Providence House

A nonprofit organization

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Providence House is the only residential emergency shelter in northwest Louisiana solely dedicated to the care of homeless families with children. Our holistic approach to breaking the homeless cycle centers around three strong pillars: Education, Supportive Services, and Housing. Our comprehensive program has been used as a model by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. All programming is led by a well-educated, dedicated staff with a deep understanding of the trauma caused by homelessness.

In 2021, even in the midst of COVID, eight families graduated (eight adults, 11 children) from the Providence House program - boosting the total number of families that have completed the program to an astounding 655. We provided 17,888 nights of lodging. We provided 20,913 meals. We served 163 people and helped 36 families obtain permanent housing. We received over 4,009 calls for homelessness prevention and helped 61 families in Shreveport with rental and utility assistance. We provided 138 counseling sessions for residents and others in the community. A total of 94 people completed Workforce Development Program certification via our partnership with Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC).

Providence House programs include:

- 4-STAR Child Development Center located on our campus
- Full-time adult HiSet/GED Program
- Job Skills Training Program and Workforce Development Program in partnership with Bossier Parish Community College

- On-site counseling
- Family and Children's Case Management
- Parenting and Life Skills Training
- Children's Services Division
- Dedicated Workforce Development and Housing Counselor
- Full service Dietary Team dedicated to the healthy outcomes for families
- Providence House Donations Center (resource center for families, babies and children)
- Budgeting and Financial Literacy

- Emergency shelter service
- Long-Term residential housing for homeless families
- Home Ownership Preparation classes
- Case management
- Rental Assistance for Caddo Parish residents


Ms. Robinson arrived to Providence House after spending most of her adult life as an alcoholic. After several failed relationships and the birth of her fifth child, her life had spiraled out of control. Her family no longer provided support because of the chronic addiction to alcohol. The turning point in her life came when she and her 3-year daughter were living in an abandoned home with no food, no running water, no transportation and no hope. She found herself trying to cook over wood in the backyard of the abandoned home. Her small baby cried and begged, "Mommy, please stop getting sick." Her alcoholic binges caused her to pass out for long periods of time. On that cold day, Ms. Robinson picked up her daughter and found the one resource that she knew could help, Providence House. Today, she and her daughter have a new outlook on life. Ms. Robinson shared it that 2018 was her best Christmas because she remembered it! She has been sober for several months. She is currently in drug treatment, her little girl is making straight A's in elementary school and LOVES her princess dresses. In March of 2019, Ms. Robinson will start school at BPCC to pursue her certification in Nursing Assistance. Life for the family is looking much brighter!


Providence House is a residential shelter for homeless families with children. The mission of the agency is "Breaking the Homeless Cycle One Family at a Time." Founded by two courageous women in 1988, the agency's focus centers on helping homeless families and children reach their highest level of self-sufficiency through education and workforce development programs.

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Providence House

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Education, Housing, Shelter & Homelessness, Workforce Development


814 Cotton Street
Shreveport, LA 71101



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