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Georgia Mjartan

A Message from the Our House Leadership

From Georgia Mjartan, Executive Director: I am writing to you today to share the news that I am leaving Our House after 12 wonderful and life-changing years. My husband Dominik will become CEO of a community development bank in Columbia, South Carolina, so along with our three young children we…

Georgia Mjartan named as one of Southern Living’s Southerners of the Year

Georgia Mjartan named as one of Southern Living’s Southerners of the Year
Click here to read Southern Living's article Little Rock, AR When Georgia Mjartan was asked to take over Our House, Little Rock’s primary homeless shelter, in 2005, she walked into a flood-damaged building that was even more under water financially. Now, Mjartan had breathed new life into the organization, which…

Our House opens renovated Career Center in Little Rock

Our House opens renovated Career Center in Little Rock
KTHV   LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- People who live on the streets or face being homeless now have a place to look for work. Our House opened its newly renovated Career Center on Wednesday. The center provides job training, job search help, financial literacy courses, and life skills training…

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…

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…

Woman’s dream of helping homeless spreads to 39 states

Woman’s dream of helping homeless spreads to 39 states
USA Today Being homeless as an adult is unimaginable and even more so if children are the ones who don't have a place to call home. Many Little Rock, Arkansas families face this harsh reality daily. As a young girl growing up in Little rock, Georgia Mjartan, recognized the toll…

My Town Hero: Arkansas woman makes huge difference in community

My Town Hero: Arkansas woman makes huge difference in community
THV 11 (KTHV) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A woman in Little Rock has dedicated her life to helping working homeless adults and their children stay together and live successful lives. Her passion to help others is what makes her so deserving of being featured as a My Town Hero.…
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