Community Connections

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About the Directory

Northwest Arkansas Equality is committed to identifying resources, organizations, and local businesses that work to support the LGBTQ community. Community Connections is our living directory containing a list of our program and business partners and sponsors, organizations, and resources focused on providing local, statewide, and national services. These resources are vetted both in-house and by trusted organizations and partners.

Program partners and nonprofits should contact us for listing information. Businesses supporting the LGBTQ community can self-register here, annual membership is $25.00, which helps support the efforts to maintain the directory.

Directory Contact:
Steve Harrelson, Operations Coordinator
479-966-9014, Ext. 1
info@nwaequality.org

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Arkansas Crisis Center & Hotline
Business Description: Your life matters! Arkansas Crisis Call Specialists are standing by to listen, provide support, and connect Arkansans with resources in their area via our Crisis Helpline. The Arkansas Crisis Center also provides community outreach and customized suicide awareness and prevention training.
Business Phone Number: 479-365-2142
Emergency Phone Number: 888-274-7472
Website Address: arcrisis.org
Get Checked Campaign, Northwest Arkansas Equality, Inc.
Address: 179 N. Church Ave., Ste. 101, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Business Description: Get Checked Campain’s mission is to prevent the transmission of HIV in Northwest Arkansas through outreach and prevention education. The program provides free, confidential HIV testing and resources for the community. We strive to collaborate with regional HIV/AIDS organizations and local businesses to better provide education and testing services to individuals in need of counseling, education, and outreach. Services are open to everyone, and appointments can be made online or by phone.
Business Phone Number: 479-966-9014
Website Address: nwaequality.org
Support Services, Northwest Arkansas Equality, Inc.
Address: 179 N. Church Ave., Ste. 101, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Business Description: The mission of our Support Services Program is to provide LGBTQ youth and adult individuals, families, and friends with education, resources, and a safe and structured space to support and encourage one another in healing, wellness, and growth.
Business Phone Number: 479-966-9014
Website Address: nwaequality.org
The Trevor Project
Address: PO Box 69232, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Business Description: Accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. If you or a young LGBTQ person you care about is experiencing a crisis, please call the Trevor Lifeline, 24/7, at 866-488-7386, message through TrevorChat, or text messaging interventions through TrevorText. Communication is free and confidential. The Trevor Project also operates the largest online social network specifically for young LGBTQ people, www.TrevorSpace.org.
Business Phone Number: 310-271-8845
Emergency Phone Number: 866-488-7386
Website Address: thetrevorproject.org
Youth Bridge
Address: 2153 E. Joyce Blvd., Ste. 201, Fayetteville, AR 72703
Business Description: Youth Bridge is a non-profit, for impact agency that serves teens and their families in the areas of abuse, neglect, addiction, homelessness, mental health issues, and behavioral problems. Youth Bridge is the only Northwest Arkansas Division of Youth Services (DYS) nonprofit for court-appointed community-based service and the only approved DYS residential substance abuse program in the state; Youth Bridge is only one of three agencies in Arkansas that operate a Runaway and Homeless Youth program and is the only agency in Arkansas that provides and supports the National Safe Place Program; Youth Bridge is the only clinically and behaviorally focused organization in Northwest Arkansas that provides mental health to children and families and has an exclusive program specifically for youth.

Fayetteville: 479-521-1532 | Rogers: 479-636-0083 | Eureka Springs: 479-253-6062 | Harrison: 870-741-8484 | Mountain Home: 870-425-5644
Business Phone Number: 479-575-9471
Emergency Phone Number: 800-628-2260
Website Address: youthbridge.com
21st Amendment
Address: 406 W. Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Business Genre:
Business Description: 21st Amendment is a laid back bar on Dickson Street in Fayetteville, Arkansas. They have been an NWA Pride participant and sponsor, and frequent happy hour location since their opening.
Business Phone Number: 479-856-6686
Abbey of Hillbilly Harlots/Arkansas Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Business Genre:
Business Description: Arkansas’ chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Abbey of the Hillbilly Harlots, is a group of queer nuns with a mission to spread love, light, and joy through education, awareness, and support for the LGBTQ community.
Business Phone Number: 479-966-9035
Website Address: arksisters.org
All Saints Episcopal Church
Address: 2904 NW 3rd St., Bentonville, AR 72712
Business Genre:
Business Description: All Saints believes in the Episcopalian Church's legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being. Women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in the church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels; leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.
Business Phone Number: 479-802-0302
Website Address: allsaintsbentonville.org
Alyson Books
Business Genre:
Business Description: Alyson Books is the world's oldest and largest publisher of LGBT literature. Since 1980, Alyson has been the home of award-winning books in the areas of memoir, history, humor, commercial fiction, mystery, and erotica, and nonfiction—particularly in the areas of current affairs, politics, self-help, and autobiography—as well as literary fiction and works by today's most respected LGBT authors. Alyson Books strives to speak to the diverse, ever-changing concerns and interests of LGBT people everywhere.
Website Address: alyson.com
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Address: 904 West 2nd St., Little Rock, AR 72201
Business Description: The ACLU is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and the leading defender of civil liberties guaranteed by our nation's Bill of Rights. Their organization uses legal, legislative and public education methods to protect constitutional issues including, free speech, racial justice, and LGBTQ rights. Since 1920, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
Business Phone Number: 501-374-2660
Website Address: acluarkansas.org
ARcare, Fayetteville
Address: 2894 N. McKee Cir., Ste. 101, Fayetteville, AR 72703
Business Description: Along with many other health services, ARcare provides comprehensive care to those with HIV. This program includes several services that fall under a wide range of categories, including peer support services, care plans, co-pay assistance, medication assistance, dietitian counseling, gas vouchers for HIV-related visits and medical and non-medical case management, food voucher assistance and referrals for housing opportunities for those with HIV/AIDS.

The HIV Care Program is funded through the Ryan White Program, a federally funded program for individuals living with HIV/AIDS who have no health insurance (public or private), who have insufficient health care coverage, or who lack financial resources to get the care they need for their HIV disease.
Business Phone Number: 479-571-2100
Emergency Phone Number: 870-347-2534
Website Address: arcare.net
Arkansas Department of Health, Washington County Health Unit
Address: 3270 Wimberly Dr., Fayetteville, AR 72703
Business Description: As a state agency, the Arkansas Department of Health has a mission to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans. ADH offers more than 100 services statewide to assure your water is safe, your children have their immunizations, your restaurants are safe. The ADH also offers HIV & STDI testing and education services.
Business Phone Number: 479-521-8181
Arkansas State University, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
Address: PO Box 1980, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR 72467
Business Genre:
Business Description: ASU's GSA exists to help students and faculty understand the queer community. Activities include workshops, weekly meetings, special events, and other educational activities to help build a safer and more tolerant environment for all LGBTIA+ students and their allies at Arkansas State University.
Business Phone Number: 870-972-2055
Arkansas Tech University, Spectrum Club
Address: Department of Campus Life, Doc Bryan 233, 1605 Coliseum Dr., Russellville, AR 72801
Business Genre:
Business Description: Spectrum is a student organization devoted to the support and advocacy of the LGBTQ+ community on the Arkansas Tech University campus.
Spectrum's primary focus is to educate the campus and community in order to bring acceptance of diversity to Arkansas Tech University. They provide a safe non-judgmental space to share ideas and to interact with one another.
Business Phone Number: 479-968-0276
Arkansas Times Newspaper, Out in Arkansas
Address: 201 E. Markham, Ste. 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Business Genre:
Business Description: Arkansas' newspaper of politics and culture since 1974, the Arkansas Times is noted for its opinion columnists and feature articles that take a decidedly liberal stance.
Business Phone Number: 501-375-2988
Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition (ArTEC)
Address: P.O. Box 635, North Little Rock, AR 72115
Business Genre:
Business Description: ArTEC works to advance equality, justice, and inclusion for transgender and gender non-conforming people in Arkansas and building educational awareness, resources, and gender-inclusive communities within the state.
Website Address: artranscoalition.org
Arkansas Yoga Center
Address: 1949 N. Green Acres Rd.
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Business Genre:
Business Description: The Arkansas Yoga and Therapy Center offers a complete in-depth yoga instructor training program. The comprehensive certification program covers Teaching Methodology; Anatomy and Physiology as it relates to yoga; Therapeutic benefits of VariYoga (a safe, accessible, and sustainable practice for everybody); and Alignment in Asana (poses) and Vinyasa (flow practice). In addition to the physical education necessary to safely teach yoga, a host of non-physical aspects are covered, such as communication skills, respect for self and others, the importance of yoga Philosophy and Meditation, and living a healthy lifestyle with high ethical standards.
Business Phone Number: 479-521-9642
Website Address: aryoga.com
Blue Star Business Services
Address: 355 N. College Ave., Ste. 5
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Business Description: Blue Star Business Services is your one-stop-shop for integrated digital and print marketing solutions. Since 2015, their mission has been to connect local businesses, nonprofits, and campaigns everywhere with the right audience.
Business Phone Number: 479-879-2068
Website Address: bluestarbiz.com
Bordinos
Address: 310 W. Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Business Genre:
Business Description: Since 1996, Bordinos Restaurant and Wine Bar has maintained a high standard of culinary craft and service. Bordinos offers classic cuisine for lunch, brunch, and dinner in a modern elegant setting with an award-winning wine list, creative chefs, and knowledgeable waitstaff. Whether you are out for a special occasion, catching up over happy hour cocktails, or calling the Hogs on game day, Bordinos provides a unique and welcoming atmosphere for any event.
Business Phone Number: 479-527-6795
Website Address: bordinos.com
C4 Nightclub & Lounge
Address: 509 W. Spring St., Ste. 250
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Business Description: C4 Nightclub & Lounge is locally owned and operated by members of the LGBT community who want to have a fun, exciting, welcoming club and event location in Northwest Arkansas, where like-minded folks can go and have a great time. Get out to C4 and let them know what you think!
Business Phone Number: 479-222-1305
Website Address: c4nwa.com

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