21 Incarcerated Mothers, 41 Children, 31 Family Members

coming together for one day to Unify the Family!

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Our Mission

Repairing lives and restoring families of Northwest Arkansas citizens who are imprisoned or who have been released. 


Our goal is to increase access to the foundational needs of men and women coming from incarceration to Northwest Arkansas. Each of these items is key to a successful life but limited for those with a criminal record. We come alongside our clients to connect those in need to the services that will help them successfully transition back into society. Our focus is on stable housing, eliminating food insecurities, improving access to employment and increasing job retention, assisting in acquiring personal identification, increasing access to mental and physical wellness services, and reducing substance abuse dependencies.  

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Uniting with others in Christian love to meet the needs of imprisoned and returning men and women in Northwest Arkansas.



Improving the quality of life in Northwest Arkansas by helping break the cycle of imprisonment.

We Equip Men and Women to Run the Race of Life

Returning Home helps people with criminal backgrounds overcome barriers to successful reentry by providing job placement, life skills, clothing, mental health counseling and substance abuse support groups.

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About The Center

The Center was created to provide a space for nonprofits to come together under one roof to best serve clients.



703 N. Thompson Street

Springdale AR 72764


Mon-Fri: 9am to 4pm

Although we are operating and our members are working, we are not open as usual. Men and women in the NWA community needing services to assist in the area of reentry can schedule an appointment by calling 479-287-5870 or email us through the site.

Services We Provide









Organizations We Work With


Goodwill provides career services which include job preparation and placement for men and women that criminal history.


A leading provider of sober and chem-free living environment for men recovering from alcohol abuse and substance addictions.

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Ministering to those who are physically incarcerated as well as those who find themselves imprisoned in the community they live in by the choices they have made.  


Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program that uses twelve steps to help members overcome their addictions. 


CCOA offers free financial education seminars to the community as well as free budget and credit counseling.

Real World Testimonial


I had reached my lowest point in November of 2015. I was doing things I would never have done before. I thought I had control over my addictions and could quit those bad habits at any time. I was homeless, using drugs, had felony charges plus a Failure to Appear.


The last straw was finding out I was pregnant. I wanted to get away from drugs and the lifestyle I had been living. I realized that I was in too deep and didn’t know how to get out of it all. I had given up too much due to my lifestyle. The first car that I completely paid for was gone. I lost friends and the trust of my family. Worst yet, I suffered a miscarriage and the custody of my two oldest daughters.


After being incarcerated four times, something had to change. The journey wasn’t easy or short. With the help, support, and love from numerous people and organizations, I now have so much.


My baby girl, Aaliyah, and I have a place to call home. I have a bigger and stronger support system, more independence and great self-confidence. I am beyond grateful and humbled at the help that has been offered and given.

Get Involved

Whether you want to donate time, resources or services, we'd love to hear from you. Returning Home relies on the support of our local community.


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Support Our Cause

Returning Home is a donor-driven ministry. A non-profit 501C3 that relies on donations from individuals and organizations to provide services for the men and women in Northwest Arkansas.

Donate online by clicking the donate button or mail a check to Returning Home at:  P.O. Box 188, Springdale AR 72765

Support Our Cause Option #2

We have a number of continual needs to directly support our clients and their desire to change their lives. The button below will take you to our nonprofit registry. On it are items like socks, underwear, toilet paper, and more. Once you purchase these items they are directly shipped to the Returning Home Center for our clients. What better stewardship than knowing exactly where your money is going. Please take the time to check out our items of need. Thanks. 



Nick Robbins

Chief Executive Officer

Since 2008, his work in the area of prison ministry includes Reentry positions with both Prison Fellowship and Pathway to Freedom. He is a Charles Colson Scholarship recipient from Wheaton College and a graduate of the School for Correctional Ministries Reentry Leadership Credential Program.

In his current role, he oversees Returning Home a Pre- Adjudication and Reentry-focused community organization in Springdale Arkansas.


A former Executive Board Member on the Correctional Ministry and Chaplains Association, Civic Board Member of the Northwest Arkansas Community Correction Center in Fayetteville, Advisory Board Member of the Institute of Prison Ministry, and a member of the NWA Reentry Coalition.


Public Speaking: civic groups, churches, public discussion panel speaker, college, high schools, Warden Exchange Program. He married Kelly in 2008 and they have two boys Alex and Andrew.



Security Director

You can feel safe knowing this 11 pound Coton De Tulear is on the job at the Returning Home Center


Britt Gjeruldsen

Director Of Operations

Britt works hard to keep all the plates spinning to accomplish the goal of changing lives.


Brenda Stringfellow

CAP Program Manager

Brenda facilitates and oversees the Community Alternative Program.


Margaret Spiller


Margaret assists our residential clients as they work to piece their life together.

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Darrell Rosen

Food Program Supervisor

Darrell creates a balanced diet menu for our members and prepares the meals.


Eric Thomas

CAP Caseworker

Eric manages our members' individual cases and checks on their progress.


Lauren Davis

Fatherhood Program Manager

Lauren implements the curriculum and subject matter to help our members become better fathers.

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