Our House produces documentary series sharing clients’ stories

Our House produces documentary series sharing clients’ stories

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By Marine Glisovic, Reporter

In hopes of bringing attention to the homeless community and the hardships that follow, Our House in Little Rock has produced a twelve-part documentary series called Project Voice.

Project Voice features 12 Our House clients detailing their personal stories while offering a window into issues of poverty and homelessness.

Channel 7 spoke with, Joel Williams, one of the 12 and he said Our House has truly changed his life.

“I was working on a political campaign up in New Hampshire, after that ended I went down to Florida…spent some time with my son…I have a 4-year-old down in Florida and so things just didn’t work out for me the best in Florida…my mom is here,” said Williams.

Williams, who has found a better way of life, telling Channel 7 he is now in the process of becoming a Little Rock Police officer has called Our House a home for the past five months.

“They let me bring my son up for the summer which they show in the film…so um…that was huge for me, I’m a part of the job training program and so I do the grounds keeping here…here on site…so I get to learn a lot of new job skills,” added Williams.

Our House services 1,500 clients a year, each one with a unique, but relatable story said the filmmaker who worked on project voice.

“Stories told by people actually living them and so I think that’s one of the things that Project Voice attempts to do to tell these stories not from the outside looking in,” said Zachary Crow, Project Voice Filmmaker.

Click here to watch 10 of the 12 stories released by Our House.