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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…

Programs get grants to help homeless

Two dozen agencies to share $4.3 million in Continuum of Care funds Arkansas Democrat-Gazette By Emily Walkenhorst Although Teronica Snell has only lived at Our House for three months, she’s already felt her life begin to change. She feels supported and more stable than when she was moving from place to…

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…

Our House Prepares For Shakespeare At The Shelter

Our House Prepares For Shakespeare At The Shelter
Fox 16 LITTLE ROCK, AR- The last 8 weeks have proven to be busy for these residents at Our House shelter in Little Rock. They're rehearsing for the second annual Shakespeare at the Shelter, which is a series of plays keeping kids busy during the summer months. Staff designed this…

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…

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…

Our House Featured in NBC News

Our House Featured in NBC News
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Rock Center NBC News No Place Like Home: Working families increasingly homeless The face of homelessness in America is changing. Experts say that in the wake of the Great Recession a growing number of working families are becoming…

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…

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.

September 2011 Newsletter

September 2011 Newsletter
In this Issue: Sharon Yates: life after Our House Our House Playground's 5th anniversary The Habibis: top donors Newest Board Members Family Housing success story: Melissa and family View past newsletters here.
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