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Our House Joins Little Rock Chamber of Commerce

Our House Joins Little Rock Chamber of Commerce

Our House recently joined the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce to build on already strong ties with the central Arkansas business community. As a nonprofit whose mission is centered around the importance of full-time employment for families that are struggling to overcome homelessness, local companies have a critically important role to play in our work. In 2015 alone, Our House helped 499 homeless and near-homeless adults find full-time jobs, with 288 different central Arkansas employers. Local companies helped make this possible not just by hiring our clients, but by actively participating in our Career Center programs: conducting practice job interviews, facilitating resume workshops, conducting job skills classes, and more. In turn, Our House is able to provide local companies with assistance in screening and recruiting potential applicants, and we also provide ongoing support to our clients after they land a job to help them succeed in the workforce.

Our Career Center just reopened after a $1 million renovation, and we now have the facilities, the team, and the strategy in place to make an even deeper impact in the lives of our clients. We are seeking local companies to become partners in our work: hiring our clients, honing our Career Center programming, and helping hundreds of adults build a better life for themselves and their families. For more information, contact Breanne McClendon, Career Center Manager, at 501—374-7383 ext 210 or breanne@ourhouseshelter.org.

Our House: Our House is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a 29-year track record of lifting central Arkansas families and individuals out of homelessness. Our House serves more than 1,800 people each year, and engages with more than 350 clients each day. Each day, 110 people live at Our House, 60 pre-school children attend Our House’s quality-rated early childhood education center, 90 school-age children attend Our House’s out-of-school-time program, 50 adults attend Career Center programs, and 90 families are engaged with our homelessness prevention program. All programs are located on a single seven-acre campus in south Little Rock. Our House has attracted regional and national attention for its success, including being named Nonprofit Organization of the Year by Arkansas Business in 2015.

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