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Little Rock AFB Family Resources in Pulaski and Lonoke Counties

 

Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier.

Arkansas Department of Human Services

www.humanservices.arkansas.gov

The Arkansas Department of Human Services provides adult and child protective services, child care licensing, behavioral health services, and prevention and early intervention services. The department provides families with information on child care in Arkansas, a searchable database for licensed child care providers and information on healthy child development and parenting strategies.

Pulaski County Youth Services

201 S. Broadway St., Suite 220
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-340-8250
http://pulaskicounty.net/pulaski-county-youth-services

Pulaski County Youth Services provides resources and support services to improve the quality of educational opportunities for youth in Pulaski County. PCYS serves youth ages 6 to 18 with a variety of programs like the Our Club music program, internships, a ropes course, and financial and cooking classes.

American Red Cross

www.redcross.org

The Red Cross helps members of the military, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to, the challenges of military service.

The American Red Cross offers confidential services to all members of the military, veterans, and their families by connecting them with local, state and national resources through the network of chapters in communities across the United States and offices on military installations worldwide.

Local Red Cross offices develop and maintain relationships with key community partners. Military families rely on the Red Cross to help them identify their needs and connect them to the most appropriate Red Cross and community resources. This key Red Cross service includes responding to emergency needs for food, clothing, and shelter, referrals to counseling services (e.g., financial, legal, mental health), respite care for caregivers, and other resources that meet the unique needs of local military members, veterans and their families.

The American Red Cross Emergency Communications Center is available to help 24/7. Call 877-272-7337 or submit an online request at https://saf.redcross.org/css.

Armed Services YMCA

www.asymca.org

The ASYMCA is made up of 13 branches and about 20 affiliate locations at local Ys and on some DOD facilities across the U.S.

It makes military life easier by providing programs and services to the young men and women of all five armed services: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

ASYMCA programs, services and events are designed to help the family come together, stay together and have the ability to adjust, bounce back and thrive wherever the services send them — with a particular focus on junior-enlisted men and women, the individuals on the front lines of defending our nation. Programs are offered at low cost and require no dues or membership fees.

Signature programs include: Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala, Art and Essay Contest, Military Family Month, Operation Hero, Operation Holiday Joy, Operation Kid Comfort, Operation Outdoors, Operation Ride Home, Parent and Me, Teddy’s Child Watch and YMCA/DOD Military Outreach Initiative.

Find ASYMCA locations by visiting www.asymca.org/locations.

Child Care Aware

www.childcareaware.org

Improving access to affordable, quality child care is one of Child Care Aware of America’s top goals. Search the site’s “State by State Resources for Families” to connect with national organizations and associations that provide information for families regarding child development, parenting, and child care concerns and questions.

The site has information on the different types of child care and how to choose the right child care for your family. Financial resources include a child care budgeting calculator and information on federal and state fee assistance. There’s also a special section for military and DOD families with links to military child care fee assistance. To speak with a specialist about military and DOD child care programs, call 800-424-2246, option 6.

Military OneSource

www.militaryonesource.mil

Military OneSource is your central hub and go-to-place for the military community. Get to know your benefits and prepare for the big stuff — deployments, reintegration, moves, parenthood, retirement and more. Browse by topic or search for that strangely specific question you want to know the answers to. No matter where military life takes you, with Military OneSource you’ll always be in the loop.

Operation Homefront

www.operationhomefront.org

Operation Homefront assists military families during difficult financial times by providing food assistance, auto and home repair, vision care, travel and transportation, moving assistance, essential home items, and rent-free transitional housing for wounded veterans and their families.

Helping military families gain long-term stability is a specific concern for Operation Homefront. Homes on the Homefront awards mortgage-free homes, impacting veteran families for generations to come. The caregivers for wounded warriors also need help and that is why Hearts of Valor was formed.

Operation Homefront’s annual gala recognizes extraordinary military kids. The organization also hosts multiple Homefront Celebrations, Star-Spangled Baby Showers, Back-to-School Brigades and Holiday Meals for Military events each year to show appreciation to military spouses.

Visit Operation Homefront online for more information.

United Service Organization

www.uso.org

Since 1941, the USO has kept our military men and women connected to their families, home and country no matter where they are or under what conditions they serve. Programs for military families include Couples Seminars: Stronger Families, Comfort Crew for Military Kids, Operation That’s My Dress, United Through Reading, Baby Showers: USO and What to Expect Present Special Delivery and The Sesame Street/USO Experience.

The USO also provides transition services to support Americans’ return to civilian life after completing their military service. For more information, go to www.uso.org/programs/uso-pathfinder.

Visit the USO’s website to find a location near you.

in Pulaski and Lonoke Counties

Little Rock AFB 2019 Family Resources

Family Resources

Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier.

American Red Cross

www.redcross.org 

The Red Cross helps members of the military, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to, the challenges of military service.

The American Red Cross offers confidential services to all members of the military, veterans, and their families by connecting them with local, state and national resources through the network of chapters in communities across the United States and offices on military installations worldwide.

Local Red Cross offices develop and maintain relationships with key community partners. Military families rely on the Red Cross to help them identify their needs and connect them to the most appropriate Red Cross and community resources. This key Red Cross service includes responding to emergency needs for food, clothing, and shelter, referrals to counseling services (e.g., financial, legal, mental health), respite care for caregivers, and other resources that meet the unique needs of local military members, veterans and their families.

The American Red Cross Emergency Communications Center is available to help 24/7. Call 877-272-7337 or submit an online request at https://saf.redcross.org/css.

Armed Services YMCA

www.asymca.org 

The ASYMCA is made up of 13 branches and about 20 affiliate locations at local Ys and on some DOD facilities across the U.S.

It makes military life easier by providing programs and services to the young men and women of all five armed services: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

ASYMCA programs, services and events are designed to help the family come together, stay together and have the ability to adjust, bounce back and thrive wherever the services send them — with a particular focus on junior-enlisted men and women, the individuals on the front lines of defending our nation. Programs are offered at low cost and require no dues or membership fees.

Signature programs include: Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala, Art and Essay Contest, Military Family Month, Operation Hero, Operation Holiday Joy, Operation Kid Comfort, Operation Outdoors, Operation Ride Home, Parent and Me, Teddy’s Child Watch and YMCA/DOD Military Outreach Initiative.

Find ASYMCA locations by visiting www.asymca.org/locations.

Child Care Aware

www.childcareaware.org 

Improving access to affordable, quality child care is one of Child Care Aware of America’s top goals. Search the site’s “State by State Resources for Families” to connect with national organizations and associations that provide information for families regarding child development, parenting, and child care concerns and questions.

The site has information on the different types of child care and how to choose the right child care for your family. Financial resources include a child care budgeting calculator and information on federal and state fee assistance. There’s also a special section for military and DOD families with links to military child care fee assistance. To speak with a specialist about military and DOD child care programs, call 800-424-2246, option 6.

Military OneSource

www.militaryonesource.mil 

Military OneSource is your central hub and go-to-place for the military community. Get to know your benefits and prepare for the big stuff — deployments, reintegration, moves, parenthood, retirement and more. Browse by topic or search for that strangely specific question you want to know the answers to. No matter where military life takes you, with Military OneSource you’ll always be in the loop.

Operation Homefront

www.operationhomefront.org 

Operation Homefront assists military families during difficult financial times by providing food assistance, auto and home repair, vision care, travel and transportation, moving assistance, essential home items, and rent-free transitional housing for wounded veterans and their families.

Helping military families gain long-term stability is a specific concern for Operation Homefront. Homes on the Homefront awards mortgage-free homes, impacting veteran families for generations to come. The caregivers for wounded warriors also need help and that is why Hearts of Valor was formed.

Operation Homefront’s annual gala recognizes extraordinary military kids. The organization also hosts multiple Homefront Celebrations, Star-Spangled Baby Showers, Back-to-School Brigades and Holiday Meals for Military events each year to show appreciation to military spouses.

Visit Operation Homefront online for more information.

Arkansas Department of Human Services

700 Main St.

Little Rock, AR 72201 501-682-1001

www.humanservices.arkansas.gov 

The Arkansas Department of Human Services provides adult and child protective services, child care licensing, behavioral health services, and prevention and early intervention services. The department provides families with information on child care in Arkansas, a searchable database for licensed child care providers and information on healthy child development and parenting strategies.

Pulaski County Youth Services

201 S. Broadway St., Suite 220

Little Rock, AR 72201 501-340-8250

http://pulaskicounty.net/pulaski-county-youth-services 

Pulaski County Youth Services provides resources and support services to improve the quality of educational opportunities for youth in Pulaski County. PCYS serves youth ages 6 to 18 with a variety of programs like the Our Club music program, internships, a ropes course, and financial and cooking classes.

United Service Organization

www.uso.org 

Since 1941, the USO has kept our military men and women connected to their families, home and country no matter where they are or under what conditions they serve. Programs for military families include Couples Seminars: Stronger Families, Comfort Crew for Military Kids, Operation That’s My Dress, United Through Reading, Baby Showers: USO and What to Expect Present Special Delivery and The Sesame Street/USO Experience.

The USO also provides transition services to support Americans’ return to civilian life after completing their military service. For more information, go to www.uso.org/programs/uso-pathfinder.

Visit the USO’s website to find a location near you.

Pets

Little Rock AFB Family Resources Pets

 

Moves are stressful for everyone — including the family pet. Pets can sense stress and a change in routine can be difficult for them. If possible, keep your pets in a quiet, secure area while movers pack up or unload your belongings. Movers will have your door open while they move boxes and furniture, and a pet may slip out the door undetected. Make sure you keep a collar with an ID tag on your pet at all times. Ensure the tag has your current phone number on it. It is also a good idea to microchip your pets. Remember to keep the microchip’s contact information up-to-date. If your pet escapes during any part of your move, you want the animal shelter that scans the chip to be able to contact you.

In Arkansas your pet faces many new outside dangers, including North America’s only native marsupial, the opossum, along with black bears and alligators. All of these animals are known for eating pet food left outdoors, birdseed or garbage scraps at night. They typically flee from people but can become dangerous when an individual animal gets accustomed or habituated to humans who unintentionally feed them. Secure trash cans and keep pet food indoors. The majority of snakes in Arkansas are nonvenomous, of the six venomous snakes that are native to the state, none have caused a human death since the 1960s. Although feared, attacks by coyotes and bobcats are extremely rare, though small pets can become easy prey. Where coyotes are prevalent, keep pets indoors and supervise young children as a precaution, especially at dusk, to avoid an attack. If your pet gets bitten, seek medical attention immediately.

Animal Services

Cabot Animal Services

2951 S. First St.
Cabot, AR 72023
501-843-2021

Cabot Animal Services provides animal control services as well as an animal shelter. For information about the shelter’s low-cost public spay and neuter clinics, call Cabot Animal Services.

Humane Society of Pulaski County

14600 Colonel Glenn Road
Little Rock, AR 72210
501-227-6166
www.warmhearts.org

The Humane Society of Pulaski County is a private, no-kill shelter that provides services such as caring for unwanted, abused and homeless pets; adoption; lost and found services; and community outreach. The agency also performs neglect and cruelty investigations. For detailed information about adoption, visit the humane society’s website.

Pulaski County Sanitation and Animal Services

3403 W. 33rd St.
Little Rock, AR 72204
501-210-7508
http://pulaskicounty.net/pulaski-county-sanitation-and-animal-services

Contact Animal Services for complaints concerning stray animals and for low-cost spay or neutering services.

Jacksonville Animal Control and Animal Shelter

217 S. Redmond Road
Jacksonville, AR 72076
501-982-2916
www.cityofjacksonville.net/143/Animal-Control

Jacksonville Animal Control is available to assist with animal-related calls and complaints concerning bite cases, injured animals, vicious animals running at large and deceased animals that are a danger to traffic. The animal shelter has animals available for adoption.

Little Rock Animal Services Division

4500 Kramer St.
Little Rock, AR 72204
501-376-3067
www.littlerock.gov/for-residents/animal-services

Little Rock Animal Services Division enforces city ordinances relating to animal safety and welfare. The division also responds to complaints about stray, injured, abused and neglected animals. Stray animals are collected and kept at the Animal Village, where they are available for owner pickup, adoption or rescue.

North Little Rock Animal Control and Animal Shelter

1 Championship Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118
501-791-8577

North Little Rock Animal Control assists with feral and stray animals and provides a shelter and mobile adoption unit for adoptable animals. For information on spay and neuter programs for low-income residents, contact animal control.

Sherwood Animal Services

6500 N. Hills Blvd.
Sherwood, AR 72116
501-834-2287
www.cityofsherwood.net/149/Animal-Services

Sherwood Animal Services provides animal control programs and a shelter for abandoned and stray animals.

Veterinary Services

Veterinary services in Pulaski and Lonoke counties are plentiful; see the Military Buyer’s Guide to connect with local providers. Search the State of Arkansas Veterinary Medical Examining Board’s veterinary roster to find a local licensed veterinarian at https://arvetboard.myarkansas.net/public.

Pets for Patriots

https://petsforpatriots.org

Pets for Patriots’ vision is to end animal homelessness in the United States while giving our military veterans and their families the greatest “thank you” of all: the extraordinary love of a companion pet. It makes this happen through its nationwide shelter and veterinary networks, military and veteran organizations, and a public that values the lives of both the vulnerable and heroic among us.

To learn more about adopting a pet, visit https://petsforpatriots.org/adopt-a-pet/how-it-works.

Pets

Little Rock AFB 2019 Pets

Moves are stressful for everyone — including the family pet. Pets can sense stress and a change in routine can be difficult for them. If possible, keep your pets in a quiet, secure area while movers pack up or unload your belongings. Movers will have your door open while they move boxes and furniture, and a pet may slip out the door undetected. Make sure you keep a collar with an ID tag on your pet at all times. Ensure the tag has your current phone number on it. It is also a good idea to microchip your pets. Remember to keep the microchip’s contact information up-to-date. If your pet escapes during any part of your move, you want the animal shelter that scans the chip to be able to contact you.

In Arkansas your pet faces many new outside dangers, including North America’s only native marsupial, the opossum, along with black bears and alligators. All of these animals are known for eating pet food left outdoors, birdseed or garbage scraps at night. They typically flee from people but can become dangerous when an individual animal gets accustomed or habituated to humans who unintentionally feed them. Secure trash cans and keep pet food indoors. The majority of snakes in Arkansas are nonvenomous; of the six venomous snakes that are native to the state, none has caused a human death since the 1960s. Although feared, attacks by coyotes and bobcats are extremely rare, though small pets can become easy prey. Where coyotes are prevalent, keep pets indoors and supervise young children as a precaution, especially at dusk, to avoid an attack. If your pet gets bitten, seek medical attention immediately.

Animal Services

Cabot Animal Services

2951 S. First St.

Cabot, AR 72023 501-843-2021

www.cabotar.gov/149/Animal-Services 

Cabot Animal Services provides animal control services as well as an animal shelter. For information about the shelter’s low-cost public spay and neuter clinics, call Cabot Animal Services.

Humane Society of Pulaski County

14600 Colonel Glenn Road

Little Rock, AR 72210 501-227-6166

www.warmhearts.org 

The Humane Society of Pulaski County is a private, no-kill shelter that provides services such as caring for unwanted, abused and homeless pets; adoption; lost and found services; and community outreach. The agency also performs neglect and cruelty investigations. For detailed information about adoption, visit the humane society’s website.

Pulaski County Sanitation and Animal Services

3403 W. 33rd St.

Little Rock, AR 72204 501-210-7508

http://pulaskicounty.net/pulaski-county-sanitation-and-animal-services 

Contact Animal Services for complaints concerning stray animals and for low-cost spay or neutering services.

Jacksonville Animal Control and Animal Shelter

217 S. Redmond Road

Jacksonville, AR 72076 501-982-2916

www.cityofjacksonville.net/143/Animal-Control 

Jacksonville Animal Control is available to assist with animal-related calls and complaints concerning bite cases, injured animals, vicious animals running at large and deceased animals that are a danger to traffic. The animal shelter has animals available for adoption.

Little Rock Animal Services Division

4500 Kramer St.

Little Rock, AR 72204 501-376-3067

www.littlerock.gov/for-residents/animal-services 

Little Rock Animal Services Division enforces city ordinances relating to animal safety and welfare. The division also responds to complaints about stray, injured, abused and neglected animals. Stray animals are collected and kept at the Animal Village, where they are available for owner pickup, adoption or rescue.

North Little Rock Animal Control and Animal Shelter

1 Championship Drive

North Little Rock, AR 72118 501-791-8577

http://nlr.ar.gov/government/a_z_department_list/animal_services 

North Little Rock Animal Control assists with feral and stray animals and provides a shelter and mobile adoption unit for adoptable animals. For information on spay and neuter programs for low-income residents, contact animal control.

Sherwood Animal Services

6500 N. Hills Blvd.

Sherwood, AR 72116 501-834-2287

www.cityofsherwood.net/149/Animal-Services 

Sherwood Animal Services provides animal control programs and a shelter for abandoned and stray animals.

Pets for Patriots

https://petsforpatriots.org 

Pets for Patriots’ vision is to end animal homelessness in the United States while giving our military veterans and their families the greatest “thank you” of all: the extraordinary love of a companion pet. It makes this happen through its nationwide shelter and veterinary networks, military and veteran organizations, and a public that values the lives of both the vulnerable and heroic among us.

To learn more about adopting a pet, visit https://petsforpatriots.org/adopt-a-pet/how-it-works.

Veterinary Services

Veterinary services in Pulaski and Lonoke counties are plentiful; see the Military Buyer’s Guide to connect with local providers. Search the State of Arkansas Veterinary Medical Examining Board’s veterinary roster to find a local licensed veterinarian at https://arvetboard.myarkansas.net/public.

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