FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do people become homeless?
People become homeless due to a wide variety of circumstances. Changes in life circumstances and life crises are the most common reason. This can include things like loss of employment, divorce, mental and physical health issues, accidents, home fires, and more. Regardless of the reason(s) why someone became homeless, 7hills is here to support them, provide basic needs services, and help them find housing during this difficult period in their life.
Is 7hills a shelter where people experiencing homelessness go to sleep overnight?
No. 7hills offers a Day Center Monday through Friday between 8am and 4pm where individuals and families in crisis can get basic daily needs met and develop a plan to regain self-sufficiency. 7hills also provides programming focused on housing individuals who are experiencing homelessness to help them on the path toward self-sufficiency.
Does 7hills serve people experiencing homelessness in Fayetteville only?
No. While all of our physical locations are in Fayetteville, we provide services to people across the Northwest Arkansas. Homeless and near homeless individuals and families from all over the region come to our facilities for help. About 56% are from Washington County and the remaining 44% come primarily from Benton County.
What services are offered at the 7hills Center location on South School?
The 7hills Day Center offers basic needs and support services to anyone in need. It is a place to get the resources they need to get jobs, housing, food, and clothing. Our Day Center also offers showers, meals, ID assistance, prescription assistance, bus passes, and a place to send and receive mail. Individuals in need can also speak with a Case Manager for additional assitance.
Did the 7hills office on North and College close?
7hills recently consolidated locations. Our team now operates between two facilities – our Day Center on South School, and our residential community off Huntsville. No services have been affected by this change. While we will still receive mail at our 1031 N College location, that will soon change. Please update your mailing address for us to reflect our Day Center locaiton (1832 S School Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701).
What services does the 7hills neighborhood just off Huntsville Road offer?
In 2008 7hills built the Walker Family Residential Community to provide supportive housing for individuals and families. This community is a private neighborhood where people have the opportunity to live affordably while working with a case manager on building life skills and saving for permanent housing. 7hills also offers community-based housing. Both housing options fall under our HOPE program.
Is it true 7hills attracts homeless people to our community?
NWA has been attracting thousands of people for jobs and the quality of life for many years. As in any other community, some of these people have encountered unexpected and difficult economic and other challenges. More than 95% of the clients 7hills served this past year were from Northwest Arkansas.
How can I get involved with 7hills?
We would love to meet you! We have lots of volunteer opportunities both throughout the week and for special projects. You can also work with us to coordinate a food, clothing, coat, etc. drive. Please visit our Volunteer page for more details. You can also help by giving a gift to support our mission. Simply click the donate button and follow the prompts, or mail a check to us at 828 S Seven Hills Ct, Fayetteville, AR 72701 ATTN: Donations. Thank you for your interest!