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479-287-5870

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703 N. Thompson Street,

Springdale AR 72764

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© 2019 Returning Home

REPAIRING LIVES

RESTORING FAMILIES

21 Incarcerated Mothers, 41 Children, 31 Family Members

coming together for one day to Unify the Family!

Our Goal & Vision

Services We Provide

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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 to Northwest Arkansas. Each of these items is key to a successful life but limited for 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.  

 

OUR

PURPOSE

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

OUR

VISION

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

We Equip Men and Women to Run the Race of Life

Returning Home helps people with criminal backgrounds overcome barriers to successful reentry by providing job placement, life skills, clothing, mental health counseling and substance abuse support groups.

Need Help?

If you or a loved one is in need of assistance from Returning Home, please fill out the form below and we will get in contact with you.

 

About The Center

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

 

ADDRESS

703 N. Thompson Street

Springdale AR 72764

hours

Mon-Fri: 9am to 4pm

Services We Provide

JOB PLACEMENT

FOOD PANTRY

MEN'S TRANSITIONAL HOUSING

LIFE SKILLS

CLOTHING

HYGIENE

RECOVERY CLASSES

MENTAL HEALTH

Organizations We Work With

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Goodwill provides career services which include job preparation and placement for men and women that criminal history.

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

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Reformers Unanimous is a faith-based addiction recovery class that offers hope and help for addicted men and women. 

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Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program that uses twelve steps to help members overcome their addictions. 

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Hark provides connections to local resources through community liaisons and technology.

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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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CCOA offers free financial education seminars to the community as well as free budget and credit counseling.

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Providing relationships related education and enrichment with a special emphasis on healthy marriage and family relationships.

Reentry Workshop

Over 250 Graduates In the Last Year

The Reentry Workshop is a program led by local service providers to serve previously incarcerated men and women. The Workshop focuses on four main areas: Mental Health, Addiction, Financial Responsibility, and Professional Development. Our goal is to equip clients with the tools necessary to successfully reintegrate into NWA, as well as to prevent individuals from returning to jail or prison.

Join Our Next Workshop

If you or a loved one are interested in attending our next workshop, just fill out the information below and we will get in contact with you.

Real World Testimonial

I had reached my lowest point in November of 2015. I was doing things I would never have done before. I thought I had control over my addictions and could quit those bad habits at any time. I was homeless, using drugs, had felony charges plus a Failure to Appear.

 

The last straw was finding out I was pregnant. I wanted to get away from drugs and the lifestyle I had been living. I realized that I was in too deep and didn’t know how to get out of it all. I had given up too much due to my lifestyle. The first car that I completely paid for was gone. I lost friends and the trust of my family. Worst yet, I suffered a miscarriage and the custody of my two oldest daughters.

 

After being incarcerated four times, something had to change. The journey wasn’t easy or short. With the help, support, and love from numerous people and organizations, I now have so much.

 

My baby girl, Aaliyah, and I have a place to call home. I have a bigger and stronger support system, more independence and great self-confidence. I am beyond grateful and humbled at the help that has been offered and given.

Jonni

Get Involved

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.

 

Help Us

If you'd like to partner with us to help support our goal of repairing lives and restoring families, let us know what services or items you can provide and we will get in contact with you.

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

Leadership

Nick Robbins

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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.

 

A former Executive Board Member on the Correctional Ministry and Chaplains Association, is the Jail and Prison Ministry Volunteer Coordinator for Woodland Hills Family Church and a member of NWA Reentry Coalition.

 

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

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You can feel safe knowing this 11 pound Coton De Tulear is on the job at the Returning Home Center

Security Director

Sophie

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Margaret assists our residential clients as they work to piece their life together.

Caseworker

Margaret Spiller

Board of Directors

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Upcoming Events

After the Arrest Summit, Saturday, August 24th 8:30 am

To learn best practices for advocating, embracing, and working with men and women "After the Arrest", come hear some of the best national professionals teach us.

Unify the Family

This event will bring incarcerated mothers from the NWACC Center in Fayetteville and their children together for a time of Family Reunification. In September there will be a parenting workshop prior to Carnival Day with their children.