Pillar Clinical Research – Bentonville, AR Located in northwest Arkansas, Pillar’s Bentonville facility is located in one of the fastest growing areas in the country. The modern facility includes a 24 bed unit with experienced clinical research staff, capable of conducting both inpatient and outpatient Phase 1-4 clinical trials. We are proud of our track record and will continue to strive for excellence through maintaining the highest standards in ethics, clinical care, cutting edge research, and organizational commitment.

Thank you for being a hero! Your participation in research gives hope to countless individuals living with mental illnesses.

Below, you will find several advocacy organizations in your area where you and your loved ones can find support and information on your condition.

Pillar (Bentonville) Regional Advocacy Organizations:

Christ the King Lutheran Church asks you to join us for a freshly cooked meal served in community every Wednesday each month from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. All are welcome. Please bring ID.Christ the King Lutheran Church
406 W Central Ave
Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone: 479-271-7117

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) changes lives, saves lives and impacts lives, through education, peer support groups and advocacy for those diagnosed with a mental health illnesses and empowers their family and friends to embrace their independence, advocate for improved services, and to love them for who they are.DBSA has support groups in most states, as well as peer-based, wellness-oriented support and empowering services and resources available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them—online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and video casts, or in printed materials distributed by DBSA, its chapters, and mental health care facilities across America.

DBSA National Office
55 E Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (800) 826-3632

The Food Pantry at First Presbyterian Church  is open to Benton County residents on Saturday mornings from 9:00–11:00 am. You must bring a photo ID and proof of residency in Benton County (such as an electric or gas bill with your address). You may seek assistance from the Food Pantry once per calendar month.

First Presbyterian Church Food Pantry
901 NE J Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone: (479) 273-5450

Helping Hands Inc. is a non-profit organization operated as a partnership of 26 churches from through-out Benton County. Established in 1976 Helping Hands has been providing assistance to those in need for 37 years. We operate a thrift store located at 320 Airport Road in Bentonville, Arkansas. Proceeds from the thrift store are then used to meet the needs of Benton County residents through our assistance programs. We are extremely proud of our store which is really better compared to a high end department store than a thrift store. We are blessed to live in one of the most generous areas of the country and its the giving nature of the people of Northwest Arkansas that allow us to sell name brand clothing, furniture, jewelry and household items at thrift store prices. In addition we offer one of the largest food pantries in Northwest Arkansas providing food to more than 900 families each month.

Helping Hands
320 Airport Road
Bentonville, AR. 72712
Phone: (479) 273-2511

JED does not have boots on the ground in your area, but they do have incredible virtual resources for adolescents and young adults. They also offer educational material. The Jed Foundation (JED) is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults, giving them the skills and support they need to thrive today…and tomorrow.

The Jed Foundation (JED)
530 7th Avenue, Suite 801
New York, NY 10018
Email: katie@jedfoundation.org

MHA is a powerful voice for healthy communities throughout the nation and offers information, referrals, and resources for individuals living with any type of mental illness. One of MHA’s services includes online screening, which is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

MHA supports communities by providing information and through our regional affiliates and support groups.  We believe in inclusivity and work with ALL individuals and their families through each step on the path to wellness, from making initial referrals, to providing free mental health services, to helping maintain stability and productivity once they are achieved.

MHA National
500 Montgomery St, Ste 820
Alexandria, VA. 22314
Phone (703) 684.7722


NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Your local NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders work in communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy, and support group programs.

NAMI Arkansas is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to help people living with mental illness, their families, and the community. NAMI Arkansas operates a statewide organization providing and coordinating a network of local support groups providing support, education, and advocacy throughout the state.  NAMI Arkansas offers support, education, and advocacy services dedicated to abundantly improving the lives of those affected by mental illness.

NAMI Arkansas – Little Rock
1012 Autumn Rd, Ste 1
Little Rock, AR 72211
Phone: (800) 844-0381
Email: nami-ar@namiarkansas.org

Nicole’s House is a faith-based nonprofit, dedicated to helping women transition back into their community while they recover from drug and alcohol addiction.

Nicole’s House
PO Box 44
Avoca, AR  72711
Phone: 479-372-6122
Email: wswarmack@sbcglobal.net/

The Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter (NWAWS) provides a safe place for survivors of domestic violence to begin their journey towards hope and healing through our 24-hour crisis hotline, 24/7 safe emergency shelter, advocacy and support services and education to the community.


NWA Women’s Shelter
P.O. Box 1059 Rogers, AR 72757
Phone:  479-246-0353
Email: info@nwaws.org

Oasis Food Pantry is open Wednesdays 10am-noon.

Oasis Food Pantry
1581 Forrest Hills Blvd
Bella Vista, AR 72715
Phone: 479-876-5764

Oxford House Bentonville Blue House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts. This facility accepts men only. Oxford Houses are a concept in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. On a monthly basis, the Oxford houses in a geographic area get together to share their common experiences in order to assure that Oxford House Bentonville Blue House operates in a way that preserves the good name of Oxford House and encourages more experienced houses to help newer ones. The men of Oxford House Bentonville Blue House pay all the expenses related to the maintenance of the house. This house accommodates eleven residents. This self-supporting and drug free home is operated by Oxford House, a non-profit network headquartered in Silver Spring.

Oxford House Bentonville Blue House
1012 South West A Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone: (479) 268-6610

Founded in 1977 by a group of community members, Peace at Home was the very first domestic violence shelter in the state of Arkansas. Our current programs include a 24-hour crisis hotline, 50-bed emergency shelter, legal services, support groups, counseling, and housing assistance programs. All services are confidential and free of charge for survivors of domestic violence and their children. Each year, Peace at Home supports over 1,000 individuals in the community as they seek safety and independence. In our 44-year history, our shelter and services have expanded, but our focus has remained on helping families leave domestic violence safely and successfully.

Peace at Home
PO Box 10946
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Phone: (479) 444-8310
Email: contact@peaceathomeshelter.com

Thrift Store: 1200 N Garland Ave. Ste. 4
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Thrift Store Phone: (479) 973-9571


Restoration Village provides long-term safe shelter for women and children in crisis. The first priority of the Village is to provide women and their children with a safe, abuse-free environment while meeting their basic needs for food, shelter and clothing, but a long-term approach is essential to accomplish lasting change and restoration. We believe a long-term approach is necessary to address the obstacles faced by the women and children who come to us seeking assistance. To facilitate this we evaluate and track each individual situation to determine length of residency. Our average stay is six months to a year.

Restoration Village
2215 Little Flock Drive
Rogers, AR 72756
Phone: 479-631-7345
Email: info@restorationvillage.net

Second Street Pantry Missions offers groceries and limited financial assistance each Tuesday.  Diapers are available on the first Tuesday of each month and personal care items are available on the last Tuesday of the month.  Three local schools are supplied with Snack Packs.  Food items in the Little Pantry located outside the church building on the corner of NW 2nd and NW A Street are available daily.

Second Street Pantry Missions
201 NW 2nd St
PO Box 2594
Bentonville, AR 72712-5234
Phone: (479) 273-2712
Email: 2ndstreetpantry@gmail.com

The Shepherds Food Pantry is open Fridays 10am-noon. ID is required.

The Shepherds Food Pantry
1990 Forest Hills Blvd
Bella Vista, AR – 72715
Phone: (479) 855-0272

AFSP Arkansas focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those who have lost someone to suicide.


AFSP Arkansas
Contact: Jacqueline Sharp, Area Director
Email: jsharp@afsp.org
Phone: (501) 297-8016

This list only includes those advocacy organizations that The STARR Coalition is affiliated with. If you know of other advocacy organizations that could be included in this list, please contact us at starrcert@thestarr.org. Thank you!