Changes to Rent Relief Program will expedite process to help tenants avoid eviction

For Immediate Release: September 8, 2021 Media ContactsAmy Webb, Chief of Communicationsamy.webb@dhs.arkansas.gov Gavin Lesnick, Deputy Chief of Communicationsgavin.lesnick.dhs@dhs.arkansas.gov Several important changes have been made to the Arkansas Rent Relief Program to expedite the distribution of assistance, including measures that will prioritize funds for tenants who are at immediate risk of eviction or who have had […]

DHS Division of Children and Family Services, Project Zero Kick Off ‘Every Day Counts’ Campaign

For Immediate Release: Sept. 1, 2021 Media ContactsAmy Webb, Chief of Communicationsamy.webb@dhs.arkansas.gov Gavin Lesnick, Deputy Chief of Communicationsgavin.lesnick.dhs@dhs.arkansas.gov (LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — Hundreds of children and teens in Arkansas’s foster care system are waiting for a family to call their own, but the ongoing pandemic has caused delays and created barriers to adoption. That’s why today […]

UA football coach, super fan team up to promote COVID-19 vaccinations

For Immediate Release: August 27, 2021 Media ContactsAmy Webb, Chief of Communicationsamy.webb@dhs.arkansas.gov Gavin Lesnick, Deputy Chief of Communicationsgavin.lesnick.dhs@dhs.arkansas.gov (LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – A pair of new Public Service Announcement videos debuting today feature University of Arkansas head football coach Sam Pittman and well-known Razorbacks super fan Canaan Sandy encouraging fans to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. […]

ARHOME Informational Session

When: Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 1 p.m. Where: Arkansas Department of Corrections conference room, 1302 Pike Avenue, North Little Rock RSVP to amy.webb@dhs.arkansas.gov Video link: Arkansas Citizens Access Network (ARCAN) Agenda The post ARHOME Informational Session appeared first on Arkansas Department of Human Services.

State Plan Amendment 2021-0004 Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs); Physician 1-21 – Zoom Public Hearing

View the Proposed Rule on the DHS website. A Public Hearing will be held via Zoom on September 15, 2021 @ 11:00 AM CST. Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82736912788 Or One tap mobile :     US: +13126266799,,82736912788#  or +14702509358,,82736912788#Or Telephone:     Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):         US: […]

Arkansas DHS Peer Support Conference to help those struggling with substance abuse and mental illness

Goal is to grow network of Peer Recovery Support Specialists For Immediate Release: August 20, 2021 Media ContactsAmy Webb, Chief of Communicationsamy.webb@dhs.arkansas.gov Gavin Lesnick, Deputy Chief of Communicationsgavin.lesnick.dhs@dhs.arkansas.gov Dealing with the impact of drug use, addiction, and mental illness is tough, but there are special people and services that can help. That’s why the Arkansas […]

$1.3 Million Grant Awarded to DHS for Respite Services for Caregivers

For Immediate Release: August 12, 2021 Media ContactsAmy Webb, Chief of Communicationsamy.webb@dhs.arkansas.gov Gavin Lesnick, Deputy Chief of Communicationsgavin.lesnick.dhs@dhs.arkansas.gov $1.3 Million Grant Awarded to DHS for Respite Services for Caregivers Help Available Statewide with No Income Requirements   (LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — Being a full-time caregiver can be difficult, especially if caregivers don’t have a way […]

Arkansas Medicaid DRC

Meeting Agenda The Arkansas Medicaid Drug Review Committee meeting scheduled for August 11, 2021 will be held in a hybrid format. There will be in-person and virtual attendance options. If you will be attending in-person, please email Cinnamon.pearson@dhs.arkansas.gov for confirmation. Ms. Peasrson will pre-register any in-person attendees with security to expedite meeting arrival.  If you […]

Direct Payments Available for Youth Who Experienced Foster Care

For Immediate Release:July 26, 2021 Media Contacts Amy Webb, Chief of Communicationsamy.webb@dhs.arkansas.gov Gavin Lesnick, Deputy Chief of Communicationsgavin.lesnick.dhs@dhs.arkansas.gov Direct Payments Available for Youth Who Experienced Foster Care Direct Payments Available for Youth Who Experienced Foster Care   (LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) —New COVID-19 relief funding will assist youth and young adults who have experienced foster care […]