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Arkansas Career Pathways
Contact: Jackie L. Edmonds
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home 1600 S. College Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870-508-6201
Fax: 870-508-6284
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00-5:00
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Description of Organizations Services:
Arkansas Career Pathways is a program that enables your local two year colleges to offer those who qualify free career training and college classes. In addition to the Pathways program may be able to help you overcome the barriers that have kept you from getting the training and education you need. Pathways will help you learn how to fill out job applications, dress for an interview, or complete your GED requirements. You can also achieve higher levels of training that can help you get a better paying career like nursing, emergency medical technician, or medical transcription. In order to qualify to receive benefits you must meet the basic eligibility requirements that include: Must be a parent, with children under age 21 living in your home, and you must have annual family income below 250% of federal poverty level (about $50,400 for a family of 3) ...(Read More)

Arkansas Workforce Center
Contact: Jenny Patoka
1058 Highland Circle - P.O. Box 1945 Suite # 20
Mountain Home, AR 72654
Phone: 870-425-2386
Fax: 870-424-6056
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description of Organizations Services:
The Department of Workforce Services mission is to enable the Arkansas workforce to compete in the global economy by linking a comprehensive array of services for employees and job seekers. Services include career counseling; academic advising and assistance with college admission and financial aid forms; employment assistance for people over age 55 years or older; job training for ages 16-24; assessment, counseling, and training for people with disabilities, services for the blind; job placement; veterans employment services; unemployment insurance benefits services; job placement assistance for TEA recipients; Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I Program core and intensive services offered; transportation services; labor market information; and information and referrals to other human services providers. ...(Read More)

Baxter County Department of Human Services
Contact: Beth Tribble
204 Bucher Drive, Mountain Home, AR (physical) - P.O. Box 408 (mailing)
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870-425-6011
Fax: 870-424-5186
Hours of Operation: Mon-Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm After hours by appointments
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Description of Organizations Services:
The following are some of the services provided by the Department of Human Services. Adult Protective Services receives reports of suspected abuse/neglect and exploitation (1-800-482-8049). Elder Choices offers adult day care, chore and homemaker services, home delivered meals and more to persons 65 years of age or older. Additional services include Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Division of Services for the Blind, Division of Children and Family Services, ARKids First, Division of Developmental Disabilities Services, Division of Medical Services, Division of Mental Health Services, and Division of Youth Services. ...(Read More)

Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
2126 Capps Road - PO Box 1096 (Mailing)
Harrison, AR 72601
Phone: 870-741-6107, ext. 13334
Fax: 870-741-6198
Hours of Operation: Mon- Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Description of Organizations Services:
Developmental Day Treatment Services are provided in various settings in the community, and are designed to address an individual's identified needs in a wide range of skills training and activities, which may include speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. These are available for pre-school children and/or adults. Early Intervention Part C Services are for infants and toddlers up to 36 months old who exhibit developmental delays or who are at risk of developing developmental delays due to a medical condition. These community-based services may include occupation therapy, physical therapy, speech-language therapy, family training home visits, special instruction, consultation, transportation, respite, and case management. Family/Individual Supports provide funding to meet specific needs identified by the individual and/or family. Group Homes are located in communities and provide experiences to assist adults in attaining independence. Human Development Centers are available for individuals requesting 24 hour supervision and intensive training. Services are developed by an interdisciplinary team and range from physical, occupational, and speech-language therapies to training in self care, habilitation, mobility, and learning. ICF/MRS provides the same type of services and is operated by the same rules and regulations as the Human Development Centers. These facilities are community based for a maximum of ten persons. Medicaid Waivers offer a full range of home and community based services that otherwise would be available only in an institutional setting. They include day habilitation services, in-home supportive living services, transportation, respite care, consultation, alternate living, structural modification/adaptive equipment, and case management. A Sheltered Workshop environment provides training programs for adults focusing on independent living and/or vocational skills. Supervised apartments offer residential services in which persons live in an apartment setting with supervision/supports as needed. Case Management Services provide independent or certified case managers chosen by the consumer to locate, coordinate, and monitor a group of services. Adaptive Equipment may be used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Assistive Technology service directly assists an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device. Personal care service assists an individual by performing functional daily living tasks pertaining to a person's functional abilities, which enable the person to be served on an outpatient basis rather than in-patient. Respite Service provides temporary direct supervision and care to an individual during the absence of the primary caregiver. ...(Read More)

Job Corps
Toll-free: 1-800-733-5627
Description of Organizations Services:
Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a better job, make more money and take control of their lives. At Job Corps, students enroll to learn a trade, earn a high school diploma or GED and get help finding a good job. When you join the program, you will be paid a monthly allowance; the longer you stay with the program, the more your allowance will be. Job Corps supports its students for up to 12 months after they graduate from the program. ...(Read More)

JTPA/Career Center
Phone: 870-741-9434

Ozark Community Home
Contact: Gail Conquest, Director
201 Dodd Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870-425-4515
Fax: 870-425-3933
Hours of Operation: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Description of Organizations Services:
Ozark Community Home provides housing and training for developmentally disabled adults in a 24-hour supervised environment as well as semi-independent housing supervised 12 hours per day, six days per week. State funded, private, non-profit corporation.

United States Senator John Boozman
1001 Highway 62 East Suite 11
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870-425-0129
Fax: 870-424-0141
Description of Organizations Services:
Though Senator Boozman cannot override decisions made by a federal agency, he can often intervene to answer questions, find solutions, or just cut through red tape. Services offered include: United States Citizenship and Immigration Service(USCIS), Corps of Engineers, Department of Education, Federal Communications Commission(FCC), Housing and Urban Development(HUD), Internal Revenue Service(IRS), Department of Labor, Medicare, Military (Active, Reserved or Retired), Office of Personnel Management(OPM), Passport and Visa Services, U.S. Postal Service, Social Security Administration, Department of Treasury-Banking and Mortgages, Veterans Administration. Contacts: Sarah Hartley 870-424-0129 Hillrey Adams 870-424-0129 ...(Read More)