7hills Homeless Center – Our Partner in Fighting Hunger

Monday, September 22 at 03:50 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

7hills Homeless Center serves more than 4,000 homeless and near-homeless individuals and families through six programs. Since opening as a day center in Fayetteville, Ark., in 2000, 7hills has grown into a multi-programmed organization, serving multiple segments of the impoverished community throughout Washington and Benton counties. 7hills is proud to be a 1 Million Meals’ food partner since Arvest started the campaign in 2011.

The center’s mission is to fight poverty and homelessness through education, community-based opportunity and hope. The organization's vision is to fight poverty and end homelessness by developing and implementing innovative services to equip the near-homeless and homeless in leading healthy and productive lives.

In 2008, the Walker Family Residential Community was started. Walker is a small transitional housing program which provides 19 transitional homes for individuals and their families, and eight permanent homes for people with disabilities.

In 2009, a program was launched to prevent homelessness on the front end, by identifying those who are marginally employed or who are in short-term crisis. The FICASSO program (Families in Crisis Accessing Services, Support and Opportunity) provides case managers to help clients with issues like debt resolution, financial management and housing stability.

In 2012, two more programs, DeNovo Housing and go7, were initiated. DeNovo helps struggling families facing significant barriers find housing. As a mobile outreach program, go7, helps to better identify people struggling to meet their basic needs in Washington and Benton counties. Additionally, SSVF (Supportive Services for Veteran Families), a housing program focused on veterans and their families, was recently launched.

Visit 7hills Homeless Center online* to learn more.
To learn more about 1 Million Meals, visit arvest.com/millionmeals.

You can make a donation through any of the following methods:

  • Donate via Phone – Customers can make a $1 (or more) donation by calling (866) 952-9523.
  • Donate via Mail – Mail a check to Arvest Bank Operations, ATTN: 1MM, PO Box 799, Lowell, AR 72745. Include 1 Million Meals in the memo line of the check.
  • Purchase a Paper Can – Purchase a 1 Million Meals paper can for $1 at any Arvest Bank branch. Each paper can purchased funds five meals. Donations of larger amounts also accepted.
  • Drop Off Food Items – All Arvest Bank branch locations will be accepting nonperishable food items. Donated items will be delivered to local food partners for distribution.

Arvest will donate on your behalf if you:

  • “Like” or "Share" a 1 Million Meals post on Arvest’s Facebook page.* Arvest will donate $1 on your behalf for every Facebook "like" or "share," resulting in five more meals toward the overall goal of one million meals.
  • "Follow" Arvest on Pinterest. If you follow Arvest Bank on Pinterest,* then Arvest will donate $1, which equals five meals, on your behalf.
  • "Retweet" our 1 Million Meals tweets from @ArvestBank* on designated promotion days – Sept. 19 and Oct. 10. For every retweet on those days, we’ll donate $1, or five meals, to your neighbors in need.

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Charitable Giving, Community Support, Fayetteville
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