2013 Annual Report The Mission of Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services is to share Christ’s healing love with children, youth and families in crisis.
A YEAR IN REVIEW Donors and supporters of Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services helped make great things happen for the youth on our campus this year. Our highlights of 2013, thanks to you, are: ● The agency earned its accreditation from the Council on Accreditation, which will enable Vera Lloyd to diversify its funding sources. ● The 2nd Annual Turkey Trot 5k brought more than 130 people to campus and raised $10,000 for outdoor activities. ● Vera Lloyd welcomed Lillian Dee Davenport, Tommy Maxwell, Carolyn Peiserich, John Tipton Pugh, Sr., Judge Luevonda Ross and Doris Simmons to the agency board. The new van made possible by a grant from the Presbyterian Women (USA). ● Close to 70 women and several men attended Vera Lloyd’s 12th annual Pink Hat Day on April 20. Holmes Chapel Presbyterian Church earned the Traveling Hat Award for their work with youth at the children’s home. ● Vera Lloyd purchased a van through a Thank Offering grant from the Presbyterian Women of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The van is dedicated for use by the transitional living program for young adults ages 18 to 21. ● Grant funds from the Pines Presbytery and First Presbyterian Church of Fort Smith allowed Vera Lloyd to renovate the H. Leroy Acree Pavilion, which was rededicated last year and has been used frequently for outdoor activities. ● The Laurence E. Schmidt Counseling Center moved to a larger office space so more people in need can be served through the counseling center. Vera Lloyd also hired Jenny Caldwell, LCSW, as the Schmidt Center director.
Lives are Changing at Vera Lloyd “Since being at Vera Lloyd, I have been given a second chance in life to do what is right. Vera Lloyd has taught me the responsibilities of being a leader. Vera Lloyd has taught me how to be a role model and help others out. School was not important to me before I came here, so Vera Lloyd is helping me earn my GED before I leave.” “Since being at Vera Lloyd, I have learned that if I can wait on things the right way, or just ask, then maybe I can get things instead Our youth enjoying a night at the bowling lanes. of stealing. All that I have learned at Vera Lloyd, and hopefully when I come back to Vera Lloyd, it will be to visit.” -Demairreah R., age 16, Newport, reuniting with his family in March
Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services will be the recognized model for transforming and empowering children, youth and families. For more information on the programs of Vera Lloyd, please visit our website at www.veralloyd.org.