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Disaster Services


The Emergency Services Unit manages and coordinates all individual assistance programs for victims of disasters when the Chief Executive of the State, the Governor, declares a State Disaster Declaration, or the disaster is of such magnitude that a request is granted by the President of the United States for a Federal Major Disaster Declaration.




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Emergency Food Assistance Program

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 commodity shipment schedules and available goods, link to the website below or call 501-371-1400 for additional information.

Emergency Shelter Grants Program

Eligibility: An individual or family which lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
Assistance: Available at emergency shelters in your area.
The Emergency Shelter Grants Program assists local communities in helping to improve the quality of life for the homeless by:

A special enumeration survey was conducted and on any given night, the estimated homeless count in the State of Arkansas is 7,400.

Arkansas Department of Human Services
Arkansas Department of Human Services

Arkansas Department
of Human Services
(501) 682-1001

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

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