ACCESS, Inc. is Pine Bluff based and the largest and oldest teen pregnancy prevention agency in Jefferson County and serves over 150 pregnant and parenting teens in our community. Services for adolescents and their families include: pregnancy prevention education, parenting classes and home visitation. ACCESS also provides prevention programs to church youth groups, schools and other interested organizations. A resource library is available to the community.
American Cancer Society Mid-Southern Division, Arkansas promotes prevention and treatment of cancer, provides services and information to cancer patients and their families. Supports major cancer research programs including the Arkansas Cancer Research Center. Sponsors Look Good- Feel Better program and supports local anti-tobacco use.
800-227-2345 • http://www.cancer.org
American Red Cross has trained volunteers and staff support disaster relief, preparedness and response, emergency communication and outreach for members of the Armed Forces and their families, provides general, advanced and insturctor level training CPR/First Aid, use of an AED, babysitting, swimming and lifeguarding.
870-534-7312 • http://www.redcross.org
The Area Agency on Aging is a private, nonprofit agency providing programs and services since 1979 to help persons of all ages — with special emphasis on older persons. The agency's services are available in 10 Southeast Arkansas counties. Services include in-home personal and skilled care, transportation, housing, case management and senior center services. The agency serves approximately 450 hot noon meals at 15 senior centers. Area Agency employees also deliver more than 1,250 daily meals to the homes of eligible persons age 60 and over. Volunteers play an important role in all Area Agency services.
870-534-6300 • http://www.aaasea.org
Arkansas Foodbank Network is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate hunger in Arkansas. It serves as a collection and distribution center for quality donated food and grocery products. The food is distributed to approximately 300 nonprofit agencies and church food pantries that serve the hungry in 33 counties throughout Central and Southern Arkansas. More than 40 hunger related-related agencies are served in Southeast Arkansas.
501-565-8151 • http://www.arkansasfoodbank.org
The Boy Scouts of America, Quapaw Area Council provides programs for more than 8,500 Arkansas youth first grade through age 20 promoting character development, citizenship, physical and moral fitness, leadership and outdoor skills.
501-664-4780 • http://www.quapawbsa.org
The Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County promotes social, educational, vocational and character development of more than 400 members, ages 6 to 18. The club also offers organized athletics, performing arts, and other recreational activities.
870-534-2188 • http://www.boysgirlsclubjc.org
The CASA Women’s Shelter provides services to women and children who have been physically and emotionally abused. CASA is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 day a week, providing shelter, counseling and advocacy to victims of domestic violence. CASA believes that women and children deserve to live in violence-free homes. Casa alos operates a 24 hour a day crisis hotline for victims who need assistance.
The Children’s Advocacy Center's mission is to reduce the trauma to abused children during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases and to improve the system's response to child abuse by uniting the efforts of all agencies involved. The facility provides services in a child-friendly enviroment for children and their families who are involved in a child abuse investigation. Services provided include: Advocacy, Forensic Interviews, Sexual Assault Exams and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Girl Scouts-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Girls learn the importance of personal responsibilty, the value of goal-setting, the spirit of teamwork and the thrill of accomplishment, in a physically and emtionally safe girl-only enviroment. Girl Scouting encourages increased skill-building and also promotes the development of strong leadership and decision-making skills. When you think of "Leadership," think "Girl Scouts!"
Main office / 501-758-1020 or 800-632-6894 / Area Service Center 870-534-8563 or 800-776-3007 • http://www.girlscoutsdiamonds.org
Jefferson County 4H is an informal educational program for youth, ages nine to 19, from all social, economic and geographic areas. Active participation builds character, develops leadership and instills a determination to achieve, through more than 100 projects and activities. More than 3,000 youth participate through community clubs and educational activities.
870-534-1033 • http://www.kidsarus.org
Jenkins Memorial Center provides therapeutic classes for people with disabilities from preschool through adult. The center also offers speech therapy, screening and audiometric testing plus occupational physical therapy.
Jenkins Industries provides adults with disabilities evaluation, training, and placement for sheltered competitive and productive employment. Through work training and sub-contracts, a trainee is helped to make necessary adjustments for vocational independence.
Medical Aid is an organization which gives temporary help to people who have a need for prescription medicine, but who can’t get help from any other source. Medical Aid is administered through Pine Bluff /Jefferson County Economic Opportunity Commission, Inc.
Neighbor-to-Neighbor provides community information and acts as a referral service for those in need. Operates a food pantry for the low income elderly and those in need of emergency food. Provides a free hot meal at noon Monday through Friday. Provides clothing, emergency funds for medicines, eyeglasses, rent, utilities and transportation. Conducts special holiday programs supplying food and gifts. Provides school supplies for children. Offers free clothing and household goods for burn-out victims and others in need.
Southeast Arkansas RSVP has over 500 adult volunteers that are provided opportunities to share their experiences, abilities and skills through community service. The purpose of these programs are to meet critical community needs and to provide a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of RSVP volunteers.
The Salvation Army annually provides more than 25,000 people in our community with clothing, food, shelter and utility assistance. Character building, counseling, goal setting and personal encouragement are provided for men, women and children on a weekly basis. If necessary, referrals are made to our alcohol and drug rehab center. All services are provided free of charge.
Southeast Arkansas Behavioral Healthcare System deals with mental health, emotional, situational, marital, drug and stress related problems through outpatient, inpatient, psychosocial rehabilitive day service programs, intervention services and emergency services 24 hours a day. Through a cooperative agreement with JRMC, inpatient services can be accessed. The Center's professional staff offers a comprehensive array of services, including individual, family, marital and group therapy, along with substance abuse treatment. Services are available to all ages.
870-534-1834 or 800-272-2008 • http://www.sabhs.org
Voices for Children / Court Appointed Special Advocates provide a voice in the court system for abused and neglected children in Jefferson and Lincoln counties. The agency trains community volunteers who advocate for the children assigned to them, and provide resources to the juvenile judge, in order for him to make informed decisions that affect each child's livelihood.
Volunteers in Public Schools enhance learning experiences for Pine Bluff School District students. Volunteers help in classrooms, provide resources and professional services and supervise special projects. Volunteers are recruited, trained, placed and recognized for their time, expertise and contributions to the Pine Bluff School District.
YouthPartners, Inc. is a partnership agency engaged in collaborating and networking with other youth serving agencies and local program providers to ensure that youth recieve America's Five Promises: caring adults (such as mentors, tutors, coaches); safe places to go during non-school hours; a healthy start; an effective education; and opportunities to serve others through volunteerism. YouthPartners manages the SOS (Students with Opportunities to Soar) Program, a Service-Learning Program for 10th - 12th grade students and the new DPIL (Dolly Parton Imagination Library), ensuring children 0-5 years receive specially selected books monthly to improve reading skills.