Financial

support

  • Home Energy Assistance

  • Prescription Assistance

  • Water Assistance

  • Weatherization

SOCIAL

support

  • Hidden in Plain Sight

  • Hopelink

nutritional

support

  • Meals on Wheels

  • Animeals

  • USDA Commoditie

  • Child & Youth Nutrition

SENIOR

support

  • Berryville

  • Bentonville

  • Gravette

  • Gentry

  • Huntsville

  • Lowell

  • Siloam Springs

Financial Support

 

WINTER PROGRAM

ATTENTION : DUE TO COVID-19

SEE CURRENT APPLICATION PROCESS

H.e.a.p.

The Home Energy Assistance Program assists households with low incomes in meeting their immediate home energy needs. 

APPOINTMENT ONLY :

Applicant must call in advance to set up an appointment 479.636.7301

Regular Assistance:

  • Applicant must meet income eligibility and provide all required documents to apply.  

  • Approved applicants receives a one-time payment applied to the energy bill of their choice. 

  • It takes approximately 35 days for the payment to post to the utility account.

Crisis Assistance:

  • Applicant must meet income eligibility and provide all required documents to apply.

  • OHC provides connect, reconnect, or prevents disconnection with an electric or gas accounts. In addition, if you are at 10% or below in propane (and are not allowed to charge propane) OHC is able to assist with minimum delivery.

prescription assistance

People Helping People is a prescription assistance program for individuals living in Carroll County.  It is for people who need prescriptions, but do not have the resources available to obtain them.

water assistance

Assists households with low incomes in Rogers and Gravette with their water bills.  In order to apply you must provide the following: 

  • Shut-off notice

  • Social Security Number of each member of the household

  • Birth Date of each member of the household

  • Proof of household income

weatherization

To reduce heating and cooling costs for households with low incomes, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities, and children, by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety.  To apply for services or to get additional information on the Weatherization Assistance Program contact:

 

Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council, Inc.
Weatherization  Assistance Program
PO Box 180070
Fort Smith, AR 72918

479-785-2303

 

Social Support

 
 

hidden in plain sight

Hidden in Plain Sight is a mobile education experience.  It provides a platform to initiate tough conversations between parents and their children.  This exhibit educates parents and guardians with clues that their child might be involved in risky behavior such as self-harm, sexual activity or drug usage.  Our Healthy Communities helps parents relentlessly pursue the safety of their children.  

 

Hopelink

Hopelink equips individuals and families with low incomes to remove the barriers to self-reliance.  Barriers may be different for each individual.  OHC's goal is to identify and meet the immediate need that is hindering them from moving forward with a job, school, financial stability, or a safe environment in order to achieve self-reliance. 

Individuals face many barriers when navigating support services, this program provides a road map in order for them to learn and apply for available services that will further assist them.  OHC's Certified Family Development Professional continues walking with them on their journey to ensure their goals are achieved and self-reliance is realized.  

Nutritional Support

 

Meals On Wheels NWA

The Meals on Wheels Program provides a hot meal, freshly prepared in our kitchens (Monday-Friday) and frozen meals are available for weekends, holidays, and inclement weather days. 

 

For those who have trouble getting around, we bring the service to you. For those who can still venture out into their communities, we serve in gathering places, such as our senior centers.

Animeals

AniMeals is a pet food program available for the pets of Meals on Wheels qualifying clients in Benton County, Carroll, and Madison County.  The pet food program operates on a monthly delivery schedule.  Contact your local senior center to schedule AniMeals for your pet!

U.S. department of agriculture

Tefap commodities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture TEFAP Commodities Program provides healthy foods for economically challenged households, for children, and for the elderly. As your Community Action Agency, OHC partners with local food pantries to distribute these foods.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, ages, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persona with disabilities who require alternative mean of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

 

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

 

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

 

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 

 

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

child & YOUTH nutrition

We provide meals in a safe environment for youth in Benton, Carroll, and Madison County, ages 18 years & younger.  Wholesome lunches and other special nutrition services are provided. 

Senior Support

 

senior centers

OHC has seven Senior Centers throughout Northwest Arkansas, located in Benton, Carroll, and Madison Counties.  Our Senior Centers are a wonderful place for individuals to participate in: socialization, hot meals, games or trips, transportation to various locations within the communities, wellness activities, entertainment, meals on wheels, bingo, and more.   Find a Senior Center in your community.

**Our Healthy Communities partners with and receives partial funding from the Area Agency on Aging in Northwest Arkansas to provide Senior Activity Center services.

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Additional Resources

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506 East Spruce Street

PO Box 778

Rogers, AR 72756

+1.479.636.7301

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