Project CARE / Serving Special Needs Citizens

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The Mission of Project CARE is to improve the lives of the Special Needs Population in our community through Education, Resources, Opportunities, Support, Legislation, and Advocacy.  

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UPCOMING EVENTS


Project CARE is a group of local community partners that have united to better serve the special needs population of Northeast Arkansas. Our partner members currently include:


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Arkansas Department of Human Services

4701 Colony Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72404

870-932-4043

or visit their website at humanservices.arkansas.gov/

The Jonesboro Human Development Center is a state-funded residential facility which provides training and care for people with intellectual challenges or related conditions. The center serves approximately 100 people on its campus, while also offering support services to those in the surrounding community who might benefit from alternative living/service options. The goal of the center is to provide the supports and training needed to help people reach their maximum potential in life while considering their rights to dignity and respect.

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Arkansas Rehabilitation Services / Division of Workforce Services 

2311 E. Nettleton Avenue, Ste G, Jonesboro AR 72401

870-972-0025 

or visit their website at ARCareerEd.org

The mission of the Arkansas Rehabilitation Services Subdivision is to assist persons with disabilities so they are empowered to become employed.  Arkansas Rehabilitation Services helps individuals overcome those obstacles by focusing on ABILITY rather than DISABILITY.  Please call to discuss further details all the services that can be provided. 

Please contact out the office to discuss further details all the services that can be provided. 


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Arkansas State University-Physical Therapy  

2713 Pawnee St. Jonesboro, AR 72401 

870-972-3591

or visit their website at astate.edu/college/conhp/departments/physical-therapy/ 

The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy at Arkansas State University is to educate physical therapy professionals, to enhance the intellectual growth of our students, faculty and alumni, and to enrich the lives of all individuals and communities in the Mississippi Delta region and beyond.


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Brookland Public Schools

200 W School St. Brookland, AR 72417 

870-932-2080 

or visit their website at www.brooklandbearcats.org 

K-12 Special Education, High School Transition Program 


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David E. Puryear Center / The Learning Center of Northeast Arkansas

2806 Fox Meadow Lane, Jonesboro, AR 72404 

870-932-0200

or visit their website at facebook.com/davidpuryearcenter 

The David E. Puryear Center is an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.  We provide 24/7 care for 10 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  We work with each adult on the activities of daily living, social communication, community involvement, and other skills that will help them live more independent lives. Mission Statement: To provide quality residential and medical care for adults with intellectual disabilities, while working with these individuals to develop their independence to the highest possible level.   


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Focus, Inc.

504 Flint Street  Jonesboro, AR 72401 

870-935-2750 

or visit their website at  www.focusinc.org

 "To empower individuals, with or without disabilities, to pursue their goals and take their place in our community.“ At Focus we believe that everyone can achieve greater independence with the proper care, training, and development. Depending on their personal ability and goals, our residents participate in a wide range of developmental and training activities. Our facilities, programs, and credentialed staff qualify us to help people develop physically, emotionally, and vocationally. Our passion, though, is what makes the difference in the happiness of our program participants and their motivation to achieve their personal goals. 
SERVICES OFFERED Adult Development The Focus Adult Development Programs are day activity programs operated by Focus, Inc. They are licensed, partially funded and monitored by the State of Arkansas. The purpose of the programs is to assist adults with disabilities to grow and learn. Transportation to and from programs provided. Medicaid Waiver The Medicaid Waiver Program is designed to assist people with developmental disabilities who cannot live independently.  Autism Waiver/Autism EPSDT Autism Waiver (ages 18 months-7 years)/Autism EPSDT (ages 7years-21years old) provides services for all ages with Autism to help build skills in their natural environments in the areas of cognition, communication, self-care, socialization, and appropriate behavior. The purpose of the program is to provide intensive, evidence-based intervention for 20-25 hours per week in the homes of our consumers with autism who meet eligibility requirements.  Supported Employment The supported employment program assists our participants in finding and keeping gainful employment in a fully integrated environment.  Participants are encouraged to work 15-20 hours per week.  An individual’s interests and long-term goals are taken into consideration when searching for a position.  We strive to build partnerships with local businesses so that our participants are employed in a variety of occupations. 


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HOWL Transition Program 

330 University Loop West, Jonesboro, AR 72401

870-972-2000 

or visit their website at www.astate.edu/howltp 

The H.O.W.L. Transition Program provides the A-State experience to students. The H.O.W.L. Transition Program also provides support to students who may need: Mentoring Social Skills Career Planning Independent Living Skills Tutoring 
 


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Mind Align Counseling

820 E Matthews Ste F Jonesboro, AR 72401 

870-206-8212

or visit their websites at www.mindaligncounseling.net

Outpatient mental health provider/counseling 

At Mind Align Counseling we're providing outpatient mental health counseling for teens through adults. We have several areas of expertise and use various interventions to assist individuals, families, and relationships with the healing that they're needing. We partner with several nonprofits in the community and are very community focused. 


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Pathfinder, Inc 

2606 East Matthews, Jonesboro AR 72401

870-931-5504 

or visit their website at www.pathfinderinc.org 

Our Mission: Pathfinder, Inc. is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and implementation of individualized strategies designed to provide citizens with developmental disabilities and/or behavioral health needs total access to community life. 

Pathfinder, Inc. expanding growth opportunities for the people we serve to achieve their highest potential. 


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Valley View Public Schools

2116 Yarbourgh Dr., Jonesboro, AR 72404 

870-932-3737 

or visit their website at Valleyviewschools.net

K-12 Special Education, High School Transition Program  


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Westside Public Schools

1630 Hwy 91, West Jonesboro, AR 72404

870-935-7501 

or visit their website at westsideschools.org 

K-12 Special Education, High School Transition Program