03 Jan Helping Others
COF-LR residents were allowed the opportunity to help the needy. City of Little Rock Board of Director Member Joan Adcock recruited 4 volunteers on Thursday the 21st to help a group of needy mothers move furniture from The Hope Center of Little Rock to a residence established for battered women. COF-LR residents volunteered under the direct supervision of Adcock and accompanied her to each location. Many COF-LR residents have found permanent employment with the City of Little Rock through these volunteer projects.
The Hope Center of Little Rock is a grant funded ministry for people on welfare in the Little Rock area. The program is focused on teaching individuals new skills to better their lives. The current curriculum being taught is Life Skills, Computer Skills, job development, job placement, and GED. They offer people the opportunity to move into jobs while The Hope Center remains a stable support system. The goal of the program is to help people move ahead in life and to become self-sufficient. If needed, the volunteers and employees of The Hope Center assist their clients with housing concerns and issues. The program has graduated 1,625 women and 50 men. They are located on South University approximately 5 miles from COF-LR.