Homelessness remains a major social issue affecting communities across the United States. While the harsh realities of homelessness and its effect on the lives of adults are severe, its ramifications on families with children are extreme and unacceptable. Homeless and near-homeless families can be rescued from the severity of poverty through preventive social programs specifically designed and implemented to address their needs. Our House, Inc., an Arkansas nonprofit organization, has adopted a successful two-generation approach model to resolve homelessness in Little Rock. This article highlights the operations of Our House as a promising, nationally replicable practice model.
Key Words: Homeless services, homeless prevention, two-generation approach, organizational impact, community philanthropy