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Medical

Housing/Shelter

Affordable Childcare

State Programs

Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Child Support

Essentials  (food pantries, financial assistance, household wares, vouchers, etc)

Support Groups

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Putative Father Registry

Adoption Law/Revocation

End An Adoption Plan

Pay It Forward

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Medical

Medical Info

National

Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- healthcare financing- Care Credit

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- free clinic directory- Free Clinics

National- prescription discounts- Good Rx

National- birth control, emergency contraception- Nurx

National- vision care- One Sight

National- patient assistance programs- Rx Assist

Statewide

Statewide- free clinics- Directory

Regional

Northwest Arkansas- medical, dental, prenatal, etc.- Community Clinic

River Valley Region- medical, optical, dental, etc.- Good Samaritan Clinic

River Valley Region- medical, mental health- Hope Campus

County/City

Crawford County- dental- CSCDC

Fort Smith- mental health- Riverview HOPE Campus

Little Rock- medical, prescription vouchers- St. Francis House

Paragould- prescription assistance- Mission Outreach

Sebastian County- dental- CSCDC

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Housing/Shelter

Housing info

National

National- Affordable Housing

National- CoAbode

National- Family Promise

National- For Rent By Owner

National- Low Income Apartments

National- housing authority directory- Public Housing

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room

Regional

River Valley Region- Hope Campus

County/City

Batesville- Safe Haven Shelter

Bentonville- Havenwood

Bentonville- Salvation Army Shelter

Clinton- The Dove House

Conway- Bethlehem House

Fayetteville- Salvation Army Shelter

Fayetteville- The Walker Family Residential Community

Fort Smith- Community Rescue Mission

Fort Smith (domestic abuse)- Crisis Intervention Center

Fort Smith- Housing Authority

Fort Smith- Riverview HOPE Campus

Fort Smith- St. John’s Episcopal Church

Fort Smith- The Esther House

Fort Smith- The Next Step

Fort Smith- The Salvation Army

Hot Springs- Potters Clay Ministries

Little Rock- Family Promise

Little Rock- Little Rock Compassion Center

Little Rock- Our House

Little Rock- Union Rescue Mission

Little Rock- Women and Children First

Mountain Home- Gamma House

Northeast Arkansas- The Haven

Paragould- Mission Outreach

Pine Bluff- CASA

Rogers- Saving Grace

Russellville- River Valley Shelter

Siloam Springs- Genesis House

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Affordable Childcare

National

National- extended hours- Care.com

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- Mom Trusted

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

Statewide

Statewide- Arkansas Head Start Association

County/City

Fort Smith- extended hours- A Smart Start Academy

Fort Smith- Better Beginnings

Fort Smith- sliding scale- Lincoln Child Care

Fort Smith- family discount- The Sandbox Childcare Center

Little Rock- The Little Learners Child Development Center

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State Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

ARKids First

Cash Assistance TEA

Child Care Assistance

CHIP

Energy Assistance LIHEAP

FAFSA

HUD

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

Medicaid

National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing

SNAP

TEFAP

Unemployment Insurance

WIC

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Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Crisis Info

National

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- cloth diapers- Cloth for Every Bum

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- free samples- Everyday Family

National- cloth diapers- Jake’s Diapers

National- National Diaper Bank Network

National- one time free formula sample- Nature’s One

National- first time mom assistance- Nurse Family Partnership

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

National- crib alternative- The Baby Box

Statewide

Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

Regional

River Valley Region- parenting support- Hope Campus

County/City

Fort Smith- diapers, wipes, ointment, etc.- Diaper Dandies

Fort Smith- baby and children clothing- Dylan’s Closet

Fort Smith- diapers, clothing, baby items- Earthbound Angels Inc.

Fort Smith- parenting classes- Riverview HOPE Campus

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Child Support

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Essentials

Essentials info

National

National- babysitting, errands, carpooling, meal swaps, etc.- Babysitter Exchange

National- car donation program- Cars 4 Christmas

National- school supply events- Eventbrite

National- scholarship database- Fastweb

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- food assistance- Food Finder

National- education financial aid- Frank

National- car donation program– Free Charity Cars

National- mortgage & lease assistance- Gradient Gives Back Foundation

National- ride share- Hyrecar

National- job search- Indeed

National- jobs access program- Lyft

National- financial assistance- Modest Needs

National- various assistance- Net Wish

National- trade clothes- Rehash

National- various assistance- Society of St. Vincent de Paul

National- education grants- Soroptimist

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- various assistance- The Salvation Army

National- car donation programs- Working Cars for Working Families

National- location based assistance- YMCA

National- rideshare- Zimride

Statewide

Statewide- public transit directory- American Public Transportation Association

Statewide- food bank directory- Arkansas Food Bank

Statewide- utility payment assistance-Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative

Statewide- tuition assistance- Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Statewide- children’s bed assistance- Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Regional

River Valley Region- family support services- Hope Campus

River Valley Region- clothing- The Golden Rule Clothes Closet

Western Arkansas- food pantry- Antioch for Youth & Family

County/City

Conway- Transportation- Bethlehem House

Conway- Food Pantry- Bethlehem House

Crawford County- utility assistance, emergency services- CSCDC

Fayetteville- daily meals, laundry, clothing, transportation, etc.- 7 Hills Center

Fayetteville- rental and utility assistance, vouchers, etc.- Cooperative Emergency Outreach

Fort Smith- food bank- Cavanaugh Church

Fort Smith- clothing assistance- Dylan’s Closet

Fort Smith- household items- Earthbound Angels Inc.

Fort Smith- food pantry- Goddard UMC

Fort Smith- food & clothing assistance- Grand Avenue Baptist Church

Fort Smith- food pantry- Harvest Time

Fort Smith- clothing assistance- Midland Heights Clothes Closet

Fort Smith- family support services- River Valley Christian Life Corps

Fort Smith- food assistance, employment services, etc.- Riverview HOPE Campus

Fort Smith- food pantry, various assistance- St. James Missionary Baptist Church

Fort Smith- sack lunch program, daily meals- St. John’s Episcopal Church

Fort Smith- food pantry-South Side Baptist Church

Fort Smith- clothing, furniture, housewares-The Hope Chest

Fort Smith- case management, meals, mail service, etc.- The Next Step

Fort Smith- food & utility assistance, daily meals, holiday assistance, job placement, etc.- The Salvation Army

Greenwood- food pantry- Greenwood First Assembly of God

Jonesboro- food pantry- Helping Neighbors Food Pantry

Little Rock- showers, laundry, etc.- DePaul

Little Rock- daily meals- Little Rock Compassion Center

Little Rock- food pantry, utility assistance, clothing, etc.- St. Francis House

Little Rock- food pantry, limited financial assistance- Helping Hand

Little Rock- career center- Our House

Paragould- daily meals, food pantry, utility assistance, etc.- Mission Outreach

Russellville- utility assistance- Help Network

Russellville- clothing, food items, etc.- River Valley Shelter

Sebastian County- utility assistance, emergency services- CSCDC

Sebastian County- family support services- Restore Hope

Van Buren- food pantry, clothing closet- Heritage Church

Van Buren- food pantry- Refuge Ministries

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Support Groups

Support Info

National

National- CoAbode

National- La Leche League International

National- Meetup

National- MOPS

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Postpartum Support International

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom

County/City

Fort Smith- Central Women’s Ministry

Fort Smith- St. John’s Episcopal Church

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I don’t see my city?

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Putative Father Registry

Contact Here

Father’s Rights Support- Sky is the Limit Foundation

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Adoption Law/Revocation

Law Info

The required consent  to adoption shall be executed at any time after the birth of the child.

A consent to adoption cannot be withdrawn after the entry of a decree of adoption.

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End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator:

Saving Our Sisters

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Pay It Forward

If you have been a recipient of help, you know firsthand how essential volunteers and/or donations were to your success. Please consider volunteering for or donating to any of the vital organizations on this page.

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Know a service applicable to moms and children in this state, but it’s not listed? Please share it by contacting the page: Here.

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