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

-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

HOW WE DO IT


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!

Emergency Food and Shelter Program grants funds to nonprofits on behalf of FEMA in Caddo, Bossier, Desoto and Natchitoches parish for shelter, food and subsidy assistance. Annually, more than 25,000 individuals receive food assistance or meals and 3,750 nights of shelter are 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


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United Way of Northwest Louisiana
820 Jordan St. Suite #370
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-677-2504

Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana

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

Gingerbread House Children's Advocacy Center

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

HOPE Connections

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

Providence House

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

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana

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