The Providence House in Shreveport, Louisiana shared the success and impact they were able to have in 2021. “You made this possible,” they stated on their Facebook Page. “We are grateful.”
In 2021, 8 families graduated, 8 adults and 11 children. The organizations has now seen 663 families graduated in total.
17, 888 nights of lodging were provided.
20, 913 meals were provided.
16 families were able to attain permanent housing in 2021.
212 counseling sessions were completed.
63 families were assisted with rental assistance.
39 people graduated from their Workforce Development Program. The program is part of a partnership with Bossier Parish Community College.
The mission of Providence House is to break the homeless cycle one family at a time. Providence House is a residential treatment facility for homeless families with children, providing comprehensive support services for improving the family structure.
Providence House began in 1988 when two members of First Presbyterian Church, Mary Anne Selber and Jean Sayres, recognized a need for shelter services for homeless families with children. Originally named Evergreen House and operated by the Salvation Army, the organization served as a temporary shelter until 1992 when it became evident there was a greater need in Northwest Louisiana for transitional housing for families with children. The organization was then renamed Providence House and the mission evolved to provide long-term solutions to breaking the homeless cycle.
The comprehensive support services were developed to help each family address the root causes that led them to homelessness and ultimately move them toward their highest level of self-sufficiency. Providence House has continued to grow over the years in response to the needs of homeless families and the greater community.