Foundation Donates $2.5 Million To Arkansas Children's Hospital To Help Abused Kids

Jul 6, 2016

An artist rendering of the David M. Clark Center for Safe and Healthy Children on the campus of Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Credit Arkansas Children's Hospital

The Clark Family Foundation is donating $2.5 million to Arkansas Children's Hospital to "support programs and services for abused and neglected children," including the David M. Clark Center for Safe and Healthy Children.

"Our Dad always had a soft spot in his heart for children," said Elizabeth Taylor, President of Clark Family Foundation, Inc., in a release. "Throughout his life he wanted to ensure a healthy future for children throughout the region. Our family is proud to continue his legacy by giving a gift to help one of the most vulnerable pediatric populations in our state - the victims of child abuse and neglect."

The David M. Clark Center for Safe and Healthy Children, which will be dedicated on August 11, on the campus of Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, will have the Center for Children at Risk, Child Protection Center, Family Treatment Center, and the Child Study Center.

According Arkansas Children's Hospital, the 36,438-square-feet facility on the corner of Battery and 12th Streets will "house current medical, legal and mental health services for victims of child maltreatment."