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As recently as 2003, there were no homeless shelters in Little Rock equipped to house families as a unit. Recognizing this need, a group of caring individuals discovered the Interfaith Hospitality Network, a partnership of congregations helping families facing homelessness within their communities, and put a plan in motion to establish a local branch of this national effort.


Family Promise of Pulaski County opened its doors in 2005 as the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Little Rock, helping homeless families with children achieve independence and providing area congregations with local mission activities. In 2010, our name changed to Family Promise of Pulaski County, aligning with the organization’s nationwide name change and reflecting our network of congregations throughout North Little Rock, Maumelle and Sherwood.



For families with children under age 18, we offer food, shelter, shower and laundry facilities, and transportation, supporting their basic needs while they work to become self-sufficient. 


By serving a maximum of four families or 14 individuals at a time, we are able to offer comprehensive case management services, helping adults search for jobs, find child care and locate safe, affordable housing. Each family receives job skills, budgeting and household management instruction to help ensure a successful future once they leave the program. Our staff and volunteers support guest families at every step, rejoicing in their accomplishments and watching their lives transform.


Our network of more than 20 local houses of faith welcome participating families to stay in private rooms for one week each quarter, and volunteers from each congregation serve as overnight hosts, prepare nutritious meals and coordinate evening activities. While children are in school, adults have the use of our Day Center to search and apply for jobs, social services or housing.


An efficient and cost-effective program, our model is designed to help homeless families achieve independence within 45 to 90 days of entering the program. By maintaining a small staff and relying on more than 450 volunteers, we are able to operate at nearly one-third the cost of brick-and-mortar shelters.

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