A venture to this state park is on the must-do list for many, the park being the only spot in North America where you can dig for diamonds and other gemstones and keep your finds.
Here is a list of public and private agencies that offer services for the abused, neglected, addicted, homeless, disabled, hungry and others needing assistance.
Arkansas Adult Protective Services, 682-2441 or 800-482-8049 (24-hour hotline), www.aradultprotection.com.
Arkansas Division of Children and Family Services, 682-8770 or 800-482-5964, state.ar.us/dhs/chilnfam/child_protective_services.htm; Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline, 800-482-5964.
Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 907-5612 or 800-269-4668, www.domesticpeace.com.
DORCAS House, Union Rescue Mission, 374-4022. urmission.org.
Family Service Agency, Domestic Violence, 372-4242, helpingfamiliesfirst.org.
SAFE PLACES Sexual Violence Support Center, 374-SAFE (7233), Pulaski County crisis line 801-2700, www.centerforhealingandhope.com.
Al-Anon and Al-Ateen, 372-5234, ar.al-anon.alateen.org.
Alcoholics Anonymous, hotline 664-7303, arkansascentraloffice.org.
Arkansas CARES (women), 661-0720, methodistfamily.org.
Better Community Development Hoover Treatment Center, 663-4774, bcdinc.org.
GYST (Get Yourself Together) House, 568-1682, gysthouseinc.com.
Cocaine Anonymous, 374-1334.
Narcotics Anonymous, 373-8683, caasc.org.
Recovery Center, Union Rescue Mission, 374-1108. urmission.org.
Recovery Centers of Arkansas, 372-4611, 907-7490, rcofa.org.
Serenity Park, 541-4370, serenitypark.org.
Sober Living Inc., 562-0507.
Wolfe Street Foundation, 372-5662, wolfestreet.org.
Directory for Central Arkansas services at www.arkansascaregivers.com.
CareLink (Meals on Wheels), 372-5300 or 800-482-6359, care-link.org.
Stone Soup, Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church, 375-1600.
The Stewpot, First Presbyterian Church of Little Rock, Monday through Friday, 372-1804, firstpres-lr.org.
Amboy Community Food Pantry, 100 Auburn, NLR, open Monday and Thursday. 626-9301.
Arkansas Food Bank Network, 565-8121, arkansasfoodbank.org.
Arkansas Rice Depot, 565-8855, ricedepot.org.
Helping Hand, 372-4388.
Jacksonville Care Channel for the Needy, 982-4647.
Potluck, 371-0303, potluckfoodrescue.org.
Saint Francis House Inc., 664-5036, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salvation Army (Jacksonville), 985-1331, salvationarmycaac.org.
Salvation Army (Little Rock), 374-9296, salvationarmycaac.org.
Salvation Army (NLR), 758-7297, salvationarmycaac.org.
Watershed Human and Community Development Agency, 378-0176.
For a broader list of food pantries in Arkansas, go to arkansashunger.org.
Freewell Baptist Family Ministries, Florence Crittenton Home for boys and girls, 663-3129, fwbfm.com.
Our House, 375-2416 or 374-7383, ourhouseshelter.org.
Dorcas House, abused women, 374-4022, urmission.org.
Family Promises, 372-0733.
Little Rock Compassion Center, 296-9114.
Promise House Maternity Care, 350-9766, www.abchomes.org.
River City Ministry, 376-6694, rivercityministry.org.
Salvation Army (Jacksonville), 985-1331.
Salvation Army (Little Rock), 374-9296.
Salvation Army (NLR), 758-7297.
Stepping Stone Shelter, 666-7233.
Union Rescue Mission, administration, 374-1108, urmission.org.
Union Rescue Mission, shelter and men's addiction unit, 376-8470.
Women and Children First, 376-3219 or 800-332-4443, wcfarkansas.org.
Other support programs
Alzheimer's Arkansas, 224-0021, alzark.org.
American Red Cross, 748-1000, redcrosslittlerock.org.
The Arc, Association for Retarded Citizens of Arkansas, 375-7770.
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, 371-9678, aradvocates.org.
Arkansas Disability Coalition, 614-7020, adcpti.org.
Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled Inc., 666-0246, aeddinc.org.
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, 296-1600, arsinfo.org.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas, 374-6661, bbbsca.org.
Centers for Youth and Families, 666-8686 or 888-868-0023, youthandfamilies.org.
Disability Rights Center, 296-1775 or 800-482-1174, arkdisabilityrights.org.
Easter Seals Arkansas, 227-3600, @areasterseals.com.
Gaines House, 376-4015, gaineshouse.org.
Legal Services Center for Arkansas, 376-3423, arlegalservices.org.
United Way of Pulaski County, 376-4567.
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