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for those who seek refuge, our doors are open

The Northwest Arkansas Area Command operates two Housing-Focused Shelters in Northwest Arkansas, one in Bentonville and one in Fayetteville. The goal of our Housing-Focused Shelter is to help individuals obtain housing. These shelters are open 365 nights a year. Between our two shelters, we have 72 beds.

We serve free meals each evening at both locations and breakfast in Bentonville. Meals are open to anyone in the community. Our shelters are meant to be a temporary option. We work with guests on a case-by-case basis to meet needs and find permanent housing. If you know of a need, please contact us.

Check-in for the Fayetteville shelter is from 4:30-9:00 PM. Dinner is available for anyone in the community at 5:00 PM.

Check-in for the Bentonville shelter is from 5:00-9:00 PM. Dinner is available for anyone in the community at 6:00 PM.

During the hot summer months, we open our cooling (day) center when there is a Heat Advisory issued for the local area. We check local forecast to determine this. Our cooling center in Fayetteville is located in our Activity Center.  In Bentonville, this is located in our shelter dining/community area.

When windchill temperature is 34 degrees or below we open our cold-weather warming centers. This helps keep people safe and warm in critical temperatures. Even if our shelter beds are full, we create space and provide cots and blankets to people needing a warm place to stay during the day and night.


Bentonville Emergency Shelter
Opens at 5:00 PM 
Mens, Womens Dorms and Family Suites Dinner Served at 6:00 PM
Breakfast at 6:00 AM
3305 S.W. I Street, Bentonville, AR

Fayetteville Emergency Shelter
Opens at 4:30 PM
Mens & Womens and Family Dorms
Check in times: 4:30 – 9:00 PM
Dinner served at 5:00 PM (4:30 on Sunday)
219 W 15th Street Fayetteville, AR 72701