Little Rock Shelters and Soup Kitchens

Help for the Homeless and Abused

If you're in need of support for domestic abuse situations, in need of a hot meal and clothing or just need help getting back on your feet, these organizations can help. Also, find the list of Little Rock food pantries and assistance for the holidays.

These organizations are always looking for donations, volunteers, and goods.

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The Center for Youth Emergency Shelter (Runaways/Youth)

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6425 West 12th Street

The Emergency Shelter provides immediate temporary shelter to youth in crisis age 8 - 18. The shelter provides a stable environment as well as safety and compassionate support for youth who are in state custody or are considered homeless or runaways.

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The Dorcas House (Women of Domestic Abuse)

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823 South Park Street

The Union Rescue Mission sponsors the Dorcas House, a shelter for battered women and their families. They provide services like food, shelter, clothing and crisis intervention to more than 400 women and children annually. 

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The Little Rock Compassion Center (Homeless)

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3618 West Roosevelt Road, 501-296-9114 (Men)
4210 Asher Avenue, 501-663-2972 (Women)

The Little Rock Compassion Center provides food, clothing, and shelter to Little Rock's homeless. The offer shelter to hundreds of people a night and prepare around 500 meals people every day. They need help distributing and sorting goods, monetary donations and donations of goods. Visit their website or call 501-296-9114.

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Fred W. Paris Towers (Over 50)

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1800 South Broadway

Housing for those over 50 years of age with no dependents.

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Mid Arkansas Substance Abuse House (Substance Abuse)

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4601 West 7th Street

This is a detox center. You must be over 18 and a Pulaski County resident.

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Mission Global Ministries (Men - Homeless/Paroles)

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3719 East Broadway, North Little Rock

This is a men's homeless shelter, but they also provide a halfway house for men on parole.

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Nehemiah House (Men)

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3000 Confederate Blvd

The Nehemiah House reaches out to the homeless, addicted and disadvantaged men of Central Arkansas. You can stay for 4-free days per month, which includes food. They also have a 32-bed recovery program for substance abuse.

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Our House (Homeless)

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302 East Roosevelt

Our House helps people move up the housing ladder from homelessness to transitional housing, and eventually to permanent housing in the community. On any given night, 110 – 120 people live at Our House. They offer clothing, educational programs, classes, domestic violence recovery and more. You must be willing and able to work to stay at Our House.

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Saint Francis House (Veterans)

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2710 South Elm Street

The Saint Francis House Veterans Re-Entry Program provides transitional housing for homeless veterans having difficulties re-entering society because of post-traumatic stress syndrome or substance abuse or other problems.

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The Salvation Army (Homeless)

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1109 West Markham Street

The Little Rock Harbor Light Lodge provides emergency assistance, shelter, housing, chemical dependency counseling, transitional housing, health care services and spiritual support to its clients. This 83-bed shelter (62 men, 13 women, and 18 families) opens daily at 6:30 p.m. For shelter availability, call 501/374-8636 after 4:30 PM daily. Breakfast and dinner are served daily at 6:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

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Women and Children First (Women of Domestic Abuse)

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Women and Children First offers a domestic abuse hotline and shelter for abused women. They can also help with transitional housing and support. You must be drug and ​alcohol-free. Call the number for help and information about seeking shelter and transitional housing and support.

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ABBA House (Pregnant Women)

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1014 South Oak Street

The Missionaries of Charity (Mother Theresa’s order) operates a house which provides shelter to women and children. Non-pregnant women can stay up to 3-months, pregnant women can stay up to 2-4 weeks after the child is born.

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