“Our mission is to strengthen families and build communities.”
What is LifeSource?
LifeSource International is a non-profit organization in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Our mission is to give a hand up, not just a hand out. LifeSource uses a holistic approach to help individuals and families in need. Our goal is to make a difference both now and for generations to come. We help families in stress by customizing our services to meet their unique needs along with assisting them through programs and services such as:
- Food Storehouse
- Clothing Pantry
- Counseling Services
- Kids Life Programs
- Educational Services
- Senior Saturdays
- Medical care assistance
LifeSource International is unique in providing a holistic approach designed around the entire family. LifeSource helps children and families make better choices. The primary objective is to instill positive values and living skills in children, adults and senior citizens in a welcoming, non-threatening environment. All services are offered free of charge, to anyone in need of the service regardless of race, religious belief, language or residency. LifeSource recognizes needs in four critical areas:
- Physical Well-Being
- Mental and Emotional Well-Being
- Spiritual Well-Being
- Economic Independence
Even with the economic boom that Northwest Arkansas has experienced in the last decade, many families and individuals are still in great need of economic and educational resources to break the cycle of poverty.
- Arkansas is currently ranked #1 in the Nation for Childhook Food Insecurity, according to the most recent U.S. Census
- Arkansas is currently ranked #3 in the Nation for overall Population Food Insecurity, according to the last U.S. Census
- 38.1% of all households in South Fayetteville live under the poverty level
- 1 in 4 South Fayetteville residents have been homeless at some point in their lives
- 82% of all students at the local elementary school in South Fayetteville are on the free lunch program
- Washington County is second only to Pulaski County with the number of people living below poverty level
- South Fayetteville has the highest number of low income households in Northwest Arkansas
Statistics show that this level of poverty leads to homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse, rising crime rates and serious health conditions.