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Arkansas Assistance Programs
Find how to get assistance in Arkansas. Get access to rent assistance, help for paying utilities, health care and medical bills, food, and other financial aid. Go to this website and find the resource list. 

Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries

Office hours: 8am to 5pm - 501-376-4791, ext. 5167 or
Helping Children, adolescents and their families. Long-term residential care for children and teens ages 5 to 17; family care for singe adult women and their children; counseling for individuals, married couples and entire families around the state. 
Arkansas Department of Human Services
1000 E. Siebenmorgan Road P.O. Box 310, Conway AR
501-730-9900 Fax: 501-730-9910
Protective service agency and supportive services for abused and neglected families and children; services Faulkner County. Families must meet income guildelines Office Hours are 8am-4:30pm Mon.-Fri.

Arkansas Office of Child Support Enforcement

Conway Extension OCSE (also see youth programs)

Benefits Check Up 

A free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), this is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization in Washington, DC. Quickly find benefit programs that could help you pay for medications, health care, food, and more. Answer a series of questions to help identify benefits that could save you money and cover the costs of everyday expenses. You will get a report created just for you that describes the programs you may get help from. You can apply for many of the programs online or you can print an application form. This is available to all ages. 

Benefit Finder

Learn about different benefits programs

Central Baptist College

1501 College Ave. Conway, AR 72034

Volunteer opprotunities for students to volunteer in the community

Community Action Program for Central Arkansas (CAPCA)

707 Robins Street Suite 118, Conway AR
501-329-0977 or 501-329-3891
IDA- Individual development accounts are matched savings accounts that encourage low income people to save money and gain assests.

Conway and Faulkner Salvation Army Assistance Programs

The Salvation Army Conway Corps Social Services, 950 Carson Cove; Suite 106, Conway, AR
Whether you need food, financial help, or holiday assistance, the Salvation Army of Conway and Faulkner County Arkansas may have resources for you or they can refer you to places to contact. The centers also can normally advise or support people in neighboring areas, such as Van Buren County or Cleburne County.

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Emergency Solutions Grant- Ozark Oppurtunities

501-745-2437 Clinton
Vehicle Repair Loan is a revolving loan program for those needing repairs for their vehicle. There is a $500 maximum loan limit and the loan must be repaid within a year. 

Federal Government Grants For Individuals
There are very few federal government grants for individuals, and those that are available are awarded for very specific purposes, such as helping students pay for their college education or funding scientific research and development.
  • Grants for Small Business Owners
  • Grants for People Affected by Disasters
  • Grants for Students
You may also be interested in learning about federal loans that are available to help pay for school or buy a house. Search and determine your eligibility on

2425 Sanders Rd, Conway AR


Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00AM-8:00PM ; Sun 10:00AM-6:00PM

Goodwill works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opprotunity, and helping people in need reach thier full potential through learning and the power of work.

Legal Aid For Arkansas 

800-952-9243 If your probem is urgent, or if you would rather apply by phone, call the HelpLine.
To apply online go to
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. , 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., also Tuesday 5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Legal Aid of Arkansas and the Center for Arkansas Legal Services help low-income Arkansans with civil legal issues. They do not help with criminal cases other than criminal eviction and record expungement. If you've been charged with a crime, contact a public defender. Qualifying for help is based on your income and assets. It is also based on the type of legal problem you have. 

Operation Hope 

The Global Leader for Financial Dignity
866-270-2583 They offer a variety of programs and initiatives to provide a way to own a home, set up your own business, etc. You will be assigned an Advisor who will send you information and walk you through the process. This service is FREE. 

Peace Lutheran Church

800 S. Donaghey Ave. Conway, AR 72034


Hours: Sun-Sat 9:00AM-3:00PM 

Each week our church helps a few families with emergency expenses (up to 50$, once every six months).

Social Security Administration

2475 Christina Lane, Conway AR 72034

855-727-3599 (local) or 800-772-1213 (national)

Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Friday 9:00AM-4:00PM ; Wed 9:00AM-12:00PM

Services are available in English and Spanish. Handles applications and claims for Social Security. 9-4pm Mon.-Fri.

Success Program (Ozark Opportunities)

Cathy Brownell: 870-715-5064 or 501-745-2437

Helps individuals and families become self-reliant and restore their sense of self-respect, hope and reclaim their dreams of a better life. Examples of possible short term goals: obtain a part-time job, obtain a full-time job, pay off a debt, obtain a GED, enroll in college. Examples of long-term, purchase a home, buy a vehicle, pay off a loan, earn a college degree. When funding is avalible, cash incentives are paid directly to electric provider for attending monthely seminars. 

Temporary Cash Assistance-Arkansas

TANF is a federally sponsored program that works with your state to offer low income families with temporary cash assistnace, job trainin, and child care assistance. For more information visit or call: Arkansas: TANF: 800-482-8988

Travelers Aid and Community Service (TACS)

  • Rocky Thomas (Botkinburg Foursquare Church) 501-206-6297
  • Jeff Bryant (First Assembly of God Church) 870-350-3998
  • Kyle Blanton (Pee Dee Baptist Church) 501-745-4115
  • Jerry Pico (First Baptist Church Clinton) 501-745- 6112
  • Craig Golden (Bee Branch Baptist Church) 870-731-4080
  • George Odell (Clinton Methodist Church) 501-745-5181
Call one of the pastors listed for assistance to travelers and Van Buren County residents, funded and administered by the local churches joined in the Ministerial Alliance

VBC Dept. of Human Services (DHS)

449 Ingram St., Clinton, AR, 72031