Local Information and Resources

Community Resources Division Information

The City of Fayetteville’s Community Resources Division has a list of resources to help people impacted by COVID-19. The list includes information on food pantries, sheltering and homeless assistance, local media outlets and more. 

Crisis Counseling

FEMA, SAMHSA, and AR DHS have partnered to provide free pandemic-related resources and support for residents of Arkansas through Stay Positive Arkansas' Promoting Positive Emotions project. They offer free crisis counseling.

Burrell Behavioral Health is contracted with Stay Positive Arkansas to provide support to Northwest Arkansas residents, and have crisis specialists in Fayetteville providing virtual support groups and individual support and resources.

News and Information Sources

The Arkansas Democrat Gazette has made all news related to the COVID-19 pandemic accessible on the web without a subscription.

The Fayetteville Public Library has compiled information in both English and Spanish regarding free meals for children, the location of Little Free Pantries, and public assistance resources. The library’s Facebook page also features information about virtual classes, video story times with librarians, and more. 

The Fayetteville Flyer has compiled this page of Useful Information and Ways to Help.

Additional Help for Families

602 S. School Ave.
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Monday evenings: 6 - 7 p.m.
Thursday evening 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Salvation Army
219 W. 15th St.
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

FPS Outback
2350 Old Farmington Rd.
Wednesdays: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Utility Providers

Internet and Connectivity

Both Cox and AT&T have pledged to keep public Wi-Fi hot spots open and to waive late fees and non-payment service terminations during COVID-19.

  • Cox Communications residential service information.  Cox is offering fast-tracked access to internet at home for families in need as part of its Keeping America Connected program and in response to COVID-19. You can learn more, including how to apply, here.
  • AT&T customer information. AT&T announced it will temporarily lift its data caps on broadband services to help support increases in working from home and learning from home.
  • Ozarks Go information. OzarksGo is temporarily increasing the speed of its basic internet speed from 100 Mbps to 200 Mbps to help customers who are working and studying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Legal Aid of Arkansas

Legal Aid will continue to serve our clients. Please call our helpline at 1-800-952-9243 if you a are experiencing any civil legal problems. Note: Legal Aid attorneys and staff are working but their physical office space is not open to the public.

Legal Aid of Arkansas has compiled this resource sheet regarding changes to state/federal government assistance programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.