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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.…

Our House Children’s Center Grand Opening

Our House Children’s Center Grand Opening
By Little Rock Soiree Our House celebrated the grand opening of its new children’s center with donors and volunteers. The event included lunch, a carnival and family activities, as well as tours of the new facility. Georgia Mjartan with her parents, Peter and Karen Miller, and her daughter, Melody Jason…

People: Georgia Mjartan, Executive Director, Our House

People: Georgia Mjartan, Executive Director, Our House
Breaking the Cycle AY Magazine By Angela E. Thomas PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANET WARLICK Georgia Mjartan grew up just a short distance from the community she serves. Her parents, Peter and Karen Miller, married 45 years, have had eight careers between them and encouraged her to follow her passion. “My parents…

Homeless Shelter Director: ‘There’s never enough space’

Homeless Shelter Director: ‘There’s never enough space’
Our House in Little Rock, Arkansas, is the only shelter in the state specifically geared toward serving working homeless families. NBC News’ Ann Curry talks to Our House Executive Director Georgia Mjartan about the growing number of families seeking her shelter’s help. NBC News Rock Center Visit NBCNews.com for breaking…
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