Four Pillars of Hope

Every individual requires a series of basic needs to be met in order to reach their highest possible level of functioning. By offering services that address the basic needs of an individual, HOPE Campus’ client-centered approach encourages clients to actively engage with their progress so that they may attain a higher level of functioning. HOPE Campus supports clients’ basic needs so that they have the mental and financial resources to devote their time to other necessities that are essential for their self-sufficiency.

The Four Pillars of HOPE is the system we use to address the needs of an individual as they correspond to their basic needs. Each Pillar is designed to address a different need. Each Pillar works in conjuncture with the others to ensure no basic need goes unmet.

1. Healthcare & Nutrition

  • Free, nutritious meals for adults and children.
  • Meal Prep instruction
  • Nutrition education including how life habits and diet affect ailments and general health.
  • Basic Health Indicator assessment at the Mercy Clinic (blood pressure, weight, BMI)
  • Resume building and job application training
  • Physical- Mercy HOPE Clinic with insurance options through Mercy Hospital and an Independent Agent

2. Homeless Prevention & Management

  • Access to the HOPE Campus dormitory for adults 18 years of age and older
  • Full use of showers and restroom facilities
  • Hygiene Products
  • Laundry Services
  • Rapid Rehousing
  • Fort Smith Housing Authority
  • VA Housing
  • 105 bed emergency shelter

3. Mental Health & Addiction

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
  • Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
  • Redemption Recover Meetings
  • Group Therapy
  • Yoga/Meditation classes
  • Stress Relief Aids
  • Mercy Classes about diseases

4. Educating Families & Employment

  • Parenting Classes
  • Literacy Classes
  • Domestic Violence Classes
  • Pregnancy Options Counseling
  • Budgeting, Finance, & Credit Classes
  • Resume building and job application training
  • C-SCDC classes
    • Utility Assistance Program
    • Food Bank
  • Outreach funds
  • Adult Education for Career Readiness, GED and ESL classes
  • Goodwill- Career and Workplace Readiness
  • Heart 2 Heart Pregnancy Support Center- True Choices/Life Skills Class; topics include Anger Management, General hygiene. Forgiveness, Self-Esteem
  • Fort Smith Public Schools- Getting Ahead in a Just Getting By World
  • Center for Arkansas Legal Services- Free Legal Aid
  • Go Ye Employment Services