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The Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission exists to pursue the passion of Jesus Christ to lift up the hungry, homeless, abused and addicted.

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Legal Name: Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission
Service Sector: Human Services
Address: 901 McNeil Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
At the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission, we are on a mission to change our cities one life at a time starting with the homeless men, women and children in our care. Through our Life Recovery Program, our guests have all of their basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter met. In addition, the Mission's Life Recovery Program also provides each guest with additional life changing resources that include small/large group classes, essential life skills education, one-on-one bi-weekly case management, life coaching, counseling, vocational training, and on-site medical and dental care. The services provided through our Life Recovery Program work to help our guests overcome the struggles that brought them to homelessness and helps to end the cycle of homelessness and poverty from their lives. Over the course of a year, our community provided 133,000 meals, 58,000 nights of shelter, 2,600 medical and dental services, 13,000 hours of classes and essential life skills education, 66,000 hours of Vocational Training and more than 2,000 hours of one-on-one case management to 1,065 homeless men, women and children.
Divorced after an abusive marriage, Kristie worked hard to ensure her little girl had everything she needed. "Being a single mom, I have her all my love and attention," Kristie says. " We were doing fine." Then the unthinkable happened.

After dropping off her daughter at school, Kristie was rear-ended and suffered injuries to her neck and back. Her doctor prescribed medication to ease her ongoing pain. "And that's where everything went wrong." Soon she depended on the painkillers to function: "I was a Girl Scout Leader...a Soccer Mom." Then gradually the drugs tore her life apart. "Every bit of money I had went to buy them." She cut herself off from her friends and couldn't hold a job. Finally, she and her daughter had no choice but to move in with her parents. But Kristie knew she needed more than a place to stay if she was going to get her life back on track. Leaving her daughter in her parents' care, she came to the Mission and joined our Life Recovery Program.

In the Life Recovery Program, Kristie thrived! She maintains a close relationship with her daughter who has graduated high school and now encourages Kristie in her life-skills classes here at the Mission. Kristie loved her vocational training assignment in the Distribution Center where she feels blessed by many opportunities to talk to other and touch their lives with her story. But Kristie felt a call on her heart to do more to help other women who were once like her. Today, Kristie is the first woman to join the Ministry Internship Program. "I am continuing my growth, my learning and helping other ladies when they come through the door," she says. "My life isn't over like I thought it was!" The Best is Yet to Come!