Archives for February 2014

Help us make a Pre-emptive Strike against Homelessness

Between 30-50% of the urban homeless became so after serving time in the nations prison system.  Many of these men and women were serving time for minor crimes, but when they are released they often times struggle to find work and to return to their families and become homeless. With our Prison Ministry Partner we REACH into the prison communities before these men and women return to the … [Read more...]

Meet David (Not his real picture or his real name, but his real story)

At a recent team meeting we were discussing a young boy we will call David for sake of privacy.  David is in Kindergarten and when he arrives, he walks very carefully and stiffly up the sidewalk , when he walks in the doors he doesn’t walk up to the counter like the other kids.  Instead he walks around the desk and stands behind one of our staff members. From this safe place he peeks around the … [Read more...]

Meet Shawn, Katie, & Michael!

WOW!  It has been a busy winter.  We just finished up our 12th night of hosting the Warming Center for Little Rock’s unsheltered homeless and I wanted to take a minute and tell you one story about three of our over 1,200 guests we’ve been able to help. Shawn, Katie, & their five-year-old son Michael lost their home, their jobs, and most everything else.  They spent their last few dollars … [Read more...]

URGENT NEED : Boots & Restaurant Gift Cards

Over the next few days we are anticipating more of the cold wet days that have wreaked havoc on so many this winter season. Our warming center expects to see hundreds people this week alone. Without warming centers such as ours and others throughout the area our homeless friends would be in direct danger of death from exposure in these dangerous temperatures, it's for this reason that we are … [Read more...]