A Home for Homeless Families
Our House Inc. provides Little Rock’s working homeless with housing, training and youth programs to help them succeed. The organization aimed to transform its transitional housing into an environment that nurtures families as they move from shelter to community.
The existing facility for the group family housing program at Our House needed several repairs, and the program was not as successful as it could be due to the existing living conditions. The facility was in need of a new kitchen, new plumbing with a different arrangement of bathrooms, new ceilings and flooring, a new heating and cooling system, new lighting and a fire sprinkler system. The renovation had to be a place where the families felt safe, secure and part of a community. The purpose of the transitional family program is to have families live there for a year, work to save a percentage of their income and develop skills to get hired for better paying jobs. This transitional family housing facility was renovated to provide 13 private, apartment-style units that are intentionally designed to support the unique needs of parents and children. By incorporating private bathrooms, storage spaces for food and clothing, an open kitchen to share meal preparation and cooking areas, these apartments allow residents to continue to function as a family within a safe, shared community environment as they actively work toward permanent housing.
Our House is dedicated to helping homeless families achieve self-sufficiency, and their new space actively furthers that mission.
Little Rock, Arkansas | 2010