A Letter from the CEO

Welcome to East Arkansas Youth Services, Inc. official website!

We are glad that you are interested in our agency.

Let me take this opportunity to tell you about who we are and what we do.

We are a charitable service organization meaning that we are not in business to make a profit, but to provide a needed service in our community.  Our clients are primarily youth who have gotten into trouble either at school or in the community and sometimes are involved with law enforcement or the juvenile court system. Some of these young people are having family conflicts, have runaway from home or have been victims of abuse.

Our approach to working with these youth and their families is basically one of intervention.  We use trained professional staff members to get involved in their situations to provide guidance and support for the youth and their families.

Some situations are more advanced than others and require a more intense intervention and that is why some youth come to our residential group home in Marion while others can be provided with services at home in the nine counties that we cover.

Most of our funding comes from government grants and contracts which are very limited so we welcome your tax-deductible donations.

We hope that you will browse our website and contact us if need our assistance or if you think you can contribute to our agency in some capacity.


Jessica Sampley
Executive Director – CEO