The following agencies are friends to the Children’s Safety Center and are available to help when you need it most. Click on any of the links or names of organizations below to find out more about how they can assist you and your family.
The ACC Hotline assists with calls concerning suicide, substance abuse, physical and emotional abuse, relationship violence, divorce, loneliness, rape, depression, HIV/AIDS, financial difficulties, runaways and other youth issues, emergency shelter, pregnancy, sexual orientation crisis, etc. They work closely with battered women’s shelters, counseling centers, rape crisis centers, and many other community service providers to ensure that their callers receive the help needed during times of crisis.
It is ASN’s belief that every person has the right to live in a home and in the community as an active and accepted member. Their intent is to support the presence and participation of children and adults with developmental disabilities in their own homes and communities.
The Center for Effective Parenting positively impacts children by helping parents and those who work with parents to enhance their knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding parenting. The Center focuses on training, service, and research in order to have a broad impact in facilitating the healthy growth and development of children.
Child Care Aware of NWA is a non-profit organization that provides child care referrals in 14 counties in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley. Other services include parenting classes, child care provider education, training, and professional development opportunities. They also host the Healthy Families America Home Visiting Program. All services are free to you and the community.
The purpose of the not-for-profit Children’s Advocacy Centers of Arkansas (CACA) is to promote, assist, and support the development, growth, and continuation of CACs in the State of Arkansas so that every child victim has access to the services of a CAC.
All services provided by the membership of Children’s Advocacy Centers of Arkansas are provided at no cost to child victims of abuse or their families.
Medical services for low-income and uninsured people of Northwest Arkansas. With 13 locations in NWA, they pursue their mission by addressing the needs of the community near their homes, with medical clinics in Springdale, Rogers, and Siloam Springs; dental clinics in Springdale and Rogers; and school-based health centers in Springdale, Fayetteville, Prairie Grove, Lincoln, and Siloam Springs. They deliver care to thousands of patients who would have nowhere else to go for healthcare. No one is turned away, regardless of their ability to pay. They believe that every person should have access to quality primary and prevention care, regardless of household income.
The Economic Opportunity Agency of Northwest Arkansas is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping low-income households in the region succeed. They administer a range of programs designed to address the roots of poverty.
HWOA engages in activities that reflect their mission to advance educational opportunities for Hispanic women and their families, to celebrate and teach others about their cultures, and to become active participants in the community.
NWA Center for Equality is a grassroots community and advocacy organization working to achieve full equality while creating an environment that embraces, promotes, and supports the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally community of Northwest Arkansas.
Northwest Arkansas Center for Sexual Assault provides a safe haven of healing and hope to adults affected by sexual violence. Since 1982, their mission-driven work has offered free, comprehensive support to adult survivors of sexual assault while actively addressing the individual and community hurt caused by those who perpetrate.
The Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter provides safe and temporary shelter, a 24-hour confidential crisis line, court advocacy, Spanish bilingual services, children’s advocacy, and support groups for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and the children of those victims.
Peace at Home’s mission is to END family violence by empowering victims to survive and thrive, by nurturing their self-determination and courage; and to promote healthy relationships and communities through education, outreach, and advocacy. If you or someone you know is in a violent relationship, please call their 24-hour crisis hotline. Their bilingual staff is available to talk about your particular situation, provide emotional support, offer referrals to community resources, and help with leaving your abuser.