Arkansas Homeless

Local & Regional News
8:53 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Coalition Closer To Plan For Homeless Campus

A coalition pushing a $3 million homeless campus in Fort Smith hopes to soon shore up funding and finalize a plan so renovation work can start later this year.

The Old Fort Homeless Coalition plans to purchase and renovate a 127,500-square-foot former furniture factory to start Riverview Hope Campus. The first phase of the project will renovate about 35,000 square feet of the factory at a cost of more than $1 million.

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Local & Regional News
5:57 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Clinton School Wants Sleeping Bags For Homeless

Clinton School of Public Service, Sturgis Hall.

The Clinton School of Public Service is collecting sleeping bags and socks so they can be given to the homeless.

The Keep Little Rock Warm drive is to take place from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Students at the school are asking people to donate new or clean and gently used sleeping bags and socks.

People can bring the items to Sturgis Hall at the Clinton Presidential Center. Also, donations in the form of checks can be made out to The Van, a mobile unit that helps the homeless.

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Tyson Food Donation
6:30 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Tyson Foods Makes Major Food Donation To Arkansas Pantry

Tyson World Headquarters

Tyson Foods has donated more than 27,000 pounds of chicken to the Arkansas Rice Depot. 

The donation to the statewide food bank arrived Wednesday. Arkansas Rice Depot President and CEO Laura Rhea says the donation is essential to help the food bank support dozens of pantries and thousands of people in every Arkansas county. She says the group distributes 9 million pounds of food each year.

Tyson Foods officials say meat is one of the most-requested and least-available foods in food banks. The company says it has donated tens of millions of pounds of meat since 2000.  

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homeless children2
11:31 pm
Mon April 13, 2009

Homeless children in Arkansas: Part Two

Sparkle Dupree, Our House resident with her two children Georgia Mjartan, Our House Executive Director Vaughn Summerville, Our House resident Tiffany Summerville, Our House resident Sheree Coleman, Our House Youth Specialist Sheree Coleman helps child with math homework. Inside Our House Childrens Center Inside Our House Childrens Center Outside Our House Childrens Center
Credit Malcolm Glover

There is a growing need for facilities and programs that support homeless children and families, since the deepening recession means more home foreclosures and job losses.

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homeless children1
11:26 pm
Sun April 12, 2009

Homeless children in Arkansas: Part One

Our House resident Rob Parker and Executive Director Georgia Mjartan outside the Our House Child Development Center.
Credit Malcolm Glover / KUAR

Most parents try to protect their children from some of life's cruel realities, like broken relationships, sickness, discrimination, and even an understanding of death. However, with the nation's economy in a state of flux, poverty is on the rise and there are some parents who are unable to safeguard their children from experiencing homelessness.

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