The One, Inc. is the umbrella that covers The Van, The Field and Kathryn's House.
We help them and their families by providing programs, information and resources to assist in their journey. We also help by raising awareness through public outreach and media.
The VanWe primarily serve these needs by going to the people. We visit current homeless camps, search for new camps, comb alleyways, check under bridges, and seek out people deep in the woods, etc. We take supplies such as food, water, clothing and hygiene products to people where they are. The One, Inc. seeks to build relationships with members of the homeless community so that we may then identify barriers to obtaining income and housing, and help our friends move beyond their homelessness. We are dedicated to be relational, as opposed to programmatic.
Groups of volunteers are utilized to collect, sort, organize and distribute in-kind donations. This is done almost every day of the week, as our volunteers’ schedules permit. Volunteers from many geographic areas work together to make this successful.
Needs are met mostly by in-kind giving from the communities in which we work. Supplies and services are provided from our vehicles, which are maintained by monetary donations from the community and from fundraising that our volunteers do.
We also have a shower trailer to allow homeless friends to become clean, so they can have the dignity they deserve. It is also offered to first responders in the event of a natural disaster in the area.
The FieldThe Field is an urban farm established to benefit Central Arkansas’s homeless and/or impoverished neighbors. In addition to providing fresh produce to those in need, The Field will provide homeless individuals with the opportunity to earn a day’s wages by participating in the business of the farm. The Field is a joint venture between The One, Inc. and The People Tree, Inc. It is our desire that The Field will become a social gathering place for people from all walks of life who are committed to serving others.
The field is located at: 8016 Faulkner Lake Road in North Little Rock, Arkansas. If you would like to help out either by donating your time or resources, please feel free to let us know! Our vision is huge, and we need all the help we can get.
Kathryn's HouseKathryn's House is named after a homeless friend was murdered in the parking lot of The Village shopping center in Little Rock. Kathryn had a heart of gold and slowly gained confidence in our team of friends who would visit her on a regular basis. She needed a place to get off the street in a comfortable and safe environment, but never got the chance.
In her honor, Kathryn's House is a temporary respite for women from the harsh realities of living on the street. It's in a secret location in North Little Rock, so the women can feel confident that danger will not find them.