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Little Rock homeless shelter’s new director lays out five-year goal

Little Rock homeless shelter’s new director lays out five-year goal
Click here to read the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's article! Check out our 30th anniversary publication here! November 8, 2017 By Jeannie Roberts Photo by Benjamin Krain A little over a month after he took the helm as the new executive director of the Little Rock homeless shelter Our House, Ben Goodwin…

Editorial: We Hate to See You Go

This editorial was originally published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on August 23rd. We're excited to share this thoughtful piece with you as we begin a period of exciting changes at Our House.  

Ex-inmates to receive help through Little Rock jobs program

Ex-inmates to receive help through Little Rock jobs program
Click here to read the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's article! By Eric Besson Photo by Thomas Metthe August 20, 2017 A new Little Rock program paid for with federal tax dollars will connect former prison inmates with construction, restaurant and other high-demand jobs -- and cover their minimum-wage paychecks for four months,…

Head of Little Rock homeless shelter steps down

Head of Little Rock homeless shelter steps down
Click here to read the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's story. By Jeannie Roberts Photo by Benjamin Krain August 17, 2017 Georgia Mjartan, executive director of the Little Rock homeless shelter Our House, announced Wednesday that she is stepping down from the post after 12 years with the organization and her replacement has…

Little Rock group gets $1.2 million to help ex-prisoners re-enter society

Little Rock group gets $1.2 million to help ex-prisoners re-enter society
Click here to read the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's article! By Kally Patz August 1, 2017 The U.S. Department of Labor gave $1.2 million to fund a re-entry program for prisoners, Little Rock said in a news release Tuesday. The Little Rock Workforce Development Board was given the money to establish the…

2017 tally finds 55% of Little Rock-area homeless live out in the rough

2017 tally finds 55% of Little Rock-area homeless live out in the rough
Click here to read the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's story! By Ginny Monk Photos by Mitchell Masilun June 10, 2017 A man who called himself Jack McGee proudly extended his arms to show that there were no bruises or needle pricks from drug use hiding among the tattoos decorating his skin. McGee,…

High Profile: Just for Our House

High Profile: Just for Our House
Click here to read the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's article! Click here to view their photo gallery of the event! Arkansas Democrat-Gazette May 14, 2017 Story and Photos by Cary Jenkins The temperature was pleasant, skies were clear and the lawn and gardens were lush for Dinner on the Grounds, held May…

Trained to Cook: Our House Clients graduate from Culinary Arts Program

Trained to Cook: Our House Clients graduate from Culinary Arts Program
Our Culinary Arts program in partnership with AR Food Jobs was featured in the March 18 print issue of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette! Check out the story below: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette March 18, 2017 Photo by Benjamin Krain Hospitality and food service instructor Christie Ison (center) is surrounded by culinary students during…