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Our House Seeking Room to Grow for New Children’s Center

Our House Seeking Room to Grow for New Children’s Center
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Sterphen B. Thorton Our House shelter staff member Jessica Key hangs resident children's artwork inside their cramped 7000 square foot, former ambulance garage on their campus on E. Roosevelt Road in Little Rock Thursday morning. Our House hopes by April to raise the last $1.14 million needed to…

Federal Report Shows More Homeless in Arkansas

Federal Report Shows More Homeless in Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released a report Monday that suggests Arkansas' homelessness problem is growing. Nationwide, HUD's report shows the sluggish economy has somewhat countered a vigorous effort to house the homeless, who now number 633,782, compared with the 636,000 a…

Snyder Environmental, Our House Join to Match Jobs

Snyder Environmental, Our House Join to Match Jobs
Source: Steve Schaeffer, Arkansas Construction Education Foundation Like well-matched couples, program partners sometimes just seem to come together. Such is the case with a new construction job training program scheduled to launch in January that joins homeless shelter Our House of Little Rock and contractor Snyder Environmental to meet complementary…

Debi Barnes: Keeping the Door Open at Our House

Debi Barnes: Keeping the Door Open at Our House
By Jennifer Pyron   in her day job as a principal with DD&F Consulting Group, Debi Barnes helps banking clients implement strategic marketing plans and handle sensitive communications issues, which is no easy task. Her volunteer role with Our House, however, requires even more finesse and energy. Debi and the…

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…

Our House Featured in NBC News

Our House Featured in NBC News
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Rock Center NBC News No Place Like Home: Working families increasingly homeless The face of homelessness in America is changing. Experts say that in the wake of the Great Recession a growing number of working families are becoming…

Shelter Looks to Expand Digs

Shelter Looks to Expand Digs
Children’s center on LR facility’s wish list for 2014 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette By Aprille Hanson Photo by Karen E. Segrave This article was published November 24, 2012 at 3:57 a.m. LITTLE ROCK — Ask 8-year-old Zadie Farrell what she enjoys about the youth program at the Our House shelter and she’ll rattle off…

Little Rock Shelter Provides Room for Single Dads

Little Rock Shelter Provides Room for Single Dads
KARK Channel 4 News There are several places open across Arkansas that are waiting to help homeless women and children, but more and more single dads are finding themselves homeless and with virtually no where to turn for help. But one Little Rock shelter is doing what it can to…

Arkansas Ranked 3rd Poorest State in the Nation

Arkansas Ranked 3rd Poorest State in the Nation
Fox 16 Channel News Taking out the trash is no teenage son's dream, but it's one of many daily household chores the Shue family cherishes. It wasn't long ago they didn't need to keep house because they didn't have one. "It was chaos," said Mary Shue. "Care for the family…

Health and Wellness Day is a Hit at Our House

Health and Wellness Day is a Hit at Our House
Fox 16 News LITTLE ROCK, AR - More than 50 homeless adults and children participated in health education workshops, Saturday. Some got tested for HIV, learned what their Body Mass Index is and got screened for chronic illnesses at Our House in Little Rock. They also learned things like, how…