Providing pathways out of poverty to the community.

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Freedom House

Substance abuse and dependency treatment.

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Head Start

Comprehensive education for children ages 0-5.

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Stephanie Garner, CEO

Message from our CEO

“At ARVAC, we are constantly looking for ways to better meet the needs of our community. We ask that you join our boots on the ground efforts to make a difference in the river valley. This is not a job to me; it is truly a ministry. I’m blessed to be chosen to shepherd this great organization and I look forward to a bright future!”

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By teaching basic gardening skills to the clients we serve at the ARVAC Freedom House, we allow them to develop an idea of where food comes from and the hard work that goes in to preparing the food, as well as introduce them to healthy options for the dinner table. This provides individuals with life skills to extend to the community by working in groups, sharing knowledge, and opens connections with others interested in cultivation, increasing opportunities for healthy dialogue and a healthy sober hobby.

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Low-income elderly individuals spend most of their household income on utilities, medicine, fuel costs and trips to the doctor’s office. Too often, low-income households will have to choose between buying their medicine and paying a utility bill. ARVAC's assistance programs have been helping the community since 1965. Below are some success stories from our Johnson and Scott County locations.

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Telephone: (479) 219-5292

FAX: (479) 219-5296

2707 East H Street

Russellville, AR 72802