Fort Smith, Arkansas - Resource Guide for Those in Need

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Fort Smith is Not ALL Bad

In this article I have provided some community resources that exist around town to help the disadvantaged population of Fort Smith. The resources range from help with abuse, hunger, medical, dental, and clothing to just being able to have a place to go when it is hot outside and you have no home. My previous article, "Its Not Always Sunny in Fort Smith, Arkansas" was a look into the crime rate and how the city could prevent the crime around town. This article outlines the resources that are already available to residents of Fort Smith but it does not mean that the city should still not help out more with community development resources. After taking a look at the article you can see that a lot of the resources currently available are not run by the city and are private sector funded resources. Let us begin our exploration into this subject now.

"Life's worth living' in Fort Smith"

ABUSE - Resources for Abuse Help

Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA)
PO Box 180955
Fort Smith, AR 72918
Phone: 479-462-3110
Contact: Boot
Web: www.bacausa.com Email hill8586@aol.com
Service Area: River Valley
Purpose: To create a safer environment for abused children.

Child Abuse Hot Line-Arkansas
Phone: 1-800-482-5964
Web: http://www.arkansas.gov/reportARchildabuse/
Hours: 24-hours a day, seven days a week
Service Area: Arkansas

Child Abuse Hot Line-Oklahoma
Phone: 1-800-522-3511
Web: http://www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/cps/
Hours: 24-hours a day, seven days a week
Service Area: Oklahoma

Crisis Intervention Center
5603 South 14th St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-1821
Hotline: 1-800-359-0056
Local Hotline: 479-782-4956
Fax: 479-782-9035
Web: www.crisiscenterforwomen.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., 24-hour Crisis Line
Eligibility Requirements: Victim of domestic violence or sexual assault
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, LeFlore, Logan, Polk, Scott, Sebastian and Sequoyah Counties
Purpose: Serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Help-In-Crisis
101 East Chickasaw
Sallisaw, OK 74955
Office: (918) 775-3300
Hotline: 1-800-300-5321
Web: http://helpincrisisinc.org/hic/offices.asp
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Victim of domestic violence or sexual assault
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, LeFlore, Logan, Polk, Scott, Sebastian and Sequoyah Counties
Purpose: Serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault since 1979. Our mission is to eliminate family violence, child abuse and sexual assault through advocacy, education,counseling, support and prevention services.

ADOPTION - Resources for People Looking into Adoption

Arkansas Department of Human Services
700 Main St
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-8437
Web: http://www.arkansas.gov/dhs/homepage.html
Purpose: Our mission is to introduce children to prospective adoptive parents and the concept of adopting older children, sibling groups or children with special needs. Our goal is to find a family for every child.

Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare
22361 Bald Hill Road
P.O. Box 948
Tahlequah, Ok 74464
Phone: 1-800-256-0671
Phone: 918-431-4115
Web: www.cherokee.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Native American only
Service Area: 14 Counties in Northeast Oklahoma
Purpose: To enable tribal members to be independent, self-sufficient and excel in all endeavors.The focus of the program is to do what is in the best interest of the child(ren) and to establish permanency as quickly as legally possible.

Heart to Heart Pregnancy Support Center
216 A Greenwood Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901-3452
Phone: 479-452-2260
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. or by appointment
Eligibility Requirements: Concerned pregnant females
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: To provide counseling, guidance and assistance on a one to one basis to women who are concerned about pregnancy. The agency provides free pregnancy testing, financial assistance and assistance with living arrangements during and after pregnancy. The agency also provides counseling on abortion alternatives and referrals to appropriate agencies.

Pregnancy Help Center
2408 S. 51 Court Suite F
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-484-5244
Fax: 479-484-0234
Email: teiamk@msn.com
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Purpose: Working with women who may be facing an unplanned pregnancy and helping them make wise decisions. We offer the following programs; post abortion counseling, free pregnancy test, maternity closet, “earn while you learn”, and adoption referrals.


ALCOHOL/DRUG PREVENTION - Resources for People Addicted to Alcohol/Drugs

Alcoholics Anonymous
Phone: Fort Smith - 479-783-0123
Phone: Charleston - 479-965-0434
Phone: Al - Anon - 479-441-9705
Web: www.aa.org.
Eligibility Requirements: Desire to stop drinking.
Purpose: Rehabilitation support groups for children and youth family and friends of alcoholics.

Gateway House Inc.
3900 N. Armour Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-783-8849-24hrs
Fax: 782-5682
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: Treatment for the chemically dependent.

Harbor House, Inc
615 North 19th St.
Fort Smith, AR 72914
Phone: 479-782-4083
Fax: 479-494-7726
Web: www.harborhousefs.org
Hours: Office Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., detox admissions 24 hours
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott and Sebastian, Arkansas Counties Leflore and Sequoyah Counties in Oklahoma
Purpose: To provide comprehensive substance abuse treatment to citizens and provide technical assistance to communities in implementing prevention strategies

M.A.D.D. – Mothers Against Drunk Driving
608 I Circle
Barling, AR 72923
Phone: 479-452-7712
Web: www.madd.org
Purpose: To stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent drinking.

Pioneer Group
500 N. F St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-785-2202
Purpose: Alcoholics Anonymous group.

Recovery Solutions, Inc.
501 South 18th St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-434-5566
Email: ahmeadows@rsinc.arcoxmail.com
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Thursday (Friday and Saturday by appointment only)
Eligibility Requirements: Substance Abuse Treatment-Outpatient
Service Area: Counties of Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott, and Sebastian
Purpose: Provides assistance to those needing help with alcohol or drug abuse and those that are chemically dependent. Helps adults, adolescents, and families. They have over 50 years of combined experience in the field of addiction services

Sebastian County Drug Court
35 South 6th Room 101
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-784-1507
Web: www.sebastiancounty.online.com
Purpose: Alcohol and drug treatment program serving as an alternative to jail time.

Western Arkansas Counseling and Guidance Center
3111 South 70th St.
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 1-800-542-1031
Phone: 479-452-6650
Fax: 479-452-5847
Web: www.wacgc.org
Eligibility Requirements: Serving adults and children
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: To provide a comprehensive network of quality mental health care




CLOTHING - Resources to Help with Clothing for the Underprivilaged

Abilities Unlimited of Fort Smith
Administrative Office: 3305 Kibler Road, Van Buren, AR, 72956, Email: bloyd@auivb.org
Phone: 479-471-5354, Fax: 479-471-5310, Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thrift Store: 250 Cloverleaf Plaza, Van Buren, AR, 72956
Phone: 479-474-4858, Hours: M-Sat., 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thrift Store: 1211 Garrison Avenue, Fort Smith, AR, 72901
Phone: 479-783-7403, Hours: M-Sat., 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sorting Facility: 815 North N St., Fort Smith, AR, 72904
Phone: 479-782-8510, Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Scott and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: Provide employment training and daily living skills for the disabled.

Alma Community Outreach
227 W Cherry St
Alma, AR 72921
Phone: 479-632-HOPE
Purpose: Food pantry, clothing and furniture.

Golden Rule Clothes Closet
212 N. 3rd St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-8150
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Low income families
Purpose: Free clothing, furniture and household items for those in need.

Goodwill
3610 Towson Ave Store # 26
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479- 784-9840
Hours: Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mon – Sat 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Web: http://www.GoodwillAR.org
Purpose: Our Goodwill Stores are committed to providing an Amazing Customer Experience to each and every shopper. With 17 retail locations statewide, and a new Clearance Center in Central Arkansas, Goodwill Stores offer Arkansans a convenient, fun, and always affordable way to shop.

Gospel Rescue Mission
201 Drennen
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-474-4163
Eligibility Requirements: ID required
Service Area: Fort Smith and Van Buren areas
Purpose: Provide shelter for homeless men and clothing for families. Meals served to the public noon
and 5 p.m.

Hope Chest
717 North 4th Street
4th & H Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-784-9715
Fax: 479-452-5767
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirement: Photo ID
Service Area: Greater Fort Smith Area
Purpose: To provide clothing and limited household goods and furniture to needy families and individuals

Salvation Army
301 N. 6th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-6145
Fax: 479-783-4975
Web: salvationarmy.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Proof of financial need
Service Area: Crawford, Sebastian and Sequoyah counties
Purpose: To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination. Shelter and human needs assistance provided at 301 North 6th St. Thrift store located at 900 North 32nd Street.

COUNSELING & SUPPORT - Resources for Anyone who Wants Counseling/Guidance

Alcoholics Anonymous
1209 North B Street
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 888-4AL-ANON or 479-783-0123
Web: www.aa.org.
Eligibility: Desire to stop drinking.
Purpose: Rehabilitation, support groups for children and youth, family and friends of alcoholic

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 2605
Fort Smith, AR 72902
Phone: 1-800-ACS-2345
Web: www.cancer.org
Purpose: No fee for any services. Does not provide medical services.

Arkansas Oklahoma Alzheimer's Association
320 N. Greenwood Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 1-800-272-3900
Phone: 479-783-2022
Fax: 479-782-3185
Web: www.ark@alzokar.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Service Area: Western Arkansas
Purpose: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease and related disorders through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals, their caregivers and families.

Bost, Inc.
7701 South Zero St.
Fort Smith, AR 72903-6644
Phone 479-484-1632
Web: www.bost.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 am—4:30 pm
Eligibility Requirements: Individuals of all ages who are mentally retarded, developmentally
disabled or have a related disability.
Service area: Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott, Sebastian and
Washington

Camp Compassion
4300 Rogers Ave Suite 33
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-494-0100 or 800-752-0444
Fax: 479-494-0102
Web: www.peachtreehospice.com
Eligibility Requirements: Arkansas children ages 6-15
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: To provide a safe, fun and free day camp experience for children and teens that have had a significant loss in their life.

Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare
22361 Bald Hill Road
Tahlequah, Ok 74464
Phone: 918-456-0671
Web: www.cherokee.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Native American only
Service Area: 14 Counties in Northeast Oklahoma
Purpose: The Cherokee nation is a progressive tribe whose goal is to enable tribal members to be independent, self-sufficient and excel in all endeavors.

Credit Counseling of Arkansas, Inc.
2301 South 56 Street Suite 103
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-452-8866
Fax: 479-452-8687
Web: www.ccoacares.com
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. -5:30 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
Service Area: Nationwide
Purpose: Financial counseling, education and debt management program.

Crisis Center in NWA
614 E Emma Ave Suite 213
Springdale, AR 72764
Phone: 1-888-274-7472
Web: www.nwacrisiscenter.org
Hours: 24 hours
Eligibility Requirements: None
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: Crisis intervention, suicide prevention and intervention are the main focus. Carefully
screened and trained volunteers and staff listen and help each caller work through their
problems and provide information and referrals to other agencies that might help. Multilingual and TTY services are available.

Crisis Intervention Center
5603 South 14th St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-1821
Hotline: 1-800-359-0056
Local Hotline: 479-782-4956
Fax: 479-782-9035
Web: www.crisiscenterforwomen.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., 24-hour Crisis Line
Eligibility Requirements: Victim of domestic violence or sexual assault
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, LeFlore, Logan, Polk, Scott, Sebastian and Sequoyah Counties
Purpose: Serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Phone: 479-806-1530
Email: reddiespiritedhog@yahoo.com
Purpose: This is the local affiliate of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. They meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Student Ministries Building at Grace Community Church, 4001 Brooken Hill Drive

Division of Services for the Blind
616 Garrison Ave Room 224
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-4555
Fax: 479-782-6861
Web: www.state.ar.us/dhs/dsb/index.html
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Legal blindness, along with need for services.
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Polk, Scott, Sebastian and Yell counties
Purpose: To enhance the lives of blind and visually-impaired Arkansans, by enabling greater
independence at home and in the work place.First focus is vocation, with a program geared
to older, blind individuals making adjustment in their homes and community.Offer education,
physical restoration, independent living aids and appliances, instruction in low-vision skills and counseling and guidance. Mobility assessment and techniques are also offered.

Divorce Care
Phone: Fort Smith – 479-452-1481
Phone: Alma – 479-632-3201
Purpose: The Fort Smith group meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room C03 at East Side Baptist Church, 2710 Massard Rd. The Alma group meets at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Alma Assembly of God, 220 Rudy Rd

Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House
3324 S. M St.
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-782-6302 or 800-262-9917
Web: www.reynoldscancersupporthouse.org
Purpose: Emotional support for cancer survivors and their families.

Drug and Alcohol Addictions
1318 Dodson Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-629-6914 (DeWayne Hicks)
Phone: 479-629-6777 (Becky Hicks)
Purpose: Step study group for adults and teens. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Evangel Temple Champions Center.

Fayetteville Readjustment Counseling Center
1416 N. College Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Phone: 479-582-7152 or 800-691-8387 ext. 7152
Fax: 479-251-1823
Web: www.vetcenter.va.gov
Email: fayettevillevetcenter@gmail.com
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Service Area: Northwest Arkansas, Western Arkansas, Southwest Missouri
Purpose: Readjustment counseling is a wide range of services provided to combat veterans in the effort to make a satisfying transition from military to civilian life. Services include individual counseling, group counseling, marital and family counseling, bereavement counseling, medical referrals, and assistance in applying for VA benefits, employment counseling, guidance and referral.

Gamblers Anonymous
Purpose: The group meets at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller Branch Library, 8701 S 28th St, Fort Smith, AR.

Gam – Anon
Purpose: Family and friends of compulsive gamblers meet at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller Branch Library, 8701 S 28th St, Fort Smith, AR.

Harbor House, Inc.
615 N. 19th St.
Fort Smith, AR 72914
Phone: 479-782-4083
Fax: 479-494-7726
Web: www.harborhousefs.org
Hours: Office Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., detox admissions 24 hours.
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott and Sebastian counties in and Arkansas Counties Leflore and Sequoyah Counties in Oklahoma
Purpose: To provide comprehensive substance abuse treatment to citizens and provide technical assistance to communities in implementing prevention strategies.

Heart to Heart Pregnancy Support Center
216 A Greenwood Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901-3452
Phone: 479-452-2260
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. or by appointment
Eligibility Requirements: Concerned pregnant females
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: To provide counseling, guidance and assistance on a one to one basis to women who are concerned about pregnancy. The agency provides free pregnancy testing, financial and living arrangements during and after pregnancy. They also provide counseling on abortion alternatives and referrals to appropriate agencies.

Huntington’s Disease
Purpose: The group meets at 6:00 p.m. Thursday at the Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave; call
Sandee Farley at 479-474-2221.
Living Hope Guidance & Counseling
1908 N. Davis
Lavaca, AR 72941
Phone: 479-353-3277
Email: gscamardo_livinghopewgc@msn.com
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Purpose: To provide Christian counseling based on the inerrant truth of scripture and the
demonstration techniques of Christ’s ministry.

Nar – Anon
Purpose: Family and friends of addicts meet at 8:00 p.m. Sunday at 223 N 11th St, call Karen at 479-474-4349: 7:00 p.m. Thursday at St. Boniface Catholic Church office, 1820 N B St, call Nancy at 479-783-0320.

Narcotics Anonymous
Purpose: Meetings daily in Fort Smith and surrounding area; for times and meeting places call 1-800-338-8750.

Pregnancy Help Center
2408 S. 51 Court Suite F
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-484-5244
Fax: 479-484-0234
Email: teiamk@msn.com
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Purpose: Working with women who may be facing an unplanned pregnancy and helping them make wise decisions. We offer the following programs; post abortion counseling, free pregnancy test, maternity closet, “earn while you learn”, and adoption referrals.

Psoriasis Support
Purpose: Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave. Call Carol Chandler at 479-474-1258 or Katie Neal at 479-648-2990.

Recovery Solutions, Inc.
501 South 18th St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-434-5566
Email: ahmeadows@rsinc.arcoxmail.com
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Thursday (Friday and Saturday by appointment only)
Eligibility Requirements: Substance Abuse Treatment-Outpatient
Service Area: Counties of Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott, and Sebastian
Purpose: Provides assistance to those needing help with alcohol or drug abuse and those that are chemically dependent. Helps adults, adolescents, and families. They have over 50 years of combined experience in the field of addiction services.

Salvation Army
301 N. 6th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-6145
Fax: 479-783-4975
Web: salvationarmy.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Proof of financial need
Service Area: Crawford, Sebastian and Sequoyah counties
Purpose: To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination.

St. Edward Mercy Hospice
5401 Ellsworth
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-314-1150
Fax: 479-314-1152
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Terminal Illness
Service Area: Serving Arkansas residents within 50 mile radius of Fort Smith
Purpose: Provide medical, spiritual and emotional support and assistance to individuals with a terminal medical illness. This includes cancer, heart, and lung and kidney failure. Patients must have a life expectancy of less than six months.

Solution Focused Counseling Centers
5111 Rogers Ave Suite 535
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-784-9100
Fax: 479-484-9100
Web: www.solutionfocusedcenters.com
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (evening appointments on request)
Service Area: Arkansas and Oklahoma
Purpose: Provide individual, couple and family therapy based on Christian principles and the brief therapy model to promote emotional, mental, spiritual and relational health. The agency also provides training, educational opportunities and wellness programs for counselors and other professionals, churches, pastors, businesses, schools and the community. Support groups available upon request.

STEP – Carefully! Inc.
Purpose: Step parenting group meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at East Side Baptist Church, 2710 S Massard Rd; call Bobby Collins at 479-522-7490. Community wide group meets at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Bancorp South, 7000 Rogers Ave.

Stroke Support
Purpose: Group meets at 300 p.m. Tuesday at the Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave; call Charlene at 479-420-8436 or Teresa at 479-783-0973

Teen Crisis Helpline
614 East Emma Ave. Suite 213
Springdale, AR 72764
Phone: 800-798-8336
Web: www.nwacrisiscenter.com
Hours: 24 Hour
Eligibility Requirements: Youth, parents and adults who work with youth
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: The helpline is available to all teens 24 hours a day. Carefully screened and trained teens and adults. Help teens work through their problems, provide information and referrals, and help make good decisions. Highly skilled in suicide prevention and intervention.

Vista Health
3800 Rogers Ave. Suite 7
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-783-3322, Fax: 479-782-4552
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Children age 4 and up, adolescents and adults with emotional and or mental health need
Service Area: Arkansas-Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Polk, Scott, Sebastian and Yell Counties; Oklahoma-Adair, Leflore and Sequoyah Counties
Purpose: Offers confidential, no charge assessments, out- patient counseling, medical referrals and community lectures and seminars.

W.A.T.C.H. (Western Arkansas Therapeutic Children's Home)
3111 South 70th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-452-6650, Fax: 479-452-5847
Web: www.wacgc.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: DCFS Custody
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: Provide temporary family substitute care for youth who are in DCFS foster care but need more intensive service than regular foster care can offer.

Western Arkansas Counseling and Guidance Center
3111 South 70th St.
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-452-6650, Fax: 479-452-5847
Eligibility Requirements: Serving adults and children
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: To provide a comprehensive network of quality mental health care.

DEBT - Resources for Those Wishing to get Help with Their Debt

Consumer Credit Counseling Service
5111 Rogers Ave. Suite 553
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-484-0311 or 1-800-255-2227
Phone: 479-474-0591
Phone: 918-775-0349
Web: www.helpingfamilies.org
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Purpose: Offers free & confidential budget, debt & housing counseling, debt repayment planes, credit report review, and consumer education and training. The agency is a non-profit community service and a member of The National Foundation For Credit Counseling

Credit Counseling Advocates
3103 Alma Highway
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-410-1700
Purpose: Get out of debt; restore your credit, No Minimum Amount Required, Late Appointments &
Phone Counseling Available Addictive Behavioral Counseling Available Local Company
Specializing in Personal Service

Credit Counseling of Arkansas, Inc.
2301 South 56 Street Suite 103
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-452-8866
Fax: 479-452-8687
Web: www.ccoacares.com
Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Service Area: Nationwide
Purpose: Financial counseling, education and debt management program.

DENTAL - Resources for Dental Help

Ocean Dental
1326 S Waldron Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-484-0008
Web: www.oceandental.net
Purpose: Ocean Dental clinics provide quality dental care to the most underserved socioeconomic group in the country. Ocean Dental believes the type of payment should never dictate the availability of quality dental care. Accepts Arkids A & B Medicaid.

U of A Fort Smith Dental Hygiene Clinic
5500 Ellsworth Rd.
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-478-2020
Web: www.uafortsmith.edu/academic/programs/health
Purpose: Work done by students under supervision of licensed professionals.

D.H.S.- Department of Human Services

Crawford County Department of Human Services
704 Cloverleaf Circle
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-474-7595
Fax: 479-474-3150
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Service Area: Crawford County
Purpose: Help clients with medical assistance, food stamps and nursing home care.

Department of Health & Human Services
616 Garrison
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-719-1393
Fax: 479-782-6861
Web: www.arkansas.gov/dhhs;chilnfam/fosterfamresource.htm
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Service Area: Fort Smith, Van Buren, Ozark, Clarksville, Waldron, Booneville, & Paris
Purpose: Foster Parent Recruitment

Franklin County Department of Human Services
800 W Commercial
Ozark, AR 72949
Phone: 479-667-2379
Fax: 479-667-5044
Web: http://www.arkansas.gov/dhs/homepage.html
Service Area: Franklin County
Purpose: Help clients with medical assistance, food stamps and nursing home care.

LeFlore County Department of Human Services
5115 Harper
Poteau, OK 74953
Phone: 918-649-2300 or 1-800-493-7960
Fax: 918-649-2481
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 – 5:00
Web: http://www.okdhs.org/okdhslocal/

Logan County Department of Human Services
398 E 2nd
Booneville, AR 72927
Phone: 479-675-3091
Fax: 479-675-2654
Web: http://www.arkansas.gov/dhs/homepage.html

Sebastian County Department of Human Services
616 Garrison Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-4555
Purpose: Food stamps, Medicaid, Child & Family Services

Sebastian County– Fort Smith WIC Clinic
6601 Phoenix Ave, Suite A
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-478-3062
Fax: 479-478-3069
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sequoyah County Department of Human Services
HC Box 20
1611 S Kerr Blvd
Sallisaw, OK 74955
Phone: 918-776-8000 or 1-800-270-0805
Fax: 918-776-8112
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 – 5:00
Web: http://www.okdhs.org/okdhslocal/

DISABILITIES - Resources for the Disabled

Abilities Unlimited of Fort Smith
Administrative Office: 3305 Kibler Road, Van Buren, AR, 72956, Email: bloyd@auivb.org
Phone: 479-471-5354, Fax: 479-471-5310, Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thrift Store: 250 Cloverleaf Plaza, Van Buren, AR, 72956
Phone: 479-474-4858, Hours: M-Sat., 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thrift Store: 1211 Garrison Avenue, Fort Smith, AR, 72901
Phone: 479-783-7403, Hours: M-Sat., 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sorting Facility: 815 North N St., Fort Smith, AR, 72904
Phone: 479-782-8510, Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Scott and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: Provide employment training and daily living skills for the disabled.

ARC of the River Valley
2301 South 56th Suite 107
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-783-5529
Fax: 479-783-5394
Eligibility: Disabled
Purpose: Provide services for disabled and mentally handicapped.

Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas, Inc.
524 Garrison
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-4500
Fax: 479-783-0029
Web: www.agingwest.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Johnson, Montgomery, Polk, Scott, Sebastian and Washington
Purpose: To assist older individuals in maintaining desired lifestyles through accessible and affordable alternatives

Arthritis Foundation
6213 Father Tribou Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 800-482-8858
Fax: 501-664-7242
Web: www.arthritis.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Arkansas residents with arthritis.
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: Provide programs and services to improve quality of life for those with arthritis and find a cure for arthritis.

Bost, Inc.
7701 South Zero St
Fort Smith, AR 72903-6644
Phone: 479-484-1632
Fax: 479-484-1638
Web: www.bost.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Individuals of all ages, who are mentally retarded, developmentally disabled or have a related disability
Service Area: Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott, Sebastian and Washington Counties
Purpose: To enable people with a wide range of developmental needs to determine and achieve their own goals by providing choices, support and learning alternatives to maximize personal opportunities. Provides a comprehensive network of services for children and adults with disabilities. Services include, integrated preschool services, all disciplines of therapy, adult development classes, vocational training and job placement, residential services, waiver services, case management, financial case management and family support services.

Brownwood Life Care Center
2121 Towson
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-785-2273
Fax: 479-785-0583
Hours: 24 hour facility Business hours 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Mentally challenged children
Service Area: Arkansas and Oklahoma Residents
Purpose: Provide an intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded.

Children’s Case Management
6808 S. 8th
Fort Smith, AR 72908
Phone: 479-648-9137 648-3904
Service Area: Serves 6 Arkansas counties.
Purpose: Offers step-by-step coordination of all services for disabled & at risk children & their families

Children’s Medical Services of Arkansas
PO Box 1437
Little Rock, AR 72203
Phone: 800-482-5850 Ext. 22277
Web: www.medicaid.state.ar.us
Eligibility Requirements: Must meet diagnostic & financial guidelines
Purpose: Medical care for children and youth under age 18 with special health care needs.

Children's Medical Services of Crawford County
704 Cloverleaf Circle
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-471-8318
Fax: 479-471-8324
Web: www.state.ar.us/dhs/sgdd.html
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Must meet financial and medical guidelines
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Madison and Newton Counties
Purpose: Medical care for children and youth under age 18 with special health care needs.

Children's Medical Services of Sebastian County
616 Garrison Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-4555
Fax: 479-709-0949
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Financial and diagnostic eligibility required
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: Arkansas Title V agency for children with special healthcare needs who are from birth to age 18. Services may be provided for eligible youth to age 21 as funding allows.

Department of Human Services Division of Development
616 Garrison Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-4555
Eligibility Requirements: Free to those qualifying
Service Area: Serving Sebastian and Crawford counties
Purpose: Assisting family of developmentally disabled in coordinating and accessing needed services.

Disability Rights Center
1100 N. University Suite 201
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: 800-482-1174
Web: www.arkdisabilityrights.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Developmentally disabled clients or client applicants of the Rehab Act, persons
with serious mental illness or severe emotional disturbances in treatment
facility or in the community or homeless individuals with disabilities who are
beneficiaries of Social Security.
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: To secure, regain or maintain employment while retaining their benefits, individuals with disabilities who have been denied assistive technology devices or assistive technology services and any individual who has experienced discrimination due to their disability.

Division of Services for the Blind
616 Garrison Ave. Room 224
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-4555
Fax: 479-782-6861
Web: www.state.ar.us/dhs/dsb/index.html
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Legal blindness, along with need for services.
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Polk, Scott, Sebastian and Yell counties
Purpose: To enhance the lives of blind and visually-impaired Arkansans, by enabling greater
independence at home and in the work place. First focus is vocation with a program geared
to older, blind individuals making adjustments in their homes and community. Offer
education, physical restoration, independent living aids and appliances, instruction in low-vision skills and counseling and guidance. Mobility assessment and techniques are also offered.

Fort Smith Housing Authority
2100 north 31St. Street
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-782-4991
Fax: 479-782-0120
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Low income guidelines apply
Service Area: Sebastian County
Purpose: Section 8 rental assistance for low income individuals and families.

Fountain of Youth Adult Day Care
2409 South 56th Street Suite 121
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-484-7782
Fax: 479-484-7951
Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Over 21 and minimal assistance
Service Area: Arkansas and Oklahoma Residents
Purpose: To care for your loved one who can no longer stay at home alone. To allow the caretaker to continue to work or just take a break. We offer 2 hot meals a day, medication assistance, bathroom assistance and lots of activities. The assurance of knowing your loved one is safe and well taken care of.

Goodwill
3610 Towson Ave Store # 26
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479- 784-9840
Hours: Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mon – Sat 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Web: http://www.GoodwillAR.org
Purpose: Goodwill Industries of Arkansas helps build lives, families, and communities by assisting people with disabilities and other special needs reach their highest potential through training, education, and employment services. We believe everyone has a right to be successful in the workplace. Our efforts are focused on workforce development and providing education and training so individuals can gain meaningful employment. Our staff provides on-the-job training, which makes it possible for individuals to develop real-world job skills so they can become self-sufficient.

Kistler Treatment Center
3304 S. M St.
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-785-4677
Web: www.kislercenter.org
Service Area: Western Arkansas & Eastern Oklahoma
Purpose: Provides physical, occupational & speech language therapy, to children.

March of Dimes
4034 Rogers Ave. Suite F
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-785-4408
Eligibility Requirements: Serving individuals, businesses and organizations
Purpose: Provides programs and literature on prenatal education and birth defects.

Midtown Apartments
1411 Rogers Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-1089
Fax: 479-783-5851
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Self-sufficient, low-income seniors over 62 years of age
Service Area: Sebastian County
Purpose: Provides section 8 living for seniors and persons with disabilities. Rent based on income. Onsite cafeteria, beauty shop, grocery store, laundry mat and much more.

Nelson Hall Homes
2100 N. 31st Street
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-782-4991
Fax: 479-782-0120
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Low income elderly and disabled.
Service Area: Fort Smith
Purpose: Housing for elderly and disabled based on income.

Razorback Chapter Muscular Dystrophy Association
6101 Hwy 271 S
Fort Smith, AR 72908-7344
Phone: 479-646-0022
Web: www.mdausa.org
Eligibility Requirements: Serving all ages in 24 area counties
Service Area: Arkansas and Oklahoma
Purpose: Free MDA clinic offering diagnostic and follow-up care, support groups, summer camp and community education

Social Security Administration
4933 Old Greenwood Road
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-646-7154 or 1-800-772-1213
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Web: www.ssa.gov
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Scott and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: Administer Social Security programs for this area.

STARS Therapeutic Riding Center
26110 Hwy 45
Hackett, AR 72937
Phone: 479-639-2401
Web: www.stars-trc.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Must be pre-evaluated for therapy
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: Provides therapeutic horseback riding to the mentally or physically challenged. Also provides activities for at-risk youth.

Stepping Stone School
1036 Hwy. 64 East
P.O. Box 2389
Alma, AR 72921
Phone: 479-632-3813
Fax: 479-632-8986
Service Area: Crawford County
Purpose: Providing speech, physical and occupational therapy for handicapped children age 6 mo-5 yr.

Stoufer's Non-Ambulatory Transportation Services
1101 Burnham Road
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-452-9494
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., on call 24 hours
Eligibility Requirements: Must be in a wheelchair
Service Area: USA
Purpose: To provide low cost wheelchair transportation to anywhere. Wheelchairs and stretchers provided if needed.

EDUCATION - Resources for Education Needs

Adult Education Center
501 S. 20th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-785-1232
Web: www.fssc.k12.ar.us/adulted/page1.htm
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Anyone 18 years or over
Service Area: Sebastian County
Purpose: To provide educational opportunities for adults. Classes are provided for review of basic
skills, GED preparation, English as a second language, WAGE job readiness, family literacy and
life skills, and computer literacy. Refugee relocation services are provided through the
program. Adult education classes and services are free. Vocational computer classes and
conversational Spanish classes are provided for a small fee to cover the cost of books and
materials.

American Red Cross-Western Arkansas Service Area
1709 N Greenwood
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-1056
Fax: 479-785-0810
Web: www.redcross.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Active duty armed forces, veterans and their immediate family, all disaster
victims. Anyone in the community is eligible for Health and Safety classes
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Scott, Sebastian and Sequoyah Counties
Purpose: To help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Arkansas Human Development Corporation
1804 So. D Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-1854
Eligibility Requirements: Serving 17 Arkansas counties, services are free
Purpose: Education, job training and supportive services for low income seasonal farm-workers

Arkansas Oklahoma Alzheimer's Association
320 N. Greenwood Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-2022
Phone: 1-800-272-3900
Fax: 479-782-3185
Web: alzokar.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Service Area: Western Arkansas
Purpose: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease and related disorders through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals, their caregivers and families.

Arkansas School for the Blind
401 W Markham St # 2600
Little Rock, AR 72201-1427
Phone: 501-296-1810 or 800-362-4451
Web: www.arkansasschoolfortheblind.org
Eligibility Requirements: Ages 3-21
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: Students at ASB receive a quality education from specially trained instructors of the Visually Impaired in all academic areas. They also receive instruction in the areas of; Orientation and Mobility, Braille, Nemith Code, Adaptive Technology, and Adaptive Physical Education. ASB features a comprehensive Music and Art program, as well as extensive extracurricular activities. ASB is a proud member of the Arkansas Activities Association and The North Central Association of Schools for the Blind.

Arkansas Special Education Resource Center
2402 Wildwood Ave Suite 170
Sherwood, AR 72120
Phone: 800-482-8437
Phone: 501-835-3330
Fax: 501-835-5326
Web: acc.k12.ar.us/aserc
Eligibility Requirements: Ages birth thru 21 years
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: Provide assistance to children who are not progressing normally.

Arkansas Tech University Ozark Campus Adult Education
103 East Pine Street
Paris, AR 72855
Phone: 479-963-6962
Fax: 479-963-3497
Email: jdavis@atu.edu
Eligibility Requirements: Must be 18 years of age, or older
Hours of Operation: Mon., Wed., Thurs. 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Tues. 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Fri. 8:00 a.m.
– 12:00 p.m.
Service Area: Logan County
Purpose: Provide educational opportunities for adults. Basic skills, computer literacy, workforce skills, GED, ESL, and citizenship classes are all offered at no charge.

Arthritis Foundation
6213 Father Tribou St.
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 800-482-8858
Fax: 501-664-7242
Web: www.arthritis.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Arkansas residents with arthritis.
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: Provide programs and services to improve quality of life for those with arthritis and find a cure for arthritis.

Bost Inc.
7701 South Zero St
Fort Smith, AR 72903-6644
Phone: 479-484-1632
Fax: 479-484-1638
Web: www.bost.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Individuals of all ages, who are mentally retarded, developmentally disabled or have a related disability
Service Area: Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott, Sebastian and Washington Counties
Purpose: To enable people with a wide range of developmental needs to determine and achieve their own goals by providing choices, support and learning alternatives to maximize personal opportunities. Provides a comprehensive network of services for children and adults with disabilities. Services include, integrated preschool services, all disciplines of therapy, adult development classes, vocational training and job placement, residential services, waiver services, case management, financial case management and family support services

Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare
22361 Bald Hill Road
Tahlequah, Ok 74464
Phone: 918-456-0671
Web: www.cherokee.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Native American only
Service Area: 14 Counties in Northeast Oklahoma
Purpose: The Cherokee nation is a progressive tribe whose goal is to enable tribal members to be independent, self-sufficient and excel in all endeavors.

Child Care Aware River Valley
7200 Mahogany Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72916
Phone: 479-222-6930
Fax: 479-222-6930
Email: dmalone@nwachildcare.org
Website: www.nwachildcare.org
Contact Person: Debbie Malone
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday
Service Area: Crawford, Sebastian, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Pope, Scott, Yell
Purpose: We serve children, families, child care providers, and parents through training classes and also serve as a resource and referral agency.

Compensatory Education Fort Smith Public Schools
811 North T Street
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-784-8182
Fax: 479-709-6001
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Students in Fort Smith Public School attendance area
Service Area: Fort Smith and Barling
Purpose: Even Start helps to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by supporting families through an adult education program. English As a Second Language, Migrant and Indian Education offer services such as academic support and culture to students who qualify. Parents as Teachers provide educational activities for parents to use with their school age children.

Crawford County Continuing Education
605 Alma Boulevard Circle
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-471-0019
Fax: 479-471-0070
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Adults ages 18 or older, special requirements for 16 and 17 year olds
Service Area: Crawford County
Purpose: Adult education, ESL & GED classes & workplace education. All services free.

Crawford County Volunteers for Literacy
513 Main St.
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-474-4594
Purpose: English as Second Language class, one-on-one family tutoring.
Disability Rights Center
1100 N. University Suite 201
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: 800-482-1174
Fax: 501-296-1779
Web: www.arkdisabilityrights.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Developmentally disabled clients or client applicants of the Rehab Act, persons with serious mental illness or severe emotional disturbances in treatment
facility or in the community or homeless individuals with disabilities who are beneficiaries of Social Security
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: To secure, regain or maintain employment while retaining their benefits, individuals with disabilities who have been denied assistive technology devices or assistive technology services and any individual who has experienced discrimination due to their disability.

Educational Opportunity Center
300 South 11th Street 1500 E. Main Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901 Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-494-0474 479-474-3233
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Low-income, first generation, prospective students
Service Area: Sebastian/Crawford county
Purpose: Career counseling, academic counseling, and testing, GED assistance, post-secondary education entry and re-entry.

Fort Smith Art Center
423 N. 6th St.
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-784-2787
Fax: 479-784-9071
Web: www.ftsartcenter.com
Email: FtSArtCenter@sbcglobal.net
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Purpose: To provide a place for people to experience visual art forms of all kinds regardless of their financial or social status.

Literacy Council of Western Arkansas
300 South 11th
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-2665
Web: www.literacy-first.org
Service Area: Sebastian County
Purpose: Education, second language tutoring, citizenship classes and computer classes.
Fort Smith Multiculture Center
221 Gardner
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-806-1028
Web: www.fsark.com/Multicultural/index/.html
Purpose: Providing services to established families and new immigrants.

Fort Smith Public Library
3201 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-783-0229
Web: www.fspl.lib.ar.us./fsplonline.html
Service Area: Locations throughout Fort Smith
Purpose: Bookmobile, videos, CDs, children's activities, resources for deaf and blind.

Fort Smith Public Schools S.P.I.C.E. Program
3205 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR 72908
Phone: 479-785-2501 Ext. 229
Service Area: Fort Smith
Purpose: After school care for students whose parents are working or going to school.

Franklin County Literacy Council
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR 72949
Phone: 479-667-2868
Fax: 479-667-5846
Email: vwilliams@atu.edu
Hours: Mon.-Thur. 9:00am – 6:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Must be 18 years of age or older
Service Area: Franklin County
Purpose: Provide private tutoring to improve literacy and English as a second language.

Goddard Preschool and Mother’s Day Out
1922 Dodson Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-6545
Fax: 479-785-1124
Contact Person: Sue Peerbolte, Director
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Children ages 6 weeks to Pre K
Purpose: Goddard Preschool and Mother’s Day Out has the Arkansas “Better Beginnings”
Accreditation, is state licensed and adheres to meet the highest standard in Early Childhood
Development.

Head Start Child & Family Services
302 Pointer Trail West
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-474-9378
Eligibility Requirements: Children ages 6 weeks-4 years
Service Area: Sebastian and Crawford counties
Purpose: Comprehensive child development program for children of low-income families.

Heart to Heart Pregnancy Support Center
216A Greenwood Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901-3452
Phone: 479-452-2260
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. or by appointment
Eligibility Requirements: Concerned pregnant females
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: To provide counseling, guidance and assistance on a one to one basis to women who are concerned about pregnancy. The agency provides free pregnancy testing, financial and living arrangements during and after pregnancy. They also provide counseling on abortion alternatives and referrals

Interfaith Preschool
1200 N. 5th St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-3443
Eligibility Requirements: Low income families
Service Area: Western Arkansas & Eastern Oklahoma
Purpose: Free pre-school, medical screening, child abuse prevention, parent education and ESL classes.

Lincoln Child Care Center, Inc.
1415 N. 9th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-4997 or 782-8273
Eligibility Requirements: Ft. Smith and surrounding areas
Purpose: To provide quality childcare and preschool, before and after school care, special summer program.

Lincoln Youth Service Center
1422 N. 8th St.
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-783-3832
Eligibility Requirements: Fort Smith youth ages 8-18 years
Purpose: Providing recreational activities, tutoring, counseling and referrals.

Literacy Council Western Arkansas
501 South 20th Street
P.O. Box 423
Fort Smith, AR 72902
Phone: 479-783-2665
Purpose: Providing help in literacy skill to area adults.
Razorback Chapter Muscular Dystrophy Association
6101 Hwy 271 S
Fort Smith, AR 72908-7344
Phone: 479-646-0022
Web: www.mdausa.org
Eligibility Requirements: Serving all ages in 24 area counties
Service Area: Arkansas and Oklahoma
Purpose: Free MDA clinic offering diagnostic and follow-up care, support groups, summer camp and community education.

Sebastian County Health Unit
3112 South 70th St.
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-452-8600
Fax: 479-452-7844
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Service Area: Sebastian County
Purpose: Provide public health services, disease prevention and surveillance.

Single Parent Scholarship Fund
5401 Rogers Ave., Suite 204
PO Box 8108
Fort Smith, AR 72902
Phone: 479-434-6171
Fax: 479-434-4310
Email: spsf_ar@yahoo.com
Web: www.aspsf.org
Eligibility Requirements: Reside in Crawford/Sebastian County; be single head of household with sole custody of children under the age of eighteen (single refers to separated,
divorced, widowed or having never been married); apply for a Pell grant and
provide a copy of award or denial letter; pursue a career-oriented
undergraduate course of study; be enrolled for the scholarship term; and
maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. Alternative grading/certification may be
considered for trade school or other types of students
Service Area: Crawford and Sebastian County
Purpose: To provide supplemental financial assistance to those single parents who are pursuing a course of instruction which will improve their income-earning potential. The scholarships are made possible by private donations. Scholarships may be used for tuition, books, utility bills, car maintenance, childcare, or any other financial need.

STARS Therapeutic Riding Center
26110 Hwy 45
Hackett, AR 72937
Phone: 479-639-2401
Web: www.stars-trc.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Must be pre-evaluated for therapy
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: Provides therapeutic horseback riding to the mentally or physically challenged. Also provides activities for at-risk youth.

Stepping Stone School
1036 Hwy. 64 East
P.O. Box 2389
Alma, AR 72921
Phone: 479-632-3813
Service Area: Crawford County

Western Arkansas Career Development Network
616 Garrison
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-0231
Web: www.workforcecenter.net
Purpose: Providing employment, training and adult education.

Western Arkansas Employment Development Agency, Inc.
1500 East Main St # 7061
Van Buren, AR 72957-4731
Phone: 479-474-7061
Fax: 479-474-4321
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Federal requirements under workforce investment act
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: The workforce investment act Title I program service provider for adults, dislocated workers and youth.

ELDERLY - Resources for the Elderly Community

AARP
1701 Centerview Dr. #205
Little Rock, AR 72211
Phone: 866-554-5379
Fax: 501-227-7710
Web: www.aarp.org
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30
Eligibility Requirements: People over age 50 throughout the state.

Alma Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center
401 Heather Lane
Alma, AR 72921
Phone: 479-632-4343
Fax: 479-632-5599
Hours: 24 hour nursing
Eligibility Requirements: Physician referral
Service Area: Crawford County
Purpose: Skilled nursing facility

Alma Senior Activity Center
248 E. Collum
Alma, AR 72921
Phone: 479-632-3535
Eligibility Requirements: Age 60 and over
Purpose: Provides in center meals and meals-on-wheels.

Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas, Inc.
524 Garrison
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-4500
Fax: 479-783-0029
Web: www.agingwest.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Johnson, Montgomery, Polk, Scott, Sebastian and Washington
Purpose: To assist older individuals in maintaining desired lifestyles through accessible and affordable
alternatives.

Arkansas Health Care Access Foundation, Inc.
10 Corporate Hill Drive
Little Rock, AR 72215
Phone: 800-950-8233
Fax: 501-221-7977
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Family gross income below federal poverty level and be uninsured.
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: Assists qualified Arkansas citizens to see doctor and get prescriptions when sick or having
dental problems. Comprehensive dental treatment for elderly disabled or medically
compromised adults through the "Donated Dental Services Program".

Arkansas Oklahoma Alzheimer's Association
320 N. Greenwood Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-2022
Phone: 1-80-272-3900
Fax: 479-782-3185
Web: www.alzokar.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Service Area: Western Arkansas
Purpose: To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders through the advancement of research
and to enhance care and support for individuals, their caregivers and families.

Baker Senior Citizens Center
3600 N Albert Pike Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-782-0386
Eligibility Requirements: Age 60 and over
Purpose: Offers on-site home and delivered meals to shut-ins, recreation, transportation, games, fun activities, and crafts.

Beckman Senior Citizen Center
2100 N 31st ST
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-785-0065
Purpose: Offers on-site home and delivered meals to shut-ins, recreation, transportation, games, fun
activities, and crafts.

Cedarville Senior Activity Center
732 Pirates Way
Cedarville, AR 72932
Phone: 479-474-5429
Eligibility Requirements: Age 60 and over
Purpose: In-center meals, meals on wheels, recreation, info/referral, trips, games, parties & sponsors of

Christian Companion Senior Care
5105 South U Street, Suite B
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-242-2273
Fax: 479-242-0752
Web: www.ChristianSeniorcare.com
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: For people who need in home living assistance.
Purpose: To provide in-home living assistance from a Christian perspective.
Service Area: Fort Smith and surrounding communities.

Crawford County Senior Community Action, Inc.
607 Knox
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-474-5378
Eligibility Requirements: For citizens who are ages 60 years and older
Purpose: Serving elderly by reducing premature institutionalization and neglect. Meals on Wheels.

Division of Services for the Blind
616 Garrison Ave. Room 224
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-4555
Fax: 479-782-6861
Web: www.state.ar.us/dhs/dsb/index.html
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Legal blindness, along with need for services.
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Polk, Scott, Sebastian and Yell counties
Purpose: We strive to enhance the lives of blind and visually-impaired Arkansans, by enabling greater
independence at home and in the work place. Our first focus is vocation; however we also
have a program geared to older blind individuals and adjustment in their home and
community. We offer education, physical restoration, independent living aids and appliances,
instruction in low-vision skills and counseling and guidance. Mobility assessment and
techniques are also offered.

El Direct In-Home Senior Care
3101 Free Ferry Road, Suite G
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-709-9005
Fax: 479-709-9966
Web: www.Eldirecthomecare.com, Email: Lee@Eldirecthomecare.com
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Service Area: Fort Smith Region from Mulberry to Natural Dam to Charleston
Purpose: To provide non-medical services to our clients and keep them safe and comfortable in their
own home while providing peace of mind for their families and guardians.

Fort Smith Housing Authority
2100 North 31St. Street
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-782-4991
Fax: 479-782-0120
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Low income guidelines apply
Service Area: Sebastian County
Purpose: Section 8 rental assistance for low income individuals and families.

Fountain of Youth Adult Day Care
2409 South 56th Street Suite 121
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-484-7782
Fax: 479-484-7951
Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Over 21 and minimal assistance
Service Area: Arkansas and Oklahoma Residents
Purpose: To care for your loved one who can no longer stay at home alone. To allow the caretaker to continue to work or just take a break. We offer 2 hot meals a day, medication assistance, bathroom assistance and lots of activities. The assurance of knowing your loved one is safe and well taken care of.

Gorman Towers
5800 Grand Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-452-7670 TDD 800-235-7959
Eligibility Requirements: Accepting those 18 and over with mobility impairment and age 62 and older
Purpose: HUD subsidized apartments with 24 hour staffing.

Greenwood Senior Center
203 Coker St
Greenwood, AR 72936
Phone: 479-996-6581
Purpose: Offers socialization, congregate meals, meals on wheels, and transportation.

Hartford Senior Citizens Center
182 S Broadway St
Hartford, AR 72938
Phone: 479-639-2816
Purpose: Offers on-site home and delivered meals to shut-ins, recreation, transportation, games, fun
activities, and crafts

Housing Authority of Greenwood
319 West Cedar
Greenwood, AR 72936
Phone: 479-996-4661
Eligibility Requirements: Low income guidelines apply
Purpose: Public housing for families, elderly and handicapped.

Lavaca Senior Activity Center
104 S Division St
Lavaca, AR 72941
Phone: 479-674-5577
Purpose: Offers on-site home and delivered meals to shut-ins, recreation, transportation, games, fun activities, and crafts.

Mansfield Senior Center
509 S Main St
Mansfield, AR 72944
Phone: 479-928-4429
Purpose: Offers on-site home and delivered meals to shut-ins, recreation, transportation, games, fun activities, and crafts.

Mercy Crest
1300 Strozier Lane
Barling, AR 72923
Phone: 479-478-3000
Web: www.mercycrest.org
Purpose: Mercy Crest is sponsored by the Religious sisters of Mercy who provide quality retirement living services for seniors who desire and deserve the charisma of hospitality, warmth and caring, a Christian environment that is characterized by a respect for the dignity of the person and a personal setting that permeates all the services provided.

Midtown Senior Nutrition Center
1411 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-1192
Purpose: Offers on-site home and delivered meals to shut-ins, recreation, transportation, games, fun
activities, and crafts. Very small fee for meals only.

Midtown Apartments
1411 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-1089
Fax: 479-783-5851
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Self-sufficient, low-income seniors over 62 years of age
Service Area: Sebastian County
Purpose: Provides section 8 living for seniors and persons with disabilities. Rent based on income. Onsite cafeteria, beauty shop, grocery store, laundry mat and much more.

Nelson Hall Homes
2100 N. 31st Street
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-782-4991
Fax: 479-782-0120
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Low income elderly and disabled.
Service Area: Fort Smith
Purpose: Housing for elderly and disabled based on income.

Project Compassion
1205 S. Albert Pike
Fort Smith, AR 72913
Phone: 479-783-2273
Service Area: Serving 8 Arkansas counties.
Purpose: Providing caregiver support services and nursing home visits.

Rehabilitation Center at Covington Health and Rehabilitation Center
4500 Old Greenwood Road
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-646-4750
Web: www.covingtonhealth.com
Purpose: Offer private and semi-private rooms with private bath, flat-screen television, telephones and wireless, high speed internet along with an upscale dining facility.

Sebastian Retired Citizens Association
2700 Cavanaugh Road
Fort Smith, AR 72908
Phone: 479-648-9970
Fax: 479-648-3468
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Age 60 and above
Service Area: Sebastian County
Purpose: To provide nutritious meals, in center socialization, information and referrals for the elderly and home delivered meals.

St. Edward Mercy Hospice
5401 Ellsworth
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-314-1150
Fax: 479-314-1152
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Terminal Illness
Service Area: Serving Arkansas residents within 50 mile radius of Fort Smith.
Purpose: Provide medical, spiritual and emotional support and assistance to individuals with a terminal medical illness. This includes cancer, heart, and lung and kidney failure. Patients must have a life expectancy of less than 6 months.

Stoufer's Non-Ambulatory Transportation Services
1101 Burnham Road
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-452-9494
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., on call 24 hours
Eligibility Requirements: Must be in a wheelchair.
Service Area: USA
Purpose: To provide low cost wheelchair transportation to anywhere. Wheelchairs and stretchers provided if needed.

Superior Senior Care
101 North 10th Street Suite A
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-1206
Web: www.superiorseniorcare.com
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 24-hour Response
Purpose: Referral agency for non-medical caregivers, sitters and homemakers. Medicaid certified targeted case management, elder choices respite, homemaker and chore services.

Westark RSVP
401 N. 13 Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-4155
Fax: 479-782-2269
Web: www.westarkrsvp.com
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Adults 55 and older
Service Area: Crawford and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: Place senior volunteers with local charities. Recognize senior volunteers and provide volunteer insurance.


EYE CARE - Resources for People in need of Eye Care

Arkansas School for the Blind
401 W Markham St # 2600
Little Rock, AR 72201-1427
Phone: 501-296-1810 or 800-362-4451
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: Students at ASB receive a quality education from specially trained instructors of the Visually Impaired in all academic areas. They also receive instruction in the areas of; Orientation and Mobility, Braille, Nemith Code, Adaptive Technology, and Adaptive Physical Education. ASB features a comprehensive Music and Art program, as well as extensive extracurricular activities. ASB is a proud member of the Arkansas Activities Association and The North Central Association of Schools for the Blind.

Northside Clinic
4900 Kelley Highway
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-785-5700
Hours: Mon., Wed. – Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Purpose: To provide high quality medical and health education services at reasonable costs to individuals and families in the Fort Smith area. Northside Clinic offers a full-time Spanish
translator and is dedicated to responding to community needs, particularly those of limited
income patients. Also to promote improved access to health care services, community
involvement in the provision of health care, and emphasizes health prevention and wellness in all treatment programs.

LIONS CLUB
1801 S Waldron Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-6381
Website: www.lionsclub.org


FOOD - Resources for Food Pantries

Alma Community Outreach

718 Fayetteville Ave
Alma, AR 72921
Phone: 479-632-HOPE
Purpose: Food pantry, clothing and furniture.

Alma Senior Activity Center
248 E. Collum
Alma, AR 72921
Phone: 479-632-3535
Eligibility Requirements: Age 60 and older.
Purpose: In center meals and meals-on-wheels.

Angel Food Ministries
Website: www.angelfoodministries.com
Purpose: Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing food relief and financial support to communities. Angel Food is available in a quantity that can fit into a medium-sized box at $30 per unit. Each month's menu is different than the previous month and consists of both fresh and frozen items with an average retail value of approximately $60.

Baker Senior Citizens Center
3600 N Albert Pike Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-782-0386
Eligibility Requirements: Age 60 and over
Purpose: Offers on-site home and delivered meals to shut-ins, recreation, transportation, games, fun activities, and crafts.

Beckman Senior Citizen Center
2100 N 31st ST
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-785-0065
Purpose: Offers on-site home and delivered meals to shut-ins, recreation, transportation, games, fun activities, and crafts.

Cavanaugh Free Will Baptist Church
2825 Grinnell St
Fort Smith, AR 72908
Phone: 479-646-2806
Hours: Monday and Wednesday 1:30 – 4:30

Cedarville Senior Activity Center
732 Pirates Way
Cedarville, AR 72932
Phone: 479-474-5429
Eligibility Requirements: Age 60 and over
Purpose: In-center meals, meals on wheels, recreation, info/referral, trips, games, and parties.

Church Outside the Walls
P.O. Box 249
Arkoma, OK 74901
Phone: 918- 875-3293
Hours: Sunday 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Church service prior to eating
Purpose: Feeding homeless and conducting church services under Garrison Ave. bridge.

Community Rescue Mission
310 N. F. St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-1443
Hours: Everyday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: No alcohol or drugs
Purpose: To provide meals and lodging. Length of stay determined by evaluation.

Community Services Clearinghouse
4420 Wheeler Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72902
Phone: 479-782-5074
Fax: 479-782-7801
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. food pantry, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. office
Eligibility Requirements: Must have an emergency and to be truly in need as appraised by caseworker.
Purpose: Food pantry, financial help for those qualifying, children's emergency medical assistance.

Compassionate Ministries
3812 Kibler Road
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-474-7702
Fax: 479-474-7702
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Area proof of residence and need food
Service Area: Crawford and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: Help provide emergency food to those who are in need as a witness to God's love and care.

Crawford County Senior Community Action, Inc.
607 Knox
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-474-5378
Eligibility Requirements: For citizens who are ages 60 years and older
Purpose: Serving elderly by reducing premature institutionalization and neglect. Meals on Wheels.

Eastside Baptist
2710 Massard
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-452-1481
Purpose: clothing, Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m

Evangel Temple Assembly of God
1110 South 12th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-9121
Web: www.excitinget.com
Purpose: After a short service a hot meal is served and then groceries and clothing are distributed.
Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

First Assembly of God of Greenwood
725 Park Dr
Greenwood, AR 72936
Phone: 479-996-6030
Purpose: Meal is served & food is given to those present. Every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

First Baptist Church Food Pantry
10744 North Hwy 59
Cedarville, AR 72932
Phone: 479-474-6156
Service Area: Serving Cedarville & surrounding areas
Purpose: Food pantry open 2nd Saturday of month 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., or by appointment.

First United Methodist Church (Food at First)
200 North 16th and “C” Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-926-8137
Service Area: Fort Smith and Surrounding Areas
Purpose: Provides a discount grocery program helping everyone battle hunger, and give relief to those
just trying to survive on a slim budget. We invite EVERYONE to participate and benefit.
You can order from the website below with a Visa or MasterCard or call them directly
at the number listed above.
http://www.midamericafoods.com/

Gospel Rescue Mission
200 Drennen
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-474-4163
Eligibility Requirements: ID required
Service Area: Fort Smith and Van Buren areas
Purpose: Shelter for homeless men, clothing for families, meals served to the public noon & 5:00 p.m.

Greenwood Senior Center
203 Coker St
Greenwood, AR 72936
Phone: 479-996-6581
Purpose: Offers socialization, congregate meals, meals on wheels, and transportation.

Hand In Hand First Baptist Church
405 E. Center
Mansfield, AR 72944
Phone: 479-928-5440
Web: www.fbcmansfield.com
Hours: 4th Friday of Month 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Purpose: Food Pantry

Hartford Senior Citizens Center
182 S Broadway St
Hartford, AR 72938
Phone: 479-639-2816
Purpose: Offers on-site home and delivered meals to shut-ins, recreation, transportation, games, fun activities, and crafts.

Lavaca Senior Activity Center
104 S Division St
Lavaca, AR 72941
Phone: 479-674-5577
Purpose: Offers on-site home and delivered meals to shut-ins, recreation, transportation, games, fun activities, and crafts.

Mansfield Senior Center
509 S Main St
Mansfield, AR 72944
Phone: 479-928-4429
Purpose: Offers on-site home and delivered meals to shut-ins, recreation, transportation, games, fun activities, and crafts

Midtown Senior Nutrition Center
1411 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-1192
Purpose: Offers on-site home and delivered meals to shut-ins, recreation, transportation, games, fun activities, and crafts. Very small fee for meals only.

River Valley Regional Food Bank
1420 North 32nd St
P.O. Box 4069
Fort Smith, AR 72914-4069
Phone: 479-785-0582
Fax: 479-785-3218
Purpose: Distributes food and other products to non-profit organizations.

Salvation Army
301 N. 6th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-6145
Fax: 479-783-4975
Web: salvationarmy.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Proof of financial need
Service Area: Crawford, Sebastian and Sequoyah counties
Purpose: To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination.

Sebastian County Health Unit
3112 South 70th St.
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-452-8600
Fax: 479-452-7844
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Service Area: Sebastian County
Purpose: Provide public health services, disease prevention and surveillance.

Sebastian Retired Citizens Association
2700 Cavanaugh Rd.
Fort Smith, AR 72908
Phone: 479-648-9970
Fax: 479-648-3468
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Age 60 and above
Service Area: Sebastian County
Purpose: To provide nutritious meals, in center socialization, information and referrals for the elderly and home delivered meals.

Seventh Day Church of God
3915 Massard Rd.
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-452-6245
Hours: Second Tuesday of month 7:00 p.m.
Purpose: Food pantry for families in need.

St. John's Episcopal Church
215 N. 6th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-9912
Fax: 479-782-4369
Web: www.stjohnfs.org
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Purpose: Provide sack lunches in the morning 8:30-9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m


HEALTH & MEDICAL SERVICES - Resources for Medical Help

AHEC Family Medical Center
612 S. 12th St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-785-2431
Eligibility Requirements: Arkansas residents with no health insurance.
Purpose: Family medical services

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 2605
Fort Smith, AR 72902
Phone: 1-800-ACS-2345
Web: www.cancer.org
Purpose: No fee for any services. Does not provide medical services.

Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas, Inc.
524 Garrison
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-4500
Fax: 479-783-0029
Web: www.agingwest.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Johnson, Montgomery, Polk, Scott, Sebastian and Washington
Purpose: To assist older individuals in maintaining desired lifestyles through accessible and affordable alternatives.

Arkansas Health Care Access Foundation, Inc.
10 Corporate Hill Drive
Little Rock, AR 72215
Phone: 800-950-8233
Fax: 501-221-7977
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Family gross income below federal poverty level and be uninsured.
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: Assists qualified Arkansas citizens to see a doctor and get prescriptions when sick or having
dental problems. Comprehensive dental treatment for elderly, disabled or medically
compromised adults through the "Donated Dental Services Program".

Arkansas Oklahoma Alzheimer's Association
320 N. Greenwood Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-2022
Fax: 479-782-3185
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Service Area: Western Arkansas
Purpose: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease and related disorders through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals, their caregivers and families.

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
1115 S. Waldron Road, Suite 207
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-452-7131
Eligibility Requirements: Physical or mental disabilities
Service Area: Arkansas residents
Purpose: Assists people with mental or physical disabilities to enter into or return to the workforce.

ARKIDS First
Phone: 1-888-474-8275
Web: www.arkidsfirst.org
Purpose: To provide health insurance to children without coverage.

Arthritis Foundation
6213 Father Tribou St.
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 800-482-8858
Fax: 501-664-6588
Web: www.arthritis.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Arkansas residents with arthritis.
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: Provide programs and services to improve quality of life for those with arthritis and find a cure for arthritis.

Bost, Inc.
7701 South Zero St
Fort Smith, AR 72903-6644
Phone: 479-484-1632
Fax: 479-484-1638
Web: www.bost.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Individuals of all ages, who are mentally retarded, developmentally disabled or have a related disability
Service Area: Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott, Sebastian and Washington Counties
Purpose: To enable people with a wide range of developmental needs to determine and achieve their own goals by providing choices, support and learning alternatives to maximize personal opportunities. Provides a comprehensive network of services for children and adults with disabilities. Services include, integrated preschool services, all disciplines of therapy, adult development classes, vocational training and job placement, residential services, waiver services, case management, financial case management and family support services.

Brownwood Life Care Center
2121 Towson
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-785-2273
Fax: 479-785-0583
Hours: 24 hour facility Business hours 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Mentally challenged children
Service Area: Arkansas and Oklahoma Residents
Purpose: Provide an intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded.

C.A.R.E. Network
1800 South C. Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-494-7273
Eligibility Requirements: Arkansas resident
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: Statewide health care

Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare
22361 Bald Hill Road
Tahlequah, Ok 74464
Phone: 918-456-0671
Web: www.cherokee.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Native American only
Service Area: 14 Counties in Northeast Oklahoma
Purpose: The Cherokee nation is a progressive tribe whose goal is to enable tribal members to be independent, self-sufficient and excel in all endeavors.

Children’s Medical Services of Arkansas
PO Box 1437
Little Rock, AR 72203
Phone: 800-482-5850 Ext. 22277
Web: www.medicaid.state.ar.us
Eligibility Requirements: Must meet diagnostic & financial guidelines
Purpose: Medical care for children and youth under age 18 with special health care needs.

Children's Medical Services of Crawford County
704 Cloverleaf Circle
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-471-8318
Fax: 479-471-8324
Web: www.state.ar.us/dhs/sgdd.html
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Must meet financial and medical guidelines
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Madison and Newton Counties
Purpose: Medical care for children and youth under age 18 with special health care needs.

Children's Medical Services of Sebastian County
616 Garrison Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-4555
Fax: 479-709-0949
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Financial and diagnostic eligibility required
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: CMS is Arkansas Title V agency for children with special healthcare needs who are from birth to age 18. Services may be provided for eligible youth to age 21 as funding allows.

Crawford County Health Unit
2040 Chestnut
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-474-6391
Fax: 479-474-0021
Hours: M, T, W, F 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Depends on services needed.
Service Area: Crawford and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: Improve health of Arkansas

Community Services Clearinghouse
4420 Wheeler Ave.,
Fort Smith, AR 72902
Phone: 479-782-5074
Fax: 479-782-7801
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. food pantry, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. office
Eligibility Requirements: Must have an emergency and to be truly in need as appraised by caseworker
Purpose: Food pantry, financial help for those qualifying, children's emergency medical assistance

Disability Rights Center
1100 N. University Suite 201
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: 800-482-1174
Web: www.arkdisabilityrights.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Developmentally disabled, clients or client applicants of the Rehab Act, persons with serious mental illness or severe emotional disturbances in treatment
facility or in the community or homeless individuals with disabilities who are
beneficiaries of Social Security.Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: To secure, regain or maintain employment while retaining their benefits, individuals with disabilities who have been denied assistive technology devices or assistive technology services and any individual who have experienced discrimination due to their disability.

Fountain of Youth Adult Day Care
2409 South 56th Street Suite 121
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-484-7782
Fax: 479-484-7951
Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Over 21 and minimal assistance
Service Area: Arkansas and Oklahoma Residents
Purpose: To care for your loved one who can no longer stay at home alone. To allow the caretaker to continue to work or just take a break. We offer 2 hot meals a day, medication assistance, bathroom assistance and lots of activities. The assurance of knowing your loved one is safe and well taken care of.

Good Samaritan Clinic
615 North B Street
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-783-7103
Web: goodsamaritan@sbcglobal.net
Hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs. and Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Tuesday 4:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Must not have medical insurance, meet income guidelines, and have proof of income.
Purpose: To provide quality medical care in a family practice clinic. The clinic will provide affordable medical care, x-rays and lab to the uninsured, their families and those facing an extraordinary life circumstance.

Heart to Heart Pregnancy Support Center
216A Greenwood Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901-3452
Phone: 479-452-2260
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. or by appointment
Eligibility Requirements: Concerned pregnant females
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: To provide counseling, guidance and assistance on a one to one basis to women who are concerned about pregnancy. The agency provides free pregnancy testing, financial and living arrangements during and after pregnancy. The agency also provides counseling on abortion alternatives and referrals to appropriate agencies.

Kids First
6601 Phoenix Ave., Suite B
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-785-9091
Fax: 479-782-3415
Web: www.kidscare.net
Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Based on medical diagnosis
Purpose: To provide early intervention to children ages 0-5

Kistler Treatment Center
3304 S. M St.
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-785-4677
Web: www.kislercenter.org
Service Area: Western Arkansas & Eastern Oklahoma
Purpose: Provides physical, occupational & speech language therapy to children.

March of Dimes
4034 Rogers Ave. Suite F
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-785-4408
Eligibility Requirements: Serving individuals, businesses and organizations.
Purpose: Provides programs and literature on prenatal education and birth defects.

Mercy Behavioral Outpatient Services
17301 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-314-1650
Eligibility Requirements: Accepting Medicaid & private pay
Service Area: Sebastian
Purpose: Day treatment for psychiatric patients, group and individual therapy.

N.E.W. Community Support Program of Western Arkansas
3109 South 70th St. PO Box 11818
Fort Smith, AR 72902
Phone: 479-452-9490
Eligibility Requirements: By psychiatrist referral, ages 18 & over.
Purpose: Rehabilitation and support services for persons with a long-term or serious mental illness.

Northside Clinic
4900 Kelley Highway
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-785-5700
Hours: Mon., Wed. – Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Purpose: To provide high quality medical and health education services at reasonable costs to individuals and families in the Fort Smith area. Northside Clinic offers a full-time Spanish
translator and is dedicated to responding to community needs, particularly those of limited
income patients. Also to promote improved access to health care services, community
involvement in the provision of health care, and emphasizes health prevention and wellness in all treatment programs.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Phone: 1-888-477-2669
Web: www.pparx.org
Purpose: Provides help to qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that’s right for them.

Rehabilitation Center at Covington Health and Rehabilitation Center
4500 Old Greenwood Road
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-646-4750
Web: www.covingtonhealth.com
Purpose: Offer private and semi-private rooms with private bath, flat-screen television, telephones and wireless, high speed internet along with an upscale dining facility.

River Valley Primary Care Services, Inc.
9755 W. State Highway 22
Ratcliff, AR 72951
Phone: 1-800-877-7658 479-635-0091
Web: http://www.rvpcs.org/
Eligibility Requirements: Uninsured or underinsured and income qualifies as per program available
Service Area: All of Arkansas
Purpose: Prescription Assistance Program / Medical and Dental services based on income and Sliding fee scale.

River Valley Urgent Care
3500 We Knight Drive (S. 79th St., btw Rogers and Phoenix)
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-709-8686
Hours: Mon.-Fri. – 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sat. - 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Web: www.rivervalleyurgentcare.com

Sebastian County Health Unit
3112 South 70th St.
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-452-8600
Fax: 479-452-7844
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Service Area: Sebastian County
Purpose: Provide public health services, disease prevention and surveillance.

Solution Focused Counseling Centers
5111 Rogers Ave Suite 535
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-784-9100
Fax: 479-484-9100
Web: www.solutionfocusedcenters.com
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (evening appointments on request)
Service Area: Arkansas and Oklahoma
Purpose: Provide individual, couple and family therapy based on Christian principles and the brief therapy model to promote emotional, mental, spiritual and relational health. The agency also provides training, educational opportunities and wellness programs for counselors and other professionals, churches, pastors, businesses, schools and the community. Support groups available upon request.

St. Edward Mercy Hospice
5401 Ellsworth
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-314-1150
Fax: 479-314-1152
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Terminal Illness
Service Area: Serving Arkansas residents within 50 mile radius of Fort Smith.
Purpose: Provide medical, spiritual and emotional support and assistance to individuals with a terminal medical illness. This includes cancer, heart, and lung and kidney failure. Patients must have a life expectancy of less than six months.

STARS Therapeutic Riding Center
26110 Hwy 45
Hackett, AR 72937
Phone: 479-639-2401
Web: www.stars-trc.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Must be pre-evaluated for therapy
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: Provides therapeutic horseback riding to the mentally or physically challenged. Also provides activities for at-risk youth.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® - Ozark Affiliate
Teresa Jones – River Valley Rural Outreach Coordinator
2414 South 57th Suite 106
Fort Smith, AR 72917
Phone: 479-430-4365
Web: Web: www.komenozark.org
Hours: Please call for an appointment.
Eligibility Requirements: Women and Men who are uninsured or underinsured
Service area: Sebastian, Crawford, Benton, Washington, Madison, Carroll, Newton and Boon.
Purpose: To provide breast cancer awareness empowering people and insuring quality care.

Vista Health
3800 Rogers Ave. Suite 7
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-783-3322
Fax: 479-782-4552
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Children age 4 and up, adolescents and adults with emotional and or mental health need
Service Area: Arkansas-Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Polk, Scott, Sebastian and Yell Counties; Oklahoma-Adair, Leflore and Sequoyah Counties
Purpose: Offers confidential, no charge assessments, outpatient counseling, medical referrals and community lectures and seminars.

W.A.T.C.H. (Western Arkansas Therapeutic Children's Home)
3111 South 70th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-452-6650, Fax: 479-452-5847
Web: www.wacgc.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: DCFS Custody
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: Provide temporary family substitute care for youth who are in DCFS foster care but need more intensive service than regular foster care can offer.

Western Arkansas Counseling and Guidance Center
3111 South 70th St.
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-452-6650
Fax: 479-452-5847
Eligibility Requirements: Serving adults and children
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: To provide a comprehensive network of quality mental health care.


HOMELESS - Resources for the Homeless

Community Rescue Mission
310 N. F. St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-1443
Hours: Everyday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: No alcohol or drugs
Purpose: To provide meals and lodging. Length of stay determined by evaluation.

Gospel Rescue Mission
200 Drennen
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-474-4163
Eligibility Requirements: ID required
Service Area: Fort Smith and Van Buren areas
Purpose: Shelter for homeless men, clothing for families, meals served to the public noon & 5:00 p.m.

Next Step Day Room
123 N. 6th Street, Suite 200
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-5433
Fax: 479-242-5432
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Purpose: A day shelter serving those facing homelessness.

Salvation Army
301 N. 6th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-6145
Fax: 479-783-4975
Web: salvationarmy.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Proof of financial need
Service Area: Crawford, Sebastian and Sequoyah counties
Purpose: To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination. Shelter and human needs assistance provided at 301 North 6th St. Thrift store located at 900 North 32nd Street.

HOUSING - Resources to Help Find Housing

Allied Gardens Estate
5221 Johnson Street
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-782-3611
Eligibility Requirements: School age children
Purpose: HUD subsidized housing

Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas, Inc.
524 Garrison
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-4500
Fax: 479-783-0029
Web: www.agingwest.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Johnson, Montgomery, Polk, Scott, Sebastian and Washington
Purpose: To assist older individuals in maintaining desired lifestyles through accessible and affordable alternatives.

Ashley Park Apartments
1608 Elfin Glen
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-474-0987
Web: www.erc.com
Eligibility Requirements: Must have three personal references and rental history.
Purpose: Provide housing for low income families

Barling Place Apartments
710 A Street
Barling, AR 72923
Phone: 479-452-6041
Fax: 479-452-6041
Web: www.erc.com
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Meet qualifying income guidelines
Purpose: Provide housing for low income families.

Boardwalk Apartments
4201 Kinkead
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-783-6695
Eligibility Requirements: HUD approved only
Purpose: Provide housing for low income families

Bost, Inc.
7701 South Zero St
Fort Smith, AR 72903-6644
Phone: 479-484-1632
Fax: 479-484-1638
Web: www.bost.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Individuals of all ages, who are mentally retarded, developmentally disabled or have a related disability
Service Area: Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott, Sebastian and Washington Counties
Purpose: To enable people with a wide range of developmental needs to determine and achieve their own goals by providing choices, support and learning alternatives to maximize personal opportunities. Provides a comprehensive network of services for children and adults with disabilities. Services include, integrated preschool services, all disciplines of therapy, adult development classes, vocational training and job placement, residential services, waiver services, case management, financial case management and family support services.

Briarwood Apartments
3400 Duke Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72908
Phone: 479-646-2815
Fax: 479-646-7059
Web: www.erc.com
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Income guidelines
Purpose: Provide housing for low income families.

City of Fort Smith
623 Garrison Rm 331
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-784-2209
Fax: 479-784-2462
Web: www.fsark.com
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Eligibility Requirements: HUD low to moderate income levels
Service Area: Low to moderate income levels of Fort Smith, call for target areas
Purpose: The city received community development block grant funds as an entitlement city from HUD. The four main categories are homeless, public service, agency rehabilitation and
neighborhood redevelopment. These funds are sometimes spent by non-profit agencies to
provide services to low to moderate income residents of Fort Smith.

Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare
22361 Bald Hill Road
Tahlequah, Ok 74464
Phone: 918-456-0671
Web: www.cherokee.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Native American only
Service Area: 14 Counties in Northeast Oklahoma
Purpose: The Cherokee nation is a progressive tribe whose goal is to enable tribal members to be independent, self-sufficient and excel in all endeavors.

Crawford County Public Facilities Board
11A Pointer Trail West
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-474-3477
Eligibility Requirements: Income guidelines apply
Service Area: Crawford County
Purpose: Section 8 (HUD)rental assistance for low income tenants, elderly, handicapped and disabled.

Crawford Sebastian Community Development Council, Inc.
4831 Armour
Fort Smith, AR 72914
Phone: 479-785-2303
Fax: 479-785-2341
Web: www.cscdccaa.org
Eligibility Requirements: No fee for those qualifying
Service Area: Crawford and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: To make improvements in the lives of low income individuals and families and the
communities in which they live; to assist with self-sufficiency living. Housing Counseling
Program, Housing Rehabilitation Program, Weatherization Program, Home Energy Assistance Program.

Fort Smith Housing Authority
2100 North 31St. Street
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-782-4991
Fax: 479-782-0120
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Low income guidelines apply
Service Area: Sebastian County
Purpose: Section 8 rental assistance for low income individuals and families.

Garland Square Apartments
7114 Texas Road
Fort Smith, AR 72908
Phone: 479-646-6855
Web: www.erc.com
Eligibility Requirements: Low income families
Purpose: Offering low income housing

Gorman Towers
5800 Grand Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-452-7670 TDD 800-235-7959
Eligibility Requirements: Accepting those 18 and over with mobility impairment and age 62 and older
Purpose: HUD subsidized apartments with 24 hour staffing

Habitat for Humanity
318 S 17th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-8255
Web: www.habitat.org
Eligibility Requirements: Families must provide 400 hours of labor on the house, currently live in substandard housing or overcrowded conditions, and have a steady income.
Purpose: To help low income families become home owners.

Hannah House, Inc.
418 S. 17th
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-5683
Fax: 479-782-5554
Web: www.hannahhouseark.com
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Willing heart to change lifestyle and follow rules.
Service Area: Nationwide
Purpose: Residential facility for pregnant and troubled girls ages 12-29.

Housing Authority of Greenwood
319 West Cedar
Greenwood, AR 72936
Phone: 479-996-4661
Eligibility Requirements: Low income guidelines apply
Purpose: Public housing for families, elderly and handicapped.

Lend-A-Hand
5111 Rogers Ave Suite 533
Fort Smith, AR 72917
Phone: 479-478-9141
Fax: 479-478-6547
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: HUD Low income guidelines
Service Area: Crawford and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: Provides housing to HUD defined low to moderate income families with assistance of down payment and closing costs. Also assists families with children leaving a shelter with housing needs.

Linden Woods Apartments
1222 Lakeview Estate Dr.
Alma, AR 72921
Phone: 479-632-5139
Purpose: Provides low income housing

Midtown Apartments
1411 Rogers Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-1089
Fax: 479-783-5851
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Self-sufficient, low-income seniors over 62 years of age
Service Area: Sebastian County
Purpose: Provides section 8 living for seniors and persons with disabilities. Rent based on income. Onsite cafeteria, beauty shop, grocery store, laundry mat and much more.

Nelson Hall Homes
2100 N. 31st Street
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-782-4991
Fax: 479-782-0120
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Low income elderly and disabled.
Service Area: Fort Smith
Purpose: Housing for elderly and disabled based on income.

Salvation Army
301 N. 6th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-6145
Fax: 479-783-4975
Web: salvationarmy.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Proof of financial need
Service Area: Crawford, Sebastian and Sequoyah counties
Purpose: The Salvation Army mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination.

Summerchase Apartments
1005 N. 28th
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-474-1412
Purpose: Subsidized apartments.

United States Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
3913 Brooken Hill Drive Suite 100
Fort Smith, AR 72908
Phone: 479-646-8300
Fax: 479-649-0952
Web: www.rurdev.usda.gov
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: dependable income and good credit
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Scott and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: Program for very low and low income households to purchase new or existing homes with subsidized payments, guaranteed rural housing program for moderate income families to purchase new or existing homes with a 30 year fixed rate mortgage and program for very low and elderly families to make weatherization and handicapped accessibility repairs to existing homes with loan money and grants.

Van Buren Housing Authority
1701 Chestnut Street
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-474-6901
Fax: 479-474-7084
Web: www.vbha.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Purpose: Subsidized housing for low income residents.

West Apartments
4118 N. 50th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-783-7663
Purpose: Public housing with rent based on income
Yorkshire Town Homes
4301 Yorkshire Dr.
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-783-4508
Purpose: Provides low income housing.


LEGAL SERVICES - Resources for Legal Help

Center for Arkansas Legal Services-Western Division
901 South 21st
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-785-5211
Fax: 479-783-0120
Web: www.arlegalservices.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (closed 12-1)
Eligibility Requirements: Based on gross amount of income
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Pope, Sebastian, Scott and Yell counties
Purpose: To provide legal assistance for people under the federal government poverty guidelines in most civil cases.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (C.A.S.A)
701 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-785-4171
Fax: 479-785-5354
Contact Person: Glenda Evans
Web: www.nationalcasa.org
Purpose: To support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.

Disability Rights Center
1100 N. University Suite 201
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: 800-482-1174
Web: www.arkdisabilityrights.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Developmentally disabled, clients or client applicants of the Rehab Act, persons with serious mental illness or severe emotional disturbances in treatment
facility or in the community or homeless individuals with disabilities who are
beneficiaries of Social Security.
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: To secure, regain or maintain employment while retaining their benefits, individuals with disabilities who have been denied assistive technology devices or assistive technology services and any individual who have experienced discrimination due to their disability.

Office of Child Support Enforcement
3132 Alma Blvd.
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-471-8855 or 800-219-0134
Purpose: Assists in getting child support and establishing paternity

PARENTING & PREGNANCY - Resources for Parenting/Pregnancy

Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare
22361 Bald Hill Road
Tahlequah, Ok 74464
Phone: 918-456-0671
Web: www.cherokee.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Native American only
Service Area: 14 Counties in Northeast Oklahoma
Purpose: The Cherokee nation is a progressive tribe whose goal is to enable tribal members to be independent, self-sufficient and excel in all endeavors.

Compensatory Education Fort Smith Public Schools
811 North T Street
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-784-8182
Fax: 479-709-6001
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Students in Fort Smith Public School attendance area
Service Area: Fort Smith and Barling
Purpose: Even Start helps to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by supporting families through an adult education program. English as a Second Language, Migrant and Indian Education offer services such as academic support and culture to students who qualify. Parents as Teachers provide educational activities for parents to use with their school age children.

Comprehensive Juvenile Services, Inc.
1606 South J Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-785-4031
Fax: 479-785-5354
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Youth 8-18
Service Area: Crawford, Logan, Montgomery, Polk, Scott and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: Provides community based services to youth and their families who are experiencing problems
at home or in the community. Services include casework, aftercare, emergency shelter,
electronic monitoring, community services and parenting.

Department of Health & Human Services
616 Garrison
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-719-1393
Fax: 479-782-6861
Web: www.arkansas.gov/dhhs;chilnfam/fosterfamresource.htm
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Service Area: Fort Smith, Van Buren, Ozark, Clarksville, Waldron, Booneville, & Paris
Purpose: Foster Parent Recruitment
Family Planning Clinic of CSCDC
601 Broadway
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-474-9351
Fax: 479-474-9379
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Purpose: To provide pregnancy prevention to teens. Also give STD testing.

Hannah House, Inc.
418 S. 17th
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-5683
Fax: 479-782-5554
Web: www.hannahhouseark.com
Hours: Monday-Friday 9-5
Eligibility Requirements: Willing heart to change lifestyle and follow rules.
Service Area: Nationwide
Purpose: Residential facility for pregnant and troubled girls ages 12-29.

Heart to Heart Pregnancy Support Center
216 A Greenwood Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901-3452
Phone: 479-452-2260
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. or by appointment
Eligibility Requirements: Concerned pregnant females
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: Our purpose is to provide counseling, guidance and assistance on a one to one basis to women who are concerned about pregnancy. We provide free pregnancy testing, financial and living arrangements during and after pregnancy. We also provide counseling on abortion alternatives and referrals to appropriate agencies.

Northside Clinic
4900 Kelley Highway
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: 479-785-5700
Hours: Mon., Wed. – Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Purpose: To provide high quality medical and health education services at reasonable costs to individuals and families in the Fort Smith area. Northside Clinic offers a full-time Spanish
translator and is dedicated to responding to community needs, particularly those of limited
income patients. Also to promote improved access to health care services, community
involvement in the provision of health care, and emphasizes health prevention and wellness in all treatment programs.

Pregnancy Help Center
2408 S. 51 Court Suite F
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-484-5244
Fax: 479-484-0234
Email: teiamk@msn.com
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Purpose: Working with women who may be facing an unplanned pregnancy and helping them make wise decisions. We offer the following programs; post abortion counseling, free pregnancy test, maternity closet, “earn while you learn”, and adoption referrals.

SCAN Hotline
523 Garrison Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 800-482-5964
Hours: Tues 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Purpose: Support group meetings for parents, open to the public.
Solution Focused Counseling Centers
5111 Rogers Ave Suite 535
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-784-9100
Fax: 479-484-9100
Web: www.solutionfocusedcenters.com
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (evening appointments on request)
Service Area: Arkansas and Oklahoma
Purpose: Provide individual, couple and family therapy based on Christian principles and the brief therapy model to promote emotional, mental, spiritual and relational health. The agency also provides training, educational opportunities and wellness programs for counselors and other professionals, churches, pastors, businesses, schools and the community. Support groups available upon request.

STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting)
401 Lexington Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-1821 or 800-359-0056
Purpose: Parenting classes for domestic violence victims.


SHELTERS - Resources for Finding Shelter

American Red Cross-Western Arkansas Service Area
1709 N Greenwood
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-1056
Fax: 479-785-0810
Web: www.redcross.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility: Active duty armed forces, veterans and their immediate family, all disaster victims, anyone in
the community is eligible for Health and Safety classes.
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Scott, Sebastian and Sequoyah Counties
Purpose: Dedicated to helping people save lives. The mission of the organization is to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

The Boys Shelter, Inc.
5904 S. Zero Street
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-646-2819
Fax: 479-646-2917
Hours: 24 hours
Eligibility: Boys ages 13-17 that need to have a desire to help himself and pick up skills that are important for him to live at home and in society.
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: The program is for boys who the juvenile courts define as juveniles in need of supervision. The boys are taught what it takes to succeed in life, in school, in work and in family life with counseling and a system of rewards. Juveniles can stay up to one year.

Children’s Emergency Shelter
3015 South 14th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-0018
Eligibility Requirements: Children ages 6-17 years old
Service Area: Fort Smith Area
Purpose: Provide short-term emergency shelter to children who have been removed from their family environment because of family dysfunction, abuse, neglect, runaway situations or other social problems.

Community Rescue Mission
310 N. F. St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-1443
Hours: Everyday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility: No alcohol or drugs
Purpose: To provide meals and lodging. Length of stay determined by evaluation.

Comprehensive Juvenile Services, Inc.
1606 South J Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-785-4031
Fax: 479-785-5354
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility: Youth 8-18
Service Area: Crawford, Logan, Montgomery, Polk, Scott and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: Provides community based services to youth and their families who are experiencing problems at home or in the community. Services include casework, aftercare, emergency shelter, electronic monitoring, community services and parenting.

Crisis Intervention Center
5603 South 14th St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-1821
Hotline: 1-800-359-0056
Local Hotline: 479-782-4956
Fax: 479-782-9035
Web: www.crisiscenterforwomen.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., 24-hour Crisis Line
Eligibility Requirements: Victim of domestic violence or sexual assault
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, LeFlore, Logan, Polk, Scott, Sebastian and Sequoyah Counties
Purpose: Serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Girls Shelter of Fort Smith
2600 Raleigh
Fort Smith, AR 72913
Phone: 479-646-0444
Fax: 479-649-9631
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Shelter open 24 hours
Eligibility: Girls 12-17 with court placement
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Polk, Scott and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: To reunite the child with their families by striving to develop residents into good citizens and community members built on a foundation of respect, responsibility, education and duty.

Gospel Rescue Mission
200 Drennen
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-474-4163
Hours: 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility: ID required
Service Area: Fort Smith and Van Buren areas
Purpose: Shelter for homeless men, clothing for families and meals served to the public.

Hannah House, Inc.
418 S. 17th
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-5683
Fax: 479-782-5554
Web: www.hannahhouseark.com
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility: Willing heart to change lifestyle and follow rules
Service Area: Nationwide
Purpose: Residential facility for pregnant and troubled girls ages 12-29.

Heart to Heart Pregnancy Support Center
216 A Greenwood Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901-3452
Phone: 479-452-2260
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. or by appointment
Eligibility: Concerned pregnant females
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: To provide counseling, guidance and assistance on a one to one basis to women who are concerned about pregnancy. The agency provides free pregnancy testing, financial and living arrangements during and after pregnancy. Also provides counseling on abortion alternatives and referrals to appropriate agencies.

Lend-A-Hand
5111 Rogers Ave. Suite 533
Fort Smith, AR 72917
Phone: 479-478-9141
Fax: 479-478-6547
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility: HUD Low income guidelines
Service Area: Crawford and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: Provides housing to HUD defined low to moderate income families with assistance of down payment and closing costs. Also assists families with children leaving a shelter with housing needs.

Salvation Army
301 N. 6th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-6145
Fax: 479-783-4975
Web: salvationarmy.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Eligibility: Proof of financial need
Service Area: Crawford, Sebastian and Sequoyah counties
Purpose: To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination.


TRANSPORTATION - Resources for Getting Around Town

Abilities Unlimited of Fort Smith
Administrative Office: 3305 Kibler Road, Van Buren, AR, 72956, Email: bloyd@auivb.org
Phone: 479-471-5354, Fax: 479-471-5310, Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thrift Store: 250 Cloverleaf Plaza, Van Buren, AR, 72956
Phone: 479-474-4858, Hours: M-Sat., 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thrift Store: 1211 Garrison Avenue, Fort Smith, AR, 72901
Phone: 479-783-7403, Hours: M-Sat., 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sorting Facility: 815 North N St., Fort Smith, AR, 72904
Phone: 479-782-8510, Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Scott and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: Provide employment training and daily living skills for the disabled.

Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas, Inc.
524 Garrison
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-4500
Fax: 479-783-0029
Web: www.agingwest.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Johnson, Montgomery, Polk, Scott, Sebastian and Washington
Purpose: To assist older individuals in maintaining desired lifestyles through accessible and affordable alternatives.

Crawford Sebastian Community Development Council, Inc. (CSCDC)
4831 Armour
Fort Smith, AR 72914
Phone: 479-785-2303
Fax: 479-785-2341
Web: www.cscdccaa.org
Eligibility: No fee for those qualifying
Service Area: Crawford and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: To make improvements in the lives of low income individuals and families and the
communities in which they live; to assist with self-sufficiency living. Transportation for welfare to work clients, Community Dental Clinic, Home Day Care, Housing Counseling Program, Housing Rehabilitation Program, Weatherization Program, Family Planning, Home Energy Assistance Program and Northwest Arkansas Food bank are just some of the agencies funded by CSCDC.

Disability Rights Center
1100 N. University Suite 201
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: 800-482-1174
Phone: 501-296-1775
Web: www.arkdisabilityrights.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility: Developmentally disabled, clients or client applicants of the Rehab Act, persons with serious
mental illness or severe emotional disturbances in treatment facility or in the community or
homeless individuals with disabilities who are beneficiaries of Social Security.
Service Area: Arkansas
Purpose: To secure, regain or maintain employment while retaining their benefits, individuals with disabilities who have been denied assistive technology devices or assistive technology services and any individual who have experienced discrimination due to their disability.

El Direct In-Home Senior Care
3101 Free Ferry Road, Suite G
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-709-9005
Fax: 479-709-9966
Web: www.Eldirecthomecare.com
Email: Lee@Eldirecthomecare.com
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Service Area: Fort Smith Region from Mulberry to Natural Dam to Charleston
Purpose: To provide non-medical services to our clients and keep them safe and comfortable in their own home while providing peace of mind for their families and guardians.

Fort Smith Public Transit
3116 Wheeler Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72902
Phone: 479-783-6464
Fax: 479-494-7347
Web: www.fsark.com
Hours: Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Eligibility: Open to public, $1.00 per ride.
Service Area: Fort Smith city limits.
Purpose: Public transportation

Fort Smith Trolley
Phone: 479-221-2493
Purpose: To provide free public transportation to the downtown Fort Smith Area.

Stoufer’s Non-Ambulatory Transportation Services
1101 Burnham Road
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-452-9494
Fax: 479-484-8097
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., on call 24 hours
Eligibility: Must be in a wheelchair
Service Area: USA
Purpose: To provide low cost wheelchair transportation to anywhere. Wheelchairs and stretchers provided if needed.


UTILITIES - Resources for Help with Utility Bills

Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare
22361 Bald Hill Road
Tahlequah, Ok 74464
Phone: 918-456-0671
Web: www.cherokee.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility: Native American only
Service Area: 14 Counties in Northeast Oklahoma
Purpose: The Cherokee nation is a progressive tribe whose goal is to enable tribal members to be independent, self-sufficient and excel in all endeavors.

Community Services Clearinghouse
4420 Wheeler Ave.,
Fort Smith, AR 72902
Phone: 479-782-5074
Fax: 479-782-7801
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Food pantry, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. office
Eligibility: Must have an emergency and to be truly in need as appraised by caseworker.
Purpose: Food pantry, financial help for those qualifying, children's emergency medical assistance.

Crawford Sebastian Community Development Council, Inc. (CSCDC)
4831 Armour
Fort Smith, AR 72914
Phone: 479-785-2303
Fax: 479-785-2341
Web: www.cscdccaa.org
Eligibility: No fee for those qualifying
Service Area: Crawford and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: To make improvements in the lives of low income individuals and families and the
communities in which they live; to assist with self-sufficiency living. Transportation for welfare to work clients, Community Dental Clinic, Home Day Care, Housing Counseling Program, Housing Rehabilitation Program, Weatherization Program, Family Planning, Home Energy Assistance Program and Northwest Arkansas Food bank are just some of the agencies funded by CSCDC.

Salvation Army
301 N. 6th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-6145
Fax: 479-783-4975
Web: salvationarmy.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Eligibility: Proof of financial need
Service Area: Crawford, Sebastian and Sequoyah counties
Purpose: To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination.


VETERANS - Resources for the Veteran Community

Arkansas Oklahoma Alzheimer's Association
320 N. Greenwood Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 1-800-272-3900
Phone: 479-783-2022
Fax: 479-782-3185
Web: www.alzokar.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Service Area: Western Arkansas
Purpose: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease and related disorders through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals, their caregivers and families.

Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare
22361 Bald Hill Road
Tahlequah, Ok 74464
Phone: 918-456-0671
Web: www.cherokee.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility: Native American only
Service Area: 14 Counties in Northeast Oklahoma
Purpose: The Cherokee nation is a progressive tribe whose goal is to enable tribal members to be independent, self-sufficient and excel in all endeavors.

Fayetteville Readjustment Counseling Center
1416 N. College Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Phone: 479-582-7152 or 800-691-8387 ext. 7152
Fax: 479-251-1823
Web: www.vetcenter.va.gov
Email: fayettevillevetcenter@gmail.com
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Service Area: Northwest Arkansas, Western Arkansas, Southwest Missouri
Purpose: Readjustment counseling is a wide range of services provided to combat veterans in the effort to make a satisfying transition from military to civilian life. Services include individual counseling, group counseling, marital and family counseling, bereavement counseling, medical referrals, and assistance in applying for VA benefits, employment counseling, guidance and referral.

Fountain of Youth Adult Day Care
2409 South 56th Street Suite 121
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-484-7782
Fax: 479-484-7951
Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Over 21 and minimal assistance
Service Area: Arkansas and Oklahoma Residents
Purpose: To care for your loved one who can no longer stay at home alone. To allow the caretaker to continue to work or just take a break. We offer 2 hot meals a day, medication assistance, bathroom assistance and lots of activities. The assurance of knowing your loved one is safe and well taken care of.

Midtown Apartments
1411 Rogers Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-783-1089
Fax: 479-783-5851
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility: Self-sufficient, low-income seniors over 62 years of age
Service Area: Sebastian County
Purpose: Provides section 8 living for seniors and persons with disabilities. Rent based on income. Onsite cafeteria, beauty shop, grocery store, laundry mat and much more.

Sebastian County Veterans Service Office
6700 Mahogany
Barling, AR 72923
Phone: 479-782-3421
Fax: 479-484-7727
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (closed 12-1)
Service Area: Sebastian County
Purpose: Assisting veterans and their dependents in applying for VA benefits.

St. Edward Mercy Hospice
5401 Ellsworth
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-314-1150
Fax: 479-314-1152
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility: Terminal Illness
Service Area: Serving Arkansas residents within 50 mile radius of Fort Smith.
Purpose: Provide medical, spiritual and emotional support and assistance to individuals with a terminal medical illness. This includes cancer, heart, and lung and kidney failure. Patients must have a life expectancy of less than six months.

Veterans Service Office
300 Main Street
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 479-471-3200
Eligibility: Must be veteran
Purpose: Assistance with filing benefits claims

W.A.T.C.H. (Western Arkansas Therapeutic Children's Home)
3111 South 70th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-452-6650, Fax: 479-452-5847
Web: www.wacgc.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: DCFS Custody
Service Area: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott and Sebastian Counties
Purpose: Provide temporary family substitute care for youth who are in DCFS foster care but need more intensive service than regular foster care can offer.


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