What We Do: Our mission is toprovide joy, companionship and quality of life to Residents in Long Term Care and Retirement Facilities.
How: Over 300 volunteers provide one-to-one visitation, assist with group activities such as cards, crafts, bingo, and pet and music therapies. There is never a fee for our services
We also provide clothing protectors (bibs) to help maintain residents' dignity at mealtime. During the Easter season, bunnies are taken to area nursing homes to let residents know they are not forgotten. Our annual holiday gift drive,
Hearts of Gold strives to provide a meaningful Christmas gift to every resident in every facility we serve. Gift ideas include pajamas, robes, slippers, lap robes, etc. For many residents, especially those with no family, these may be the only new items they receive that year
Where We Serve:
Arkansas: Fort Smith, Van Buren, Greenwood, Alma, Barling, Charleston,
Mena, Paris, Ozark
Oklahoma: Poteau, Arkoma
History: Project Compassion was founded in 1972, the dream of Gloria White, who saw the need for a one-to-one visitation program for the residents in nursing homes who had neither family nor friends to care for them, love them, to be their friend. This outreach proved to be so successful that the nursing homes began to ask for additional projects to fill the spiritual, emotional, and social needs of the residents. more...