Central Arkansas Development Council

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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.

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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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Thanks for Your Participation in Arkansas Gives

Thank you for participating in Arkansas Gives!

A great number of non-profits in Arkansas benefited from your generous donations.

Please call CADC at (501) 778-1133 if you have any questions about our programs and services.

Information is also posted on our agency website: www.cadc.com.

Thanks Again!

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CADC April 18th & 19th Commodities in Saline, Montgomery & Pike Counties

CADC announces Commodity Distributions schedued for Tuesday, April 18th and Wednesday April 19th in Saline, Montgomery and Pike Counties. See locations below. Distributions are from 9:00am to 11:30am and then from noon til 3pm.


Food Items May Include: Applesauce; Beef Stew; Carrots, Corn Flakes, Cranberry Juice, Frozen Cherries, Green Beans, Peanut Butter, Dry Pinto Beans; Potato Flakes, Raisins, Refried Beans, UHT Milk, Vegetable Soup.


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Benton Senior Center's NEW LOCATION as of 4/3/17

The CADC Benton Senior Activity Center will be in its brand new location at 1800 Citizens Drive in the Riverside Park serving lunch starting Monday, April 3, 2017. The Grand Opening will be on Saturday, April 1st with the Pre-Opening Ceremony Entertainment beginning at 9:30am. The Senior Activity Center will be open from 11:50am til 5pm for you to come out and see what's new for Seniors in the Benton Area. Please note that commodity distributions will still be at the 210 Jefferson location.

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Regular LIHEAP Program ends on Friday, March 31, 2017. Crisis LIHEAP applications accepted in all 12 CADC Counties

CADC announces that the LIHEAP Regular Assistance is ending on Friday, March 31, 2017. LIHEAP Crisis Utility Assistance applications are still being accepted in all 12 CADC services counties.

Please call your local CADC office for more information:


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