Helping Veterans Get a Good Night’s Sleep

The Arkansas Society United States Daughters of 1812 (U.S.D. 1812) was advised by Garry Clemmons, Mental Health Technician, that the Veterans Re-entry program at St. Francis House (SFH) was very low on pillows. According to Ken Mace, Director of the Veterans Re-entry program, each Veteran, upon arrival, is issued their own, new standard pillow to keep. The facility needs about 15 new pillows every month and is currently very low.  Previously U.S.D. 1812, through donations in 2019, delivered 60.

Members of the Simon Bradford Chapter in Pine Bluff and the Baseline-Meridian Chapter in Little Rock donated 52 new pillows, delivered a few days after the notification.

The pillows must be new and in the original wrapping. U.S.D. 1812 also supplied pillow cases. SFH advised a local department store had furnished new pillows but stopped two years ago. 

Current population is averaging around 40 Veterans.  SFH can also house families provided either the mother or father of the family is a Veteran. The

program provides transitional housing for homeless Veterans having difficulties re-entering society because of post-traumatic stress syndrome or substance abuse or other problems. SFH provides a therapeutic setting including the services of counseling, laundry, and activities.

U.S.D. 1812 delivers clothing and toiletries regularly for Veterans. If you would like to donate, contact Sheila Beatty-Krout at  or text at 922-7488.