Local Resources for Households and Small Business Owners


Our counselors have been asked by families, individuals and small business owners about resources related to needs outside of personal finance. Clients experiencing food insecurity, small business owners working to care for their employees, and seniors being targeted by scams have asked for our recommendations on the best resources. Our team often refers to the following list of resources and providers in our region for help.

Local Social/Human Resources

  • Food and Nutrition
  • Coordinated Care: 
    • HARK helps folks in NWA connect with social/human services efficiently and in a coordinated manner. They also provide funds to keep people out of crisis situations. When a client joins the HARK network they can discover resources in the area, and connect directly with the agencies and case workers who can assist with specificity. 
    • In Fort Smith, United Way is the best connection hub for families to access resources in the region. 
    • Use the United Way’s national 2-1-1 service to find help in your area. Simply call 2-1-1 or go to 211.org.
  • Transportation:
    • Changing Lanes Auto Loans (1st Pres, Fort Smith)



Scams and Warnings

Help for small businesses: