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Child Homelessness: Growing Problem in Arkansas

Child Homelessness: Growing Problem in Arkansas
KARK by Stephanie Sharp Click here to view video. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Each night hundreds, if not thousands, of kids in Arkansas find themselves without a place to call home. Homelessness for children is a growing problem in Arkansas. According to the National Center on Family Homelessness, each year…

Remembering the Reason for the Season

Remembering the Reason for the Season
by CTEH Whether we’re shopping for loved ones, decorating our tree or cooking a holiday meal for family and friends, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the chaos of Christmas. Each year CTEH takes a moment to reflect on the true meaning of the season by giving back to those…

Stranger Grants X-Mas Wish for Single Mom

Stranger Grants X-Mas Wish for Single Mom
KARK Channel 4 By DREW PETRIMOULX The news story can be viewed here.   LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A single mother in Little Rock got a Christmas gift from a complete stranger that she says will help change her life. At just 16-years-old, Alishe'ah Sockwell and her daughter were living…

Families from Our House Shelter get an early Christmas present

Families from Our House Shelter get an early Christmas present
BY BRIAN EMFINGER & BETH HUNT LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Two dozen families from Our House Shelter in Little Rock got an early Christmas present Monday, one they never saw coming and will never forget. McDonald's of Central Arkansas wanted to do something special for the families who are living at…

Arkansas Times: 2015 Big Ideas for Families in Needs

Arkansas Times: 2015 Big Ideas for Families in Needs
Pair foster families with biological families in a mentoring program By Georgia Mjartan * This article was Published in the Arkansas Times Big Ideas for Arkansas 2015 Edition. To read other big ideas click here Foster families are sometimes referred to as resource families, since our job as foster parents is…

Arkansas Online: Tie One On Photo Gallery

Arkansas Online: Tie One On Photo Gallery
View the Photo Gallery at  Arkansas Online It wasn’t pouring sheets of freezing rain, like two years ago. It raised more money — $155,765 — than last year (about $137,000), according to development director Lizzy Chandler. Dare we declare the ninth Tie One On Dec. 3 for Our House, the…

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…