Home Together

The Home Together project is a program to provide homeless and near homeless pregnant women and mothers with young children access to behavioral health services.

The project, in partnership with Our House, is a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Researchers work in collaboration with the Central Arkansas Family Stability Institute (CAFSI) at Our House to carry out the project. CAFSI works with families in or on the verge of homelessness to achieve lasting self-sufficiency.

Project Goals:

  1. Increase the capacity of service providers to engage with one another and with homeless/housing insecure pregnant women and mothers of children ages 0-5 who are also experiencing severe mental illness or co-occurring disorder, and their families in the Little Rock are.
  2. Improve access to and family acceptance of a coordinated approach to improve client family health and well-being and increase sustainable, permanent housing and long-term successful community living.

Project status:

  • The project has enrolled 84 families since starting in January 2019.
  • The CAFSI program has expanded by hiring mental health therapists and identifying processes for working with families.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Cynthia Crone at cccrone@uams.edu or 501-786-9793.