NWANews.com – Homeless Population Grows At Rogers Schools

From NWANews.com Homeless Population Grows At Rogers Schools By Caleb Fort Friday, December 25, 2009 The Rogers School District has faced an increase in homeless students this year, and the district’s director of counseling expects the number to keep increasing. The district makes a special effort to accommodate homeless students, providing clothes and bussing them from other school districts so they can stay in the same school. The number of homeless students, 188 as of August, is likely to increase over the winter, as more previously unidentified homeless families seek shelter and...

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On the front lines – Jon Woodward shares some thoughts

…Jon Woodward is the Executive Director of Seven Hills Homeless Center & we asked him to share a few thoughts on homelessness in NW Arkansas & a few simple ways that our community can help. A single woman falls off a ladder has to go on medical leave from her job. A mother abandons her husband and children when he loses his job. A waitress is down-sized. A family’s transportation fails and a job is lost. A family cuts every expense that they can and still can’t afford their rent and utilities. A man finishes his 30-day program and has no place to call home. A...

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Help Portrait in NW Arkansas

12/12/09 saw Help Portrait come to NW Arkansas in the form of Help Portrait NWA.  Help Portrait is a movement of photographers who are using their time and energy to give back to the under-resourced in our community.  What an incredible expression of love for our community by people using their gifts and talents to serve. The amazing crews from Novo Studios & Adaptive Creative where the driving energy behind making Help Portrait happen in NW Arkansas. 40/29 Covered the story of one local family who had their photos taken today:  Families in Need Get Free...

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a Community D.C.

Four months ago, Jody Thorton (owner of JJ’s Grill) & Scott Page (Community Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church) sat across the table from each other with the shared desire to help meet the needs of the under-resourced in our community. The dreamed of a way to freely collect & redistribute needed staple items to local shelters and the initiatives currently associated with operations at Cobblestone Project.  A few months later we caught up with them standing in that very place. Joshua Segraves kicked off our initial Community DC initiative based on a Green Room...

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Our Step Christmas Challenge

We are excited & thankful to one NW Arkansas family that is issuing a Christmas Challenge to help support the Our Step program and provide homes for those without. What is Our Step? Our Step is a collaborative housing initiative started by Seven Hills Homeless Shelter, Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter, Samaritan Community Center and the Cobblestone Project to provide people and families assistance in breaking the cycle of homelessness and domestic violence by eliminating the initial costs to secure affordable housing. What is challenge?  Watch their story & find out how...

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