City of Little Rock establishes Family Help Center for tornado victims
Little Rock, Arkansas – Families in Little Rock who were affected by the storm on Friday will have resources to turn to.
The opening of a Family Support Center was announced by Little Rock municipal officials on Monday. Residents will have access to water, food, and supplies inside the center, and they will be able to request tree removal and tarp placement.
The facility, which will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting on Monday, is situated in The City Center at 315 North Shackleford Road.
To assist families in transition, a representative from the Little Rock School District will be present at the facility. For those who want federal aid, FEMA agents will also be present at the center.
The center will also offer caseworkers, trauma-informed mental health treatments, and Municipal ID services to any city residents who may require them.
This week, there will be free lunches and dinners available every day.
“This is a significant community partnership that demonstrates the strength and resolve of our city,” Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. said. “We are united in our commitment to serve those who were impacted by this storm as we move forward together to rebuild. I’m humbled by the outpouring of support from not just this community, but from around the world.
Engage Arkansas, Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief, the Salvation Army, Wolfe Street Foundation, Center for Youth and Families, Immanuel Baptist Church, Goodwill Industries, and the United Way are partners in the Family Help Center.
Via its 211 hotline, which is open around the clock, United Way will link locals to resources. To report disaster-related difficulties or request volunteer services, residents can phone 211.