Our Place was organized in 2003 when a group of citizens who came together to try to provide a place to host safe, drug-free activities for the youth of Littlefield. The City of Littlefield donated the Laguna Park Community Center with the understanding that the organization would continue to rent the building to the public. The organization depends on rent from the building, grants and private donations.
Our Place has continued to rent the building while using it for events such as movie night, dances, the annual Halloween Carnival, and various scheduled youth activities.
The Lamb County Drug Free Community Coalition conduct their meetings at Our Place. Kim Clardy is the coordinator for the Lamb County Drug Free Community Grant. The Drug Free Community Grant is a grant written for and awarded to Lamb County Llano Estacado Alliance for Families (LEAF) - a collaboration of multiple counties in the Central Plains Center catchment area (the local mental health authority) working towards a common goal to improve mental health in our area. The grant was written for Our Place and Lamb County Juvenile Probation Department. The Drug Free Community grant is designed to help Lamb County work towards a drug-free lifestyle and healthier view on youth and their use of any type of drugs - alcohol, tobacco, vaping and marijuana are the major focus. Educating the community, youth, families and developing a coalition to work towards this goal are key to a healthier and happier lifestyle. With the help of the community, we can make a change!
If you are interested in becoming a part of this important Coalition, please contact
Kim Clardy at 806-523-9074.
Our Place & South Plains Community Action
Our Place partnered with South Plains Community Action in March of 2015 to provide office space, and Community Action renovated a portion of the building in order to provide a place for the Adult Education's GED program, SPARTAN Transportation, and the Housing Authority. Contact number for SPCA is 806-385-5425.
Our Place has partnered with a local group that provides youth activities that include, but are not limited to, Corn Hole tournaments and 5th Quarter activities at the old boxing building located at 305 Phelps Avenue. For more information, contact Epi at 806-782-9419. This is not an Our Place activity, so donations will need to go directly to them.