Pope County assistance programs

Get help with bills, rent, free food, and health care

HELP Network - The non-profit agency provides assistance and financial help with offering propane, it can give rent payments to families and individuals, and other aid. In addition, emergency temporary lodging is offered for adults with children, and the agency provides assistance with one utility bill payment. The organization also provides prescription expense assistance, excluding psychological and pain medication. Russellville Arkansas. Phone (479) 967-7890

Area Agency on Aging West Central Arkansas - The agency helps older adults to locate independent and semi-independent living facilities. Also assists with paying for utility bills. (479) 967-9300

The Salvation Army - Russellville Corps - This agency provides emergency shelter in crisis situations for people without homes or families. They run a food pantry on site as well. In addition, the non-profit also offers temporary utility bill payment assistance after a major disaster that may have been experienced by the applicant. (479) 968-5358

Arkansas River Valley Area Council, Inc. (ARVAC) - Programs offered include utility bill help from the Crisis Intervention Program (CIP). This is a service that can provide financial help for utility hook-ups. Funds may also be available to pay a bill if the customer has a shutoff notices or when a propane tank is below 10% capacity. Another option is the Regular Assistance component, which provides financial assistance for paying energy bills eligible households with a one-time per year payment to the household's energy supplier. Find other ways to get help with electric bills. More.



Other programs include Emergency Food Assistance, which can help people in a crisis.  Another federal government funded program is the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. This assistance program is used to help families and individuals who are threatened to be evicted or foreclosed upon, or funds can help pay past due utility or energy bills. The assistance provided is in the form of a one-time payment of up to $300 paid to the mortgage company, the landlord, or the power or utility company. The emergency program will pay only one months past due bill and the landlord, utility company, etc. has to agree to guarantee an additional 30 days of service for the individual.

Medical care from public clinics

Arkansas Department of Health - Public Health runs a community clinic for low income and people without insurance. (479) 968-6004

Food banks and pantries

First United Methodist Church ((479) 968-1232, Main Street Mission ((479) 968-8303), and Russellville Missionary Baptist Church ((479) 857-0529) all may be able to provide free food, groceries, hot meals, and food boxes and vouchers to people who need help.

Bankruptcy advice, debt management, and housing counseling

Two agencies that can advice people on bankruptcies, offer credit counseling, debt management plans, and foreclosure assistance include Family Service Agency ((479) 858-6172) as well as Counseling Associates (phone (479) 968-7667). Both offer numerous counseling, financial advice, and debt reduction services. Also, learn about ways to get back on track with your mortgage. More Arkansas foreclosure and mortgage programs.








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