Mission Outreach of Paragould
901 E. Lake
Paragould, AR - 72451
Emergency Homeless Shelter, Transitional Living Program, Soup Kitchen, Food pantry, clothing.
Housing the Homeless
Mission Outreach operates an emergency shelter, 365 days a year. Homeless clients of NEA can find a bed, shower, food, and hope all under one roof. Mission Outreach offers job hunting resources, mental health therapy, medication assistance, and much more to each person who claims Mission Outreach as a temporary home.
Our facility is a sixty bed homeless shelter for a six county region in Northeast Arkansas. We also operate a full-time soup kitchen that serves three meals a day, year round, and a full-time food pantry.
Shelter: Mission Outreach of NEA, Inc. is a 60 bed emergency shelter for the homeless in a six county region of Northeast Arkansas. The facility, which was built in 1982, has a separate dorm area for men, women and families. The average length of stay in our shelter is 40 days.
Soup Kitchen: An on-site soup kitchen serves 3 meals per day, 365 days per year. The kitchen is staffed by volunteers and residents. Breakfast is served at 6:30 AM, lunch is served at 12 PM and dinner is served at 5 PM. You do not have to be a resident to eat in the soup kitchen as it is open to the public. We serve an average 140 meals per day.
Food Pantry: An on-site food pantry distributes canned goods, fresh fruits, frozen foods and other food items twice a week. Our pantry, which is staffed by volunteers, is open on Monday's and Thursday's from 9 AM to 4 PM. Individuals must meet certain income guidelines and complete minimal paperwork to be eligible for assistance. In 2011, over 5,200 food boxes were distributed through our food pantry.
Free Clinic: Mission Outreach of NEA, Inc. in partnership with Arkansas Methodist Medical Center provides basic medical services to those who otherwise have no access to healthcare. The clinic is staffed completely by volunteer physicians, nurses, pharmacists, lab technicians and other professionals. It is open from 6 PM to 9 PM on each first and third Thursday of each month. Our charitable medical clinic has a fully stocked pharmacy on-site and fills prescription at no cost to individuals. Eligibility requires that an individual have no form of health insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare. Our clinic is located at #1 Medical Drive, Paragould, AR 72450.
Assistance Programs: Our benevolent services offer rent, utility, fuel and prescription assistance. Individuals must first qualify and be approved by our benevolent services manager and are eligible for assistance once every 12 months. No cash or checks are ever exchanged as our system works entirely off of vouchers that individuals can use with cooperating providers. Our benevolent services are open from 9 AM to 4 PM each Tuesday and Thursday.
Supportive Services: Other services offered by Mission Outreach of NEA, Inc. include transportation to and from employment (limited time), transportation to and from staffing agencies, social security and other document retrieval assistance, day labor opportunities and more.