Giving Guide: Birch Tree Communities Inc.


Birch Tree Communities Inc., believes in the power of mental health recovery. We believe that for every person living with a mental illness, there is a real expectation of recovery. That is what BTC does. This organization is in the business of recovery. 

Founded in 1989 by the late Tucker Steinmetz in Saline County, BTC started with a group of 10 mentally ill adults and now serves close to 400 adults throughout the state of Arkansas who are living with a serious mental illness. The organization provides the full spectrum of care including Therapeutic Communities services.


• Expressive Arts Program: Supplies and full-time art instructor — $85,000 annually; Expressions Art Show — $15,000

• Capital Needs: Greenbriar Expansion (currently underway) — $948,000; New Malvern Program Center — $1.5 million

• Member Transportation Needs: 12 large passenger vans — $480,000; Three sedans — $75,000


• The 17th annual Expressions Art Show and Sale will be held on April 20, 2023.


Medicaid: 80%
Medicare: 10%
HUD: 5%
DHS, Rental Incomes, Private Billing, Grants: 5%

1718 Old Hot Springs Highway
Benton, AR 72019
501.315.3344 |


Established: 1989
Employees: 371
Service Area: Saline, Hot Spring, Faulkner, Pope, Johnson, Van Buren, Stone, Jackson, Izard and Sharp counties

CEO: Dr. Brad Holloway, LCSW


Jack Keathley, Board Chairman
Dr. Thomas Butler, Vice Chairman 
Tyler Blair, Finance Committee Chairman
Bill Hinson, Secretary 
Judge Ted Capeheart 
Jacqueline Ross 
Judge Josh Farmer 
Dr. Purushottam Thapa 
Brian Miller 
Elliott Chester

The 2022/2023 Arkansas Giving Guide is presented by Wright Lindsey Jennings. Click here to read a letter from our sponsors.

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