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Our House: It’s more than shelter

Our House: It’s more than shelter
Nonprofit helps folks get back on their feet, from working poor to the formerly wealthy. by Lindsey Millar Photo by Brian Chilson Arkansas Times December 03, 2015   Hastings Bransford grew up in the wealthy Heights neighborhood in Little Rock. He has a college degree. His resume includes stints at…

Inviting Arkansas Interview with Missy Lipps

Inviting Arkansas Interview with Missy Lipps
Photography by Meredith Melody | Hair and makeup by Desirae Soto with Just Blow – A Blowout Bar Whether it’s a vintage accessory or a fabulously funky party dress, eco-friendly fashion designer and stylist Missy Lipps brings authenticity to every project. She’s a jewelry designer to boot. And speaking of…

Little Rock’s ‘Helping Hand’ looking for help beyond Thanksgiving

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- While thanksgiving is often about food, like “potatoes, yams, corn, green beans, and pie crust,” said Gayle Priddy, executive director of Helping Hand. However, above everything delicious, it should be about giving. ‘Helping Hand’ food pantry makes it their mission to feed families for the holiday. “He…

Our House ready to Tie One On

Our House ready to Tie One On
By Linda Haymes Photo by JOHN SYKES JR. Volunteers for Our House, the shelter for working homeless since 1987, really tie one on at the holiday party. Aprons, that is. Co-chairmen for the ninth such party are Eliza and Alec Gaines, and "the theme for this year's event is 'Be…

Arkansas homeless population on the decline, 12% down from 2013

Arkansas homeless population on the decline, 12% down from 2013
KATV BY MATTHEW MERSHON   LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — As the state braces for its first freeze this weekend, new data released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development shows more than 2,500 Arkansans could be facing those cold temperatures outside. HUD released the latest homeless numbers on…

Six Arkansas business leaders discuss the traits of effective leadership

Six Arkansas business leaders discuss the traits of effective leadership
Georgia Mjartan, executive director, Our House, Inc., Little Rock by Bill Paddack Talk Business Over the last 10 years, Our House has experienced 500% growth in the number of clients served daily, with programs for children and families the biggest driver of this growth. The changes that our organization has undergone…

Our House Produces Short Films to Share Personal Stories of Homelessness

Our House Produces Short Films to Share Personal Stories of Homelessness
Arkansas Business, by Alexis Hosticka  on Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2015 8:52 am   In an effort to offer a window into the issues of poverty and homelessness through individual stories, Our House homeless shelter has released "Project Voice," a 12-part video series. The five-minute films highlight the lives of Our House clients…

Our House produces documentary series sharing clients’ stories

Our House produces documentary series sharing clients’ stories
KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports By Marine Glisovic, Reporter In hopes of bringing attention to the homeless community and the hardships that follow, Our House in Little Rock has produced a twelve-part documentary series called Project Voice. Project Voice features 12 Our House clients detailing their personal…

’15 tally: Fewer living on streets: Homeless count shows 22% drop

’15 tally: Fewer living on streets: Homeless count shows 22% drop
By Emily Walkenhorst via Arkansas Online The estimated number of homeless people in four central Arkansas counties dropped 22 percent between 2013 and 2015, according to figures released Friday by Central Arkansas Team Care for the Homeless. Central Arkansas Team Care for the Homeless organizes the count for Pulaski, Saline, Lonoke and…

Our House Hosts 4th Annual Health & Wellness Day

Our House Hosts 4th Annual Health & Wellness Day
KARK News Coverage LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Our House in Little Rock reached out to those in need of better healthcare Saturday afternoon. The organization hosted its Fourth Annual Health and Wellness Day. Everything from various health screenings to haircuts were offered. Organizers say the event started after seeing people…