Program Type:Special Events
A bottled water drive for the Day Room at Next Step Homeless Services will be held during the month of August at all Fort Smith Public Library locations. Bottled water is essential for homeless clients, especially those unsheltered. As we face much warmer weather, staying hydrated remains a daily challenge for the homeless. Cases of individual-sized bottles (16 ounces) are desired; feel free to drop off your donations at your neighborhood library. The Next Step Homeless Services opened in Fort Smith in 2002. They see 120 – 150 clients each day, either presently experiencing homelessness, or on the cusp of homelessness. Next step cases managers with backgrounds in social service work help homeless clients seek solutions to homelessness through individual case management with direction toward self-sufficiency.