Our House provides food, shelter and basic services as well as resources and programs to lift people out of homelessness once and for all. The Shelter is one of the many programs available to Our House clients and is often the first program our clients use. With 80 beds, The Shelter includes two large dormitories: one for men and one for women and children. The Shelter also includes free laundry facilities, a kids’ playroom, a common room, a dining room and a commercial kitchen. Outside are a large playground, a family area, and a garden. Shelter residents have access to all of Our House's programs and services.
Shelter residents receive food and clothing as well as supportive services such as access to free, on-site child care, the Adult Learning Center, life skills classes, substance abuse meetings, mental health groups, personal enrichment classes, and other specific services to meet their needs like one-on-one counseling. Each Shelter resident gets individualized case management services to connect them to resources they may need.
Shelter clients are required to work full-time, save 75% of their earnings, contribute with chores and other duties, and work on the factors that led them to become homeless.
For openings and availability, please contact The Shelter at 501-374-7383 ext. 1 and speak with a Shelter Supervisor or Intake Coordinator. Intakes are conducted on a first-come-first-served basis, and bed openings are never held. An intake form may be downloaded from our website, completed in advance and brought to the initial intake meeting. Click here to download the form.
To be eligible for entry into The Shelter, a client must be homeless, be willing and able to work, and be at or below 50% of the area median income.
The Shelter also serves clients with special needs including people with disabilities, people recovering from drugs and alcohol, victims of domestic violence, and people who were formerly incarcerated.
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