Community Empowerment Council

Margie's House & Hank's House

Program Description

The Community Empowerment Council Inc. in Pine Bluff, AR, strengthens the infrastructure of support in the community, providing and facilitating an array of services to meet the needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families.

Margie's house is license for clients to stay 30-90 days and also its residential licence's which goes from 3 months to a year.  The house consist of 18 bed , 9 beds are residential and 9 emergency beds. CEC's emergency shelter called "Margie’s House" provides male clients ages 6 to 18 with emergency housing, food, clothing, counseling, mentor-ship,  case management, life planning skills, safety, vocational education training( carpentry, brick masonry, flooring, and computer aid drafting), transportation, tutoring, health & wellness, personal hygiene, referrals for health care and transportation to schools and local providers of health care.

Henry "Hank's" Wilkins IV's House is license for female clients
ages 8 to 18 and consist of 12 beds. We provide food shelter, mentor-ship, tutoring, case management, mental health (Individual & group therapy), and access to health care and dental providers. We teach life-planning skills and provide an array of extracurricular activities such as sports, proper etiquette for females, choir and positive youth development attributes.


All clients will attend the public school in our district. Mentoring and Tutors will be available to assist in homework. Margie's house also provides individual and group sessions for client's tutoring sessions, and spiritual mentoring and guidance.


Clients will be serviced by a primary physician and dentist within 10 days after arriving at Margie’s House.


Outdoor recreation will consist of sports (basketball, walking, gardening, jogging and exercises when the weather permits.






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