Ozark Regional Transit (ORT) is offering free fares during Spring Break
Spring is in the air, and all of Northwest Arkansas is prepared to come alive again!
Ozark Regional Transit (ORT) is offering free fares during Spring Break (March 21 – March 25) for all 14 fixed routes in Northwest Arkansas.
Spring Break is the first of several free-fare periods that ORT offers each year. We encourage ORT passengers to use this opportunity of free fares-- and free time offered by the break-- to get out and enjoy all the wonderful springtime activities that our area has to offer.
Free fare is for fixed-route service only. Pre-scheduled paratransit and demand/response service remains at the $2.50 rate for one-way passage.
ABOUT OZARK REGIONAL TRANSIT
ORT has four fixed routes in Fayetteville, five in Springdale, two in Rogers and one in Bentonville. Also, two express route bus services — one, hourly between Fayetteville and Bentonville which is very popular and free for NWACC students, and another, 1 ½ hour express route between West Fork and Lincoln — that connect multiple communities in Northwest Arkansas.
Para-transit services are offered in all 10 cities with fixed-route service and — to a more limited extent — in rural areas and smaller cities in Washington, Benton, Madison and Carroll counties, Monday through Friday.
All ORT vehicles are wheelchair accessible. Bicycle racks are available on all fixed-route buses. Information on para-transit service and fixed-route information can be obtained by calling ORT at (479) 756-5901 or visit ORT’s website: www.ozark.org.
For more information on this subject, call Jeff Hatley at 479-365-2161.
His Helping Hands Clothes Closet @ Agape Campus
His Helping Hands 1520 W Huntsville Ave, Springdale, AR in the First United Methodist Church Agape Campus. It is open every Thursday from 9am to 2pm. They have clothing for children, women, and household items. All items are free! All they ask is you bring some sort of identification with you.
Are you or SOMEONE YOU KNOW on the DDS Waiting LIst? DDS needs your feedback by filling out a survey of needs! Closes March 29th.
*information below was taken from a letter received from Regina Davenport, Assistant Director of DDS Waiver Program*
Survey of Needs for DD Waiting List
The Health Reform Legislative Task Force is committed to providing Arkansans with the best possible Medicaid services, including assistance for those who are presently on the DDS Waiver Wait list. In order for the Task Force to better understand community and home service needs and to determine the funding necessary to obtain these services, feedback from those who are affected would be beneficial.
Because you or someone in your household has applied for services or is currently on the DDS Waiver Wait list, we ask for your participation in a short survey. To complete the survey, please open an Internet browser and go to the following URL:
If you prefer, you may send an email to Keesha.Lucas@dhs.arkansas.gov and a link to this URL will be sent immediately by reply email or call 501-683-0569 and we will enter it directly on your behalf. If you do not have Internet access, please visit your county office or local library for assistance. We ask that you complete the survey once for each person in your household who is waitlisted for DDS services.
The survey link for capturing data will be open for two weeks beginning March 15, 2016.
Please understand that completing the survey is not a guarantee of services or additional funding. Your input, however, will provide valuable information which could potentially influence the Legislative process.
Thank you for assisting with this important opportunity to provide awareness to your Legislators of the significant need for additional services.If you have any questions or require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at 501-683-0569.
Para asistencia en español, por favor pongase en contacto con Irma Scroggs al 501-6821661. Correo electronico Irma.Scroggs@dhs.arkansas.gov
Thanks for your assistance.
Assistant Director DDS Waiver Program
P.O. Box 1437 Slot N 502
Little Rock AR 72203
Phone (LR) 501-683-0575
for Ages 9 to 12
July 11 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Durand Studio http://crystalbridges.org/venue/durand-studio/
Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 15, 1:30 to 4:30 pm Connect at Crystal Bridges is a FREE summer day-camp program for children with autism and peer mentors, ages 9 to 12. The camp will feature fun activities for children to connect with artwork in the Museum’s collection while building relationships with other children.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Project Connect at email@example.com or 479-575-3215. Presented in collaboration with Project Connect at the University of Arkansas. Sponsored by Loreen Arbus.
Staff of the Northwest Arkansas Community Parent Resource Center (including original content as well as curated links to various authors around the web.)