Monroe County Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Monroe 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.

Brinkley Monroe Department of Human Services Food Stamp Office 301 North New Orleans Avenue Brinkley AR 72021 870-734-1445

Claredon Monroe Department of Human Services Food Stamp Office 11th Clarendon AR 72029 870-747-3329


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.

Brinkley Housing Authority 501 West Cedar Street Brinkley AR 72021 870-734-3165

Clarendon Housing Authority 601 Jefferson Street Clarendon AR 72029 870-747-3366


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.

Monroe County Health Unit WIC Office 306 Doctor Martin Luther King Drive Brinkley AR 72021 870-734-1461