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.


Meeting Immediate Needs

-Increase opportunities and/or provide food or shelter to those in need/crisis

-Increase transportation opportunities

Emotional Support

-Serve victims or abuse or crime

-Help veterans in life crisis

Disaster Response

-Aid in disaster services


The Volunteer Center of Northwest Louisiana links volunteers and nonprofits through group and individual projects, events and donation drives. More than 6,000 hours were volunteered in 2017. Companies, church groups, social clubs and more can have a volunteer project coordinated for you!

EXIT 318 provides critical case management and wrap around services to repeat offenders in Caddo and Bossier Parishes, including housing, employment, transportation, to support their needs to be successful and stay out of correctional facilities.

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


United Way of Northwest Louisiana
820 Jordan St. Suite #370
Shreveport, LA 71101

Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana

2307 Texas Avenue
Shreveport, LA  71103

Gingerbread House Children's Advocacy Center

1700 Buckner Square, Suite 101
Shreveport, LA  71101

HOPE Connections

PO Box 37148 / 2350 Levy Street
Shreveport, LA  71133

Providence House

814 Cotton St.
Shreveport, LA 71101
(318) 221-7887

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana

3223 Baldwin Avenue
Alexandria, LA  71301