LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Staggering numbers show nearly 14,000 homeless children live right here in Arkansas.
"Someone gets ill, they're out of work for just a few days and that's all it takes," said Randall Eller of Family Promise, a Little Rock organization which houses homeless families.
Eller said families can stay in the program for up to 60 days. While the children attend school during the day, their parents look for work.
Damond Phillips is a Little Rock man who his homeless along with his wife and two children, Navaeh and Mareun.
Thanks to Family Promise, the Phillips family is not on the streets.
"Their spirits are very low and they feel helpless and hopeless," said Eller.
Eller said Family Promise is primarily supported by local churches; it uses 25 of them in rotation, which house up to four families, four times a year.