serve.png

Our mission

To encourage and inspire a response of service for the benefit of the under-resourced, vulnerable, and exploited in Northwest Arkansas.

Our Focus

 

Community care initiatives

Through our Community Care initiatives we are able to meet immediate needs that can prevent people from slipping further into poverty.

Initiatives like Laundry Love, 3 Bags in 2 Days, and Art in Park are intended to facilitate a relational approach to meeting immediate needs while connecting with appropriate services to break cycles of vulnerability in our community.

vulnerability Gap Initiative

562683_10150689541820662_20301695661_9676901_539256148_n.jpg

The 2017 Community and Family Institute Homeless Report estimates there are approximately 2,951 homeless persons in Washington & Benton counties (this is a 20% increase since 2015).

We are focusing on Unsheltered Homeless People (account for 15% of the homeless population) through our "New Beginnings Community" initiative that is currently under development.

 

Our Community Care initiatives are designed to provide opportunities for everyone to serve others in our community by meeting practical needs.

Laundry Love seeks to bring economic relief by giving the individual or family the option to redirect funds that would have been spent on laundry toward food, medical, gas or transportation costs as well as school supplies and other basic, everyday necessities.

We serve a large community of homeless individuals through Laundry Love.

 

3 Bags in 2 Days is focused on giving relief, hope, and a sense of dignity to those in our community who are in need. 

Through the distribution of bags, our hope is that the individuals served (mostly people without homes) would be able to connect to services to bring long term relief.

 

Art in the Park gives the gift of creativity and self-expression while providing a community to create and serve with.

Through creating together, providing meals, and engaging in relationships this initiative is the perfect way to engage with others in our community.

 

 

 

Our Vulnerability Gap Initiative is specifically designed to bring a focused approach to a community issue that requires a solution.

Today, the Northwest Arkansas homeless population is growing at a rate that far outpaces growth in the general population. Specifically, there is one subgroup of homeless persons that are needing solutions to their current circumstance.

Unsheltered Homeless People

(15% of the homeless population in Northwest Arkansas slept outside in camps, parks, abandoned buildings, cars, or other public place)

New Beginnings Community Initiative

Through our "New Beginnings Community" initiative we are working to provide temporary housing while unsheltered persons begin to work with case management to find more permanent solutions toward stable housing.

15% of the homeless population slept outside in camps, parks, abandoned buildings, cars, or other public places (source:  2017 NW Arkansas Point-In-Time Homeless Census). 

 

These are our small stories of what changes are possible by the small, humble acts of service to others.

 

Simple Opportunities to Serve With our Community

Visit our Initiatives page to learn more and find opportunities to serve with Northwest Arkansas


Sign up with your email address to receive updates

We respect your privacy.