Samaritan Care


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:30 am-12:30 pm


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30 am-12:30 pm

Encouraging All Who Enter Our Doors to Experience Positive Life Change

Because Samaritan Community Center has become a vital resource to people in Northwest Arkansas experiencing economic, emotional and spiritual distress we established a program designed around our Vision statement of encouraging all who enter our doors to find hope and experience positive life change. Samaritan Care is the name we gave to the program that deals with our client advocacy and counseling needs.

As with all other SCC programs, Samaritan Care services are free.


Clients provided with social service


Care Advocates goal is to assess needs, eliminate barriers, and empower clients towards stability.

What we do:

  • Refer individuals to appropriate organizations relevant to their needs
  • Guide individuals through the resource connection process and assess eligibility for programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, HUD Housing
  • Provide case management for clients in need of longer term support
  • Provide Samaritan Shop clothing vouchers for children once every nine months and for adults meeting qualifying criteria

Samaritan Community Center does not provide financial assistance.

All programs provided by the SCC are free. No proof of need or documentation is required to receive program assistance.

Our Care Advocates see clients on a first-come, first-serve basis at both the Springdale and Rogers Centers.


Martha Newman, LCSW

Holly Sparks-Hill

Maria Diaz

Shea Deimel


Our Counseling Services utilize graduate college students who are working toward master’s degrees in counseling. The graduate students work under the direct supervision of a Licensed Professional Counselor contracted by the Samaritan Community Center.

We offer counseling in English and Spanish (when Spanish-speaking graduate students are available), and our services are open to the public, including children, adolescents, couples, and families. We also offer group therapy, and play therapy for children.

Common issues dealt with in counseling sessions include (but are not limited to): stress, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family or parenting issues, ADHD, and loss/grief.

Counseling clients are seen on an outpatient basis only. No emergency services or medications are available through this program. Counseling services are available at both our Rogers and Springdale Centers.

Contact for an Appointment

“We focus on meeting each client just where they are. So many of our clients do not have a support system. We are here to offer client advocacy through crisis intervention and case management, by assisting in supporting the process of connecting clients to the resources they need.”

Martha Newman

Springdale Care Advocate