Address:458 Herndon StShreveport, LA 71101Map & Directions
Services: Provides permanent housing with support services for homeless chronically mentally ill adults. We assist people with developmental, physical disabilities or those with chronic mental illness to lead productive lives within the community. Programs range from day activity centers to permanent affordable housing, whatever it takes to help our clients live with independence and dignity.
Hours: Staffed 24 hours
Eligibility: Homeless Chronically Mentally Ill Adult.
Documents To Bring: Referral.
Address:901 McNeil StShreveport, LA 71101Map & Directions
Services: The Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission, a faith-based non-profit agency providing emergency assistance to the low-income individuals and families in our area. Service is limited in scope and on an availability basis.Call Kerry Hemphill prior to referral.
Hours: M-F, 8:30A-4:30P
Eligibility: All applicants must be able to verify income and need. Must be able to reasonably prove sudden reduction in income or present letter of referral from another social service provider who can document their need.
Documents To Bring: Bring letter of referral, positive identification, and proof of income at time of appointment.
Address:814 Cotton StShreveport, LA 71101Map & Directions
Services: Providence House structured transitional community project providing housing for homeless families as well as services aimed at needs from an emotional, medical, educational and employment standpoint.
Hours: 8A-5P to talk with intake caseworker. (24 hour facility)
Eligibility: Must see an intake specialist.
Documents To Bring: Must see an intake specialist.
Address:1700 Highland AveShreveport, LA 71101Map & Directions
Services: Oakwood, a private non-profit agency, is a halfway house for recovering female substance abusers who want to recover.
Hours: We are open 24 hours a day.
Eligibility: Women substance abusers only.
Documents To Bring: Call for information.
Address:1248 Sprague StShreveport, LA 71101Map & Directions
Services: Mother Stewart's House, a non-profit agency, provides transitional housing for women without children Mother Stewart is part of the Christian Service Program.
Eligibility: For homeless women who are without children.
Documents To Bring: Call the number that is listed.
Address:200 E Stoner AveShreveport, LA 71101Map & Directions
Services: The Salvation Army is a benevolent interdenominational religious organization which provides a variety of services within the community.
The Merkle Center of Hope is a shelter of the Salvation Army providing:
* shower facilities
* optional group counseling (individual upon request)
* Bible Study (optional)
* Legal Services
* AA/GA/NA Meetings
* Social activities
* assistance with job placement.
* Life Skills
* Social Skills
No alcohol or any other substances allowed: random drug tests are administered.
48 male emergency/transitional beds; 26 male program beds; 10 single emergency/transitional beds; 5 single female program beds; 4 family rooms with 2 double beds in each room Emergency/transitional resident can stay up to 7 days.
Must check in at 4:00 PM.
Hours: We are open 7 days a week, 24 hours per day, check-in is at 4:00 pm.
Eligibility: For homeless persons who want to become self sufficient. Individuals and families.Person asking for shelter must be 18 years and older to check into facility and must have a current picture State ID (cannot be expired. Person must have social security numbers for themselves and any additional persons checking in with them (if it's a family-they must have actual S.S. Cards for each child)For Families checking into the shelter-children must be ages 0-12 years old. If children are 13-17 years old they can not check into the shelter. Our shelter is first come first served. We will not beds for anyone. Check in time for the shelter is 4PM. No one my check in before this time.
Documents To Bring: Call or come by.
Address:1134 College StShreveport, LA 71104Map & Directions
Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM - 4PM
Eligibility: Desire to stay clean and change your life
Documents To Bring: Call the number listed
Address:2924 Knight St Building #3Shreveport, LA 71105Map & Directions
Services: Bridges is premised on the Safe Havens concept. Safe Havens are intended to provide shelter and services to homeless persons who may not initially be able to accept shelter or who cannot be sheltered due to problematic behavior. Safe Havens is a facility that:
* Provides 24-hour residence for eligible persons who may reside for an unspecified duration;
* Provides private or semi-private accommodations;
* May provide for the common use of kitchen facilities, dining rooms, and bathrooms;
* May provide supportive services to eligible persons who are not residents on a drop-in basis; and
* Limits over night occupancy to no more that 25 persons
(BRIDGES is a 10 bed facility).
An eligible person is defined as an individual who: *Is seriously mentally ill and resides primarily in a public or private place not designed for,or ordinarily used as, regular sleeping accommodation for human beings, which may include occasional residence in an emergency shelter; and
*Is currently unwilling or unable to participate in mental health or substance abuse treatment programs or to receive other supportive services. Such terms does not include a person whose sole impairment is substance abuse.
PLEASE NOTE: The program does not accept immediate hospital discharges as these individuals have been engaged in the system.
BRIDGES is open 24 hours a day,seven days a week. Residential services are contingent upon bed availability.
Existing homeless and mental health services often do not reach homeless persons with mental illness who sleep in places not designed for human habitation. BRIDGES functions as a place of refuge with the potential to restore dignity to people's live and enables its residents to move into the kind of permanent housing they need.
For many persons with mental illness who have been living on the street, the transition to permanent housing may need to start with a small, highly supportive environment where an individual can rest, feel safe and be subject to relatively few immediate service demands. By offering a non-intrusive, low-demand environment in which to build trust slowly, BRIDGES provides an opportunity for individuals alienated from mental health services to become re-engaged in needed treatment and services.
The BRIDGES program is distinguished from traditional mental health programs as it does not prescribe a maximum length of stay and does not require that residents leave the premises during the day. Unlike traditional residential-type programs, BRIDGES does not require the residents to participate in treatment programs. However, a program goal is to provide a safe and secure environment for residents, where once they become comfortable and trust the staff and other occupants, they can become engaged in mental health, substance abuse and other treatment and supportive services.
Hours: M-TH, 8A-5P
Eligibility: Homeless, chronically mentally ill, and not engaged or participating in community resources.
Documents To Bring: Call the number given.
Address:13423 LA-431Saint Amant, LA 70774Map & Directions
Services: Faith-based organization that partners with government, schools, businesses, and community organizations to improve the quality of life for individuals and families and to develop community capacity through various programs such the following:
1. Prison Re-Entry Program
2. After-School Abstinence Program
Locations: Baton Rouge, St Amant,
Donaldsonville, St. Francisville
3. Transitional/Permanent Housing
4. Street Outreach Program
24/7 emergency hotline
Hours: Tu-F, 8A-5P
Documents To Bring: Varies
Address:2346 Levy StShreveport, LA 71103Map & Directions
Services: Christian Service is a multi-service non-profit organization which attempts to meet the needs of the local population through shelters, meals and other social services.
For Clothing- Ask for Danny
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Eligibility: Low-income and needy of the area.
Documents To Bring: Call or come by office.