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Our House Unveils $5 Million Youth Center

Our House Unveils $5 Million Youth Center
500 donors help pay for addition Arkansas Democrat-Gazette By Cammie Bellamy Georgia Mjartan says seeing homeless children turned down for space at Our House is one of the hardest parts of her job, and something that happens several times a day. But the executive director of the homeless shelter and services…

Arkansas Struggling with Homeless Children Population

Arkansas Struggling with Homeless Children Population
KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports KATV Channel 7 By Matt Mershon, Reporter LITTLE ROCK (KATV) – They’re neatly dressed, hair done, like any twenty-first century child they love playing on the computer.  From their appearance it would be hard to tell that Neveah Hendrix and Abigail Woodall…

It’s a Big Year for Our House’s Child Care

It’s a Big Year for Our House’s Child Care
Homeless shelter’s new center opens in June, doubling Little Learners capacity Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. See full article here. By Chelsea BoozerPhoto by Staton BreidenthalThis article was published January 2, 2014 at 4:48 a.m. “We want to send a message to parents of homeless children that you are worth investing in. You…

Donors Chip In To Help Programs Hurt By Shutdown

Donors Chip In To Help Programs Hurt By Shutdown
[Versions of this story were published by the Associated Press, ABC News, and CBS News.]   LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As the partial government shutdown rolls on, programs that rely on federal money are feeling the strain — and so are the people who depend on their services. For 16-year-old…

Government Shutdown Affects Arkansas

The partial shutdown of the US government has led to tens of thousands of employees being sent home, museums and national parks closing but many are now worried about the country's most vulnerable people. Veterans, children and the disabled do, in many cases, rely on federal programs that have now…

Government Shutdown Affecting Our House Employees

Government Shutdown Affecting Our House Employees
KARK Channel 4 News LITTLE ROCK, AR - The partial government shutdown in Washington D.C. affects hundreds of state employees in Arkansas. But also those who have dedicated one year to public service assisting the working homeless. The beds at Our House shelter in Little Rock sat empty Tuesday afternoon.…

From Homeless to Our House

From Homeless to Our House
Little Rock Soiree Magazine When most people picture a homeless person, the attractive, put-together brunette at bottom left is not who we envision. The homeless are often stereotyped as a group of dirty, disheveled people who beg passersby for money. In reality, many homeless men and women are hardworking people…

Homeless Shelter Director: ‘There’s never enough space’

Homeless Shelter Director: ‘There’s never enough space’
Our House in Little Rock, Arkansas, is the only shelter in the state specifically geared toward serving working homeless families. NBC News’ Ann Curry talks to Our House Executive Director Georgia Mjartan about the growing number of families seeking her shelter’s help. NBC News Rock Center Visit NBCNews.com for breaking…