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Public and private agencies that provide help


Here is a list of public and private agencies that offer services for the abused, neglected, addicted, homeless, disabled, hungry and others needing assistance.

Abuse and neglect

Arkansas Adult Protective Services, 682-2441 or 800-482-8049 (24-hour hotline),

Arkansas Division of Children and Family Services, 682-8770 or 800-482-5964,; Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline, 800-482-5964.

Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 907-5612 or 800-269-4668,

DORCAS House, Union Rescue Mission, 374-4022.

Family Service Agency, Domestic Violence, 372-4242,

SAFE PLACES Sexual Violence Support Center, 374-SAFE (7233), Pulaski County crisis line 801-2700,

Alcohol and drug abuse

Al-Anon and Al-Ateen, 372-5234,

Alcoholics Anonymous, hotline 664-7303,

Arkansas CARES (women), 661-0720,

Better Community Development Hoover Treatment Center, 663-4774,

GYST (Get Yourself Together) House, 568-1682,

Cocaine Anonymous, 374-1334.

Narcotics Anonymous, 373-8683,

Recovery Center, Union Rescue Mission, 374-1108.

Recovery Centers of Arkansas, 372-4611, 907-7490,

Serenity Park, 541-4370,

Sober Living Inc., 562-0507.

Wolfe Street Foundation, 372-5662,

Adult Day Care

Directory for Central Arkansas services at


CareLink (Meals on Wheels), 372-5300 or 800-482-6359,

Stone Soup, Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church, 375-1600.

The Stewpot, First Presbyterian Church of Little Rock, Monday through Friday, 372-1804,

Amboy Community Food Pantry, 100 Auburn, NLR, open Monday and Thursday. 626-9301.


Arkansas Food Bank Network, 565-8121,

Arkansas Rice Depot, 565-8855,

Helping Hand, 372-4388.

Jacksonville Care Channel for the Needy, 982-4647.

Potluck, 371-0303,

Saint Francis House Inc., 664-5036,

Salvation Army (Jacksonville), 985-1331,

Salvation Army (Little Rock), 374-9296,

Salvation Army (NLR), 758-7297,

Watershed Human and Community Development Agency, 378-0176.

For a broader list of food pantries in Arkansas, go to

Shelter/transitional living

Freewell Baptist Family Ministries, Florence Crittenton Home for boys and girls, 663-3129,

Our House, 375-2416 or 374-7383,

Dorcas House, abused women, 374-4022,

Family Promises, 372-0733.

Little Rock Compassion Center, 296-9114.

Promise House Maternity Care, 350-9766,

River City Ministry, 376-6694,

Salvation Army (Jacksonville), 985-1331.

Salvation Army (Little Rock), 374-9296.

Salvation Army (NLR), 758-7297.

Stepping Stone Shelter, 666-7233.

Union Rescue Mission, administration, 374-1108,

Union Rescue Mission, shelter and men's addiction unit, 376-8470.

Women and Children First, 376-3219 or 800-332-4443,

Other support programs

Alzheimer's Arkansas, 224-0021,

American Red Cross, 748-1000,

The Arc, Association for Retarded Citizens of Arkansas, 375-7770.

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, 371-9678,

Arkansas Disability Coalition, 614-7020,

Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled Inc., 666-0246,

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, 296-1600,

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas, 374-6661,

Centers for Youth and Families, 666-8686 or 888-868-0023,

Disability Rights Center, 296-1775 or 800-482-1174,

Easter Seals Arkansas, 227-3600,

Gaines House, 376-4015,

Legal Services Center for Arkansas, 376-3423,

United Way of Pulaski County, 376-4567.

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