Lord of the Lake Lutheran Church runs the Angel Food Ministries food assistance program. It basically allows people to save almost 50% on their monthly grocery bills. Receive fresh and frozen items, vegetables, and much more. Call (870) 422-7597, or click here for additional food programs. Harriet Assembly of God also can give the low income cheap food. Call these charity at (870) 448-3912.
Van Buren County Food for Life is yet another local food bank and pantry. 501) 745-2332
Free groceries for families and individuals with limited income can be obtained by Bear Creek Spring Baptist Church. Call (870) 741-7937
Yellville Area Food Closet ((870) 449-8797) offers food for the low income in the community.
Community action Agency of Northwest Arkansas
Call Ozark Opportunities, Inc. - All forms of aid is offered, including electric bill assistance, food, help for rent, and Weatherization. Transportation is available for doctors appointments and job interviews. In addition counselors at the location can help people get back on their feet through job counseling, information on local charities, and other support.
Offices are located in all counties, including Boone, Marion, and others. Case managers from Ozark Opp also have information on government grants that can be used for basic needs, programs for senior citizens, and the disabled. Another focus is on assisting with homeless prevention, and they offer low income housing or funds for rental deposits as well as other support to residents. (870) 741-2089, or learn more.
Community clinic for public health
The Arkansas Department of Health - Center for Local Public Health ((870) 743-5244) is local community clinic. Get access to public health, information on specialists, and other aid.
Boston Mountain Rural Health Clinic administers a sliding fee scale, which can help people save money on medical and dental bills. The non-profit clinic, which is located in Marshall, offers people primary medical, dental and preventative health services, and no one is turned away. All can get help. (870) 448-5733
Credit counseling, repair, debt reduction, and foreclosure assistance
The non-profit Credit Counseling of Arkansas (dial (800) 889-4916) offers a multitude of financial counseling, budgeting, debt, and mortgage programs. Work with a credit or housing counselor to get free credit counseling sessions, debt reduction, free personal finance seminars, foreclosure prevention, and a debt elimination program to help stop late and over limit fees and reduce interest rates and monthly payments. Also get help mediating a foreclosure, or free HUD approved foreclosure counseling. Counselors can also offer foreclosure mediation, and click here to learn more on this service.
Ozark Opportunities, Inc. (phone number above) also runs the federal government funded Head Start program, which was created to serve low-income three and four year old children and their families. Gain access to social and cognitive development of children through the provision of nutritional, educational, health, social and other services.