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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
  • Catholic Adoption Services — Arkansas-licensed child placement agency that is available to serve birthparents and adoptive parents interested in adoption
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 referral services for those in crisis

  • Prison Ministry — Oversees a volunteer-based ministry that responds to the spiritual needs of those who are incarcerated in Arkansas prisons and jails
  • Refugee Resettlement Office — Provides services and assistance to refugees, asylees, special Immigrants from Iraq and Afghanistan (SIVs) Cuban parolees and victims of trafficking
  • 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