Comforting those in crisis

Thousands of local families struggle to keep a roof over their heads and the bills paid. Too often they face impossible choices, like whether to buy food or keep the lights on. United Way funds agencies, collaborates with schools, and coordinates with all levels of government to meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable members of our community.

 

WHAT WE DO

Meeting immediate needs

  • Provide food assistance
  • Shelter homeless and people in crisis
  • Assist elderly with transportation

Emotional support

  • Provide counseling for abuse victims
  • Help veterans in life crisis

Disaster response

  • Aid in disaster and medical services

HOW WE DO IT

Volunteer Center of NWLA links volunteers and nonprofits in NWLA through group and individual projects, events, and donation drives. More than 3,750 hours were volunteered in 2016. Companies, church groups, social clubs and more can have a volunteer project coordinated just for you.

Read more about this program.

Emergency Food and Shelter Program grants fund nonprofits on behalf of FEMA in Caddo, Bossier, Desoto and Natchitoches parishes for shelter, food, and subsidy assistance. More than 25,400 individuals received food assistance/meals and 3,750 nights of shelter were provided.

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Disaster Recovery Initiative assists those who have experienced unforeseen disaster such as floods, tornado damage and other natural disasters.

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Funded Nonprofit Organizations

 

American Red Cross
805 Brook Hollow Drive, Shreveport, LA  71105
318-865-9545
www.redcross.org/la/shreveport

Bossier Council on Aging
706 Bearkat Dr., Bossier City, LA  71111
318-741-8302
www.bossiercoa.org

Catholic Charities of North Louisiana
331 East 71st Street, Shreveport, LA  71106
318-865-0200
www.ccshpt.org

Christian Services
1244 Sprague Street, Shreveport, LA  71101
318-221-4857
www.christianservicela.org

Claiborne Voluntary Council on The Aging
P.O. Box 480 / 608 E. 4th Street, Homer, LA  71040
318-927-6922

D.A.R.T. – Claiborne Parish (Domestic Abuse Resistance Team)
108 W. Alabama Avenue, Ruston, LA  71270
318-426-3427
www.dartla.org

Desoto Council on Aging
P.O. Box 996, Mansfield, LA  71052
318-872-3700
www.desotocouncilonaging.com

Gingerbread House Children’s Advocacy Center
1700 Buckner Square, Suite 101, Shreveport, LA  71101
318-674-2900
www.gingerbreadhousecac.org

HAP House
P.O. Box 5089, Bossier City, LA  71171
318-747-1919

HOPE Connections
PO Box 37148 / 2350 Levy Street, Shreveport, LA  71133
318-670-4591
www.nwlahope.org

Joe LeBlanc Food Pantry
408 Broadway, Minden, LA  71055
318-465-6726
www.joeleblancfoodpantry.com

Natchitoches Parish Council on Aging
PO Box 2083 / 1016 Keyser Avenue, Natchitoches, LA  71457
318-357-3250

Northwest Louisiana Family Justice Center
1513 Doctors Drive, #100, Bossier City, LA  71111
318-347-3163
www.familyjusticecenter.org

Northwest Louisiana Food Bank
2307 Texas Avenue, Shreveport, LA  71103
318-675-2400
www.foodbanknla.org

Project Celebration
580 W. Main St., Many, LA  71449
318-315-2508
www.projectcelebration.com/Home.html

Providence House
814 Cotton St., Shreveport, LA  71101
318-221-7887
www.theprovidencehouse.com

Renesting Project
1303 Driftwood Dr., Bossier City, LA  71111
318-747-5520
www.renestingprojectinc.org

Sabine Council on Aging
200 Legacy Drive, Many, LA  71449
318-256-4140
www.sabinecoa.com

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana
3223 Baldwin Avenue, Alexandria, LA  71301
318-445-2773
www.fbcenla.org/site

The Salvation Army Shreveport Corps
PO Box 1158 / 200 E. Stoner Avenue, Shreveport, LA  71101
601-421-2475
www.salvationarmyalm.org/shreveport

The Shreveport Bar Foundation
625 Texas St., Shreveport, LA  71101
318-221-8104
www.shreveportbarfoundation.org

United Christian Home
PO Box 110, Minden, LA  71058
318-470-0201

Webster Voluntary Council on Aging
P.O. Box 913, Minden, LA  71058
318-371-3056

Youth Outreach Services
1068 Dalzell Street, Shreveport, LA  71104
318-221-8855
www.jewellhouse.org