On Thursday, November 14th members of the Junior Auxiliary of Russellville hosted a Literacy Night at the ARVAC Head Start Center. Each child got to take home their own copy of the book "If You Give a Mouse a Brownie" along with a goodie bag.
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.
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.
DARDANELLE, Ark. (September 28, 2018) – Beginning January 1, 2019, Head Start and Early Head Start services in west central Arkansas will be administered by Arkansas River Valley Area Council, Inc. (ARVAC).