Who We Serve
Faulkner, Perry, and Van Buren Counties
At the United Way of Central Arkansas, we are dedicated to serving the residents of Faulkner, Perry, and Van Buren Counties. This includes the cities of Adona, Bee Branch, Bigelow, Casa, Choctaw, Clinton, Conway, Damascus, Dennard, Enola, Fairfield Bay, Fourche, Greenbrier, Guy Perkins, Holland, Houston, Mayflower, Mount Vernon, Perryville, Perry, Quitman, Scotland, Shirley, Twin Groves, Vilonia, and Wooster.
Our reach assists a community with a population of 131,741 individuals (based on 2015 records). For the 2017-2018 the funds will provide 1/2 million services to over 24,000 clients in our area.
Our Direct Services
The United Way of Central Arkansas provides Charity Tracker services for free to any Assistance Provider in the following counties: Faulkner, Perry, and Van Buren. Assistance Providers include nonprofits, churches, government agencies, school counselors, etc. Whether an individual is seaking help with shelter or utility assistance, help with food or clothing, or help with any other challenge that the family might face, they can go to any of the Assistance Providers in network and these providers will take the necessary steps to assist. This tool also helps Assistance Providers track client's use of resources to ensure that resources are not misused.
Provided for households who earned $54,000 or less last year, VITA is a Free Tax Prep that helps the residents of Faulkner, Perry, and Van Buren Counties keep their hard earned money in their pockets. For the 2017-2018 Tax Year, The United Way of Central Arkansas will provide Free Tax Prep on Super Saturday (February 3rd) from 10am-3pm at the UCA Campus Brewer Hegeman Conference Center. Starting on January 15th, United Way will begin taking appointments for Tax Preparation. These appointments will be scheduled from Monday, February 5th until Friday, April 13th, and drop off will be at the Downtown Conway Office- 1110 West Oak Street.
Financial Opportunity Center
United Way of Central Arkansas along with community partners will more fully provide financial opportunities to our residents with services, including but not limited to, financial counseling, job retention training, access to insurance and banking products, free tax prep, help obtain free credit reports and access to utility and rent assistance.