Providence House is a place of transformation for homeless families with children. Year after year, we have watched men, women, boys, and girls walk through our doors with nothing more than a garbage bag and leave with permanent housing, an education, a job paying a living wage, parenting skills, confidence, and an extended support system – the Providence House Family. The transformation process looks like chaos sometimes, but the end result is stunning!
Each day our team has the pleasure of transforming lives. While a daunting task, it is the most important work that we can do for families as well as our community. In fact, empowering homeless and low-income wage earners changes the landscape of our economy – permanently! Our holistic approach to breaking the homeless cycle centers around education and workforce development. For 34 years, Providence House has served as a beacon of light and hope in a place riddled with blight and poverty. We are only able to have this kind of impact and change lives because of you, our supporters!
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 and LifeShare Blood Center
- 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
- Case Management
- Rental, Utility, and Mortgage Assistance
Community support is life-changing for families like the Rawlinsons.
Sanquisha Rawlinson, soft-spoken and strong-willed, arrived at Providence House with her three children in February of 2022. After years of domestic violence, she made up her mind to start again for her children.
In just one year’s time, Ms. Rawlinson enrolled in college with a Summer 2023 graduation date. She is studying for Praxis 1 and 2 to earn a K-5 Teaching License all while ensuring her children – Caleb, Aiyanna, and Bryson – are safe and happy. Her youngest attends Providence House’s 4-STAR Child Development Center.
Sanquisha Rawlinson and her family have a home of their own – permanent housing! Providence House provided the programs – childcare, parenting classes, budgeting classes, case management, job skills training, educational support (parent and children), food, clothing, and shelter, because of generous supporters. When mission, vision, and support meet, we can change the landscape of our community and “break the homeless cycle one family at a time.”
As they were leaving Providence House, Aiyanna proudly announced, “We’re leaving now to go to our OWN home!”