Central Arkansas Development Council

Building futures through community action


CADC VITA Free Tax Service

CADC VITA FREE TAX SERVICE (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

  • CADC provides IRS trained and certified tax preparers.
  • Sites file federal and state returns at NO COST.
  • Federal refunds in 7-10 days.
  • Customers can receive refunds on debit cards, split refunds into multiple accounts, purchase US Savings Bonds, or find out about free financial education classes
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Benton and Bryant Senior Wellness and Activity Centers

Benton & Bryant, Ark. - Central Arkansas Development Council's Benton and Bryant Senior Centers have received designation from the Arkansas Department of Human Services/Division of Aging and Adult Services as an Arkansas Senior Wellness and Activity Center.

The centers have incorporated seven elements of wellness into their regularly scheduled programs and activities, including physical wellness, intellectual wellness, social wellness, environmental wellness, vocational wellness, spiritual wellness and emotional wellness.

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CADC Head Start Centers Ensures a Quality Education for Pre-Schoolers

CADC Head Start provides educational services for children ages 3-5 years old

Benton, Ark. – Central Arkansas Development Council's Head Start Centers are offered in five counties in Central Arkansas, including Saline, Pike, Clark, Montgomery and Hot Spring Counties.

Head Start is a comprehensive child development program focusing on increasing the school readiness of children ages 3 and 4 years of age. The program also seeks to help parents and caregivers be empowered to self-sufficiency.

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2017 CADC Winter Regular LIHEAP Program

Central Arkansas Development Council
Central Arkansas Development Council announces that the CADC Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Winter Assistance Program is scheduled to begin the week of January 9, 2017. CADC is the Community Action Agency in Lonoke, Pulaski, Saline, Hot Spring, Clark, Pike, Montgomery, Columbia, Union, Ouachita, Dallas and Calhoun counties in Arkansas. This utility assistance is a one time payment for a REGULAR heating bill and applications will be accepted as long as funds are available.
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Your Input Needed for Community Assessment Survey

Benton, AR - CADC is seeking input for its Community Assessment Survey.


The Community Assessment Survey collects information from individuals, families, volunteers, partners and many more about the current strengths, concerns and conditions of CADC's service area. This includes Saline, Clark, Pike, Montgomery, Dallas, Ouachita, Columbia, Calhoun, Union, Pulaski and Lonoke Counties.


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CADC Joins IRS In Warning of Tax Scam Phone Call

Tax Scam

Benton, Ark – As tax filing season begins, Central Arkansas Development Council's (CADC) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) free tax preparation program warns taxpayers to keep an eye (or ear) out for the latest phone scams.

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What Do You Know About CADC?

CADC Programs and Services

What do you know about CADC?

CADC is a private nonprofit community action agency. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and to build strong communities in Arkansas.

How do we do it? Through programs and services that empower and provide a hand up, not a hand out!

Our services include:

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Public and Medicaid Transportation

SCAT offers a wide range of low-cost transportation services to the general public. Our services are offered in 12 counties and are designed to provide transportation to and from rural areas that previously had little or no transit services. Transportation can include rides to and from medical facilities, shopping, personal needs, nutrition centers, work and much more.

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Living Life Fully at Senior Centers

CADC's Senior Activity Centers help senior adults live healthier, longer and independent lives.

The program serve as centers for learning, enrichment and empowerment. Participants go there for friendship, recreation, and to let their voices be heard. Senior Activity Centers are places for healthy lifestyles, offering exercise programs, dances, health screenings and meals that are nutrition conscious.

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