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Our House: It’s more than shelter

Our House: It’s more than shelter
Nonprofit helps folks get back on their feet, from working poor to the formerly wealthy. by Lindsey Millar Photo by Brian Chilson Arkansas Times December 03, 2015   Hastings Bransford grew up in the wealthy Heights neighborhood in Little Rock. He has a college degree. His resume includes stints at…

Little Rock’s ‘Helping Hand’ looking for help beyond Thanksgiving

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- While thanksgiving is often about food, like “potatoes, yams, corn, green beans, and pie crust,” said Gayle Priddy, executive director of Helping Hand. However, above everything delicious, it should be about giving. ‘Helping Hand’ food pantry makes it their mission to feed families for the holiday. “He…

Arkansas homeless population on the decline, 12% down from 2013

Arkansas homeless population on the decline, 12% down from 2013
KATV BY MATTHEW MERSHON   LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — As the state braces for its first freeze this weekend, new data released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development shows more than 2,500 Arkansans could be facing those cold temperatures outside. HUD released the latest homeless numbers on…

Community Service Awards Honoree Jan Alman

Community Service Awards Honoree Jan Alman
Arkansas Matters   LITTLE ROCK, AR - Helping the homeless in Arkansas's largest city has become a labor of love for a local volunteer. Jan Alman, who has been helping out at Our House for years, gets credit for a big part of its success in giving families a temporary…

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…

Our House Children’s Center Welcomes 150 kids

Our House Children’s Center Welcomes 150 kids
THV Channel 11 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - One month after the new children's center at Our House opened for summer camp, kids are thrilled to have a new place to spend their summer. "This is a really nice building because it gives you more space than the old building,"…

Our House Helps Families With No Other Place to Call Home

Our House Helps Families With No Other Place to Call Home
KARK Channel 4 News LITTLE ROCK, AR - "Uh I was doing some moves for basketball when I get home." And where is home? "Up there." Right over the hill at Our House, a non profit organization in Little Rock helping families who have no other place to go. "We were…

New Daycare Licensing Requirements

New Daycare Licensing Requirements
KARK Channel 4 News LITTLE ROCK, AR - Owners of daycare facilities around central Arkansas questioned the first major changes to minimum licensing requirements in 45 years. The Arkansas Department of Human Services' Childcare and Early Childhood Education Division held its fifth and final public input meeting in downtown Little…

Our House Opens the Doors to $5 Million Children’s Center

Our House Opens the Doors to $5 Million Children’s Center
THV Channel 11 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Our House) - Our House, an organization that serves the working homeless through housing, job training, education, child care, and youth programs, will open the doors to a new $5-million Children's Center on its campus on June 7. The center will provide a safe…

Federal Program Give College Graduates Option During Job Search

Federal Program Give College Graduates Option During Job Search
KATV Channel 7 News KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports By Justin Lewis LITTLE ROCK (KATV) -- College graduates around Arkansas continue looking for jobs to kick start their careers, but for those still searching there is some hope from a federal program. Many college students continue the…