Central Arkansas Development Council

Building futures through community action


Bryant Senior Adult Heath Fair

HEALTH AND INFORMATION FAIR IN BISHOP PARK AT THE CADC Bryant Senior Wellness and Activity Center Tuesday June 27, 2017 9:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Fun, Food, Prizes and Entertainment Over 25 vendors All are invited! Those 60+ please stay for lunch!
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CADC Summer Liheap Program Begins July 10, 2017

Benton – Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC) announced today that
the 2017 Summer LIHEAPUtility Assistance program will begin the week of July
10, 2017  and continue as long as funds are available.The day and times of when
applications will be taken are listed below for the 12 counties in the CADC service
area:Calhoun, Clark, Columbia, Dallas, Hot Spring, Lonoke, Montgomery, Ouachita,
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CADC Board of Director's Meeting

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School Age Summer Meal Program

If you know of someone who may be in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, please pass this on:

If you have a school-aged student (under 18) in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, simply text “FOOD” to 877877 and receive a message back with a location closest to where they can get free summer meals.

Please copy, paste, and post! Even if you aren't in need, someone else's kids are.

No child deserves to go hungry, ever. This is a nationwide program so please re-post for all of the children who are struggling to get enough food Please share!

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CADC will distribute USDA Commodities Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in Lonoke County. Distribution will begin at 9 am. The food items to be distributed may include: Dry Pinto Beans, Carrots, Corn Flakes, Cranberry Juice, Fruit Mix, Peanut Butter, Peas, Blackeye Peas, Potato Flakes, Raisins, Beef Stew, UHT Milk, Vegetable Soup.

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CADC Single Parent Scholarship Success Story

My name is Latacha Ramos and I am one of the recipients of the Central Arkansas Development Council’s Single Parent Scholarship. Being a single mother of two girls, Mya is 14 years old and Claire is 5 years old, is a great privilege but I found myself struggling to pay the bills and give them the things that every parent wants their child to have. I knew that the only way I would ever be able to better my life and the lives of my girls was to go back to school and earn my degree.

Success Story

Benton Head Start Open House

Open House at CADC Benton Head Start/ABC will be held on Thursday, May 4th from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. The public is invited to stop by and visit the facility located at 321 Edison Avenue. Those parents interested in applying for enrollment for the 2017-18 program year for their pre-school age child may pick up an application at this time. For more information, please call Carla Merkel, Center Director, at 501-315-6456. This is an equal opportunity program.

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Last Day for CADC Crisis LIHEAP is May 5, 2017

Friday, May 5th will be last day of CADC Crisis LIHEAP. We will be open until noon taking applications on both Thursday, May 4th and Friday, May 5th due to this being the last day to apply.

Calhoun County CADC Office, 210 South Lee Street, Hampton, AR 71744, 870-798-2457

Clark County CADC Arkadelphia Senior Adult Center, 1311 North 10th Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923, 870-246-9871

Columbia County CADC Office, 1503 North Vine St., Magnolia, AR 71754, 870-234-6444

Dallas County CADC Office, 410 E 4th ST, Fordyce, AR 71742, 870-352-8894

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LIHEAP Crisis Assistance Closing Date

Central Arkansas Development Council's LIHEAP Crisis Assistance Program will close on Friday May 5, 2017.  All applications for assistance will need to be made prior to this date.

For more information call (501) 326-6229.

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Saline County Single Parent Scholarship

       Local Saline County Woman, Sheila Speer, will be receiving her BA Degree on May 13, 2017 from UALR as a Summa Cum Laude. She was very appreciative of the assistance she had received from Central Arkansas Development Council through the Utility Assistance program and the Saline County Single Parent Scholarship Program as demonstrated in the following e-mail: “Hey Garry! I hope all is well on your end. This last semester has been a crazy one, but I see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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