Pulaski County help list 

Because this is a list of public and private agencies in Pulaski County that offer services to those in need of assistance we're departing from the number 15 theme here. The list is by no means comprehensive, but we hope it provides a good place to start. Addresses are in Little Rock unless noted.


Arkansas Adult Protective Services. For filing reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of impaired or endangered adults, including the elderly. 1-800-482-8049 (24-hour hotline), aradultprotection.com.

Arkansas Child Abuse Prevention. For reporting instances of child abuse and neglect. Maintained by the Arkansas State Police. 1-800-482-5964, stoparchildabuse.com.

Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Nonprofit resource center for victims of domestic violence. 1-800-269-4668 (Arkansas hotline), 1-800-799-7233 (U.S. hotline), domesticpeace.com.


(see also "Counseling")

Al-Anon and Alateen. Support for relatives and friends of alcoholics, including young people. 372-5234, ar.al-anon.alateen.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous. 664-7303 (hotline), arkansascentraloffice.org.

Arkansas CARES. Treatment for mothers and expectant mothers. 661-0720 (business hours), 803-3388 (after hours), methodistfamily.org.

Cocaine Anonymous. 374-1334, caarkansas.org.

Better Community Development Hoover Treatment Center. 663-4774, bcdinc.org.

The BridgeWay. Detox and behavioral health. 771-1500, thebridgeway.com.

Family Service Agency. Also offers anger-management classes and credit counseling. 372-4242, helpingfamiliesfirst.org.

GYST (Get Yourself Together) House. Also provides legal help. 568-1682, gysthouseinc.com.

Narcotics Anonymous. 373-8683, caasc.org.

Recovery Centers of Arkansas. The state's largest treatment provider. 372-4611, rcofa.org.

Sober Living Inc. Transitional housing and treatment. 562-0507.

Union Rescue Mission (Dorcas House/Nehemiah House). Faith-based drug and alcohol recovery and shelter with separate programs for men and women. 374-1108, urmission.org.

COUNSELING AND MENTAL HEALTH (see also "Alcohol and drug abuse")

Arkansas Crisis Center. Suicide prevention hotline. 1-888-274-7472, arcrisis.org.

Centers for Youth & Families. Family-centered treatment and mental health services for youth. 666-8686 or 888-868-0023, centersforyouthandfamilies.org.

Family Service Agency. Anger-management classes and consumer credit counseling. 372-4242, helpingfamiliesfirst.org.

Little Rock Community Mental Health Centers. Adults 21 and over. 686-9300 (24/7 hotline).

Professional Counseling Associates. Includes a walk-in clinic. 221-1843, ca-ar.org.

UAMS Psychiatric Services. Outpatient services. 526-8200, psychiatry.uams.edu.

ELDERLY AND DISABLED SERVICES (see also "Abuse and Neglect")

Alzheimer's Arkansas. Support for people with dementia and their caregivers. 224-0021 or 913-1878 (after hours), alzark.org.

The Arc Arkansas. Support for people with developmental disabilities. 375-7770, arcark.org.

Arkansas Disability Coalition. Resource directory for families and individuals with all types of disabilities. 614-7020 or 1-800-223-1330, adcpti.org.

Choices in Living Resource Center. Guidance for seniors and disabled adults, including Medicare, Medicaid and other benefits. 1-866-801-3435, choicesinliving.ar.gov.

CareLink. The Area Agency on Aging for Central Arkansas. 372-5300 or 1-800-482-6359, care-link.org

Disability Rights Arkansas. Assistance, referrals, legal representation and advocacy for disabled Arkansans. 296-1775 or 800-482-1174, disabilityrightsar.org

Easter Seals Arkansas. Services for children and adults with disabilities. 227-3600, eastersealsar.com.


Dozens of churches and other organizations in Central Arkansas distribute food to those in need. For a complete list, contact the Arkansas Food Bank Network at 565-8121 or go to arkansasfoodbank.org.

Access Arkansas. Determination for DHS benefits, including SNAP (food stamps). 682-1001 or 1-800-285-1131, access.arkansas.gov.

Amboy Community Food Pantry. 100 Auburn Drive, NLR. 753-2777, amboycommunityfoodpantry.org.

Arkansas Rice Depot. 565-8855, ricedepot.org.

CareLink (Meals on Wheels). 372-5300 or 1-800-482-6359, care-link.org.

Jacksonville Care Channel for the Needy. 201 N. Elm St, Jacksonville. 982-4647.

Little Rock Compassion Center. 3618 W. Roosevelt Road. 296-9114

St. Francis House Inc. 2701 S. Elm St., open weekdays. 664-5036, stfrancisministries.com.

Salvation Army. 111 W. Markham St. or 1505 W. 18th St., NLR. 374-9296 (LR) or 753-4318 (NLR), salvationarmyaok.org/caac.

The Stewpot, First Presbyterian Church. 800 Scott St., hot meals weekdays. 372-1804, stewpot-littlerock.org.

Stone Soup, Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church. Hot meals on Sunday, 375-1600, qqumc.org/outreach-ministries.


Bowen School of Law Legal Clinic. Connects law students with clients in need of help with consumer protection, family law, mediation and tax issues. 324-9441, ualr.edu/law/clinical-programs.

Center for Arkansas Legal Services. Provides legal aid to low-income Arkansans in civil (non-criminal) cases. 376-3423 or 1-800-9-LAW-AID, arlegalservices.org.


Access Arkansas. Determination for DHS benefits, including medical and child care. 682-1001 or 1-800-285-1131, access.arkansas.gov

Clinic Esperanza/Hope Clinic. Spanish interpreters available; $5 co-pay. 6111 W. 83rd St. 562-1114

Little Rock Walk-in Medical Clinic. 802 N. University Ave. 291-2322

Pulaski County Health Unit. 3915 W. 8th St. 280-3100

Harmony Health Clinic. Must be under 200 percent of the poverty line; dental clinic available by appointment. 201 E. Roosevelt Road. 375-4400

Open Hands Clinic. Must be homeless or currently living in a shelter or transitional housing. 1225 MLK Drive. 244-2121


Abba House. Catholic-affiliated shelter for women and children. 1014 S. Oak St. 663-3596

Dorcas House (Union Rescue Mission). Shelter for women and children in abusive situations. 823 S. Park St., 374-4022, urmission.org.

Gaines House. Transitional living for homeless women over 18 with disabilities. 1702 Gaines St. 376-4015, gaineshouse.org.

Family Promise of Pulaski County. Interfaith church network for homeless families. 372-0733, familypromisepc.org.

Firm Foundation Ministries. Shelter and halfway house for men. 2200 E. Broadway, NLR. 945-7412.

Free Will Baptist Family Ministries, Florence Crittenton Home. Home for children and mothers. 663-3129,

Little Rock Compassion Center. Men's and family shelter at 3618 W. Roosevelt Road; Women's shelter at 4210 Asher Ave. 296-9114 or 663-2972, lrcompassioncenter.org.

Lucie's Place. Counseling and transitional living assistance for LGBTQ young adults. 1-855-582-4377, luciesplace.org

Our House. Shelter for working homeless, including workforce training and long-term housing options. 302 E. Roosevelt Road. 374-7383, ourhouseshelter.org.

Promise House Maternity Care. Baptist-affiliated housing, medical care and assistance for pregnant teens. 350-9766 or 1-800-838-2272, www.abchomes.org.

Salvation Army. 111 W. Markham St. or 1505 W. 18th St., NLR. 374-9296 (LR) or 753-4318 (NLR), salvationarmyaok.org/caac.

Union Rescue Mission (Dorcas House/Nehemiah House). Separate shelters for men and women with emphasis on substance abuse treatment. 374-1108, urmission.org.

Women and Children First. Shelter for children and women, especially victims of domestic violence. 376-3219 or 1-800-332-4443, wcfarkansas.org.


Arkansas Workforce Center/Department of Workforce Services. Job placement, unemployment, transitional employment assistance (TEA) and related benefits. 682-7719, dws.arkansas.gov.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas. Mentorship program for youth. 374-6661, bbbsca.org.

El Zócalo Immigrant Resource Center. Assistance for immigrants, including food pantry and ESL classes. 301-HOLA, zocalocenter.com.

Heart of Arkansas United Way. Umbrella organization that connects clients with health and human services throughout the community. 376-4567, heartaruw.org.

Literacy Action of Central Arkansas. Adult literacy program, including ESL tutoring. 372-7323, literacylittlerock.org.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Free income tax help for low-income people. 975-3770, laalitc.org/tax/achvita.



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