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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…

United Way to Host Campaign Kick Off

KATV Channel 7 United Way's 2012 Campaign Kick-Off is scheduled for Wednesday. The public is invited to enjoy free hot dogs, and ice-cream while visiting informational booths about the different service agencies the organization supports. It begins at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Dickey-Stephens Park. It goes until 1 p.m. Heart…

Internation Literacy Day

Internation Literacy Day
THV Channel 11 News LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Every September since 1967, the world has celebrated International Literacy Day. Here in our state, it will be observed this Friday, September 7. The Alex Foundation and Arkansas Reading Association have collected thousands of books and they, along with the state's…

Recycle Bikes Gives Free Bikes to Kids

Arkansas Times Making kids happy, two wheels at a time. by Cheree Franco Last year Ron King gave away 1,457 bikes. If a child shows up at his warehouse looking for a bike, he doesn't ask questions. He simply leads that child into the showroom and lets her pick a favorite.…

Our House Shakespeare Rendition Raises Over $4k

Our House Shakespeare Rendition Raises Over $4k
KARK Channel 4 Monday Update Working homeless people living at Our House took to the stage over the weekend, performing Shakespeare. Theatergoers packed the house as the actors performed scenes from plays like Othello and shared their own personal stories. The event raised over $4,000; which is enough to buy…

Grant for Little Rock’s Our House Will Help the Working Homeless

Arkansas Matters Working homeless individuals and families in Little Rock will continue to get the helping hand they need from Our House. The agency located on East Roosevelt Road has been awarded $125,000 from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF). The grant supports Our House's mission to equip homeless men, women,…

Summer Program Short on Cash

Summer Program Short on Cash
Our House looks for funds to keep kids busy until school. By Riley Johnson PHOTO BY STATON BREIDENTHAL LITTLE ROCK — Kayla Muhammad and dozens of other children at a Little Rock summer program swung golf clubs at The First Tee of Central Arkansas on Tuesday. It was the first time Kayla, 9,…

Our House Takes On Shakespeare

Our House Takes On Shakespeare
Shelter starts program involving play reading, insult hurling Arkansas Democrat-Gazette By Kelly Poe PHOTO BY WILLIAM KENYON LITTLE ROCK — It’s been a while since Alvin Hall has been involved in theater. He’s a resident of the Our House homeless shelter, and, in recent years, he’s had more immediate things to worry about.…

Preventing Child Homelessness in Arkansas

Preventing Child Homelessness in Arkansas
THV Channel 11 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Over 14,000 children are homeless every night in Arkansas. According to a report from the National Center on Family Homelessness, Arkansas has the third highest rate of child homelessness (PDF) in the United States. A $300,000 grant from the Siemer Institute for Family Stability has been awarded…