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Southeast Arkansas Human Development Center

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The Southeast Arkansas Human Development Center (SEAHDC) in Bradley County has been open since 1978 and sits on approximately 179 acres of land donated by the citizens of Bradley County. SEAHDC’s mission is:

"To provide the best training, treatment, opportunity and care to the persons we serve".

SEAHDC has the residential capacity to serve 104 adults who have a primary diagnosis of intellectual disabilities. The center offers a full spectrum of services to its residents, either directly or indirectly. These services are intended to help foster independence as much as possible and include habilitation/rehabilitation, daily living skills training, social skills training for adult dually-diagnosed persons, nursing services, psychological services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and dental services. SEAHDC has an actively supported employment program that provides employment to approximately 25 percent of SEAHDC residents. Pinewood Village Recycling on the center campus provides pick-up services for local businesses which have paper in need of recycling. The center is also a joint recycling partner with the city of Warren. The program is one of seven state recycling programs featured at annual “Can-Do" recycling conference sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, the Arkansas Recycling Coalition, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The center has an active volunteer services program providing work experience to people interested in becoming employees, foster grandparents or advocates. Volunteer services also work with the SEAHDC Volunteer Council, a nonprofit organization that provides financial and educational support to the staff and residents of SEAHDC.

SEAHDC has an active outreach program through the regional Community and Staff Development Services (CSDS) which allows SEAHDC to serve as a resource for DDS community service programs as well as other community organizations. As part of this program, the center offers training through staff development along with dental, psychological and medical services. This effort continues to be very successful and has received favorable reviews from the various programs, local businesses, and organizations that have utilized this service. 

Other community outreach and development efforts include SEAHDC's active participation in the Chamber of Commerce, the Bradley County Industrial Development Corporation, the annual Pink Tomato Festival, the Bradley County transitional employment program, the Literacy Council, and the Hometown Health Coalition.

Educational opportunities are provided annually through the Open Horizons conference, an event that provides an atmosphere in which persons who are involved or interested in the field of Developmental Disabilities can receive information on a variety of relevant and timely subjects.

SEAHDC is a recipient of the Governor's Volunteer Excellence Award and accredited by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

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Office: Southeast Arkansas HDC

Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday

Address: #1 Center Circle, Warren, AR 71671

Administrator: Mark Wargo - Interim HDC Superintendent

Contact: 870-226-6774 | 870-226-5361

Email: Mark.Wargo@dhs.arkansas.gov

Arkansas Department
of Human Services
(501) 682-1001

TTY: 1-800-285-1131 or dial 711 for Arkansas Relay Service

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