“Growing up, I was your ideal child. I had straight-A’s, I was a dancer, I cheered, I had a lot of friends and I grew up in an average household with a good family. It was smooth sailing for me.”… Read Full Article by Jess Ardrey at Little Rock Soirée: https://www.littlerocksoiree.com/post/121837/when-hope-steps-in-women-share-stories-of-recoveryRead More
At the corner of Ninth and College streets stands a two-story, Victorian style house surrounded by trees in bloom with the new spring. An inviting front porch wraps around the structure and the backyard is occupied by a chicken coop and raised garden beds, while a blonde gray cat named Sarafiona watches from the window...Read More
My name is Meagan McVay. I am a resident at Hope Rises. When I first learned that Hope Rises incorporates healthy eating as a part of the program, I was skeptical. I have been overweight all of my adult life. Within the past couple of months however my health has been a major concern for...Read More
Although men comprise the majority (93%) of State and local corrections populations, currently more than 1 million adult women are involved in or under the custody and control of the criminal justice system. As of 2012, the number of women in local jails was 90,100 (Minton, 2013). Over the past 30 years, research in the...Read More
Hi my name is Tara Bennett and I am a resident at Hope Rises. Five months ago I was released from a Regional Correctional Facility in Pine Bluff. I was fortunate enough to be accepted into Hope Rises and from there the TEO program (Transitional Employment Opportunity) at Goodwill Industries of Arkansas. The TEO program...Read More
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