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.

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.

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

Bossier Council on Aging

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

Catholic Charities of North Louisiana

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

Christian Services

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

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

Desoto Council on Aging

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

Gingerbread House Children's Advocacy Center

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

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

Joe LeBlanc Food Pantry

408 Broadway
Minden, LA  71055
318-465-6726

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

Northwest Louisiana Food Bank

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

Project Celebration

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

Renesting Project

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

Sabine Council on Aging

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

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana

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

The Salvation Army Shreveport Corps

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

The Shreveport Bar Foundation

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

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