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American Diabetes Association is the only organization that works to help families of youth with diabetes fight school discrimination.  We also advocate for incresed federal funding of diabetes research and medical insurance coverage, and we help youth learn how to help themselves through advocacy.  The ADA provides books and resources, camps, research, walks, and other youth programs.  (479)464-4121

Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families Ensures that all children and their families have the resources and opportunities to lead healthy and productive lives and to realize their full potential. (479)927-9800

Arkansas Baptist Children's Home & Family Ministries
To accept, believe in,  and care for children and families in crisis. (479)521-1296

Arkansas Blazers provides an opportunity for boys and girls, ages 7-17, regardless of socio-economical background with an opportunity to participate in basketball at the local, state, and national levels. (479)659-1838

Arkansas Department of Human Services (800)482-8988

 Arkansas Youth United Our purpose is to support young people with disabilities to define and reach personal goals around high school completion, post-high school education, employment, community involvement, and issues affecting their lives. (479)756-4192

ARKids First Health Insurance -offers low-income families a comprehensive package of benefits. (888)474-8275

American Red Cross-NWA Chapter/Youth Programs - Youth programs at the ARC include babysitters training, young adult workshopes, service days to enrich and beautify our parks, and other outdoor recreational areas.  (479)306-4688
Arkansas Support Network It is our belief that every person has the right to live in a home and in the community as an active and accepted member.  Our intent is to support the presence and participation of children and adults with developmental disabilities in their homes and communities. (479)273-0338

Arkansas Visitation and Exchange Center, Inc. Opererates a neutral location for children and adults to have supervised visitations and exchanges, by providing committed professionals who offer a secure and comfortable setting that will encourage and foster a positive relationship between adults and children. (479)381-1483

Autism Support Group of NWA (479)631-2731 or (479)549-1084

Benton County Boys & Girls Club serves over 8,000 children each year through its summer and after-school programs.  The Boys & Girls Club of Benton County offers a safe, convenient, and very affordable place for children to learn, play, socialize, and develop the skills essential to a successful and productive future. (479)273-7187  

Benton County 4-H Foundation Develop leadership potential of youth through a balance of project work, citisenship training and service, leadership training and "learn by doing" programming efforts (479)271-1060

Benton County Women's Shelter Committed to meeting the needs of domestic violence victims. (479)273-0730

Bethany's Angels Provides assistance to families whose children are fighting a potentially terminal condition, such as cancer, leukemia, and spinal muscular atrophy. (479)466-1547

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the United States.  Trained professionals recruit, screen, match, and support Big and Little Brothers and Sisters through a network of 470 agencies throughout the country.  The NWA agency is proud to be one of them.  These one-to-one mentoring relations between caring adults and children have documented positive outcomes for the children. (479)756-5683

Bighouse Youth Outreach, Inc. reaches teens in their environment, to encourage them to dream big, and provide a safe place for them to come and be energized. We want to see their lives changed to give them hope and a future.  Most importantly, show them the unconditional love of Christ.

B.A.C.A. Bikers Against Child Abuse provides aid, comfort, safety, and support for children that have been sexually, physically, and emotionally abused. Emergency pager (479)731-0160

BirthNetwork of NWA Helps women and families in NWA have a safe and fulfilling pregnancy and birth experience while empowering them in their role as health care consumers.

Boy Scouts of America - Razorback District prepares young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.  We provide year round programs for boys ages 6-20, and girls, ages 14-20, to help them achieve the core objectives of strengthening character, personal fitness, and good citizenship. (479)621-6666
Cameron's Amazing Book Club Donates books to schools, libraries, hospitals, medical clinics and needy children

Camp War Eagle is a Christian, sports, adventure, and recreation summer camp for boys and girls ages 7-17 from Benton, Washington, Carroll, and Madison counties in NWA.  Located on the shores of beautiful Beaver Lake, Camp War Eagle is the place for children from NWA to have the time of their lives and gain a greater appreciation for God, themselves, and other. The children returning home will them positively affect their families and the communities of NWA. (479)426-3661

Casa (479)725-2213 Court Appointed Special Advocate to children who have been adjudicated dependent/neglected and are currently in foster care.

Center for Effective Parenting
Improves parent education and parental involvement in Arkansas (479)751-6166

Children's House Provides a safe, secure place for children to overcome the devestating effects of abuse and neglect, regardless of social or economic background. (479)443-5239

Children's Safety Center Coordinates the investigation, prosecution and treatment services to children physically or sexually abused in WA county. (479)872-6183

Community Health & Wellness is a service of the Jones Center for Families, seeking to help individuals, groups, and families achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Our staff is available to speak on a variety of health-related topics and to conduct specific classroom education. (479)756-8090 ext.2524

Donald W. Reynolds Boys & Girls Club (Fayetteville) is a youth-centered and family-based organization dedicated to:  helping participants develop the social and moral competencies necessary for achieving their full potential;  offering a broad variety of indoor and outdoor programs, aimed at the different levels and facets of development;  presenting a kaleidoscope of opportunities for youth and families to be actively engaged in the growth process;  providing a positive and constructive environment for interaction among youth, families, and adults from diverse backgrounds;  and including the community as an active partner in ensuring that youth are equipped to become productive citizens. (479)442-9242

Down Syndrome Connection of Northwest Arkansas (479)443-1370 or (479)601-2413

Elizabeth Richardson Center has been enhancing the quality of life for individuals with disabilities in NWA for 43 years. (479)872-1800

Equestrian Bridges Empower individuals considered to be at risk for social, behavioral or academic delays with the tools to develop emotional, metal and physical fitness using natural horsemanship (479)530-7710

 Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption (FRUA) (479)530-9168

Family Support Service (479)927-1004

Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas - Our mission statement:  Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. (479)695-1818

Grace Haven Ministries Adoption Services (479)696-9779

Happy Like This - A non-profit organization, founded in 2011 in Northwest Arkansas, that believes the difference between being alive and living is vast. We are inspired by Alex and Emma, who are happy despite all circumstances. Funds raised will be used to give a piece of happiness, in the name of Christ, to local families with special needs.

Havenwood - Provides opportunities for single parent families to better themselves. (479)273-1060

 Heart Gallery of Northwest Arkansas - is a volunteer group that supports foster children awaiting adoption. In all cases, the original birth parent’s rights have been terminated and a permanent home has not yet been found. The volunteer group educates the community about the effects of long-term foster care and it’s impact on children awaiting their forever home. 

HIP Mentoring for Children of Prisoners - HIP stands for Hope, Inspiration, and Protection, and these are just a few of the things that we hope to give the children in our program.  Our program seeks to help the children of prisoners in Washington County by pairing them with a mentor who can listen to them and provide them the one-on-one attention that they need. (479)751-3463
Horses for Healing Therapeutic horseback riding center for special needs children. (479)795-0570

International Cesarean Awareness Network The International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting vaginal birth after cesarean. (479)250-0851 or (479)387-7443

Donates needed items to the NICU at Arkansas Children's Hospital and also donate funds to families of critically ill babies, whose hospital stays can range from 3 weeks to 6 months.

Provides funding devoted to the research of innovative neonatal intensive care and long-term neonatal and/or pediatric intensive care.

Jones Center for Families is a multi-generational, social, educational, and recreational facility. The Jones Center hosts several regional events and programs for all ages, for free.  Free childcare, computer center, ice areana, pool, teen and senior centers, chapel, educational/multi-use rooms.  "An inspiring place for all to learn, play, and belong." (479)756-8090

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (479)443-9190

Promotes hydration and prevention of heat illness through education and supporting activities.

Let's Bring Them Home provides crucial resources, solutions, and assistance on behalf of the families of missing adults and children.  We are advocates for the missing.  We accomplish this mission in three ways:  Public Relations Assistance, Development of Safety Programs, and Educational Initiatives. (479)966-0471
Life Source International Uses a holistic approach to help individuals and families grow mentally, emotionally and spiritually. (479)521-4000

Pregnancy Center - Rogers (479)631-6677 Fayetteville (479)521-6677

March of Dimes Our mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature births, and infant mortality. (479)751-5475

Miller McNeil Woodruff Foundation "I'm with Miller" Our goal is to raise awareness, fund research, and offer support to other families who are faced with the challenge of SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy)

Supports families of missing children (479)246-0667

Mother to Mother Ministry (479)271-8138

NWA Autism Support Group is a nonprofit organization(501c3) founded in 2002 with an all-volunteer staff, many with autistic children themselves, with an intent of providing guidance and support for area parents. The support group averages about 30 people and meets the second Tuesday of each month.We meet in the Auditorium(basement level) at the Center for Nonprofits from 6-7:30pm. We also provide free childcare at all of our meetings.Our eight-member board of directors also meets monthly and includes teachers, lawyers, government officials and corporate executives, all touched by autism in some way. (479)381-8138

NWA Child Care Resource & Referal Center, Inc. helps people find the childcare that best fits their families needs.  Our database has all the licensed childcare facilities in an 11 county area of NWA.  We also provide free parenting classes at the Jones Center, and do training for childcare providers.  (479)751-3463
NWA Children's Shelter Provides a safe and nurturing atmosphere of hope for children in crisis and to sponsor programs that encourage individual growth and development. (479)795-2417

NWA Crisis Center assists with calls concerning suicide, substance abuse, physical and emotional abuse, relationship violence, divorce, lonliness, rape, depression, HIV and AIDS, financial difficulties, runaways and other youth issues, emergency shelter, sexual orientation, etc.  We work closely with battered women's shelters, counseling centers, rape crisis centers and many other community service providers to ensure that our callers receive the help they need to help themselves during times of crisis. (479)756-1995
NWA Headstart Central Office Provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. (479)636-7317

 - Youth Sports Scholarship Program.  Our goal is to advance the well-being of youth by giving them the same opportunity as their peers and introducing them to positive life experiences.  The Youth Sports Scholarship Program was established to help under-privileged youth participate in sports related camps and lessons, seasonal sports recreation programs, monthly instructional programs, as well as equipment and uniform costs. This program supports K-8th in NWA. (479)443-2550

Peace at Home Family Shelter (877)442-9811

Quality of Life Associates (479)571-4455

Restoration Village Support services for families and children in crisis - Rogers (479)631-7345

R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids) (479)582-9232

Rogers Activity Center - Rogers Community School Recreation Association, which is housed at the Rogers Activity Center, provides:  childcare programs, youth recreational sports programs, adult recreational sports programs, fitness classes and equipment, interactive games for children, open gyms for different sporting activities, and other programs as needed. (479)

Samaritan House  Strengthening families and creating an intentional path toward self-reliance. (479)636-3142

Schmieding Teens After School Care is a free after school program for working parents in Springdale Middle and Junior High Schools.  The Springdale school buses bring the students to the Jones Center.  Our hours are from 3:00-6:00 during the school year.  We are closed during the summer.  We offer help with homework, cooking classes, pool and lots of activities for the students.  The program is funded by the Schmieding Foundation.  (479)927-0401

Sexual Assault Recovery & Prevention Agency (SARPA) strives to prevent sexual assault while providing intervention and postvention services to the needs of primary and secondary sexual assault survivors.  SARPA's provides services to all of NWA.  SARPA has services in two realms:  1) Direct Survivor Services and 2) Education Prevention Services.  SARPA's services are 24-hours a day and include 1-800 crisis and referral line, one-on-one advocacy, semi-monthly support groups, 24-hour advocacy escorts to hospitals/police departments/courts, Adult Sexual Assault Response Team with a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Clinic, tranings to professionals, prevention and awareness activities, community booths, educational seminars, a volunteer program, and a resource library that is open to the public.  All services are free and offered in English & Spanish.  (479)927-1025
Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas We are a community supported effort creating better, brighter futures for single parent families by offering encouragement and access to higher education. (479)750-4971

Single Parent Scholarship Program of WA County Helps single parents become slf-sufficient through post-secondary education. (479)750-4971
Special Olympics Arkansas Provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for children with intellectual disabilities. (479)927-1327

Springdale Public Library:  Teens/Young Adult Program offers programs and services for teens in middle school, junior high, and high school.  Check out popular books, videos, magazines, and comic books for our Young Adult Collection, or join our Young Adult Advisory Council (YAAC).  These teens meet regularly to help out with library activities and to participate in fun activities on their own. (479)750-8180

Springdale Youth Center - Springdale Parks & Recreation served program offering summer programs, athletics, game room, gym, and fitness center. (479)750-8185


Teen Action & Support Center Prepares young people and parents for healthy adolescent development that encourages youth to realize their full potential. (479)636-8272

The First Tee of NWA To impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. (479)685-8017
United Cerebral Palsy (479)725-0017

United Way of NWA (479)750-1221

Vanished Children's Alliance (800)826-4743

YMCA of NWA is a start-up organization developing to promote ties among all community members to build strong families, strong kids and strong communities throughout NWA.  The YMCA of NWA will help community members grow and be healthy in mind, body, and spirit. (479)464-3993

Young Life NWA
Seeks to carry the message of Jesus Christ and point teens towards a life they were created to live. (479)756-5422

Youth Bridge is a non-profit, for impact agency that provides comprehensive services to at-risk teens, their families and adults in the area of:  abuse, neglect, addiction, homelessness, and behavioral issues.  We provide outpatient, residential, emergency and outreach services.  Youth Bridge is also able to provide complete mental health treatment, with a comprehensive mental health clinic with psychologists and certified mental health paraprofessionals on staff.  Now accepting Medicaid, ArKids 1st, and private insurance and alternate payment plans.  (800)628-2260

YouthCAN Provides creative family fun and discovery for all ages. (479)442-8207

Leadership & Character built upon strong values are at the core of Yout Strategies.  A young persons future success is dependent upon their ability to understand and flesh out these principles.  We are committed to the potential in every young person to acheive success. (479)935-8116

Arkansas Baptist Children's Home

American Red Cross NWA

Arkansas Advocates for Children

Arkansas Support Network

Benton County 4-H

Boys & Girls Club Benton County

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Bighouse Outreach

Birth Network of Northwest Arkansas

Elizabeth Richardson Center

Horses for Healing

Jackson Graves Foundation

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Let's Bring Them Home

Loving Choices

March of Dimes

Northwest Arkansas Children's Center

Samaritan Community Center

The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas

United Cerebral Palsy

United Way of Northwest Arkansas

Youth Bridge


Youth Strategies

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