- History -

- LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE GAINES HOUSE -

Since 1967, Gaines House has served the residential needs of homeless women with mental, emotional, and physical problems who need a supervised environment while readjusting to community life.  During that time, more than a thousand women have called the beautiful Charles Thompson-designed house at 17th and Gaines Street in Little Rock their home.    The caring staff helps them  transition from dependency to independent living.   For over fifty years, Gaines House has enabled hundreds of homeless women from all 75 counties with a serious mental illness to successfully complete the psychiatric rehabilitation process and become a productive member of our community.  It is unique in Arkansas in offering a supervised, residential environment preparing homeless women suffering with mental illness to strive for independence.