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.
870-535-1302 • http://www.http://accessincorporated.net/
American Cancer Society Mid-Southern Division, Arkansas promotes the 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 instructor 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 days 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 also 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 environment 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.
870-850-7105 • http://www.cacofseark.org/home.html
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 • https://4h.uaex.edu/youth/projects/
Jenkins Memorial Center provides therapeutic classes for people with disabilities from preschool through adulthood. 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.
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 is 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.
870-534-0504 • http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/
Southeast Arkansas Behavioral Healthcare System deals with mental health, emotional, situational, marital, drug, and stress-related problems through outpatient, inpatient, psychosocial rehabilitative 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 to 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.
870-536-5922 • http://www.vfcadvocates.org
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. 870-543-4224
YouthPartners, Inc. is a partner agency engaged in collaborating and networking with other youth-serving agencies and local program providers to ensure that youth receive 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.