• Community Resources

    COMMUNITY RESOURCES

    ARKANSAS BUSINESSES REOPENING DATES & DIRECTIVES

    ARKANSAS BUSINESSES REOPENING DATES & DIRECTIVES Access chart with links here as of May 27, 2020

    EMPLOYMENT/UNEMPLOYMENT

    VIEW UPDATES FOR UNEMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYMENT HERE

    MEALS FOR CHILDREN

    Searcy Schools Meal Distribution sites during school closures

    Beebe Schools Meal Distribution sites during school closure

    Riverview School District meals for students: In an effort to serve our students and community, the Riverview School District will be offering Grab-N-Go breakfast and lunch at no cost to our students throughout this week of school closure. Meals will be available on the Judsonia Elementary and Kensett Elementary campuses. Please use the back entrances to the cafeteria for pick-up. Breakfast will be served from 8:00-8:30. Lunch will be served from 11:30-12:30. Any students under the age of 18 will be able to participate in this free feeding program.

    White County Central School District WCC is continuing to serve breakfast 7:30-8:30 a.m. and lunch 11:00-noon throughout this week. We also are offering to deliver these meals for the remainder of the week to any student or child under the age of 18 in the home. Please call 729-3947 or 729-4292 before 10 a.m. Wednesday if you want lunch delivered.

    ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

    Community Action Program for Central Arkansas (CAPCA) Searcy office is still open, and our hours are the same. However we are not doing any interviewing. People are still able to pick up and drop applications off. Information will be taken over the phone (501) 279-2015.

    ELDERLY AND AT RISK SHOPPING HOURS
    Dollar General - first hour of operation
    Wal-Mart - We know our older customers could be more vulnerable to the coronavirus and to better support them, Walmart is offering special shopping hours. From March 24 through April 28, Walmart stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers aged 60 and older. This will start one hour before the store opens. Our Pharmacies and Vision Centers will also be open during this time.

    SENIOR SERVICES -Prepared Meals, Transportation, Shopping

    White River Area Agency on Aging   (501) 268-0529 Office is closed to visitors, but employees are still serving over 275 people in White County on a daily basis. Also taking referrals, and delivering food and supplies to home bound senior/disabled.

    White County Aging Program- (501) 268-2587 Office Closed to public. Current Services: White County Aging Program, Inc. is offering a "Drive By Pick-Up" meal option in place of the congregate meals at all of our centers during their normal hour of meal service. Our home delivered meal program is still in effect-however, all of Searcy's in-town routes have shifted to frozen delivery once per week in order to limit person to person contact. Anyone over the age of 60 may come to the Searcy Senior Center to pick up a meal. Transportation to medical appointments and for basic needs shopping are also provided at this time. Donations are accepted, but not required.

    HOUSING ASSISTANCE DURING COFID-19

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched a new mortgage and housing assistance website, which you can access HERE. CFPB, FHFA, and HUD are offering extensive CARES Act assistance and protection for Americans having trouble paying their mortgage or rent during the COVID-19 national health emergency. This joint website consolidates the CARES Act mortgage relief, protections for renters, resources for additional help, and information on how to avoid COVID-19 related scams. It also provides lookup tools for homeowners to determine if their mortgage is federally backed and for renters to find out if their rental unit is financed by FHA, Fannie Mae, or Freddie Mac.

    TRAVEL ADVISORY- here