Because Samaritan Community Center has become a vital resource to people in Northwest Arkansas experiencing economic, emotional and spiritual distress we established a program designed around our Vision statement of encouraging all who enter our doors to find hope and experience positive life change. Samaritan Care is the name we gave to the program that deals with our client advocacy and counseling needs.
As with all other SCC programs, Samaritan Care services are free.
“We focus on meeting each client just where they are,” says Martha Newman, Springdale Samaritan Center social worker. “So many of our clients do not have a support system. We are here to offer client advocacy through crisis intervention and case management, by assisting in supporting the process of connecting clients to the resources they need.”
Available to all SCC clients, our Client Advocacy Services are provided by professional social workers at both the Rogers and Springdale Samaritan Centers. Client visits may include an assessment of gaps in services, then help from the social worker to connect clients to the resources they need.
Vouchers for children’s clothing, redeemable at our Samaritan Shops, are available to our clients through our social workers once every nine months. Adults who have experienced a critical emergency, such as a house fire or leaving a domestic abuse situation, can also qualify for vouchers.
Our social workers see clients on a first-come, first-served basis at both the Springdale and Rogers Centers during the following times:
Springdale Center: M, TU, TH 8:30 am-1:30 pm
Rogers Center: M-TH 8:30 am-1:30 pm
Email Martha Newman, LCSW, Springdale Center Social Worker; or call 479.872.1115
By appointment only. Call 479.636.4198 for appointments
Our Counseling Services utilize graduate college students who are working toward master’s degrees in counseling. The graduate students work under the direct supervision of a Licensed Professional Counselor contracted by the Samaritan Community Center.
We offer counseling in English and Spanish (when Spanish-speaking graduate students are available), and our services are open to the public, including children, adolescents, couples, and families. We also offer group therapy, and play therapy for children.Common issues dealt with in counseling sessions include (but are not limited to): stress, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family or parenting issues, ADHD, and loss/grief.
Counseling clients are seen on an outpatient basis only. No emergency services or medications are available through this program. Counseling services are available at both our Rogers and Springdale Centers.