Reclamation House hosts first anniversary - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Reclamation House hosts first anniversary

A group of current and former residents of the Reclamation House in Jonesboro talk Sunday during its first year anniversary reunion. (Source: KAIT) A group of current and former residents of the Reclamation House in Jonesboro talk Sunday during its first year anniversary reunion. (Source: KAIT)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A program in Jonesboro that helps post-incarceration and drug rehab women celebrated a milestone Sunday with its first anniversary. 

Current and former residents of the Reclamation House visited for a reunion and celebration, talking about the successes of the program.

In the past year, 60 women have lived in the home and have worked to rebuild their lives. 

Women from all over Arkansas have lived in the transitional home, with the work to help the women motivating the home's executive director, Cathy Frans.

Frans said the opportunity to help women in need has also motivated area residents.

"It is absolutely amazing to see these women that come to us and they're so broken and to give them a bottle of shampoo or a bottle of conditioner or a fresh clean bed to sleep in," Frans said. "Their appreciation, I mean it's so humbling, especially with the community support that we've received."

Two women who have lived in the home said the support they received has helped them to rebuild their lives. 

"Now I'm great. My life is perfect. I've got a man that I love and all my grand babies, my kids," Cheryl Kistner said. "So, I'm enjoying life thoroughly."

"I love everybody here, you know they're like my family now, you know, they've been a big part of my life as I'm changing my life, and so, they're a great part of it, I have to come back," Christy Kirby said. 

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Boom in business for liquor stores during the holiday

    Boom in business for liquor stores during the holiday

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-11-23 04:29:06 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:36 PM EST2017-11-23 04:36:51 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Many families are hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday and during their travels, some may make a stop at liquor stores.

    Many families are hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday and during their travels, some may make a stop at liquor stores.

  • Diaz court system to merge with Newport

    Diaz court system to merge with Newport

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-11-23 04:29:07 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    Anyone who has business with the Diaz District Court system will soon have to take care of that business in Newport.  

    Anyone who has business with the Diaz District Court system will soon have to take care of that business in Newport.  

  • Authorities see multi-layered approach in mental health

    Authorities see multi-layered approach in mental health

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:22 PM EST2017-11-23 02:22:45 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay said this week that his department keeps track of nearly 1,200 inmates in the Pulaski County jail every day, with a little over five percent of them scheduled to be somewhere else.  

    Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay said this week that his department keeps track of nearly 1,200 inmates in the Pulaski County jail every day, with a little over five percent of them scheduled to be somewhere else.  

Powered by Frankly