SEACAC Ashley County
Cindy Griever
109 West Lincoin / P.O. Box 505
Hamberg, AR 71646
Office: (870) 226-4413
Fax: (870) 226- 4204
[email protected]
Head Start:
The objectives of the Head Start Program are to provide comprehensive health, educational, nutritional, social, and other services primarily to economically disadvantaged preschool children and their families, and to involve parents in activities with their children so that the children will attain overall social competence.  Parents also participate in various decision making processes related to the operation of the program.  Transportation is available for children if parents are working or enrolled in school.

Child Nutrition Program:
Provides nutritional meals (breakfast, lunch, and snack) for Head Start and Child Care children enrolled.

(Community Services Block Grant)
The CAA contracts with the Arkansas Department of Human Services Office of Community Services to (1) provide services having a measurable impact on causes of poverty in a community; (2) assist low-income persons to secure or retain employment, attain an adequate education, make better use of available income, obtain emergency assistance through loans or grants to meet urgent needs, achieve self-sufficiency, achieve greater participation in community affairs, and make better use of other programs related to purposes of the
block grant; (3) provide or arrange for emergency supplies, services, and food to prevent starvation and malnutrition among the low-income; (4) establish linkages between governmental and other social service programs to assure effective delivery of services to low-income persons; and (5) encourage use of private sector entities in the community to eliminate poverty.
(Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program)Provides assistance to eligible households to meet the cost of home energy.  Direct payments are made to energy suppliers on behalf of eligible clients to offset high energy costs.  This program provides two types of financial assistance.
Regular Assistance:
Assistance available for households which meet the HEAP eligibility by (1) temperature region (applicable to winter program only); (2) household income; and (3) household size.
Crisis Assistance:
Assistance benefit available for eligible households to assist with home energy related crisis situations.
Services that encourages and enableslow-income households to reduce their home energy needs and thereby the need for energy assistance, including needs assessment, counseling, and assistance with energy vendors.
Emergency Food & Shelter Program:
This program is implemented to supplement and extend current available resources to assist with the purchase of food, utilities, and shelter.  Assistance is limited to a one-time service on food and/or shelter assistance for individuals who meet emergency guidelines.

Emergency Food Assistance Program (Commodities):This program provides USDA donated foods to needy households to help relieve situations of emergency or provide supplemental food assistance.  The foods include any items made available by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Income guidelines must be met.

Bradley County Helping Hand:
Provides needed assistance to the low-income families in the county. This program is mostly funded by private donations.
SEACACAC is in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act and is operated, manages and delivers services without regard to age, religion, disability, political affiliation, veteran status, sex, race, color or national origins.