Family Services Program
The Family Services Program here at C-SCDC assists low-income families in Sebastian and Crawford counties who are in need of help and connection with an array of services.
Family Services assists both individuals in need and families access programs C-SCDC offers as well as to connect them with other community resources. Please find a list below of the different services C-SCDC Family Services offers.
Children's Clothing Program
K-12 children of Fort Smith residents affected by COVID-19 can now apply for $480.00 in winter clothing assistance. This program is first come, first served until funds are depleted. Apply here.
You can receive up to $1000.00 over the course of two consecutive months. This assistance is first come, first served until funds are depleted. You can request an application over voicemail at 479-785-2303 ext. 116. Be sure to state your name, full address (including zip code), phone number, and which program you are applying for.
See here for more details.
C-SCDC has closed the AR Fresh Start rental assistance program to allow time for processing applications that have been turned in as funding comes to an end. If you need rental assistance and were not able to apply for AR Fresh start please check out the Arkansas Rent Relief Program at ar.gov/rentrelief
Also, if you have a current Sherrifs Eviction and need rental assistance you may call us at 479-785-2303 to get on our waitlist for rental assistance.
Transition Out of Poverty Services or TOPS is a program that helps low-income individuals access assistance with money management workshops, savings matching, job skills training, and resume writing. Participants will be assigned a Family Services Counselor and work with them weekly to meet their goals.
AR CARES funding is available to those who qualify by income and can prove they have been affected by COVID-19. The program gives financial assistance for mortgage defaults, job skills training, gas cards for job hunting, and food certificates.