For more information about these client services, please contact the Director of Client Services at Justin@ourhouseshelter.org or 501-374-7383 x235.
CLOTHING & SUPPLIES
Many people come to Our House with nothing at all. Our House provides all of the basics – clothing, supplies, hygiene items, baby wipes and diapers, and even some extras like birthday presents for children and Christmas gifts.
All clothing, supplies and presents comes from generous donors who either provide the funds to buy these items or donate the actual items by bringing them by The Shelter.
Case Management is a core component of Our House programs. Case Managers work one-on-one with a client to help them navigate through Our House, help connect them to the internal and external resources they need, and to provide them a much needed support system.
Our House serves 77,000 meals per year. In The Shelter, residents make breakfast and community groups provide lunch and dinner. Residents who live in Family Housing make their own meals. Meal times are 6 am, 12 pm, and 6 pm.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Little Rock Community Mental Health Center provides free mental health services at Our House to residents referred by a Case Manager. Residents are also able to receive mental health services from our on-site licensed mental health professionals through individual or group treatment.
Our House will help clients get around town through education of how to navigate the city bus system and other resources that are available to them. We are also able to provide direct assistance through a one-day bus pass or participation in our bike program.
JOB TRAINING PROGRAM
The Job Training program is a comprehensive training and education program for current residents who have a barrier to employment. Trainees participate in a 6-month program where they receive on-the-job training, education and workforce training, and a supportive group of others in the program. On-the-job training includes security, childcare, clerical, housekeeping, and grounds keeping. The education and workforce training taught by our Learning Center staff and local employers who are experts in these fields.
Our House offers many opportunities for residents to re-build their lives and overcome the issues that brought them into a situation of homelessness. On-site groups include Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, domestic violence / abuse groups, mental health groups, and a Bible study. All of these groups are led by outsiders – not staff – and are conducted in a location that is private and non-intrusive.
medical and dental assistance
Harmony Health Clinic, located right across the street from Our House, provides health and dental care to uninsured residents between the ages of 13 and 64. Call 501-375-4400 for information about the clinic's services and eligibility requirements. By appointment only.