Arkansas County Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Arkansas County Arkansas social services and programs related to public assistance. Public assistance is provided by Food Stamp Offices, Medicaid Offices, Social Security Offices, WIC Offices, and Housing Authorities.

A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

Dewitt Arkansas Food Stamp Office 100 Court Square DeWitt AR 72042 870-946-4519

Stuttgart Arkansas Department of Human Services Food Stamp Office 203 South Leslie Street Stuttgart AR 72160 870-673-3597

A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

De Witt Housing Authority 105 West 4th Street DeWitt AR 72042 870-946-2622

Stuttgart Housing Authority 413 East Michigan Street Stuttgart AR 72160 870-673-3701

A WIC Office is an office run by the state, county, or local government that provides support to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a supplemental food program, and in addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help getting other social services. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance.

Arkansas County Health Unit WIC Office 1616 South Madison DeWitt AR 72042 870-946-2934

Ouachita County Health Unit WIC Office 1602 North Buerkle Street Stuttgart AR 72160 870-673-1609