Programs and Services | Children and Family
  • Programs
    • Service:Adoption Services | Division Home
      About:DCFS helps by providing a full range of adoption services, from finding families to adopt, to keeping a voluntary adoption registry. Services are also available to birth parents who chose to place their newborns for adoption.
      Contact:Call 501-396-6415 | Email
      Website:Adoption Services
    • Service:Arkansas Energy Office | Division Home
      About:The Weatherization Assistance Program has transferred to the Energy Office
      Contact:Call 800-558-2633 | Email
      Website:Arkansas Energy Office
    • Service:ARKids First Health Insurance | Division Home
      About:ARKids First health insurance provides two coverage options for more than 70,000 Arkansas children who otherwise might have gone without. ARKids A offers low-income families a comprehensive package of benefits. ARKids B provides coverage for families with higher incomes.
      Contact:Call 888-474-8275 | Spanish 800-482-8988
      Website:ARKids First Health Insurance
    • Service:Commodity Distribution Program | Division Home
      About:The Commodity Distribution Program processes and distributes commodities donated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to schools and other eligible recipient agencies in Arkansas that participate in the National School Lunch Program and Summer Food Service Program.
      Contact:Call 501-371-1400
      Website:Commodity Distribution Program
    • Service:Community Services Block Grant Program | Division Home
      About:The Community Services Block Grant Program provides funds to support services and activities that are designed to assist low-income families to become self-sufficient. Services are provided through the 16 Community Action Agencies in the state.
      Contact:Call 501-682-8719
    • Service:Emergency Food Assistance Program | Division Home
      About:The Emergency Food Assistance Program distributes commodities to food banks, soup kitchens, shelters and other nonprofit agencies. Donated foods are also made available for Disaster Assistance. To view additional information on The Emergency Food Assistance Program including program information, eligibility, distribution sites, and links to USDA website, see link below.
      Contact:Call 501-371-1400
      Website:Emergency Food Assistance Program
    • Service:Emergency Shelter Grants Program | Division Home
      About:The Emergency Shelter Grants Program assists local communities in helping to improve the quality of life for the homeless by providing resources for building repairs and support funds.
      Contact:Call 501-682-8723
    • Service:Family Treatment Programs | Division Home
      About:Specialized treatment for parents and caregivers of sexually abused children is needed by the Division of Children and Family Services. This program will target non-offending adults who have no payment source for needed services. Referrals will come mainly from Pulaski County but all of Arkansas is eligible if the participant is willing to travel. Participants will receive an assessment, an initial diagnostic interview, a psychiatric review of records, individual and group psychotherapy.
      Contact:Call 501-682-9049
    • Service:Medicaid Program | Eligibility and Enrollment | Division Home
      About:Medicaid reimburses health care providers for covered medical services provided to eligible needy individuals in certain categories. Eligibility is determined based on income, resources, Arkansas residency, and other requirements. Covered services also vary among categories.
      Contact:Call 1-800-482-8988
    • Service:Medicaid Program | Overview | Division Home
      About:Medicaid is a program that helps pay for medically necessary medical services for needy and low-income persons. It uses state and federal government money.
      Contact:Call 800-482-5431
      Website:Medicaid Program | Overview
    • Service:Refugee Resettlement Program | Division Home
      About:The Refugee Resettlement Program assists newly arrived eligible refugees to assimilate into the American way of life. The program offers financial and medical services to eligible refugees for up to 8 months after arrival in the United States.
      Contact:Call 1-800-482-8988
    • Service:Transitional Employment Assistance Program (TEA) | Division Home
      About:The TEA Program is a time-limited assistance program to help needy families with children become more responsible for their own support and less dependent on public assistance. DCO is responsible for TEA eligibility and partners with the Arkansas Deparment of Workforce Service for administration.
      Contact:Call 800-482-8988
    • Service:Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) | Division Home
      About:The Weatherization Assistance Program has transferred to the Energy Office
      Contact:Call 800-558-2633 | Email
      Website:Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
    • Service:Wraparound Services | Division Home
      About:Wraparound is a family-driven, youth-guided, team-based approach that wraps services and supports around a family whose child or youth is at risk of removal from their home, school, and community due to severe to moderate behavioral health issues. The objective of Wraparound is to genuinely engage with families to develop and implement a care plan for families, children, and youth that integrates the local services and naturals supports necessary to reduce out-of-home, school or community placements.
  • Services
    • Service:Adoptive or Foster Parent Inquiry | Division Home
      About:Are you interested in becoming an adoptive or foster parent? Fill out this quick online form to begin the process and see if you qualify to help a child in need.
      Website:Adoptive or Foster Parent Inquiry
    • Service:Arkansas Adoption Registry | Division Home
      About:Each licensed adoption agency in Arkansas is allowed by law to establish an adoption registry. Qualified persons may register to be identified to each other or to receive non-identifying information about the genetic, health and social history of adoptees placed by their agency.
      Website:Arkansas Adoption Registry
    • Service:Arkansas System of Care | Division Home
      About:Arkansas System of Care (AR SOC) is a collaborative network of community-based services and supports that are organized to meet the challenges of children and youth with moderate to severe mental health needs and their families. Families and youth work in partnership with public and private organizations so services and supports are effective, build on the strengths of individuals, and address each person’s cultural and linguistic needs. A system of care helps children, youth and families function better at home, in school, and in the community.
    • Service:Parenting Education | Division Home
      About:Mixture of didactic, discussion, and experimental methods to teach participants anger control, behavior management, child development, and self-esteem. Groups run for 6-8 weeks.
      Contact:Call 501-682-9049