer Sathianathan

Matt & Jennifer Saweikis

Rachel Schaeffer

Mark Schatzman

Stephen Schotta

Matthew & Tamara Schrand

Phillip & Amy Scoggins

Dale & Jan Sharp

Robert & Carol Shaw

Richard & Jo Sheeley

Chris & Trudy Smith

Jason & Amy Smith

Jeffrey & Leslie Smith

Peter Allen Smith, Jr

Robert C. Smith

Tim R. Smith

Wayne & Peggy Smith

Jimmy Smithey

PJ Smykla, Jr

Kevin & Amy Sorg

Brenda Southerland

Valerie L. Spivey

John & Anita K. Stafford

Phil W. Stark

Kernoal & Phyllis Stephens

Sandra S. Stevens

Darren & Corie Stinson

Freddie Stovall

Carolyn Stowers

Sammie & Anita Strange

Lena Strickland

Neal W. Tate

Dewain & Charlotte Tennant

Jared & Katie Thomas

Kevin & Netta Thomas

Loy & Jennifer Thompson

Thomas & Paula Thornton

Harold & Donna Timboe

Matthew & April Timboe

Scott Tomlinson

Lori Treat

Layne & Karen Tubbs

James & Kelly Turner

Billy & Patricia Tyree

Michael & Linda Undernehr

Gary Underwood

Seth R. Vannaman

Christopher & Jana Villemez

Natalie Vinsant

Biff & Nancy Vinson

Phillip & Andrea Wade

William & Bonnie Wagner

Keith & Cindi Wallace

Joshua & Meghan Walton

Kim Walton

Warren J. Watkins

David & Caryl Watson

Michael Weaver

John Weems

Carolyn Wellons

John & Lisa Welton

Ken & Debbi West

Becky Westerfield

Tim Wharton

Donald & Jennifer White

J.L. & Martha White

Matthew & Kelly White

Charles & Cappy Whiteside

Sara Whitfield

Dana Wiegand

Larry & Beth Wilkins

Jeremiah Williams

Thomas & Darlene Williams

Dianna Wilson

Neal & Jenni Winstead

Shelley Woessner

Jerome & Patricia Wolf

Danny & Rebecca Wood

David & Gail Wood

Edwin & Shirley Wood

David & Diana Wright

Tanya Yates

Dom & Karen Yezzi

Chris & Anna Zink