United Way provides much needed support through community partners who are working to provide a foundation of care and support for our citizens.

 It is essential to maintain Northwest Arkansas as a livable community that cares for its own. Imagine having to make decisions about whether to buy groceries, fill prescriptions or pay the rent when it is impossible to pay for all of the bills. It only takes one circumstance – a divorce, a death, a job loss, or an illness – to force a family to seek help. Many families who seek help have never struggled like this before. United Way of Northwest Arkansas works to provide Safety Net services for individuals and families so they may face unexpected challenges, experience a life of independence, and stay active members of our community. We believe individuals should be able to access the best supportive services through life’s challenges while always respecting their dignity. Programs focus on four areas:





CASA of Northwest Arkansas recruits, trains and supports community volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and/or neglected children in foster care. The CASA volunteer will work with the child until the courts deem that the child is in a safe and permanent environment.

5322 Bleaux Ave, Ste A, Springdale, AR 72762 | 479-725-2213

Child Abuse Response

Empowering children to find their voice. The CAC provides a safe place for child abuse victims and their families to receive comprehensive services from dedicated professional interviewers, nurses, counselors and advocates in a child-friendly atmosphere through a coordinated team approach as well as provide education to the community.

2113 Little Flock Dr, Rogers, AR 72756 | 479-621-0385

Compassion House

Compassion House helps change lives of women under 18 challenged with unexpected pregnancy. We offer 24-hour care for up to 12 individuals during pregnancy to 6 weeks after delivery. We make extended stays available for residents who need a longer-term safe, healthy place for them and their babies.

6045 Elm Springs Road, Springdale, AR 72762 | 479-751-0207

EOA Children’s House

EOA Children’s House provides therapeutic treatment (developmental, mental health, speech, occupation and physical therapies) for victims of abuse and/or neglect (ages 18 months – 5 years) in order to alleviate effects of maltreatment and to insure health and safety through support for safe environments and prevention of further abuse and/or neglect.

2577 N. Lowell Rd, Springdale, AR 72764 | 479-927-1232

Residential Emergency Shelter

The Emergency Care Program meets the immediate needs of children taken from abusive and neglectful environments by providing 24 hour a day supervised care, along with nutritious meals and much more.

14100 Vaughn Rd, Bentonville, AR 72712 | 479-795-2417

Our Survive to Thrive program meets the immediate crisis needs and long-term empowerment goals of sexual assault survivors by providing these services: 24-hour Hotline support; post-rape forensic examinations by nurse examiners; ongoing individual advocacy; support groups; therapeutic counseling sessions; and community outreach and education regarding sexual assault and its impact.

2367 N. Green Acres Rd., Suite 1, Fayetteville, AR 72703 | 479-445-6448

We are requesting funding to provide safe shelter, advocacy, and support services to victims of domestic violence to help them move into safe residences and build lives free of violence.

PO Box 1059, Rogers, AR 72757

Empowering Victims of Family Violence

This program will empower Northwest Arkansas victims of family violence to begin lives free from abuse by providing emergency safe shelter, client driven advocacy, and supportive services. We anticipate 65% of known clients will still be living without violence in their lives two years after receiving our intervention services.

PO Box 10946, Fayetteville, AR 72703 | 479-444-8310

Samaritan Health Clinic

Samaritan Health Clinic provides dental and medical services at no cost to uninsured adults who could not otherwise afford or access health care. Dental services include preventative (cleanings), restorative (fillings and crowns), and emergency care (extractions and treatment of infection). Medical services include basic general practice appointments.

1211 West Hudson Road, Rogers, AR 72756 | 1300 North Thompson Avenue, Springdale, AR 72764 | 479-636-4187

Access to Health and Dental Care

Community Clinic serves as a medical home to low income and uninsured patients in Northwest Arkansas, providing continuous primary and preventive care for more than 29,000 patients in 2012. Community Clinic requests funding to further our goals of a healthy community through accessible healthcare.

614 E Emma Avenue, Ste 300, Springdale, Arkansas 72764 | 479-751-7417

Early Intervention provides evaluation and therapy services for children ages birth through 3 years. In addition to therapy, the Service Coordinators offer and provide parents resource information on a variety of community agencies based on family need.

3400 Woods Lane, Rogers, AR 72756 | 479-636-3190

Village House Adult Day Program

Village House is a non-profit program providing care for older adults and relief for their caregivers. The adults we serve have dementia, Alzheimer’s or other ailments that prevent them from being able to completely care for themselves. We provide a safe and structured activity program including music, games, crafts.

1801 Forest Hills Blvd, Suite 206, Bella Vista, AR 72715 | 479-855-4449

Access to Health and Dental Care for Low-Income Individuals

WelcomeHealth provides medical and dental care to low income individuals, regardless of their ability to pay.

1100 North Woolsey Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72703 | 479-444-7548

Youth Programs for Substance Abuse

This program provides comprehensive and diverse interventions, depending on the severity of need, to youth who have substance abuse issues, as well as co-existing mental health problems. Additionally, it provides for outreach and educational programs to the community and schools.

2153 E. Joyce Blvd., Suite 201, Fayetteville, AR 72703 | 479-575-9471

The Day Center offers support services for people who are homeless or near homeless. Men, women, and children can access the resources they need to acquire jobs and housing. The Day Center also helps meet basic needs by offering: food, clothing, showers, internet and telephone access, case management services, etc.

PO Box 474, Fayetteville, AR 72702 | 479-251-7776

Housing and Financial Education & Counseling

Credit Counseling of Arkansas provides group financial education and individual financial counseling. The goal is to increase understanding of financial issues and to help individuals and families set a path toward financial independence. They help them deal with current financial difficulties, and plan for a more sustainable financial future.

P.O. Box 10290, Fayetteville, AR 72703 | 479-521-8877

Adult Literacy

Dogwood Literacy Council helps adults in the Siloam Springs, Gentry, Decatur, and Gravette areas develop their abilities to understand, speak, read, and write English. These skills are fundamental to achieving their goals of becoming participating members of this society, coping with the demands of everyday life, and achieving financial stability.

100 S. Broadway, Suite H, Siloam Springs AR 72761 | 479.524.4009

Transitional Housing

Havenwood’s mission is to provide a safe, stable, structured living environment while connecting single parent families with the resources and guidance to overcome the obstacles in their lives and transform the future of their family.

808 N Main #1, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712 | 479-273-1060

Supported Living Program

Life Styles’ Supported Living program is designed around the strengths and needs of each person served. Individual plans may consist of training and support a few hours per week to round the clock services including safety and independent living skills, financial management and community integration.

2590 West Sycamore, Fayetteville AR, 72703 | 479-521-3581

Supported Employment

Life Styles Supported Employment program provides the training and supports necessary for individuals with disabilities to work in competitive jobs in the community, breaking the cycle of unemployment and poverty. They strive to help the people they serve obtain long-term employment with the appropriate training and supports.

2590 West Sycamore, Fayetteville AR, 72703 | 479-521-3581

English as a Second Language Program

Our volunteer tutors and staff make it possible for adults to either acquire or improve their English skills so that they may find a job, receive a promotion, become more involved in their children’s education, become U.S. citizens, improve the local workforce, and improve the quality of life for all.

205 N.W. A Street, Bentonville, AR 72712 | 479-273-3486

Moving Families Toward Independence

OLC’s program aligns with the UW mission by building a stronger Northwest Arkansas through the utilization of our educative inputs surrounding the set forth income concept via initiatives that encourage immigrants and others with limited English literacy, to attain financial competency must overcome language and cultural barriers.

2596 Keystone Crossing, Fayetteville, AR 72703 | 479-521-8250

Scholarships & Student Programs

Funds will be used for scholarships and student support programs for low income single parents who are in post-secondary education leading to employment at sustainable wages. Most funds are used to pay living expenses like housing, utilities, child care and transportation. Services include gas cards, counseling/guidance, and life skills workshops.

1211 2601 SW “D” Street, Bentonville, AR 72712 | 479-254-8550

Single Parent Scholarships

Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas works to end poverty and create prosperity for low-income single parent families in our community. We do this by offering direct financial assistance and supportive programs to single moms and single dads enrolled in college or pursuing career training or professional certification.

16 W. Colt Square Drive, Fayetteville, AR 72703 | 479-935-4888

KidsClub is a summer enrichment program for children ages 10-17 who have disabilities. The program has a dual mission – to provide inclusive, enriching activities for children while offering parents the opportunity to continue working in the summer months. Their sites are in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Siloam Springs.

Community Parent Resource Center

 The CPRC, while advocating for all children in special education, specifically emphasizes training and information for families, including foster families, parents who are working to reunite with their children, and parents of young people in the juvenile justice system. Their goal is to improve educational outcomes thereby ensuring post-school success.

6836 Isaac’s Orchard Road, Springdale, AR 72762 | 479-927-4100

Building Bridges at BHS is a Better Beginnings 3 Star facility that serves teen parents who attend Bentonville High School. By attending to the child care needs of the child, teen parents can better focus on being successful in school and complete the requirements for a high school diploma.

400 NW 2nd Street, Bentonville, AR 72712 | 479-254-5040

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas matches children facing adversity with adult mentors. Children served are ages 6 to 18 and live in Benton and Washington Counties. Each match meets at least twice a month for a minimum of one year.

130 E. Poplar St, Suite C, Fayetteville, AR 72703 | 479-966-4366

Scouting helps instill strong values in young people. A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent. By providng opportunities to work with both adults and peers, Scouts are exposed to many skills and leadership opportunities they would not otherwise gain.

1401 Old Greenwood Road, Fort Smith, AR 72901 | 479-782-7244

After School and Summer Youth Development

The Boys and Girls Club provides a wide variety of programs and services that promote success in school through direct support for academic achievement, character and emotional development, and the promotion of healthy habits. The programs are provided through a strategy of caring adult group and individual mentoring.

PO Box 448, Bentonville AR 72712 | 479-273-7187

Youth Development Services

Out of school programs at the Boys & Girls Club have the ability to positively impact the lives of children by providing developmentally and program rich environments that focus on youth development outcomes that assure academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

655 Heritage Court, Siloam Springs AR 72761 | 479-524-4174

Youth Development Programming

This program targets children ages 6 to 18 that would otherwise be unsupervised between the hours of 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. during the school year and between the hours of 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. during the summer and provides safe and rewarding activities for education and physica activity.

560 N. Rupple Road, Fayetteville, AR 72703 | 479-442-9242

Children’s Programs

The ERC Children’s Programs serve children six weeks to five years of age who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability or delay. They receive speech, physical and occupational therapy in a preschool setting with a state-approved curriculum. They have five locations: Farmington, Fayetteville, Huntsville, Springdale and Siloam Springs.

3917 S. Old Missouri Road, Springdale, AR 72764 | 479-872-1800

Provides early child and family education services (including health, nutrition, social services, mental health) in a no-fee child care setting in order to assist low-income (130% and below the Federal Poverty Level) infants/toddlers and pre-school children and families in obtaining overall social competence for school readiness.

1643 E. Huntsville Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72702 | 479.521.5571, ext. 207

Nurturing New Lives

Personalized, in-home, developmental education for first-time parents and their children. Evidence-based model and research-based curriculum provide the most effective method of engaging parents and children in developmental activities and age-appropriate child assessments to increase school readiness skills. Connect parents to supplemental community resources to increase access to long-term support.

614 E. Emma, Suite 103, Springdale, AR 72764 | 479-927-3659

Girl Scouts Leadership Experience

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience provides quality out-of-school opportunities for girls to discover, connect, and take action in their communities. Girls are empowered to build relationships with sister Scouts and adult mentors, improve attitudes, behaviors, and decision-making skills, and ultimately become more engaged in their schools, families, and communities.

2080 E. Joyce Blvd, Fayetteville, AR 72703 | 479-695-1818

1701 Wildcat Way, Bentonville AR 72712 | 479-273-3552

This free program trains providers in the areas of state licensing requirements, behavioral guidance, and classroom management. Such training acts as risk management; minimizing health and safety issues. It reduces turnover, improves classroom stability, and enhances learning opportunities to assure that families have access to quality accredited child care.

1701 Wildcat Way, Bentonville AR 72712 | 479-273-3552

This ten-month program is designed for administrators to strengthen their leadership and business practices. Solid business practices ensure systemic change in the quality of care and education provided. Resources, facilitated discussions, training on the Program Administration Scale, and informal audits support centers in the quality accreditation process through Better Beginnings.

1701 Wildcat Way, Bentonville AR 72712 | 479-273-3552

NWA Head Start focuses on School Readiness for low income children ages 3-5 in Benton, Carroll and Madison Counties. Through their services, they are providing access to quality learning opportunities where they strive to have the children meet the appropriate benchmarks for Kindergarten entrance.

210 N. 13th Street, Rogers, AR 72756 | 479-636-7317

HAPPY Childcare Program

Program is licensed by the State of Arkansas Childcare Division. Affordable, accessible, childcare is offered as an out of school opportunity that enhances each participant through structured activities that promote healthy lifestyle habits, builds strong self images, and prepares them for success.

315 West Olive Street, Rogers, AR. 72756 | 479-631-0336

Parents as Teachers is an early childhood home visiting program. Certified parent educators, implement the programs four components of personal visits, group connections, screening and resource network. Together, these form a dynamic package of services. PAT serves families with varying needs for children prenatal to kindergarten.

3400 Woods Lane, Rogers, AR 72756 | 479-636-3190

An after school service-learning program that provides mentoring, valuable trade skills, and an appreciation for volunteerism to teenagers. Kids get involved in the community and earn credit for school or college preparation. Teens in the juvenile justice system are able to complete mandated service hours and successfully exit the system.

2525 W New Hope Rd, Rogers, AR 72758 | 479-636-8272

Teen Counseling & Support Program

Provides at-risk youth the right mix of targeted interventions needed for academic success. Statistics show that at-risk youth are more likely to have their life chances for success challenged by academic under performance, dropping out of high school, substance abuse, crime and violence, and mental and emotional health issues.

2153 Joyce Blvd., Suite 201, Fayetteville, AR 72703 | 479-575-9471

At-Risk Youth Development

Youth Strategies works in collaboration with businesses, non-profits, schools, churches, and governmental agencies to address at-risk barriers. YS provides job training, placement, and opportunities for high risk youth. Their Social Enterprises are learning labs for youth development. They utilize mentors, workshops, and character based content to address needs and issues.

PO Box 107, Springdale, AR 72765 | 479-935-8116

Meeting Basic Needs Following a Disaster

From a home fire that leaves one family in need of shelter to a tornado that devastates an entire region, the Red Cross is a constant presence after a disaster helping those affected rebuild their lives. They also work with other service agencies to provide recovery assistance.

1200 W. Walnut Street, Suite 2310, Rogers, AR 72756 | 479-633-8330

Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels program is targeted toward the frail elderly person who is homebound and has no one to prepare hot, nutritious meals. Limited food availability occurs due to high cost of medications that strains their low fixed income along with inability to leave the home to purchase food.

P.O. Box 1795, Harrison, AR 72602 | 870-741-1144

Crisis Intervention Services

The Arkansas Crisis Center restores hope, empowers people and saves lives via our 24/7 Crisis Hotline and Online Chat. Our highly trained Crisis Intervention Specialists de-escalate people in crisis who may have suicidal thoughts and/or actions, as well as, provide a variety of referrals to reduce the crisis situation.

614 E. Emma, Suite 213, Springdale, AR 72764 | 479-756-1995

Transportation for Seniors

Our mission is to provide courtesy transportation to residents of Bella Vista who are unable to drive by reason of age and/or health. We have carried out this mission since February of 1992. We serve all residents who fit our mission description, regardless of age, race or income.

1801 Forest Hills Blvd., Suite #120, Bella Vista, AR 72715 | 479-855-7663

Genesis House

Genesis House is a day shelter for the homeless in our area. At the shelter our guests can eat a meal here, get take away food, shower, wash clothes, telephone and mail services, etc. Emergency shelter is available at our local motels for qualified target groups.

1402 N. Inglewood, Siloam Springs, AR 72761 | 479-549-3438

Crossing Communication Borders

Provides civil legal services to the English as a Second Language community in Northwest Arkansas, with primary focus on the Latino and Marshallese communities. Services will include outreach, education about legal rights and responsibilities, limited legal assistance, and full representation to protect/enforce rights as facts indicate.

1200 Henryetta Street, Springdale, AR 72762 | 800-967-9224

College for Living

Life Styles College for Living program provides life skills training, educational classes and artistic opportunities to individuals with developmental disabilities in Northwest Arkansas.

2590 West Sycamore, Fayetteville Ar, 72703 | 479-521-3581

Meeting Basic Needs

The core function of The Manna Center is to provide food, clothing and referral assistance to those in need within a 15 mile radius of Siloam Springs. Cooperating with churches, non-governmental and governmental agencies as well to assist clients with their specific needs.

670 Heritage Court, Siloam Springs, AR 72761 | 479-524-9825

Food Assistance Program

The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank’s Food Assistance Program distributes much needed food to pantries, shelters, senior centers, after school programs, and other human service organizations in order to fight hunger in our community.

1378 June Self Drive, Bethel Heights, AR 72764 | 479-872-8774

Senior Services Program, Meals on Wheels

The “Meals on Wheels” Program is targeted toward the frail elderly person who is homebound and has no one to prepare hot, nutritious meals. Limited food availability occurs due to high cost of medications that strain their low fixed income. Food stability is important to improve their declining health conditions.

506 E. Spruce Street, Rogers, AR 72757 | 479-636-7301

Sheltered Workshop

Our Sheltered Workshop program offers services to adults with disabilities seeking employment education, work experience and job placement. It consists of several components that are intended to address the challenges of the work environment and promote the attainment of each participant’s personal goals.

2202 N 24th St, Rogers, AR 72757 | 479-636-5082

Restoration Village

Provide long-term housing to women and women with children in a crisis time of their life at no charge and through advocacy find solutions to barriers.

2215 Little Flock Drive, Rogers, AR 72756 | 479-631-7345

Emergency Assistance

A program to provide basic needs such as food, clothing, utility/rental assistance, household items, furniture, and prescription assistance to clients during times of emergency crisis.

219 W. 15th Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 | 479-521-2151

Emergency Shelter

The Salvation Army provides temporary Emergency Shelter in Washington and Benton Counties to anyone who is homeless and in need of a place to sleep. They also provide shelter during times of extreme heat or bitterly cold temperatures.

219 W. 15th Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 | 479-521-2151

Samaritan Kids consists of two programs. Snack packs for Kids provides bags of nutritious snack foods weekly to children at-risk for hunger or food insecurity on the weekends. Backpacks for Kids provides backpacks filled with age-appropriate school supplies to children in low-income families prior to the beginning of the school year.

1211 West Hudson Road, Rogers, AR 72756 | 1300 North Thompson Avenue, Springdale, AR 72764 | 479-636-4187

Samaritan Market

Samaritan Market cares for families in need by offering encouragement, referral information, clothing vouchers, and groceries. For families in crisis, our licensed social workers can offer case management services and our JBU counseling interns can provide more intensive counseling services, all at no charge to the client.

1211 West Hudson Road, Rogers, AR 72756 | 1300 North Thompson Avenue, Springdale, AR 72764 | 479-636-4187

Adult Development Center

We are a sheltered workshop for individuals, with qualifying disabilities, working to maximize their ability to enhance their lives, and independence and work in a safe environment. Activities are structured to replicate the day-to-day schedule, expectations, opportunities, operation and business practices to assist in integrating them into the community.

P.O. Box 585, Siloam Springs, AR 72761 | 479-524-5911

Sources program objective is to improve the quality of life for the deaf and hard of hearing by providing assistance, advocacy, and access to community services and information, while promoting an inclusive environment for the NWA community and the Deaf community to dialog about the supports and barriers that exist.

1918 North Birch Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72703 | 479-442-5600

Faith in Action is a volunteer-based organization which provides non-medical services to seniors in order to keep them in their homes and maintain their independence. Services include transportation to appointments, grocery shopping, friendly visits, light home maintenance, telephone contact and emergency food support.

12 E. Appleby Road, Fayetteville, AR 72703 | 479-463-7870