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 seeking help with shelter or utility assistance, help with food or clothing, or help with any other challenge that a 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 earn $55,000 or less, VITA is a Free Tax Preparation service that helps the residents of Faulkner, Perry, and Van Buren Counties keep their hard earned money in their pockets. For the 2018 Tax Year, UWCA completed 373 tax returns. The amount of Federal & State refunds brought back into our community was $403,800, up by $140,581 from last year and saved our residents $129,250 in tax preparation fees up by $43,000 from last year.
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.
Through the United Way of Central Arkansas' Imagination Library, preschool children receive free books! Each month, a brand new, age appropriate book will be mailed to every child enrolled. With the arrival of the first book, the classic “The Little Engine That Could,” children begin to experience the joy of finding their very own book in their mailboxes. These moments continue each month until the child turns five, and in their very last month in the program the book they receive is “Look Out Kindergarten Here I Come.”