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Local Community Resources

Boone County Resources Council
P O Box 42
Harrison, AR  72602-0042

The group was established in 1992.  Their mission is to plan for and develop resources necessary to improve the health, recreational, and social services in Boone County.  They meet quarterly at various locations, so check the Facebook page for day and time. 

For a complete directory of all services in this area, including assistance programs, see the Boone County Resources Council Facebook page (be sure to”Like” them) or click on the following links:

Community Resources Poster

To download the guides, use the camera on your phone to scan the codes above, or click on:

 Boone County Resource Council Service
 2017-2018 One Page Guide (updated Apr 2021)

Weatherization Assistance Program

   Black River Area Development Corporation (BRAD) needs applications for their FREE Weatherization Assistance Program serving 14 counties in Arkansas.  BRAD Weatherization is an Energy Efficiency Program of the Arkansas Energy Office and the Department of Energy.
   BRAD Weatherization installation includes insulation for attics, walls, and floors, weather-stripping on doors and windows, air scaling crawl spaces and attics, and health and safety measures.  These services are free and funded through the Department of Energy and Arkansas Energy Office for those who qualify.
   Qualifying households incomes cannont exceed 200% of Poverty Guidelines as determined by the Department of Energy. Households with a member receiving Social Security are categorically eligible.  Also, priority is given to households with members who are elderly, handicapped, with children under the age of 19, and Native Americans.
   The Weatherization program is free and for those who qualify in any of the following counties:  Baxter, Boone, Clay, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Lawrence, Marion, Newton, Randolph, Searcy, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren. To apply, please contact BRAD’s Program Director Johnie Dean at 870-202-1347 or LesLeigh Whitlock at 870-202-1365  The website is
   Families who receive weatherization services may see their annual energy bills reduced by an average of $200-$300 annually for up to 30 years, maybe more.

Weatherization Assistance Program
Weather Assistance Application
Weather Assistance Income Guidelines

United Way's Get Connected.
Get answers. (24/7-365). A free information and assistance hotline. Information is included on emergency shelters, emergency food pantries, residential housing options, substance use disorder services, rehabilitation services and more. Dial 2-1-1 or 866-489-6983; text your zip code to 898-211; or use and click the "Get Help" link to chat anytime.  Check back for more services listed.


24-Hour Crisis Lines
Women and Children First
Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Arkansas State Police Child Abuse 
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
800-799-SAFE (7233)
National Human Trafficking Resources Center

List of local shelters and links to support organizations:  
For questions 501-682-1020 or 800-448-3014. 
Crime Victims Reparations Board, Arkansas Attorney General, 
323 Center St, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR  72201.

More resources available on Arkansas Attorney General site:


Human Trafficking Hotline:  888-3737-888.  Or text BEFREE or HELP to 233733


House of Hope
A safe place where the homeless can connect with services that will enable them to become stable in their housing situation.  They provide immediate basic needs as well as help clients find jobs, get into their own home, or get into drug/alcohol rehabilitation programs.   Donations graciously accepted.

600 E Stephenson

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thur 8 am-4 pm
Fri:  8 am - 2 pm 


Breakfast @ 8 am
Lunch @ 12 noon 


Hope Cottages of Harrison
A project to provide transitional housing for homeless mothers and their children in Harrison, AR. For more information or to donate, see website or call Bill at House of Hope 870-704-8077.


WestArk RSVP 
(Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) looking for volunteers in Boone county.

A volunteer network for people 55 and over.  Serving Benton, Boone, Carroll, Crawford, Madison, Marion, Sebastian and Washington counties.  Matches individuals  with local and national organizations, providing Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, and Veterans and Military Families.

For assistance or to volunteer, contact:
Fort Smith office:  479-783-4155
Director of Volunteer Services:
Exec Program Director:


Senior Care Resources

Information and support:
Article on Senior Transporttation options:


Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Community Service & Nonprofit Support's
2013 Economic Impact of Arkansas Volunteers publication states...

Harrison had 288 area volunteers, serving 608 hours, totaling $29,656 in contributions; 
NARMC had 200 volunteers, serving 32,456 hours, totaling $718,576 in contributions; 
Hillcrest Home had 59 volunteers serving 20,614 hours, totaling $465,737 in contributions; 
Jr Auxiliary had 43 volunteers  serving 1,092 hours, totaling $62,873 in contributions; 
St Johns Episcopal Church had 84 volunteers, serving 800 hours, totaling $29,391 in contributions; 
AAA of NW AR had 2009 volunteers serving 127,029 hours, totaling $2,890,516 in contributions.

For the complete listing of the Arkansas Volunteers publication, and to see how our organizations compare with others in the state, click here.


North Arkansas Human Resources Association
Harrison, AR  72601

Organized in 2003, and is affiliated with the Arkansas Society for Human Resources Management (ARSHRM) as well as national SHRM.  The purpose of the organization is to promote, support and develop Human Resources professionals as well as professionals from related fields, in Harrison and the surrounding region.  NAHRA offers networking opportunites for valuable contacts at local companies, and educational opportunites through a variety of speakers invited to present on topics related to HR.

Meetings are held (Jan-May & Sept-Oct) @ Western Sizzlin from 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. on the fourth Tues of the month.  Meetings may be held in Jun-Aug and Nov at the discretion of the board)  For more information see: 

NAHRA Flyer and Application                                    


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
Text TALK to 741741