Staying with us

The facility has free snacks, sodas, bottled water, WiFi, cable TV, convenient lit parking, and secured safe entrance/exit.  You will receive a welcome bag with snacks, waters, note pads, inspirational words, and needed information.  There is a welcome book in every room that tells you all you need to know about the home, your stay, and local businesses.

Each room has a private bathroom, 2 sets of linens, 4 towels/wash clothes/hand towels, pillows, blankets, toilet paper, access to laundry room with all supplies needed, living area to relax, Hiland Dairy products including milk, chocolate milk, yogurt, juices, frozen soups, and ice cream.  Some nights there are dinners provided.  There are limited free toiletries for your use.

Each of the rooms for cancer patients include:

  • a television with cable
  • microwave and small refrigerator
  • two full kitchens (with cooking supplies, paper products, coffee maker, and basics)
  • Charcoal grill on the patio
  • Serenity Garden for relaxation
  • Living room with games, deck of cards, puzzles, books, neck massager, big screen cable TV, DVD player with movies, and place to mingle
  • Opportunities include: free care caps, haircuts, oncology facials, and ordering free wigs.
  • Opportunity to use Little Rock City Center Services that provides free transportation to/from to shop in their clothing section, receive a bag of food, and spiritual assistance, if wanted.  All of this is provided at no cost to you.

Each of the rooms for NICU parents include:

  • Microwave and small refrigerator
  • Full kitchen (with cooking supplies, paper products, coffee maker and basics)
  • Living room with big screen cable tv, DVD with movies, community breast pump (hospital supplies the attachments), games, movies, large dining room table
  • Separate freezer to store breast milk
  • Opportunities include: free stress free facials and haircuts.
  • Opportunity to use Little Rock City Center Services that provides free transportation to/from to shop in their clothing section, receive a bag of food, and spiritual assistance, if wanted.  All of this is provided at no cost to you.

What you should bring from home:

  • Clothes, socks, shoes, slippers
  • Toiletries
  • Medicines
  • Food to cook
  • Anything else to make your stay comfortable.

FAQs

Who can stay at Home for Healing?

A: Patients and their caregivers receiving cancer treatment UAMS, CARTI and other nearby facilities.  Or parents of babies in the NICU at UAMS, ACH, or Baptist Health.

Q: How can I book a reservation for my family?

A: Yoursocial worker must submit a referral form for a patient/family’s stay to Home for Healing.

If you are a returning resident, you may call your social worker to reserve your room.

Q: How much does it cost to stay at OK Kids Korral?

A: The cost is $10 a night.  No one is turned away for their inability to pay.

Q: What happens if my social worker calls to make a reservation and Home for Healing is full?

A: If Home for Healing is full, their social worker who will assist in making alternative arrangements and be placed on a waiting list.

Q: Are all the meals provided?

A: There is a full kitchen with everything you need to cook.  Paper products, and all the basics are there for your use.  The Home for Healing does not have in-house food service, but the staff at Home for Healing will attempt to have meals provided each week for families.

Q: Is there wireless internet in the house?

A: There is wireless internet at Home for Healing a wireless access code may be obtained in your welcome book in your room or at the front desk.

Q: Are there TVs in the rooms?

A: There is one TV in each of the cancer guest rooms, but not in the NICU rooms.  There are several more throughout the house.

Q: Is there transportation to my appointment?

A: If you do not have transportation discuss this with your social worker.

Q: Are the doors locked at all times?

A: Yes, you will use a key fab to get in our facility 24 hours a day.  All doors except the front door are emergency exit only after 9 p.m. and before 7 a.m.

Q: Can I change my caregiver during my stay?

A: Yes, you will need to notify the front desk with any changes.

Q: How long can I stay?

A: As long as your social worker deems it necessary.  You do not have to check out and check back in at anytime as long as you are still undergoing treatment or your baby is still in NICU.

Q: Are Children or families allowed?

A: Children under the age of 18 are not allowed to stay overnight.  Your family and friends are welcome to come visit you in the Cancer Support Center from 8 – 8 p.m. daily.

Q: Is smoking allowed?

A: Yes, only in the designated smoking areas.

Q: Do you provide cleaning supplies?

A: Yes, all the cleaning supplies you need.  The common areas are cleaned professionally Monday – Friday.  Patient rooms are cleaned upon departure.

Q: How are you funded?

A: We are funded fully on donations, grants and room revenue.

Q: Who owns and operate Home for Healing?

A: We are a local non-profit owned and operated by our governing board of directors.

Q: How can I help?

A: We need supplies, donations of product, monetary donations, and volunteers.  Go here for more information.