Frequently Asked Questions

Do you charge rent?

Women and their children reside here free of charge. We do have a transitional house that requires rent.

What is the length of stay?

The average length of stay is 6 months to a year, but we have seen over the years that it takes time to get re-established. As long as a resident is abiding by the guidelines and working toward their goals the stay is not limited.

How are you funded?

88 percent of funding comes from individuals, organizations/clubs and businesses; 5 percent from United Way and 4 percent from grants.

Who are the directors?

David and Beverly Engle were married in 1963. They have five children and 15 grandchildren. Beverly is also Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center. Her other memberships have included the Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence child abuse and legislative committees and Advisory Board of the National Children’s Advocacy Center. She served as chapter president for the Arkansas Association of Children’s Advocacy Center’s 2001-2003 and on the Community, Marriage and Family Counseling Advisory Board at John Brown University for 2001-2003. Beverly was selected as Benton County Woman of the Year 2000 for her work with women and children in making this region a better place to live. David has served on the Federal Emergency Management Association board; the Northwest Arkansas Youth Council and the Benton County Domestic Violence Council. He was a founding board member of Poplar House Clinic, now called Community Clinic.