The Little Rock Salvation Army operates several offices around the Pulaski County area. They provide local residents with a variety of emergency and disaster assistance, including free food, support for housing and lodging and counseling to help meet basic human needs. Overall they provide short term relief. Specifically, some of the programs offered by the Salvation Army include:
Also, if the Salvation Army can’t provide you with funds or if they can’t meet your particular need, they can refer you to other Arkansas or federal government assistance programs, or other local agencies that may be able to aid you. Phone (501) 374-9296, or read more on Little Rock Salvation Army assistance.
The local non-profit agency, Central Arkansas Development Council, Inc., services people in Little Rock and throughout the county. They run several different programs, including those that you will find noted here and immediately below. Call the agency at (501) 778-1133 for more information or to apply.
The organization is also known as CADC, and several other programs are administered. Counselors from the site can also provide referrals to other financial resources in central Arkansas. Continue with assistance from Central Arkansas Development Council.
This non-profit charity organizations will help in meeting the basic needs of the low-income, unemployed elderly or others who are impacted by the weak economy, or who may be suffering from emergencies or short term financial hardships. Get access to rent help, food, and other aid, as funding allows. Phone (501) 372-7257. Or find more details on emergency assistance from Helping Hand of Little Rock.
Saint Francis House - The Benefit Bank of Arkansas may be able to provide (limited) financial assistance with paying for prescriptions, heating and utilities and rental assistance when funds are available. They also help veterans and run a free clinic for the underinsured, which can help families save money on their medical bills. Low income, elderly, and others are targeted by the agency. Dial (501) 664-5036 to reach the Little Rock Arkansas based agency. More Saint France Housing assistance programs.
Arkansas Human Development Corporation provides help to migrants and seasonal workers. Money may be available for rent and paying utility bills. Call (501) 374-1103.
Watershed Human and Community Development Agency ((501) 378-0176) offers assistance with utilities and energy bills for people with limited income.
Little Rock Department of Housing and Urban Development - This local government agency can provide housing, rent, and utility help from the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP). The program can offer up to 18 months of rent assistance, funds for paying security and utility deposits, emergency grants to prevent an eviction or disconnection, and more. Another benefit is a client can gain access to counseling, including credit repair and debt reduction. Call the Little Rock Arkansas agency at (501) 371-6825.
Churches - A number of parishes, churches, and charities partner with the Pulaski County faith based organization. Social services and limited financial assistance may be offered to seniors, disabled and qualified low income families. If the organization can’t meet your needs, they can often refer you to a non-profit or government agency that can help. Programs include medical care, Christmas meals and gifts, immigration assistance, and other aid. More on help from Pulaski County churches.
Jacksonville First United Methodist Church - The church coordinates the Benefit Bank of Arkansas for Pulaski County residents. They provide 2 free meals a week for our community. The meals are held on Wednesday's from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm and Saturday's from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Also get help in applying for public assistance programs. 220 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076, dial (501) 982-8176
Helping People With AIDS (HPWA) - Patients with HIV may qualify for help. Access shelter, rent assistance, and help for paying utilities. 1021 Jessie Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72214, (501) 666-6900
Basic household goods and clothes - If you need clothing for school, Christmas or other personal hygiene items, or used furniture, then churches, charities, and clothing closets can help Pulaski County families. Many of the items, including Christmas gifts, may be offered for free. Others are sold at a very low cost from regional thrift store locations. Learn more Little Rock clothing centers.
Central Arkansas Team Care for The Homeless provides assistance to those facing eviction or the homeless in Pulaski County. Self-sufficiency, help with low income permanent housing and more is available. The address is 500 West Markham, West Little Rock, Arkansas 72201, call (501) 244-5420, or read more CATCH housing programs.
Human Services and government benefits - The county provides the very low income with help for their basic needs. There are a few main resources in the Little Rock area and county, and include the following.
Financial assistance for paying rent - There are several churches and non-profits that focus on offering rental help to Pulaski County families. They may also assist individuals with paying deposits and locating affordable low income housing units, apartments and homes. Find a listing of Pulaski County rent programs.
Pulaski County holiday programs - There are several available to low income households. The primary options include Angel Tree as well as Toys for Tot during Christmas. There are also places to go to for a free holiday meal. Find Pulaski County Christmas programs.
Society of Saint Vincent De Paul has several churches and charities across Arkansas and the Little Rock area. Volunteers from the charity focus on helping the poor and less fortunate. The organizations may provide items such as free food, meals, clothing, and basic supplies. Other items distributed can include financial aid for paying emergency expenses, such as utilities or rent. Saint Vincent is also a great place to learn about other government programs, including food stamps and temporary cash assistance. Some volunteers may even visit your home. More St. Vincent programs in Arkansas.
Center For Women In Transition can help with housing expenses, education, and employment opportunities. Basic needs such as clothing and food can also be provided. Or look into financial assistance. This is only offered for ex offenders in Pulaski County. 1114 Garland Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201, (501) 372-5522.
The Central Arkansas Area Agency on Aging, known as CareLink, assists thousands of Pulaski County residents per year. The non-profit helps senior citizens and/or individuals with a disability. Programs include Medicare prescription drug counseling, home delivered meals, and affordable legal aid. Assistance is also for their caretakers. 308 Main St, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201, (501) 534-3268. Read Arkansas senior assistance programs.
Central Arkansas Water - This company will provide qualified low income families with assistance and payment plans. The primary resources available include Customer Assistance Fund, Help to Others, and Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Many of these assistance programs are administered with non-profits that operate across Pulaski County Arkansas. Find more details on Central Arkansas Water assistance programs.
Candlelighters Of Central Arkansas is for families with children that have cancer. Resources can help pay for basic living expenses such as car repairs, rent/mortgage, utilities, and travel costs. Food and lodging related to treatment and medications can be paid for along with funeral expenses. 516 West Pershing Boulevard, North Little Rock, AR 72114, dial (501) 376-4567
Find details and information on non-profits, organizations, and government programs that can help people in Little Rock and Pulaski. Get free food, help for rent, energy bill assistance, debt counseling, and mortgage help.
Credit Counseling of Little Rock Arkansas (phone (800) 889-4916) provides homeowners and consumers with a free credit counseling sessions, free personal finance seminars, free foreclosure assistance and review, a debt elimination program to help stop late and overlimit fees and reduce interest rates and monthly payments. Learn about programs that help with mortgage payments.
Some of the organizations and community clinics offer free health care, or medical services at a reduced rate. Some bills may be based on a sliding scale. Find ways to get prescriptions, medical and dental care, and other health care services.
Catholic Charities of Arkansas - (501) 664-0340. Little Rock. This center even offers bilingual medical clinics for Americans of Spanish or Latin American descent.
Harmony Health Clinic - This center provides a community clinic for those without insurance or limited income, and offers them access to quality medical care at no cost to patients in a private, community-based clinic. Call (501) 375-4400. Click here for additional medical bill help.
Westside Medical Clinic - Open certain days. Call (501) 664-0340
Or find more Pulaski County clinics and health centers if the locations above can’t meet your medical needs.
The following churches, non-profits, and agencies may provide food, clothing, household items, or other aid to Little Rock and county residents. The list below are only a few of the site, and click here to find other food banks in Pulaski County.
Fishnet Missions - (501) 983-9000. Based in Jacksonville. May provide food, free meals, and even delivery services.
Bullock Temple - (501) 375-1581
Crystal Hill Baptist Church - (501) 445-0669. Little Rock based facility runs a community food pantry.
Helping Hands of Little Rock - (501) 372-4388