Van Buren, Arkansas

Community Resources

Care Clinic

522 South 23rd Street, 

Van Buren, AR 72956


Fax: 479-474-4371


Please contact your chaplain and they will be able to help you find the counseling options in your area in our network. 

CARE Clinic of John Brown University

1401 South Waldron Road, Suite 200, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72903



Solution Focused Counseling Centers

5111 Rogers Ave Suite 535, Fort Smith, AR 72903

Phone: 479-784-9100

Vista Health

3800 Rogers Ave. Suite 7, Fort Smith, AR 72903

Phone: 479-783-3322


Food & Clothing

United Way of Fort Smith

320 South 18th St., Fort Smith, AR 72901


Angela Tilley, Director


Hope Chest

717 North 4th Street, 4th & H St., Fort Smith, AR 72901

Phone: 479-784-9715

Hours: Tues–Thur 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Purpose: To provide clothing, limited household goods, and furniture to needy families and individuals.


First Baptist Church

1121 East Main Street, Van Buren, AR 72956


Description: Helping people of Crawford County meet their basic grocery needs. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Must bring a photo id, social security cards for everyone in the household, and a current utility bill for address verification.

Salvation Army

301 N. 6th St., Fort Smith, AR 72901

Phone: 479-783-6145

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


River Valley Regional Food Bank

1420 North 32nd St., Fort Smith, AR 72914-4069

Phone: 479-785-0582


Community Rescue Mission

310 N. F. St., Fort Smith, AR 72901

Phone: 479-782-1443

Hours: Everyday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m


Grief & Aftercare

Bereaved Parents of the USA - Western Arkansas Chapter

For parents who have had a child die of any age

Meets third Thursday of every month, 6:00PM

Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House

3324 South M St., Fort Smith, AR 72903

Toni Holohan 479-474-9773 or 479-420-9634


Edwards Funeral Home

For ages 16 or older (do not have to be a customer of Edwards Funeral Home). Group members must first meet with Dr. Polinsky.

New group starts every 2 months and runs for 8 weeks

1609 Dodson Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901

Dr. Terri Polinsky 479-783-7931 or 479-782-8203

St. Edward Mercy Hospice Bereavement Support Group

Mercy Hospice Bereavement Support Group

2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 2:00PM-3:30PM

St. Luke's Lutheran Church

Corner of Waldron and Free Ferry in Fort Smith, AR

Mike Jones 479-314-6606



Suicide Hotline



Child Abuse Hot Line-Arkansas

Phone: 1-800-482-5964

Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline




Children's Emergency Shelter

3015 South 14th St., Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901

(479) 783-0018

Description: Youth facility, boys and girls. can stay from 30 - 60 days



The Salvation Army

504 North D St., Fort Smith, AR 72901

(501) 783-6145

Description: Family Shelter. Can stay up to 2 nights. Additional nights are depending on conditions.


Addiction Recovery

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Van Buren: Safe Haven

First Presbyterian Church, 902 Jefferson St, 10th & Jefferson St, Fellowship Hall

Tuesday Open Meetings at 6:30p


Fort Smith: Toma Mimano y Livante

Midland Heights Church,3500 N 6th St, Fort Smith, AR

SUN, MON, THURS, FRI Open Meetings 7:00 - 8:30p (Spanish Speaking)

SAT Open Meeting 4:00-5:30p (Spanish Speaking)


Fort Smith: Pioneer Group

Pioneer Building, 500 North F Street, North 5th & F Street

Early Bird

SUN Open Meeting at 7:30a

MON-SAT Open Meetings at 6:30a

Pioneer Noon

Every Day Open Meetings at 12:00p

New Frontier

SUN-FRI Open Meetings at 8:00p

Celebrate Recovery

Fort Smith

Cavanaugh Church, 2825 Grinnell Ave, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72908

Contact: Dean Palmer at 479-459-0600 or

Monday 5:30 PM


Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Fort Smith

The Garage, 223 North 12th Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas

Every Day Open Meetings at 7:00a, 12:00p, 2:30p, 5:30p, 8:00p, 11:00p.


Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 223 South 14th Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas

MON and FRI Open Meetings at 8:00p


Clubhouse, 1321 Knoxville Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901-7523

Every Day Open Meetings at 12:00p, 6:30p, 8:00p

Pregnancy Care Centers

Hannah House

PO Box 1672, Fort Smith, AR 72902-1672



Heart-to-Heart Pregnancy

511 Rogers Ave, Suite 454, Fort Smith, AR 72903


Pregnancy Crisis Center

2408 S 51st Court, Suite F., Fort Smith, AR 72903-3666



Domestic Abuse

Crisis Center for Women

500 Lexington Avenue Suite A, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901

Business Phone: (479) 782-1821

HOTLINE: (479) 782-4956 or 1-800-359-0056 (Toll Free)


Crisis Intervention Center

5603 South 14th St., Fort Smith, AR 72901

Phone: 479-782-1821

HOTLINE: 1-800-359-0056

Local Hotline: 479-782-4956


101 East Chickasaw, Sallisaw, OK 74955

Office: (918) 775-3300

HOTLINE: 1-800-300-5321


Faith Organizations

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