How do you think the Riverview Hope Campus will benefit our community?

Kevin Lindsey, Chief – Fort Smith Police Department

“The Riverview Hope Campus will provide persons experiencing homelessness within the River Valley area an opportunity to reconnect with society, reacquaint themselves with necessary life skills, and improve the overall quality of life in Fort Smith. The Fort Smith Police Department, as well as other emergency response agencies, will benefit from the Riverview Hope Campus through structured delivery of basic services to members of our homeless community.”

 

Bob Needham, Western Arkansas Counseling and Guidance Center

“I am in the mental health field and work with the homeless on
a regular basis. I obverse their struggles almost every day. One of the clients I work with is living under bridges or in a tent. She faces many challenges and has been sexually and physically assaulted. The Riverview Hope Campus would be a true blessing for the homeless as it would provide most of the services needed to improve their quality of life in one place and ultimately allow them to find permanent housing. Easy accessibility will help ease frustration and motivate them to continue to help themselves. The people of Fort Smith and the surrounding area are caring people and are willing to help those in need. I believe when
they see the positive outcomes, as a result of Riverview Hope Campus, they will feel a sense of pride in the fact that they have had a tremendous impact on those who are less fortunate.”

 

Mary Ramsey, River Valley Christian Life Corp.

“The Riverview Hope Campus will bring help and healing for the whole person.”

 

Ken Pyle, Executive Director, Fort Smith Housing Authority

“The Riverview Hope Campus will provide our region with
a great leap forward in how we react to the challenges of humanely responding to those experiencing homelessness. We can and will do better for our fellow human beings experiencing homelessness with the Riverview Hope Campus in operation.”