Arkansas P.E.A.R.L.

Positive Energy Affecting Recovering Lives

PEARL is a non-profit corporation that supports the Benton County Drug Court Program. We help participants get back on their feet and take control of their lives by giving them access to resources and programs proven to increase the chances of successfully recovering from addiction.

Our Mission

It takes hard work, support and, in many cases, access to the right resources to overcome the challenges of addiction. Many individuals want to make a meaningful and lasting change but feel like there are too many obstacles or barriers in their way.

PEARL is a non-profit corporation that provides positive support to the Benton County Adult Drug Court and Veteran Court (VA) and, by extension, many drug court participants. We help participants get back on their feet and take control of their lives by supporting Drug Court programs that provide access to resources and education proven to increase the chances of successfully recovering from addiction.

There are a variety of factors that play a role in how well individuals are able to manage and overcome addiction, including genetics, living situation, career stress, the relationships they maintain and whether or not they have access to appropriate support and the necessary resources. At PEARL, we understand that the causes of addiction – and the barriers to recovery – are unique for every individual.

We help the Benton County Adult Drug Court and VA Courts provide the specific programs and guidance participants need to re-enter the community and start building a more fulfilling life without drugs or alcohol.

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Our programs include raising social consciousness about the causes of addiction in Benton County and Northwest Arkansas, Additionally, we hold fundraising events in order to provide ongoing and immediate relief and assistance to those Drug Court participants that are at a high risk and those with high needs. With increased funding and support, the Benton County Adult Drug Court and VA can offer the resources many participants need – including rent and utility assistance, transportation, food insecurity, health challenges and more  – to re-enter the community and stay clean. 

To maximize our impact on current efforts, we seek to collaborate with other non-profit organizations which fall under the 501(c)(3) section of the Internal Revenue Code and are operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes.


Our History

P.E.A.R.L. is a non-profit corporation and shall operate exclusively for the educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future tax code. P.E.A.R.L.’s purpose is to provide positive support to  the Benton County Drug Court and Veteran Court Programs and those participants who are working to overcome the challenges of addiction. We will provide additional services to the Benton County Adult Drug Court by supplying items, funding and services, based on need, to benefit or assist in participants' re-entry into the community while sustaining a life free of chemical dependency and/or alcohol. Our goal is to provide positive change opportunities to participants seeking a life free from chemical dependency.

At times, per the discretion of the Board of Directors, we may provide internships and volunteer opportunities which will provide opportunities for involvement in said activities and programs in order to have a greater impact for change.

P.E.A.R.L. provides a vast amount of services to the Benton County Adult Drug Court and VA, including financial assistance, referral based input to help individuals secure housing and work, social and career skills training, and any other assistance within the scope of P.E.A.R.L.’s functions for and on behalf of the alternative courts of Benton County.