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Arkansas Ranks 47th in Child Well Being

Arkansas Matters Arkansas has improved by one spot in the national ranking for child well-being, but that still leaves us at 47th. According to the 2011 Kids Count Data Book, the state is still struggling improve due to an overall child poverty rate of 27%. New data shows 2% of…

Dinner on the Grounds benefits Our House

Dinner on the Grounds benefits Our House
Soiree Dinner on the Grounds—a casual, outdoor, Southern supper to raise funds for Our House—was held on the grounds of the Governor’s Mansion. Guests enjoyed libations from Glazers and jazz entertainment by Lagniappe. All proceeds from the event benefited Our House. Click here to see full photo gallery.

Our House honored as Best Charity in 2011 Arkansas Times

Our House was voted “Best Charity” (pg.30) by the readers of the Arkansas Times. We are very fortunate to be part of such a supportive community. We could not be the “Best Charity” without the hard work of our many volunteers and donors.  Thank you to everyone who helps Our…

High Profile: Kirk Bradshaw

High Profile: Kirk Bradshaw
Today's Man Magazine Read Board Member Kirk Bradshaw's amazing impact on our programs in the latest issue of Today's Man here.

From Poverty to Permanent Housing

Leah moved into her own apartment in April 2010 after a ten-month residence at Our House Shelter. Through the HPRP program Leah received assistance with her utility deposit for electricity and full rental assistance for three months. Leah was able to move into a neighborhood that is walking distance to…

Take Time to Give Videos Feature Our House

Click here to see the Our House videos at Mitchell Williams Take Time to Give page. Each year, Mitchell Williams receives nominations from Arkansas non-profit organizations seeking consideration to participate as the company’s primary Take Time To Give charity. In 2010, Mitchell Williams produced several videos highlighting the projects done…

No More Asthma Attacks for 9-year old Girl

No More Asthma Attacks for 9-year old Girl
LaShondra Newsom is a single mother of four. LaShondra and her 3 boys Ka'Shaun, 6, Zion, 4, and Sammuel, 1 and daughter Paradyce, 9 share a unit in the Family Housing program. Paradyce suffers from severe allergies and asthma attacks, attacks that can send her to the hospital. Prior to…

Amanda Simpson Moves to the Family House

Amanda Simpson Moves to the Family House
Amanda Simpson and her 1-year-old daughter Alynnea have lived at the Our House Shelter for one year. Amanda’s story of how she came to Our House is unfortunately not a unique one; she got out of an abusive relationship with her daughter's father, moved into a battered women’s shelter, and…

ICPH State Survey on Homelessness

Our House was featured in an Arkansas state briefing about child homelessness conducted by the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness, a national research organization.