Watershed's name is based on the Biblical story of the Hebrew exodus. The Jewish people were transformed (a watershed event) from their suffering under bondage in Egypt when they crossed the Red Sea and began anew as the wandering tribe that later became the nation of Israel. Watershed hopes to transform those it serves, allowing them to build lives of productivity and fulfillment in today's world.
Watershed was founded in 1978 by Rev. Hezekiah D. Stewart, Jr. and the Mt. Nebo African Methodist Episcopal Church. Now located in the former Gillam Park School building, the Agency serves all people who come to its doors in Pulaski County and surrounding areas.
The Watershed in Little Rock food pantry in Little Rock assistance with utilities in Little Rock Watershed believes in helping people help themselves, building on their gifts and strengths to address their greatest needs. Our mission sttement is of "feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, housing the homeless, cheering the fallen, providing jobs for the jobless, administering to those in crisis and encouraging economic development and self-sufficiency."
Safety-net programs provide access to food and clothing, utility assistance, transportation and special outreach services for persons with disabilities. Holiday food and toy baskets are a Watershed tradition
Job guidance, counseling, assisting persons to become gainfully employed; temporary labor services; career development; learning new skills in money management, home ownership, handling crises, problem solving, tax returns; computer and web-based competency.
Tornado emergency assistance; facilitate housing redevelopment; distribute fans to elderly during Summer heat.
Thursday, February 14th 2019 from 10am-2pm we will have a job fair here at The Watershed. The job fair is free and open to the public. Candidates of all employment/education backgrounds are urged to attend. You will have the opportunity to connect with a wide variety of employers with immediate openings. No registration is required. Bring several copies of your resume, 2 forms of identification, be able to pass a drug test & background screening. Dress professionally.
If you are in need of the proper attire, February 11th through 13th, you can stop by the "Dress for Success Clothing Closet" on site at the Watershed from 10am - 2pm only, and pick out one ensemble.
On Friday March 15th, 2019, Watershed Inc. "The World's First Social Hospital" will celebrate 40 years of service.
Building Open House/Reception Starting time 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Banquet Starting time: 6:00pm Including Building Dedication Ceremony
Place: Watershed Human and Community Development Agency, Inc
3701 Springer Blvd, Little Rock, Ar, 72206
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3701 Springer Blvd, Little Rock, AR 72206, US
Rev. H.D. Stewart, Jr-Executive Director
Diane Stewart-Assistant Executive Director
Carla Wright-Fiscal Officer
Lisa Davis-Children and family
Victoria Avery-Children and family
Fred Hokes-Work to find work