Family Housing Capital Donors:
- City of Little Rock
- Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
- Windgate Charitable Foundation
- Bank of America
- Beth and Mike Coulson
- Barry McDaniel and Barbara Graves
- Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable and Educational Trust
- Susan and Nick Brown
- Summit Bank
- Karen and John Flake
- Amanda Hughes
- Janell and Clark Mason
- Kathy and George Wells
Our House operates eight programs from its four-acre campus in Central Little Rock. Over the last decade, Our House has invested significant resources in this property, taking a phased approach to campus improvements. Underlying this investment is the commitment to a long-range future here at 302 East Roosevelt Road, in the heart of Little Rock, in a low-income community that sees Our House as an anchor institution and a resource not only for the homeless, but for the community as a whole.
Capital Projects Timeline
2003: Board of Directors breaks ground on construction of The Shelter
2005: The Shelter opens just in time for the holidays. Residents move from Main Street, where there were 40 beds, to the new shelter on Roosevelt Road, where there are 80 beds. In addition to doubling residential capacity, the move enables Our House to operate on one campus. A long-range goal set by the board ten years before is achieved through this $1.4 million project.
Previous location on Main Street
Current location on Roosevelt Road
2006: 250 volunteers build a playground in one day in July – the hottest day of the year. The $35,000 playground is funded by a grant from PepsiCo in partnership with KaBoom! Three months before "Build Day," a group of playground designers from California led a group of homeless children through a design process. The playground components, colors and design were chosen by the young residents of Our House.
2007: Adopt-a-Room project kicks off investment of time and resources in The Family Housing Program. Immediately, we realize this project will require more than volunteers can provide and begin a campaign to raise funds for a professional remodel.
2010: Family Housing Program re-opens after a $700,000 construction project. The result of this renovation is 13 private, apartment-style units, private bathrooms for families, and individual, locking food-storage space. Additional refrigeration and cooking space enables the residents of the Family Housing to prepare their own meals, thus beginning the transition to providing for themselves in a more home-like environment.
Today: We are now in the process of designing and raising funds to redevelop our education center, which houses educational programs for children, school-aged kids, and adults. We anticipate that this project will be the largest capital investment in the history of Our House. The result will be expanded learning opportunities for homeless and near-homeless children and adults – opportunities that will lead them out of homelessness once and for all.For information about how you can help invest in the future of Our House, contact Executive Director Georgia Mjartan.