Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless individuals and families to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Located in Little Rock, AR on an expansive 7-acre campus, Our House offers comprehensive solutions for both families and individuals to break the cycle of poverty and exit homelessness permanently.
Our House provides a structured pathway for those experiencing homelessness and near homelessness through a two generation approach. We offer comprehensive programs which seek to serve every individual in a family, both children and adults, in a coordinated way. Starting with providing shelter and basic needs in our Housing programs, our clients are then supported through individualized case management and mental health services. Full-time employment is an integral part of the Our House program, and as such, our Career Center provides extensive support to all job seekers, both living at Our House and in the community, at no cost. Our children are served both in Little Learners, a licensed childhood development center, and Our Club, an out-of-school time program. Our Children’s Programs provide a structured, safe, and enriching environment for children and youth of all ages and backgrounds. The net result of this holistic approach is a whole family empowered with the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to put homelessness in the rearview mirror.
Our House provides a springboard out of homelessness for more than 3,000 homeless and near-homeless adults and children each year, including 206 families who were able to double their income after working the Our House program. In 2019, over 700 people called Our House home, and 80% of them moved out of homelessness upon exit from our Housing programs. In our Children’s Programs, 96% of our Little Learners met their kindergarten-readiness milestones while 91% of school-aged students improved their report card grades. Lastly, our Career Center helped connect 522 adult clients to full-time employment with hundreds of central Arkansas employers.