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The mission of Catholic Charities of Arkansas is rooted in the challenge of the Gospel: to serve with dignity and respect persons who are poor or marginalized; to advocate on behalf of the most vulnerable; and to actively promote charity, justice and the sanctity of life in the Church and in the community.

Ministries


Alcohol and Drug Ministry

Provides information on alcohol and drug addiction issues and resources to parishes and other diocesan groups. See also Directory of Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers or Calix Society of Central Arkansas.


Catholic Adoption Services

Arkansas-licensed child placement agency that is available to serve birthparents and adoptive parents interested in adoption. To inquire about adoption, contact us.


Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Administers small, local grants for this anti-poverty and social justice program of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. To apply, go to CCHD Grant Application.


Catholic Charities Immigration Services — Little Rock

Provides low-cost immigration counseling and support to families and individuals who are eligible for immigration benefits and cannot afford private assistance. This includes help for Victims of Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence. Find out how to Make an Appointment


Catholic Charities Immigration Services — Springdale

Provides low-cost immigration counseling and support to families and individuals who are eligible for immigration benefits and cannot afford private assistance.


Catholic Relief Services

Helps raise awareness of and provides fundraising support for this program, which is the official overseas relief and development agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. See also CRS Rice Bowl.


Parish Social Ministry Office

Assists parishes in developing outreach ministries to address local needs, which may include disaster response, thrift shops, food pantries and emergency financial assistance and referrals for those in crisis. To learn more, see the Family Assistance ProgramDisaster Preparedness or St. Dymphna Society.


Prison Ministry

Oversees a volunteer-based ministry that responds to the spiritual needs of those who are incarcerated in Arkansas prisons and jails. See locations for Prison Ministries in Arkansas or Resources to Help Those Re-Entering Society.


Refugee Resettlement Office

Provides services and assistance to refugees, asylees, special Immigrants from Iraq and Afghanistan (SIVs) Cuban parolees and victims of trafficking. To learn more about our services, contact us. See also, How Refugees Get to Arkansas or Ways You Can Help.


Social Action Office

Educates and promotes Catholic social teaching and advocates on behalf of the Diocese of Little Rock by interacting with state representatives and senators to inform them of the Church’s position on pending state legislation.


Westside Free Medical Clinic

Serves people 18 years and older who are unable to afford routine health care through professional volunteers who provide screenings, limited primary care and health-related education. See also, Dermatology Clinic or Diabetic Eye Clinic.