Agency Listings

HEALTH


Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana

2031 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103
318-716-4100

The BRF promotes economic development, technology and business innovation, collaborations with LSUHSC and University Health, and provides health education and training programs.

Passport to Prenatal Care Program guides mothers-to-be through each step of prenatal medical care and education and offers incentives to increase the number of mothers and babies receiving comprehensive care leading to improved health.

David Raines Community Health Centers

3041 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Shreveport, LA  71107
318-227-3350

DRCHC provide quality and affordable health care by offering medical, dental, behavioral, optometry, and pharmacy services.

The Mobile Oral Health Services Dental Van is an extension of the dental department providing free or reduced cost dental services to the community.

FamilyWize Community Service Partnership (United Way Program)

820 Jordan St., Ste. 370
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-677-2504

UWNWLA is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities by making medication more accessible and affordable.

FamilyWize Discount Prescription Program, accepted at most pharmacies, lowers medication costs for individuals’ medications.

Martin Luther King Health Center (MLK)

865 Olive Street
Shreveport, LA  71104
318-227-2912

MLK Health Center provides free medical and prescription services to the uninsured or underinsured.

HEART Access to Care Program (Health Education Access Reach Treatment) works to decrease diabetes and cardiovascular disease in vulnerable populations by improving knowledge of risk factors and encourage lifestyle changes.

Natchitoches Parish Council on Aging, Inc. (NPCOA)

1750 Claiborne Avenue
Shreveport, LA  71103
318-635-6471

NPCOA provides services to seniors including Meals on Wheels, commodity distribution, legal services, health and disease education, caregiver program, outreach services, phone reassurance, transportation, recreation and education.

NPCOA Fitness Center encourages independence and provides opportunities for seniors over the age of 55 to build muscle and strengthen their body.

Northwest Louisiana Interfaith Pharmacy

909 Olive Street
Shreveport, LA  71104
318-425-3553

The NWLA Interfaith Pharmacy provides free medications to the uninsured who suffer chronic diseases or those who are homeless.

Health Management provides medications to uninsured individuals, the homeless, or those in crisis with chronic disease.

Shreveport Green

3625 Southern Ave.
Shreveport, LA  71106
318-219-1888

Shreveport Green is dedicated to promoting a healthy, sustainable, and economically vital community through outreach, community enhancement, and a specific respect for the environment.

Mobile Market increases access to healthy foods, encourages those to eat healthy, and decreases food deserts.

Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission

P.O. Box 3949
Shreveport, LA  71133-3949
318-227-2868

SBRM is a safe haven for the homeless and provides all essential needs including medical and dental care.

Project Healthy Homeless addresses the need for free medical and dental services to homeless individuals in Northwest Louisiana.

Sights and Sounds Program (United Way Program)

820 Jordan St., Ste. 370
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-677-2504

UWNWLA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals affected by various visual and/or auditory challenges.

Sights and Sounds Program provides financial assistance to children in Caddo and Bossier Parish schools who have been identified as needing an eyeglass or hearing exam and/or prescription glasses or hearing aids.

St. Luke's Episcopal Mobile Medical Ministry

PO Box 53074
Shreveport, LA  71135
318-423-8556

St. Luke’s Mobile Medical Ministry provides free health care screening, primary care, and health education to underserved individuals throughout Northwest Louisiana.

Access, Assessment, Education utilizes a mobile van to provide comprehensive health assessments, screenings, and education to underserved individuals and the rural communities.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

2015 Fairfield Avenue, Suite 2C
Shreveport, LA  71104
318-220-7050

Susan G. Komen saves lives by meeting the most critical needs and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

Pink Ribbon Pop-Up provides breast health screenings, education, and patient and survivor support resources to individuals living in the rural parishes, eliminating the transportation or cost barrier.

United Way Webster Bienville Claiborne Center (United Way Program)

202 Miller Street
Minden, LA 71055
318-677-2504, Ext. 140

UWNWLA fights for the health, education, financial stability and essential needs of everyone.

WBC Center provides services from multiple nonprofit organizations in a central location. Agencies available are Project Reclaim, Food Bank of NWLA, Goodwill Job Center, Project Celebration, Pregnancy Aid Center, Community First – People for the People, and Vision for Inspiring and Encouraging Lives.


Education


Bernstein Development, Inc. (BDI)

1706 Hollywood Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71108
318-674-4721

BDI is committed to education, civic, and social empowerment of individuals.

Camp Bernstein Summer Reading and STEM Program reduces academic loss for students in low-income and disadvantaged communities by focusing on literacy, culture, parental involvement, civic awareness, and social action.

Bossier Arts Council (BAC)

630 Barksdale Blvd.
Bossier City, LA 71111
318-741-8310

The BAC is dedicated to promoting, supporting, and providing cultural events and programming to enhance the quality of life.

DigiFest South, a digital arts and technology event, celebrates how digital technology combined with artistic creativity shapes society with exhibits, interactive displays, and speakers.

Bossier Parish Community College Foundation (BPCC)

6220 East Texas Street, A203
Bossier City, LA 71111
318-678-6010

BPCC promotes attainment of educational goals and strengthens the regional economy.

Student Access: Transportation Project to Support Graduation and Beyond provides students affordable, convenient transportation service to further their educational needs.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Timber Ridge

PO Box 777
Homer, LA 71040
318-243-9293

Boys & Girls Club of Timber Ridge enables young people in Claiborne Parish to reach their full potential as productive and responsible citizens.

After School/Summer Camp reduces academic loss for youth and supports year-round learning while providing character and leadership development, educational support, community service opportunities, and career skills.

Career Compass of Louisiana

17425 Jefferson Hwy, Suite G
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
225-236-2385

Career Compass focuses on post-secondary institution enrollment.

College and Career Coaching Program is a program aimed to increase college awareness for 6th – 12th grade students in Webster Parish.

Community Renewal International, Inc.

P. O. Box 4678
Shreveport, LA 71134
318-425-3222

CRI works on societal decay by rebuilding relationships in low-income, high-crime areas.

Operation H.O.P.E. is a mentoring program for vulnerable youth, nurtured by caring adults, and coordinating with parents and neighbors.

Adult Renewal Academy offers free GED/HiSet preparation, literacy, life skills, job skills, and basic college level courses.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (United Way Program)

820 Jordan Street, Suite 370
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-677-2504

UWNWLA is dedicated to increasing the number of children entering kindergarten ready to succeed.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library provides books monthly to a child(ren) under five at their home nurturing a love of reading, increasing family time, and helping children become kindergarten ready.

Family Resources for Education & Empowerment (FREE)

8412 Kingston Rd.
Shreveport, LA 71108
318-518-0015

FREE mentors and tutors at-risk youth through community service, character and personal development skills.

School of Greatness – Making Proud Choices is a mentoring program for at-risk youth at Woodlawn Leadership Academy and schools in the Transformational Zone in Caddo Parish, preparing them to graduate on time and in good health.

Girl Scouts of Louisiana - Pines to the Gulf (GSL)

1720 Kaliste Saloom Rd.
Suite C1, Lafayette, LA 70508
337-984-1142

GSL offers five different programs and teaches hands on skills aimed at building girls of courage, character, confidence, and empowerment.

Meet the Girl Scout Daughters of ALICE allows girls in low-income families to participate in girl scouts while developing confidence, leadership, life skills, self-esteem, and problem solving.

Literacy Volunteers at Centenary College

PO Box 41188 / 2911 Centenary Blvd.
Shreveport, LA 71134
318-869-2411

Literacy Volunteers provides free literacy education and tutoring to adults over the age 18.

Adult Literacy Program improves literacy for adults who speak little to no English, those with learning disabilities, or seeking U.S. Citizenship.

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH)

938 Lafayette St., Suite 300
New Orleans, LA 70113
504-620-2644

LEH provides access to diverse historical, literary and cultural heritage through outreach programs, family literacy, teacher professional development, publications, documentaries, and exhibitions.

PRIME TIME (Preschool and Family Reading Time) increases preschool performance to address school readiness, family reading time, and to increase teacher use of student-centered learning.

Natchitoches Community Alliance Foundation

780 Front Street, Suite 101
Natchitoches, LA 71457
318-352-6894

NCAF provides programs and leadership for economic development growth and workforce solutions affecting Natchitoches Parish and surrounding areas.

STEM Educational Summer Camps and Saturday Workshops are for middle school students to learn STEM education and career development while inspiring students to value staying in school.

Northwest Louisiana Community Development Corporation

4725 Greenwood Road
Shreveport, LA 71109
318-518-5395

The NWLA CDC improves lives of the underserved by ensuring adequate training programs and services are available to enhance quality of life.

Youth Technology Center provides courses in computer science, programming, webpages, games, and robotics skills to children in a state-of-the-art computer lab free of charge.

Norwela Council, Boy Scouts of America

3508 Beverly Place
Shreveport, LA 71104
318-868-2774

Norwela Council offers four programs and teaches hands on skills to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime.

Boy Scouts of America allows young men and women to participate in boy scouts while helping increase their literacy skills, graduation rates, self-confidence, and career opportunities.

Plant A Seed In Our Youth Foundation

1518 Cox Street
Bossier City, LA 71111
318-518-2208

Plant A Seed provides at-risk, low-to-moderate income Bossier City children with after- school tutoring and mentoring to increase performance and help them flourish into productive citizens.

Youth Services is a free after-school program for low-income youth in Bossier City providing tutoring and remediation, meals, enrichment activities.

Project Reclaim of Minden

PO Box 444 / 901 Horton St.
Minden, LA 71058
318-423-4987

Project Reclaim provides leadership training skills and college readiness programs to at-risk youth by teaching community service, character and personal development skills.

Youth Leadership Institute improves behavior and social skills through leadership and hands-on learning activities reducing dropout rates, crime, pregnancy, and creating productive youth.

Reach Out and Touch, Inc. (ROAT)

4725 Greenwood Road
Shreveport, LA 71109
318-518-5395

ROAT meets the community development needs of low to moderate-income families.

Same Place, Different Time is a quality care after- school and summer program for individuals and families regardless of their ability to pay aimed at reducing the academic loss of students.

Renzi Education and Art Center

435 Egan Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-222-1414

Renzi provides youth with high-quality academic and art programming to explore and create.

Renzi’s After-School Program offers free art and academic after-school classes to at-risk youth of all ages in Shreveport-Bossier City.

Step Forward North Louisiana

401 Edwards St., Suite 105
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-221-0582

Step Forward fosters collaboration to improve educational outcomes for children which builds a vibrant community and prepares a viable workforce.

Collective Impact: Cradle to Career ensures success for all children, both in and out of school, and provides opportunities to obtain skills needed to acquire living-wage employment and participate in the community as productive citizens.

The Arc Caddo-Bossier

351 Jordan St.
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-221-8392

The Arc Caddo-Bossier provides five programs for infants, children, and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

Goldman School maximizes potential of all children to be school ready, and enables their parents to remain employed and/or continue their education.

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana

3223 Baldwin Avenue
Alexandria, LA 71301
318-445-2773

Food Bank of Central Louisiana works to alleviate hunger in Central Louisiana through five programs including Natchitoches, Sabine and Winn Parishes.

The Kids Café is an after-school feeding program that provides nutritious hot meals and snacks to youth who might not otherwise receive an evening meal. Kids Café also offers nutritious education, character enrichment, and individual tutoring.

The LSU in Shreveport Foundation, Inc.

One University Place, Administration Bldg. #272
Shreveport, LA 71115
318-795-4258

The LSUS Foundation promotes philanthropic support for LSUS programs and areas of study.

LaPREP enrichment summer program prepares minority and economically disadvantaged middle and high school students for a college degree program in math, science, or engineering.

Training, Education and Mediation for Students (T.E.A.M.S.)

1545 Line Avenue, Suite 228
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-703-4315

T.E.A.M.S. provides education advocacy to families and students that have unique learning needs, physical, mental health and/or cognitive disabilities.

Direct Supports for Students correctly identifies needs in at-risk students (ADHD, mental health, behavior issues, vision/hearing impaired, autism, or learning disability) and implements proper supports to ensure academic success.

United Way Nonprofit Executive Academy (United Way Program)

820 Jordan Street, Ste. 370
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-677-2504

UWNWLA is dedicated to collaboration and partnerships with nonprofit programs throughout Northwest Louisiana.

Nonprofit Executive Academy offers current and emerging leaders of nonprofits executive coaching to improve their agency to strengthen the sustainability of nonprofits through training in management, HR, legal, fundraising, & governance.

United Way Webster Bienville Claiborne Center (United Way Program)

202 Miller Street
Minden, LA 71055
318-677-2504, Ext. 140

UWNWLA fights for the health, education, financial stability and essential needs of everyone.

WBC Center provides services from multiple nonprofit organizations in a central location. Agencies available are Project Reclaim, Food Bank of NWLA, Goodwill Job Center, Project Celebration, Pregnancy Aid Center, Community First – People for the People, and Vision for Inspiring and Encouraging Lives.

Volunteers for Youth Justice (VYJ)

900 Jordan Street, Suite 102
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-425-1883

VYJ annually recruits, trains, and supports hundreds of volunteers to provide seven different programs and services for children at-risk.

VYJ Truancy Program works to keep students in Caddo Parish with excessive absences out of the court system, and reducing future absences by assessing the needs of the child and family.

Volunteers of America of North Louisiana

360 Jordan Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-221-2669

VOA provides opportunity, promotes dignity, and inspires change to children, families, the disabled, veterans, and the elderly.

The Light House After-School Program operates year-round academic supports, family services, and cultural experiences to at-risk children, including tutoring, afterschool care, and recreation at four sites in Shreveport-Bossier City.

Communities in Schools removes barriers to education by providing individualized tailored services to students at-risk for academic failure in three high-poverty schools.

Youth Enrichment Program (YEP)

4700 Line Avenue, Suite 207
Shreveport, LA 71106
318-865-0749

YEP provides after-school academic and enrichment programs at 32 elementary schools.

YEP Plus Project provides an after-school program at E.B. Williams Stoner Hill and Creswell Elementary to assist students in achieving academic success and advance to the next grade level.

YWCA of Northwest Louisiana

850-B Olive Street
Shreveport, LA 71104
318-550-4417

The YWCA focuses its community-based programs on eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment and Development) Program serves at-risk teens at seven locations through curriculum focused on personal safety and health (sexual activity, STI and body awareness, and self-defense), conflict resolution and problem solving, financial literacy, goal setting, career planning, leadership, healthy relationships, and culture competency.

Racial Justice Program utilizes the Dialogue on Race curriculum to provide small groups and/or community forums in Shreveport-Bossier City to eliminate institutional racism, racial bias, race privilege, affirmative action, and learning from other experiences.


FINANCIAL STABILITY


Bank On Northwest Louisiana (United Way Program)

820 Jordan Street, Ste. 370
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-677-2504

UWNWLA is dedicated to helping the unbanked and underbanked achieve and maintain financial stability by breaking down the barriers.

Bank On NWLA offers affordable low-to-no cost checking accounts, as well as resources on credit counseling, homeownership, and money management with the help of financial partners.

CoHabitat Foundation, Inc. (Cohab)

500 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Suite #200
Shreveport, LA  71101
318-540-3394

Cohab provides entrepreneurs support and the traction at all levels to achieve success.

Lean Trax Program serves minority, female, and young entrepreneurs by offering mentorship and guidance, networking opportunities, in-depth classes and workshops, and competitive business plan competitions.

Dress for Success Shreveport-Bossier

1520 N Hearne Ave., Suite 108
Shreveport, LA  71107
318-828-2983

Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Dress for Success offers low-income women four programs: Confident Suiting, Women of the Workforce (WOW), the Career Center, and the Professional Women’s group.

Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana

800 W. 70th Street
Shreveport, LA  71106
318-629-5954

Goodwill Industries offers more than 12 job development programs to support disadvantaged job seekers while providing economic impact through employment.

Job Placement Program provides disadvantaged job seekers in Caddo, Bossier and Webster Parishes with training and classes, referrals, employment placement, and support by helping people obtain employment.

HAP House

Barksdale AFB/PO Box 5089
Bossier City, LA 71171
318-747-1919

HAP House serves severely, physically disabled, mentally challenged, emotionally disturbed, blind and deaf individuals with employment opportunities and quality care.

Client Transportation Program safely transports clients on and off Barksdale AFB, with handicap accessible transportation, enabling disabled individuals to perform vocational training and employment in a quality environment.

My Free Taxes (United Way Program)

820 Jordan Street, Ste. 370
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-677-2504

UWNWLA is dedicated to strengthening individual’s financial stability by providing resources to help file their Federal and State taxes for free, saving them on average $250 annually.

MyFreeTaxes is a free software platform for qualified individuals to file annual federal and state tax filings.

Northern Louisiana Area Interfaith Sponsoring Committee, Inc.

3301 St. Matthias Drive
Shreveport, LA  71119
318-880-7373

Interfaith brings together people of different faith traditions, ethnicities, party affiliations, genders, and socio-economic backgrounds to break down barriers, build relationships of trust, and advocate for the common good of all.

Project ACTS (Another Chance to Succeed) develops a regional labor market intermediary that ties those in training to living wage employment thereby breaking the generational cycle of poverty.

Sadies Arms, Inc.

4466 Fairway Dr.
Shreveport, LA  71109
318-218-9783

Sadies Arms is an IRS-certified tax preparation site that prepares annual, basic tax returns to qualified individuals.

Tax Preparation Program provides low-income taxpayers free annual tax preparation services and self-sufficiency education workshops.

United Way Webster Bienville Claiborne Center (United Way Program)

202 Miller Street
Minden, LA 71055
318-677-2504, Ext. 140

UWNWLA fights for the health, education, financial stability and essential needs of everyone.

WBC Center provides services from multiple nonprofit organizations in a central location. Agencies available are Project Reclaim, Food Bank of NWLA, Goodwill Job Center, Project Celebration, Pregnancy Aid Center, Community First – People for the People, and Vision for Inspiring and Encouraging Lives.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) (United Way Program)

820 Jordan Street, Ste. 370
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-677-2504

UWNWLA is dedicated to helping low-to- moderate-income families and individuals, people with disabilities, the elderly and those with limited English speaking abilities to file their taxes free of charge.

VITA Program sites, located throughout NWLA, provide IRS-certified volunteers to prepare annual, basic tax returns for qualified individuals (annual salary threshold).


ESSENTIAL NEEDS


American Red Cross (ARC)

805 Brook Hollow Drive
Shreveport, LA  71105
318-865-9545

ARC alleviates human suffering in emergencies through relief services, services to Armed Forces, and health and safety training programs.

Home Fire Safety Campaign provides disaster preparedness education and resources to low-income, at-risk neighborhoods, including installing free smoke alarms.

Bossier Council on Aging (BCOA)

706 Bearkat Dr.
Bossier City, LA  71111
318-741-8302

BCOA provides services to seniors over 60 in Bossier Parish that allows them to remain independent and active in their communities.

Home Delivered Meals Vehicle delivers meals to address the growing need of providing seniors with the proper daily nourishment.

Catholic Charities of North Louisiana

331 East 71st Street
Shreveport, LA  71106
318-865-0200

Catholic Charities supports families, reduces poverty, and builds communities through seven programs: The Money School, financial coaching, healthy eating on a budget, emergency assistance, benefits enrollment, immigration integration, and Gabriel’s Closet.

Family Strengthening Programs help individuals and families access immediate needs including rental and utility assistance, financial education, shopping on a budget, and incorporating healthier choices into everyday life.

Immigration Program provides education and legal assistance for low-income, undocumented individuals eligible for legal status.

Christian Services

1244 Sprague Street
Shreveport, LA  71101
318-221-4857

Christian Services serves those in need with food, clothing, and other resources in an atmosphere of dignity, love, and hope.

Hospitality House serves free meals twice a day, every day of the year except Christmas Day, to the homeless, poor, or anyone seeking a meal.

Claiborne Voluntary Council on The Aging

P.O. Box 480 / 608 E. 4th Street
Homer, LA  71040
318-927-6922

CCOA provides services to seniors over 60 in Claiborne Parish that allows them to remain independent and active in their communities.

Meals on Wheels delivers meals to seniors in Claiborne Parish who are homebound, below the poverty level, minority, and live alone.

Domestic Abuse Resistance Team (D.A.R.T.)

108 W. Alabama Avenue
Ruston, LA  71270
318-426-3427

D.A.R.T. exists to protect, empower, and advocate for all victims, survivors, and their children affected by domestic and dating violence while offering and implementing education programs.

D.A.R.T. Outreach offers supportive services to victims of domestic and dating violence in Claiborne Parish, along with conducting community awareness and education programs on prevention.

Desoto Council on Aging

P.O. Box 996
Mansfield, LA  71052
318-872-3700

DCOA provides services to seniors over 60 in DeSoto Parish which allows them to remain independent and active in their communities.

Meals on Wheels delivers meals to seniors in DeSoto Parish who are homebound, below the poverty level, minority, and live alone.

Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) (United Way Program)

820 Jordan Street, Ste. 370
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-677-2504

UWNWLA is dedicated to help individuals and families meet their immediate needs while facing emergencies or crisis.

EFSP Program supports nonprofit programs in Caddo, Bossier, DeSoto, and Natchitoches Parishes by providing food, shelter, and supportive services to individuals and families who have economic emergencies.

Gingerbread House Children's Advocacy Center

1700 Buckner Square, Suite 101
Shreveport, LA  71101
318-674-2900

Gingerbread House lessens the trauma of victims of child abuse as investigations of allegations occur, and provides ongoing support to the individual and family as long as needed.

Child Advocacy Program provides forensic interviews, investigations, advocacy, counseling, and interventions for children alleging sexual or severe physical abuse.

HOPE Connections, Inc.

PO Box 37148 / 2350 Levy Street
Shreveport, LA  71133
318-670-4591

HOPE is a collaboration of organizations and individuals creating a system of care aimed at ending homelessness in NWLA.

Coordinated Access Point provides assessment, verification, documentation, and referrals to homeless clients to secure housing and services.

Joe LeBlanc Food Pantry

408 Broadway
Minden, LA  71055
318-465-6726

Joe LeBlanc Food Pantry provides monthly and emergency food assistance to families and individuals living in food insecure households.

Food Pantry Program provides access to food for 600 families or 1100 individuals in Webster Parish.

Louisiana Association for the Blind (LAB)

1750 Claiborne Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71103
318-635-6471

LAB works to improve the quality of life for the blind through training, services, and employment.

Community Outreach Program identifies and performs assessments on those with vision impairments in Caddo, Bossier, and Desoto Parishes, including providing referrals and transportation to the Low Vision Rehabilitation Center.

Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling (LACG)

324 Texas Street
Shreveport, LA 71119
318-227-0883, 1-877-770-STOP

LACG provides free prevention and educational services, as well as outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential treatment for gambling disorders.

Substance Abuse Helpline (877-664-2248) and Suicide Prevention Helpline (877-994-2275) are available 24/7 for those in crisis and answered by trained specialists that maintain a resource directory for referrals.

Northwest Louisiana Family Justice Center

1513 Doctors Drive, #100
Bossier City, LA  71111
318-347-3163

The NWLA Family Justice Center coordinates services available to domestic violence victims throughout eleven parishes in NWLA.

Family Justice Program assists individuals and families facing domestic violence and sexual assault by coordinating individualized services in a one-stop shop center.

Northwest Louisiana Food Bank

2307 Texas Avenue
Shreveport, LA  71103
318-675-2400

The Northwest Louisiana Food Bank acquires, sorts, stores, and distributes food and essential items to low-income children and families in seven parishes of NWLA.

Back Pack Program, a weekly feeding program, provides identified children facing hunger with a bag of child-friendly, nutritious food to eat over the weekend.

Project Celebration, Inc.

580 W. Main St.
Many, LA  71449
318-315-2508

Project Celebration provides a 24/7 crisis line, outreach, education, medical and court advocacy, counseling, residential and nonresidential services for domestic violence and sexual assault victims.

Domestic Violence Program provides services to survivors of domestic violence including safe housing, counseling, safety planning, court accompaniment, goal planning, referrals, and help in finding affordable housing.

Providence House

814 Cotton Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-221-7887

Providence House works to break the cycle of homelessness by helping families gain the resources necessary to move into permanent, independent living.

Short and Long Term Solutions provides basic needs, supportive services, opportunities, and long-term solutions for homeless families and their children to break the cycle of homelessness.

Renesting Project

1303 Driftwood Dr.
Bossier City, LA  71111
318-747-5520

Renesting Project receives, gathers, cleans, delivers, and provides gently used furniture and household items for homeless individuals or families moving back into a stable situation.

Renesting Furniture Program serves as a “furniture and household items” donation center/bank for individuals or families as they transition from homelessness into stable housing.

Sabine Council on Aging (SCOA)

200 Legacy Drive
Many, LA  71449
318-256-4140

SCOA directs services to the elderly of Sabine Parish to promote and prolong maximum independent living.

SCOA Center Program offers programming, meals, and referrals to seniors over 55 in Sabine Parish to fulfill their social, physical, emotional, and intellectual needs.

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana

3223 Baldwin Avenue
Alexandria, LA  71301
318-445-2773

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana works to alleviate hunger by acquiring, sorting, storing, and distributing food and essential items to low-income children and families in the three lower Parishes of NWLA (Natchitoches, Sabine and Winn).

Back Pack Program, a weekly feeding program, provides identified children facing hunger with a bag of child-friendly, nutritious food to eat over the weekend.

The Salvation Army Shreveport Corps

PO Box 1158 / 200 E. Stoner Avenue
Shreveport, LA  71101
601-421-2475

The Salvation Army provides shelter to the homeless, meals, and senior activities, and a Boys and Girls Club after-school and summer program.

Programs & Services for Greater Shreveport supports the Merkle Center of HOPE Shelter, Emergency Assistance Programs, Senior Day Program, Angel Tree Program, and Emergency Disaster Services.

The Shreveport Bar Foundation (SBF)

625 Texas St.
Shreveport, LA  71101
318-221-8104

SBF provides low-income clients with legal assistance, education, civil legal assistance for domestic violence, eviction, divorce, and child custody issues.

Legal Representation for Victims of Domestic Violence provides an affordable attorney to domestic violence victims to obtain restraining orders involving custody, support, and visitation.

United Christian Home, Inc.

PO Box 110
Minden, LA  71058
318-470-0201

United Christian Home is a safe haven for the homeless and provides short-term shelter, employment help, education counseling, and referrals.

Minden Homeless Shelter, a safe haven, provides temporary emergency shelter to homeless men and women, and provides all essential needs during their stay.

United Way Webster Bienville Claiborne Center (United Way Program)

202 Miller Street
Minden, LA 71055
318-677-2504, Ext. 140

UWNWLA fights for the health, education, financial stability and essential needs of everyone.

WBC Center provides services from multiple nonprofit organizations in a central location. Agencies available are Project Reclaim, Food Bank of NWLA, Goodwill Job Center, Project Celebration, Pregnancy Aid Center, Community First – People for the People, and Vision for Inspiring and Encouraging Lives.

Webster Voluntary Council on Aging (WCOA)

P.O. Box 913
Minden, LA  71058
318-371-3056

WCOA provides services to seniors including congregate and Meals on Wheels, health and disease education, outreach services, transportation, and recreation to promote the dignity and independence of those over 55 in Webster Parish.

Home Delivered Meals Program delivers meals to seniors in Webster Parish who are homebound, below the poverty level, minority, and live alone.

Youth Outreach Services

1068 Dalzell Street
Shreveport, LA  71104
318-221-8855

Youth Outreach Services is a transitional living facility for unaccompanied homeless children.

Jewell House Transitional Living and Emergency Shelter provides low-income, at-risk youth short-term and transitional housing, supportive services, and assistance to become productive citizens.

Volunteer Center of Northwest Louisiana (United Way Program)

820 Jordan Street, Ste. 370
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-677-2504

UWNWLA is dedicated to increasing volunteer opportunities and civic and corporate engagement experiences for those living throughout Northwest Louisiana.

Volunteer Coordination Program offers volunteer coordinator of projects for businesses, service clubs, individuals, and youth organizations. Services include scheduling, training, recognition, and disaster relief support with Louisiana Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster.