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Utility/Fuel Assistance

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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)

Needs of Many
Contact: Bette Gould, President
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 8704043905 or 8705080185
Hours of Operation: Telephone number up to 9:30 P.M.
Description of Organizations Services:
To join forces with churches, organizations, and individuals to better serve the needs of the community with a sharing of work and resources. Currently two campaigns each year, Take a Fan to Church in the spring and Warm Someone's Heart in the fall. Collect fans, blankets, portable heaters which we distribute through the Christian Clothing Exchange and the Ozark Center of Hope. Beginning work with NATS to improve visibility of public transportation in Mountain Home. Ozark Center of Hope 870-508-4374 Christian Clothing Exchange 870-404-4906. ...(Read More)

Ozark Center of Hope
Contact: Exective Director:Sandra Anderson
307 West North Street - PO Box 1317 (Mailing)
Mountain Home, AR 72654
Phone: 870-508-4374
Fax: 870-508-4374
Hours of Operation: Tuesday & Wednesday 10-3, Thursday 10-2
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Description of Organizations Services:
We currently provide monetary assistance for rent and utilities. Working with individuals and families who have utility shut off or eviction notices. In addition we aid clients by referring them to other agencies for additional help and Spiritual counseling. We also maintain a supply of personal care items, ON WEDNESDAY ONLY which are given free of charge to clients. In addition, our office maintains a database of clients who have received help from us directly, or from a coalition member who reports this information to us. Each person is dealt with on a case by case basis and referred to other agencies if we are unable to assist them. Gas assistance is given to out of town doctor's appointments. ...(Read More)

Ozark Opportunities, Inc.
Contact: Terry Buttry/ John Harrison
Phone: 870-449-6250 (Marion) 870-425-5188 (Baxter)
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (closed Noon - 12:30 pm)
Description of Organizations Services:
The Baxter County office is located at 1318 Bradley Drive Suite 16 Mountain Home, AR 72653. The Marion County office is located at 300 West 11th Street Yellville, AR 72687. Ozark Opportunities, Inc. (OOI) is a private nonprofit Community Action Agency providing low income families in 6 counties in north central Arkansas with services to help assist them to escape poverty. Programs include: COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT: HEAP/LIHEAP – Energy Assistance Program SUCCESS – SUCCESS is a program that helps individuals & families restore their sense of self-respect, hope, and reclaim their dreams of a better life. SUCCESS is a family development program that promotes self-reliance and a healthy interdependence with the rest of the community (family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, social, educational, spiritual, and medical providers). This in turn promotes an increased feeling of self-worth. SUCCESS is unique in that it is based upon the individual and/or family. It is an investment in your future. Healthy Families Arkansas™ – Ozark Mountains (HFA-Ozark Mountains) is a home visiting program accredited through Healthy Families America (HFA) that aims to strengthen families. This program gives pregnant women and families, particularly those considered high risk, necessary resources and skills to raise children who are healthy and ready to learn. HOPE Revolving Loan Fund Vehicle Repair Loan Micro Shelter Initiative - Ozark Opportunities Inc. is working with local youth groups to eradicate homelessness in the North Arkansas area. Youth groups from Baxter, Boone, Marion and Searcy counties will be given the chance to apply for a grant from Ozark Opportunities Inc. to construct a micro shelter that can house a family of 4 individuals in need! REALL - Reality Enrichment and Life Lessons EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION DEPPARTMENT: Early Head Start and Head Start Programs - Ozark Opportunities Head Start Program has 440 slots to serve low income children from Baxter, Boone, Marion, Newton, Searcy, and Van Buren counties. Provides children from low-to-moderate income families an environment in which they may develop to their fullest potential intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially. Benefits include health care, nutritional meals for the children, and social services for the family. The federally funded Head Start program serves low-income three and four-year-old children and their families. The purpose is to promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. ...(Read More)

St. Peter the Fisherman Family Ministry
Contact: Lynda Barnes, Parish Secretary
249 Dyer Street - PO Box 298 (Mailing)
Mountain Home, AR 72654
Phone: 870-425-2832
Fax: 870-424-5172
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description of Organizations Services:
Clothes closet opens between 10-1 M-F. St. Vincent supplies food, help with electric bills, rent, etc. on Tue. and Thursday 10-12. Food pantry same hours as St. Vincent. The Family Ministry runs a clothing resale shop for those in the community. Funds raised are used to help with utilities and rental assistance for those in need in our community. Hours of the resale shop are 9-11 Monday through Friday. Clothing is given at no cost for those in need. The Family Ministry also works with the Baxter County Health Department by providing baby layettes for new mothers. ...(Read More)

The Salvation Army
Contact: Captain Jamie Spaulding
121 Hwy 201 North
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870-424-5708
Fax: 870-424-6940
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Social Service hours 9:00 AM -1:00 pm
Description of Organizations Services:
Food and Clothing assistance:Monday-Friday. Financial Asistance: Tuesday,Wednesday and Friday Assistance provided by the salvation Army includes,but is not limited to,utility assistance(gas,water,electric),rent assistance,food and clothing assistance.On a limited basis,The salvation Army may assist with (overnight shelter(through a hotel),fuel assistance( for medical reasons),and bus tickets.The Salvation Army conducts seasonal assistance programs during Christmas and Back to School season,as well as sending kids to summer camp. Pastoral counseling and youth character building programs are also available. The salvation Army works in conjunction with other area agencies,and will refer clients when necessary. ...(Read More)