About Us

History

1993 – A group from the Arkansas Cancer Research Center Auxiliary started meeting and talking about a Cancer Support Center at UAMS.  They visited other cancer support centers and were inspired.

Dr. Kent Westbrook had visited with Sam Perroni (who was a founding member of the Ronald McDonald House and was president of the board) about an affordable housing facility for cancer patients and thought this would be a good partnership for the auxiliary.

In 1999, Sam Perroni brought in several board members from the RMH (Dave Atkins, Brenda Barrett, Tammie Del Donno, Dr. Whit Hall, Rezy Mobarak, and Doug Wilson) and with the ACRC auxiliary group plus others, became incorporated as the Parents and Friends of Children and Adults, Inc.  The mission was to provide a shelter similar to the RMH for patients at UAMS Medical Center whose lives have been touched by cancer and parents of newborns in intensive care and to house a cancer support center for support groups and activities for the residents and other cancer patients.  To that end, fundraising and plans began. It was and has been through the years, truly a leap of faith.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in January 2003 with our first patient staying in the house on February 3, 2003. Over the last 19 years, Home for Healing has been a home away from home for over 5,000 patients, their caregivers, and parents of premature infants from every county in Arkansas, 35 states, and at least 7 foreign countries.

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Ownership

Ownership of Home for Healing – Non-profit 501(c)(3) home owned by the Board of Parents and Friends of Children and Adults, Inc. also known as the Home for Healing.

Meet the team

Our Board and Staff

The Home for Healing, formerly the Family Home of Little Rock, is run by the board of Parents and Friends of Children and Adults, Inc. The Home is staffed by our House Manager, Ronnie Fehrenbach who oversees all daily operations. Our executive director is Kristin Trulock.

The home is a spacious 13,500 square foot house with two guest wings: one has a kitchen, laundry, and five bedrooms and baths for parents who have babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the other has two kitchens, laundry and 10 bedrooms and baths for patients receiving cancer treatment and their caregivers.

In addition to an office, conference room, meditation area, and manager’s apartment, the home also includes the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary Cancer Support Center comprised of a library and activities room, kitchen, covered porch and great room where functions for cancer patients are held.

Staff Members

Emeritus Board Members

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Oct 2023
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Arkansas Online

20th Monster Bash set for Friday evening fun in North Little Rock

Arkansas Online story on Monster Bash 2023

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Oct 2023
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KARK Channel 4

Home for Healing preparing to help families with its annual Monster Bash event

Monster Bash 2023 KARK News Feature

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Oct 2023
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Little Rock Soireé

Monsters, Medicine & a Ball Made for Fall

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Home for Healing, and the nonprofit will celebrate in spooky style with its annual Monster Bash this month.

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Sep 2023
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Inviting Arkansas

Home for Healing & UAMS Health – Building a Legacy

Located at 4300 Markham Street across from the Little Rock campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Home for Healing offers free lodging to parents of NICU infants, cancer patients + their caregivers, and caregivers of ICU patients.

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Aug 2023
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Arkansas Business

Megan Boswell has been hired as the development director at Home for Healing of Little Rock

She will focus on developing partner relationships and raising money to further the Home's mission.

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Aug 2023
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Inviting Arkansas

Home for Healing & UAMS Health – Building a Legacy

Located at 4300 Markham Street across from the Little Rock campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Home for Healing offers free lodging to parents of NICU infants, cancer patients + their caregivers, and caregivers of ICU patients.

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Jul 2023
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Inviting Arkansas

Home for Healing & UAMS Health – Building a Legacy

Located at 4300 Markham Street across from the Little Rock campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Home for Healing offers free lodging to parents of NICU infants, cancer patients + their caregivers, and caregivers of ICU patients. Now, Home for Healing welcomes adult cancer patients from UAMS, Baptist Health, CHI ST Vincent, Arkansas Urology and teenagers from Arkansas Children’s.

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Jul 2023
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Arkansas Democrat Gazette

OPINION | MIKE MASTERSON: Some perspective

We packed our bags and left the Ozarks bound for UAMS in Little Rock last week where I experienced three sessions of swallow...

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Jun 2023
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THV11

Chris & Monique Maxie | Arkansans of the Day

His nickname is "Big Country," His driver's license says Chris Maxie. His reputation is that of being forever positive. Even when the fish aren't biting. Even when when his son is discovered to have congenital heart problems at birth.

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Jun 2023
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Inviting Arkansas

Home for Healing & UAMS Health – Building a Legacy

Located at 4300 Markham Street across from the Little Rock campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Home for Healing offers free lodging to parents of NICU infants, cancer patients + their caregivers, and caregivers of ICU patients.

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Jun 2023
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Little Rock Soiree

Nonprofit News: June Edition

Home for Healing added Pam Hathaway and Bo Ryall to its board of directors.

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May 2023
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Inviting Arkansas

Party on the Block

Nicole Winters established the Home for Healing 4300 Club, a young professionals auxiliary group, and has recruited an impressive committee for the 20 Years on the Block Party.

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Apr 2023
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THV11

Roy Noble | Arkansan of the Day

Home for Healing is a refuge for long term cancer patients and caregivers. Anyone staying there recently has met Roy Noble. He is a combination cheerleader and greeter and is the image of hope even though he is fighting cancer himself.

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Apr 2023
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Soiree

Staying the Course for Home for Healing

Neil Day and Chris Johnson hit the green for the Home for Healing Golf Classic and the nonprofit's 20th anniversary.

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Mar 2023
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KATV Channel 7

Home for Healing celebrates 20 years, saving millions for families of hospital patients

Home for Healing is a home away from home for cancer, ICU, and NICU patients and their families.

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Mar 2023
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Soiree

Nonprofit News: March Edition

Home for Healing hired Whitney Vandiver Couch as its development director.

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Feb 2023
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Arkansas Democrat Gazette

OPINION | MIKE MASTERSON: Welcome respite

Dr. James Suen, the acclaimed ENT surgeon and author at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences who removed the squamous cell cancer from my neck seven weeks ago, arranged for Jeanetta and me to spend a night at the Home for Healing in Little Rock last week.

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Jan 2023
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Arkansas Democrat Gazette

HIGH PROFILE: Kristin Trulock is the executive director of Home for Healing

She fell into nonprofit work via her son and has found her talent and passion in it

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Jan 2023
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Arkansas Business

Home for Healing of Little Rock has given two awards

Britnee McKeown has been named the nonprofit’s Board Member of the Year, and Alex Gonzalez has been recognized as its Young Professional of the Year.

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Nov 2022
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KATV Channel 7

Home for Healing holds Thanksgiving meal for guests far from home

Not everyone was able to be with their families this Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean they're on their own.

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Nov 2022
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THV11

Nicole Winters | Arkansan of the Day

NOW WHY WOULD A GROUP OF YOUNG AND UPWARDLY MOBILE PROFESSIONALS SPEND AN ENTIRE WEKEND DEEP CLEANING A SUPPLY CLOSET. ASK OUR ARKANSAN OF THE DAY: NICOLE WINTERS.

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Nov 2022
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Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Home for Healing hosts Monster Bash 2022 fundraiser

Home for Healing scares up creativity for it’s annual Monster Bash fundraiser.

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Nov 2022
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Soiree

Nonprofit News: November Edition

Home for Healing added Tammy Diamond-Wells to its board of directors, as well as four new staff members: Amanda Butler, Trudy Jenkins, Joyce Means and Gabrielle Skerpan.

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Aug 2022
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AY Magazine

No Place Like Home for Healing

A young mother settles herself, leaning back in her chair. She rubs her eyes.

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Jul 2022
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KATV Channel 7

Quilting Nerds Donate to Home for Healing

Quilts from across the country donated to Little Rock's Home for Healing

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Feb 2022
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The Scout Guide

Home for Healing featured in the Little Rock Scout Guide

The Little Rock Scout Guide has featured a spotlight on the partnership between Jon Underhill Real Estate and Home for Healing!

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Dec 2021
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Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Home for Healing hosts Holiday Open House

Festivities and finger food: Home for Healing hosts holiday open house, and honors members.

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Oct 2021
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Inviting Arkansas

2022 Home for Healing Impact Award

Stuart Cobb remembers her initial introduction to the organization.

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Sep 2021
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Soirée

Home for Healing Monster Bash 2021

Leslie Parnell (Chair of 2021 Monster Bash) promotes our mission.

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Apr 2021
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Arkansas Democrat Gazette

HIGH PROFILE: Kristi Moody

Kristi Marie Moody survived cancer, now fights for others

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Apr 2021
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Inviting Arkansas

Inviting Arkansas Interview with President, Kristi Moody

Inviting Arkansas dives in with the President of Home for Healing, Kristi Moody

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Mar 2021
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Arkansas Democrat Gazette

New Home for Healing: Former Family Home aids cancer patients, parents of NICU babies

Former Family Home aids cancer patients, parents of NICU babies

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Mar 2021
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KTHV Channel 11

Home Away from Home

THV-11 calls Home for Healing a home away from home.

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Feb 2021
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NWA Democrat Gazette

Spreading the word of our Name Change

Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette spreads awareness about our name change.

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