What's New

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor issued the following statement, Sept. 29, 2022, opposing...
Each September a church in Arkansas is chosen to benefit from One Church:...
The Calix Society of Central Arkansas helps Catholics in recovery or family...

Calendar of Events

Oct. 8
2022 Catholic Charities of Arkansas Golf Tournament
Granada Golf Club
Nov. 8
Calix Society of Central Arkansas Meeting (CANCELED)
St. John Catholic Center
Nov. 19 - Nov. 20
Catholic Campaign for Human Development Collection
All Parishes - Nationwide
Dec. 6
Calix Society of Central Arkansas Meeting
St. John Catholic Center
Jan. 3, 2023
Calix Society of Central Arkansas Meeting
St. John Catholic Center

Catholic Charities of Arkansas Mission

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. We strive to accomplish this mission through our ministries and programs in the Diocese of Little Rock. | DonateContact Us Facebook



Donate Online

Click on the button above to make a general, online donation to Catholic Charities of Arkansas, or use the drop down menu to select a specific program for your donation. For more information, contact Megan Moore, at Catholic Charities of Arkansas, at (501) 664-0340, ext. 379.


Ministries and Programs

Calix Society of Central Arkansas

A ministry for alcoholics in recovery and their families to come together for support and spiritual healing. The group is Catholic, guided by a chaplain and open to all faiths. Calix, pronounced “kaylicks," is not a substitute for Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon or any other 12-step program. For more information, e-mail calix@dolr.org or attend a meeting.

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 Immigration Services

With offices in Little Rock and Springdale, this ministry 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. Make an appointment for a consultation.

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Unite Arkansas in Faith and Mission

We invite you to join Catholic Charities of Arkansas' newest initiative. One Church: Unite Arkansas in Faith and Mission supports a rural mission in our diocese that needs a leg up to become a thriving community. Arkansas Catholic parishes may choose to support this effort in various ways, from a second collection to a fundraiser through the youth group. Families are invited to make an online gift or mail a check to Catholic Charities of Arkansas, 2500 N. Tyler St., Little Rock, AR 72207. (Leer en Español.)


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Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Our local diocesan office raises awareness of Catholic Relief Services’ work and provides information on ways people can become involved. Catholics in the diocese support this program through CRS Rice Bowl and the annual CRS Collection, both during Lent.

Faith Community Nursing

The Faith Community Nursing program in the Diocese of Little Rock is coordinated by Deborah Meiklejohn, MNSC, RN. Through this ministry, she offers training and resources to parishes in Arkansas that want to offer faith community nursing in their communities. Learn more.

Parish Outreach

Parish-based ministries provide ways to live out the Church’s social teaching, which calls us to recognize the fundamental dignity of all human life in every state. The parish outreach liaison works with parishes to develop such ministries through general education, workshops and by helping parish on a specific ministry. See also, Family Assistance ProgramDisaster Preparedness or Disaster Response.

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Catholic Charities of Arkansas Golf Tournament

This annual golf tournament supports the ministries of Catholic Charities of Arkansas, which provides adoption, immigration and refugee resettlement services, free medical care, rent and utilities assistance, natural disaster response casework, legislative advocacy, prison ministry and resources to assist in parish outreach. For information about registering your team or sponsorship the next tournament, Contact Us.


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. To learn more, see Why is the Church Involved?

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.

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Parable of the Good Samaritan

Jesus said: "'A man fell victim to robbers as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho. They stripped and beat him and went off leaving him half-dead. A priest happened to be going down that road, but when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side. Likewise a Levite came to the place, and when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side. ... But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sight. He approached the victim, poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them. Then he lifted him up on his own animal, took him to an inn and cared for him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper with the instruction, 'Take care of him. If you spend more than what I have given you, I shall repay you on my way back.'" Jesus then asked a scholar of the law: "'Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers’ victim?'" The man answered: "'The one who treated him with mercy.' Jesus said to him: 'Go and do likewise.'" — Luke 10:29-37



Donate Online

Click on the button above to make a general, online donation to Catholic Charities of Arkansas, or use the drop down menu to select a specific program for your donation. For more information, contact Megan Moore, at Catholic Charities of Arkansas, at (501) 664-0340, ext. 379.

What's New

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor issued the following statement, Sept. 29, 2022, opposing...
Each September a church in Arkansas is chosen to benefit from One Church:...
The Calix Society of Central Arkansas helps Catholics in recovery or family...

Calendar of Events

Oct. 8
2022 Catholic Charities of Arkansas Golf Tournament
Granada Golf Club
Nov. 8
Calix Society of Central Arkansas Meeting (CANCELED)
St. John Catholic Center
Nov. 19 - Nov. 20
Catholic Campaign for Human Development Collection
All Parishes - Nationwide
Dec. 6
Calix Society of Central Arkansas Meeting
St. John Catholic Center
Jan. 3, 2023
Calix Society of Central Arkansas Meeting
St. John Catholic Center