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Capital Campaign

G R O W I N G

FOR A SAFER TOMORROW

The First of Its Kind


Peace at Home Family Shelter was the first domestic violence shelter in the state of Arkansas and one of the first in the nation. The Shelter has become a beacon of resources for survivors. We host weekly support groups in English and Spanish, children’s groups, art groups, creative writing classes, and yoga – all in house. We have an attorney on staff to represent clients in legal matters and a transitional housing program for clients who need housing assistance beyond our emergency shelter. We provide financial literacy seminars, on-site counseling, and life skills classes. Almost 200 individuals come to Peace at Home Family Shelter weekly to receive follow-up services and support.

In 2014, Peace at Home Family Shelter provided 8,000 safe nights of shelter to 240 women and children.

Our Challenge


Peace at Home Family Shelter has provided a critical service for more than 38 years. As the population of Northwest Arkansas continues to grow, more and more families need our shelter and services each year; however, our limited capacity is a roadblock to our ability to provide life-saving shelter to families escaping domestic violence in our community.

Peace at Home Family Shelter is forced to turn away families for lack of space. Since 2012, over 40% of all requests for safe emergency shelter have been unfilled because our facility has been at capacity.

Our community needs more safe shelter beds for victims of domestic violence and their children.

Expanding Our Shelter


Peace at Home Family Shelter needs to expand in order to better serve the needs of our Northwest Arkansas community.

Plans call for the renovation of the roughly-finished second floor of the current shelter. The building was designed for expansion; therefore, electricity, plumbing, and framing are already complete. When the renovation is complete, 3,200 square feet of living space will be added to the shelter, including 4 large family rooms with private bathrooms (increasing our bed capacity from 31 to 50), a second laundry room, and an additional common area.

Expanding the shelter will allow Peace at Home Family Shelter to provide 6,500 additional nights of safe shelter each year.

Growing for a Safer Tomorrow


Peace at Home Family Shelter needs to expand in order to better serve the needs of our Northwest Arkansas community.

In order to fund the expansion and renovation project, the Peace at Home Family Shelter Board of Directors and Staff have launched an almost $900,000 capital campaign entitled, “Growing for a Safer Tomorrow” which would cover: all construction and renovation costs for the expansion, furnishings, new vehicles, and the additional program and staffing costs we need to provide the same high-quality services to 100 more victims of violence each year for the first five years of the expansion.

This additional program funding will ensure our expanded shelter is sustainable for the first five years and allow our fundraising efforts adequate time to grow and mature so that we can continue to provide the same level of quality service into the future.

The Budget

  • Construction and Renovation - $310,000
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment - $10,000
  • Additional Staffing Costs for the First 5 Years - $290,284
  • Additional Program Costs for the First 5 Years (food, utilities, security) - $187,512
  • Two New Vans (for transporting shelter clients) - $90,800

Total: $888,596

As of March 2015, Peace at Home Family Shelter has received a gift from the Donald W Reynolds Foundation for $593,144 to expand the Shelter, provide program/staff support, and purchase the two new vehicles.

This leadership gift means we need just under $200,000 to complete our campaign. It is our goal to complete the campaign and begin renovation of the second floor expansion within the next 12 months so that we can begin offering shelter to more victims of violence as soon as possible.

We need to grow to meet the needs of our community, but we need our community’s help to grow. We hope that you will join us by making a financial contribution to the Growing for a Safer Tomorrow campaign.

Together we can provide safe shelter to more of our friends and neighbors and in turn, help build a safer community for all of us.

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