Because Samaritan Community Center has become a vital resource to people in Northwest Arkansas experiencing economic, emotional and spiritual distress we decided to establish a program designed around our vision statement of encouraging all who enter here to find hope and experience positive life change. Samaritan Care is the name we gave to the program that deals with our Client Advocacy/Case Management and Counseling needs.
“We focus on meeting each client just where they are,” says Martha Newman, the Springdale Samaritan Center social worker. “So many of our clients do not have a support system such as a healthy family dynamic or a church home. We are here to primarily offer encouragement and a listening ear, something that so many of these families need.”
Our Client Advocacy/Case Management Services are provided by three professional social workers at both the Rogers and Springdale Samaritan Centers. Client visits may include encouragement, prayer, detailed referral information for other resources within the community, and assistance with completion of government and other types of paperwork required to obtain financial assistance.
Our social workers also help families to review their financial needs to determine how to help them best budget their money, with follow-up visits encouraged.
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 9 am-12:00 pm
Rogers Center: M-TH 9 am-1:00 pm
Email Martha Newman, LCSW, Springdale Center Social Worker; or call 479.872.1115
Email Kayla Tedder, BSW, Rogers and Springdale Centers Social Worker, or call 479.636.4198
Call 479.636.4198, ext. 235
Our counseling program utilizes John Brown University college interns who are working toward masters and doctoral degrees in counseling. These interns 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 interns are available), and our services are open to individuals of all ages (children, adolescents and adults), couples, and families. We also offer group therapy, and play therapy for children.
Common issues we deal 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 our Rogers Center and by appointment only. As with all other SCC programs, Samaritan Care services are FREE.
To schedule your appointment, call the phone number listed at left.