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Shakespeare Helps Shelter Residents Build Confidence and Community

Shakespeare Helps Shelter Residents Build Confidence and Community
Arkansas Community Foundation Driving to work one morning, Joy Ritchey, case manager for Our House shelter in Little Rock, began to think about what a coincidence it was that the shelter housed several residents who shared names with some of Shakespeare’s greatest characters: Portia, Ophelia, Cordelia, Romeo. Ritchey was concerned…

Local Shelter Gets Creative

Local Shelter Gets Creative
KARK Channel 4 LITTLE ROCK, AR - A local shelter for the working homeless is teaching classic plays to its residents and raising money at the same time. "Shakespeare at the Shelter" is a chance for current and former residents at Our House to take center stage. The group spent the…

Pair Fired Up About Our House

Pair Fired Up About Our House
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette By Michael Storey Photo by John Sykes Jr. Meghan Collins was worried her goosebumps would show. You’d think the Michigan native would be used to goosebumps, but not in early spring - not in Arkansas. A pollen-busting storm had just swept through a couple of weeks ago when Meghan…

Local Artist Supports Our House with New Collection

Local Artist Supports Our House with New Collection
"Mom Loves Me" 20" x 24" oil painting on canvas, by Matt McLeod. This is the fourth painting of an ongoing series of paintings called the Faces of Hope project. Faces of Hope reveals the dignity and beauty of the residents and families that live at Our House with original…

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…

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.…

December 2011 Newsletter

December 2011 Newsletter
Tie One On Client Profile Cyclists from Little Rock to Memphis for Our House Volunteer Profile: Sam and Nick Volunteer Profile: ACCESS Life Even with the phone lines down, Our House keeps working View past newsletters here.

‘Light Up the Night’ 5K to Benefit Our House

Inviting Arkansas In memory of her father, Jennings Osborne, Breezy Osborne- Wingfield is carrying on his legacy of compassion and generosity. She's starting with the Light Up the Night 5K on December 10. Story by Jillian McGehee As a girl during the holiday season, Breezy Osborne-Wingfield would do her best…

October 2011 Newsletter

October 2011 Newsletter
Resident Jason Otis Back to school, in the words of a 7-year-old resident Volunteer Joseph Cherry, Summit Home School Group Family Volunteer Day Cyclists ride for Our House Tie One On is December 1st Our House gets ready for Halloween View past newsletters here.