Who We Are

Health Resources of Arkansas (HRA), a division of Preferred Family Healthcare, provides a wide array of mental and behavioral health, substance use disorder, and social services in North Central Arkansas. The organization's origins date back to 1969. HRA is part of the Preferred Family Healthcare network.

HRA is designated the Community Mental Health Center for Area 5 by the Division of Behavioral Health Services of the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Area 5 is comprised of 15 counties: Baxter, Boone, Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Marion, Newton, Searcy, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, White, and Woodruff.

Mental Health Services

Are you dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, psychosis or facing other behavioral or mental health challenges? Health Resources of Arkansas is your gateway into getting your mental health needs met. We can provide assessment, therapy, and referrals when appropriate.

A variety of services are provided throughout the 15 county region; some are limited to certain geographic areas. Contact a local office for detailed information.
  • Psychological and Psychiatric Services are provided at clinics located in each of the 15 counties.
  • PATH -- Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness
  • CASSP/SOC -- Child and Adolescent Service System Program/System Of Care
  • Youth Center -- non-secured residential out-patient facility (Batesville)

Substance Use Services

A major service found within HRA is the Wilbur D. Mills Center in Searcy which provides a wide array of services for those impacted by Substance Use Disorder. The extensive campus includes a mental health clinic, a 20-bed medical detox unit, a 44-bed residential treatment facility, a 14-bed group home, 99 housing units, and the Kay Goss Women's Unit which consists of 14 apartments for women and their children. Stabilization (detoxification), evaluation (residential care), and rehabilitation (transitional living), provided at the Wilbur D. Mills Center offers individuals a comprehensive treatment plan for successful recovery.

Employment Services

We also are able to assist individuals with various disabilities who are seeking employment assistance through the Arkansas Rehabilitation Services.

For over 20 years, we have worked with individuals with various disabilities as they prepare to enter the workforce. More recently, we have found tremendous success in assisting those with Substance Use Disorder in finding employment while also on the road of recovery.

The process typically begins with a referral from the Arkansas Rehabilitation Services. You have a choice in your provider, and an increasing number of Arkansans living in our service area have looked to us to support them in not only their search, but in maintaining meaningful employment. A member of our team welcomes the opportunity to work with you as you navigate what is the best situation for you that will lead to a job and career that meets your needs.

Currently, we are able to work with individuals residing in the Benton, Cleburne, Craighead, Faulkner, Independence, Izard, Washington, and White counties through our locations in Batesville, Bentonville, and Searcy.

HRA Locations