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Medicaid in Arkansas

June 16, 2021 at 10:00am-11:00am

Arkansas just adopted a new version of our Medicaid expansion program. We will discuss some key questions. What changes does ARHOME include? How will it impact Arkansans receiving Medicaid? What is happening at the federal level with Medicaid law?...

2021 Post-Legislative Donor Briefing

June 10, 2021 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Please join us VIRTUALLY to hear AACF Executive Director Rich Huddleston, NWA Director Laura Kellams and Board President Dr. Gary Wheeler provide a legislative update from the 2021 session and talk about next steps to promote public policies that...

NWA Policy by the Glass

June 3, 2021 at 4:30-5:30 pm

Please join us VIRTUALLY to hear AACF Northwest Arkansas Director, Laura Kellams, provide a legislative update from the 2021 session and talk about next steps to promote public policies that help all kids lead healthy, productive lives. This year’s event will be  Thursday,...

How to help working families and boost our economy

February 25, 2021 at 11:00am-12:00pm

There is a decades-long federal policy that has been proven to be highly effective in pulling people out of poverty, while at the same time boosting local economies. In this event we will discuss the positive impact of the...

Little Rock 2021 Soup Sunday

February 21, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Holy minestrone! Soup season is fast approaching – and with it, one of Central Arkansas’s most beloved events. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the 40th annual Soup Sunday on February 21, 2021! It’s easy to see why everyone loves this casual, family-friendly, “souper”...

Northwest Arkansas Soup Sunday 2021

January 31, 2021 at 6 pm - 7 pm

Thanks for joining us! You can watch a recording of the event here.   Soup season is fast approaching – and with it, one of Northwest Arkansas’s most beloved events. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the first ever VIRTUAL 20th...

Kids Count Week “at” the Capitol

January 26, 2021 at

Join the Arkansas Kids Count Coalition for our first virtual Kids Count Week “at” the Capitol. Laws reflect the people who show up. And this week is all about ensuring that advocates for children show up at the state...

Children’s Policy Summit 2020

November 17, 2020 at Sessions begin 12pm 11/17 and run through 3pm 11/19

Over three days, join the Arkansas Kids Count Coalition for our 2020 Children’s Policy Summit to help prepare child advocates around the state for the 2021 Arkansas General Assembly. You can pick and choose which sessions to attend. On...

2020 Friends of Children Annual Luncheon

October 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM

In 1977, a group of 10 concerned Arkansans founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF), believing that children needed an independent voice to speak up for their interests. In that spirit, AACF invites you to join us for...