Vera Lloyd Story Gateways

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Luggage | $30 Pledge

In the middle of the night, a child appears at Vera Lloyd. They have been removed from their home abruptly, instructed to grab their meager possessions. All of it will be contained in a flimsy trash bag. They clutch their worldly belongings to their chest in fear as they walk in Vera Lloyd's door. It is precious. And yet, to an outsider, it is dirty, it is torn, it smells. This is all they have; the bag is a sad statement of their condition and how they see their lives. Your pledge of $30 will provide a duffle bag for a youth – you can provide dignity and symbol of hope.

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Nutrition | $56 Pledge

So many times, children arrive with their bones protruding, malnourished and underdeveloped… for more severe cases, there are learning delays. Some are so used to their way of life that they don’t even realize they’re hungry. Children who have been consistently malnourished will steal food, hide it and often eat themselves sick. It is critical to reassure and remind them that food is always available; many kids are even given a granola bar to keep in their pocket to remind them that they never have to be afraid of going hungry again. Your pledge of $56 will provide one week of food for a youth and inspire them with assurance for each day.

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Hygiene | $100 Pledge

In their life before Vera Lloyd, our kids had no access to showers, hygiene products, or any knowledge of how to use them. For teens, this is particularly hard; they go to school smelling; repelling the few who could offer them encouragement. Foster Children adopt an attitude to cope. They put up high walls to protect themselves. But, when a child is given what they need and compassionate instruction, you see the change immediately. Confidence and self-esteem build as they are able to take care of themselves externally. And, in turn, the inside begins to heal as well. Your gift of $100 will provide a full kit of hygiene products, towel and other supplies that are age, sex and race appropriate for a youth.

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Substance Abuse | $150

Our children often fall victim to addiction because they are trying to escape the hell they are living in; countless times, introduced to drugs by the people that are supposed to love and care for them. Vera Lloyd’s B-100 (Recovery and Prevention) Program empowers our youth to fight and beat addiction. It is not just about today; it's about everyday moving forward. It gives them the tools and resources they need each time they are faced with the pull of drug dependency. In addition, this program helps family and friends understand addiction and equips them to be supportive, not enabling. B-100 frees them from the prison of addiction and liberates them to move forward. Your pledge of $150 provides a full day of program services, curriculum, therapy and support for the youth at Vera Lloyd.

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Medical Care | $200 Pledge

Medical neglect is the unseen demon of abused children. These are the children often lost to death: lives unsung. Corey came to Vera Lloyd with severe Hyperthyroidism that had been left untreated. Her eyes bulged from head, and she was chronically ill. Today with regular doctors visits and daily medication, she is healthy and thriving. Your pledge of $200 will provide one day emergency medical care and daily nursing staff for the youth at Vera Lloyd.

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Care and Parenting | $450

The stories of physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and abandonment would turn your stomach. The headlines do nothing to prepare us for what is going on behind closed doors. And, when these children finally find escape and enter the foster care system, they are shut down…they have been plucked out of the middle of the abuse, but, they are still afraid and do not know how to trust. They can’t speak the truth of their abuse…they are embarrassed. If you can’t trust your parents, who can you trust? Love is priceless, but your pledge $450 will cover a full day of compassionate care by House Moms and Dads who will be there to create a safe, loving place for a child in need.

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Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services

Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services is a nonprofit that serves vulnerable children, youth and families from throughout Arkansas. Its administrative office is in Little Rock, and all youth and family program services are based on the Monticello campus. In addition to comprehensive therapeutic services, the Transition Services Program provides youth in state care with critical life skills including post-secondary education planning, employability skill building and financial literacy. With your support, Vera Lloyd can empower youth for a life after foster that is hopeful and stable.