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Returning Home Center

The Returning Home Center in Springdale Arkansas works with men and women who have a criminal history that is hindering the future they desire. At this location, we partner with Phoenix Recovery to best serve the male residents who have been paroled from prison. Continue down our web page to get more details on the Center and the work that is being done there.

Community Alternative Program (CAP)

Community Alternative Program (CAP) offered by Returning Home, Inc. This is a male transitional living program for individuals facing incarceration due to new charges and supervision infractions. The program provides safe and sober housing, food security,
hygiene kits, clothing, case management, mental health counseling, employment preparedness, financial education, medication management, addiction support, and recovery connection. The program is designed to reduce recidivism and help clients become self-sufficient and stable members of the community. 

How does someone get into the program?

CAP is for men in Washington County Jail sentencing alternative for those with nonviolent nonsexual offenses. The client is sentenced to us for four months. To see if someone qualifies, we must receive a referral from the attorney, the prosecutor must approve, and then our staff will set up a compatibility interview and place the client into our Washington County Jail CAP class. A determination will be made after that by our staff and sent to their attorney.

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Our Mission

Repairing lives and restoring families of Northwest Arkansas citizens who are imprisoned or who have been released. 


Our goal is to increase access to the foundational needs of men and women coming from incarceration in Northwest Arkansas. Each of these items is key to a successful life but is limited to those with a criminal record. We come alongside our clients to connect those in need to the services that will help them successfully transition back into society. Our focus is on stable housing, eliminating food insecurities, improving access to employment and increasing job retention, assisting in acquiring personal identification, increasing access to mental and physical wellness services, and reducing substance abuse dependencies.  

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Uniting with others in Christian love to meet the needs of imprisoned and returning men and women in Northwest Arkansas.



Improving the quality of life in Northwest Arkansas by helping break the cycle of imprisonment.

About The Center

The Center was created to provide a space for nonprofits to come together under one roof to best serve clients.

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703 N. Thompson Street

Springdale AR 72764


Mon-Fri: 8 am to 3 pm

For men paroling out of a State of Arkansas Prison in need of a transitional house, they must apply through the Find Good (Goodgrid) portal at the prison. Phoenix Recovery NWA is the organization that provides transitional housing at the Returning Home Center. Make sure Phoenix Recovery NWA is what he puts as his 1st choice. His IRO can help him with that. For those who have sex offenses, we are unable to accept them to our facility due to the City's ordinance. Then it is up to his IRO to select a bed of ours in the system when one comes open, which is a weekly occurrence. If they are in county jail doing a 90-day parole violation, they must contact their Parole Officer and their officer will enter their application on Goodgrid. Thanks    

Organizations We Partner With

A leading provider of sober and chem-free living environment for men recovering from alcohol abuse and substance addictions.

Ministering to those who are physically incarcerated as well as those who find themselves imprisoned in the community they live in by the choices they have made.  

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If you or a loved one needs assistance from Returning Home, please fill out the form below and we will get in contact with you. Please put their name and location, if incarcerated what facility.

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Whether you want to donate time, resources or services, we'd love to hear from you. Returning Home relies on the support of our local community.

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Support Our Cause

Returning Home is a donor-driven ministry. A non-profit 501C3 that relies on donations from individuals and organizations to provide services for the men and women in Northwest Arkansas.

Donate online by clicking the donate button or mail a check to Returning Home at:  P.O. Box 188, Springdale AR 72765

Support Our Cause Option #2

We have a number of continual needs to directly support our clients and their desire to change their lives. The button below will take you to our nonprofit registry. On it are items like socks, underwear, toilet paper, and more. Once you purchase these items they are directly shipped to the Returning Home Center for our clients. What better stewardship than knowing exactly where your money is going. Please take the time to check out our items of need. Thanks. 


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Nick Robbins

Chief Executive Officer

Since 2008, his work in the area of prison ministry includes Reentry positions with both Prison Fellowship and Pathway to Freedom. He is a Charles Colson Scholarship recipient from Wheaton College and a graduate of the School for Correctional Ministries Reentry Leadership Credential Program.

In his current role, he oversees Returning Home a Pre- Adjudication and Reentry-focused community organization in Springdale Arkansas.


A former Executive Board Member of the Correctional Ministry and Chaplains Association, a Civic Board Member of the Northwest Arkansas Community Correction Center in Fayetteville, an Advisory Board Member of the Institute of Prison Ministry, and a chair of the Washington County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee.


Public Speaking: civic groups, churches, public discussion panel speaker, college, high schools, Warden Exchange Program. He married Kelly in 2008 and they have two boys Alex and Andrew.



Security Director

You can feel safe knowing this 14 pound Coton De Tulear is on the job at the Returning Home.


Brenda Stringfellow

CAP Program Director

Brenda facilitates and oversees the Community Alternative Program.


Christine Coleman

RHC Program Manager

Christine is tasked with overseeing and facilitating programming at the Returning Home Center. 


Dwayne Thompson

CAP House Manager

Dwayne is responsible for a variety of tasks to ensure the smooth operation of the facility.


Arrin Waits

CAP Weekend Manager

Arrin oversees all weekend functions of CAP.

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