Community service opportunities 


LA Department of Children and Family Services

627 N. Fourth St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802; 225-219-9415,  1-800-256-4650,

  • Kinship Care Subsidy; provides cash assistance for non-parent custodians of children who reside with them.
  • Food stamp program
  • Disability determination program

LA Housing Finance Agency

2415 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808; 225-763-8700, 1-888-454-2001, Income Assistance Program ‚Äď pays some heating and cooling expenses for eligible households.

Eldercare Locator

Nationwide assistance helping elderly and caregivers locate resources. 1-800-677-1116,

National Caregivers Association, 1150 Connecticut Ave. N.W. #501, Washington, D.C. 20036 1-800-896-3650.

Rx Assist Program,, National database to find free medications through drug companies’ patient assistance programs, 1-877-537-5537

Aging and Disability Resource Center, 1700 Buckner St., Ste 240, Shreveport, LA 71101, 318-676-7900, 1-800-256-3003,

Caddo Community Action Agency, 4055 St. Vincent Ave., Shreveport, LA 71108, 318-861-4808; rental and utility assistance.

 CenterPoint Community Services, 2121 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport, LA 71104, 318-227-2100,

Martin Luther King Health Center, 865 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA 71104, 318-227-2912; offers free medical services and medicines for individuals managing chronic illnesses.

Meals on Wheels: Caddo Parish, 318-676-7900; Bossier Parish, 318-741-3802, hot meals delivered for homebound seniors who are living alone or are disabled.

New Hope Addiction Recovery, 1000 Chinaberry Drive, Ste.1003, Bossier City, LA 71111, 318-550-5489. Addiction Medicine Consultation, Medical Assisted Treatment, Addiction Intervention, Medical Management for Dual Diagnosis, Addiction Evaluations and Referrals, AddictionMedication Treatment During Pregnancy. 

NWLA Interfaith Pharmacy, 909 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA 71104, 318-425-3553.  Offers life sustaining medicines for those that have no other access to free medicines.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 3500 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport, LA 71105, 318-865-7807.  Provides emergency financial assistance, food program, rent/mortgage assistance, and services to those in any way challenged.

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), 4055 St. Vincent Ave., Shreveport, LA 71108, 318-861-4808.  Weatherizes homes to improve heating and cooling to aid low income persons with utility bills. 

LA Workforce Commission, 2900 Dowdell Street, Shreveport, LA 71103, 318-676-7788, and 4000 Viking Dr., Bossier City, LA 71111, 318-741-7360 Job placement, unemployment insurance, training, labor market information and referral.

 Prescription Assistance: 

  • Aging and Disability Resource Center, 1700 Buckner St., Ste. 240, Shreveport, LA 71101. 318-676-7900,
  • Martin Luther Health Center, 865 Olive St., Shreveport, LA 71104,, 318-227-2912.
  • Northwest Louisiana Interfaith Pharmacy, 909 Olive St., Shreveport, LA 71104, 318-425-3553.
  •, National Database to find free medications through drug companies‚Äô patient assistance programs.

Local Food Banks


Church of Christ, 2125 Airline Dr., Bossier City, LA 71111                                  746-2645

Hot meals Monday through Thursday 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Bossier Sheriff Food Bank, 1518 Cox St., Bossier City, LA 71111                       965-3500

Wednesdays 9:00 am-noon. Need photo ID and proof of Income.

Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana, 2307 Texas Ave, Shreveport, LA 71103    675-2400

Open Mon.-Thur. 10:00-2:00.  Need photo ID and proof of income.

Neighborhood Ministries, 520 Herndon St., Shreveport, LA 71103                      424-0434

Open Mon.-Thur. 10:00-2:00.  Sat. 10:00-1:00.  Need photo ID and proof of income.

Christian Services Program, 1244 Sprague St., Shreveport, LA 71101            221-4857,  Fax 221-2355

Mon, Tues.,Thur.,Fri.: 8:00-11:00 for clothing or assistance with elec. or rent.

Breakfast: 9:30-10:30 (Mon-Sun.), Lunch 2:00-4:00 (Mon.-Fri.) Lunch 12:00-2:00 (Sat. and Sun.)

Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission                                                                             

901 McNeil St., Shreveport, LA 71103                                                                          227-2868

2033 Texas St., Shreveport, LA 71101                                                                           629-8487

Referrals and non-cash assistance,  food, furniture, clothing, house items

Thrift Store, 6800 Mansfield Rd., Shreveport, LA 71106                                           629-3300              



Salvation Army Merkle Center of Hope Shelter, 1207 Cornwell Ave.,              318-424-3200

Shreveport, LA 71101.  First come, first serve; 4-10 pm weekdays, 8:00 am

Saturdays, and 1:00 pm Sundays.  Must have a social security card  for each person.  Only children from ages 0-12.


Woody’s House for Veteran’s, 442 Jordan St. (318)425-1928, provides home and counseling


Grace House, 1134 College St, Shreveport, LA 71104                                              828-1130


Hope for the Homeless, 762 Austin Place, Shreveport, LA 71101                          670-4591


Providence House, 8134 Cotton St, Shreveport, LA 71101                                      221-7887


Salvation Army                                                                                                                  424-3200

Mail Add: P.O. Box 1158/ 200 E. Stoner, Shreveport, LA 7116                                  212-0463


Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission                                                                             227-2868

901 McNeil St., Shreveport, LA 71103

Referrals and non-cash assistance,  food, furniture, clothing, house items


United Christian Home, Minden, LA                                                                            377-1540


Volunteers of America, 360 Jordan St, Shreveport, LA 71101                                221-2669

Frequently Called Numbers


Centerpoint Gas Company,                                                                                            227-2555

Bossier Chamber of Commerce                                                                                    746-0252

Bossier Health Unit                                                                                                           741-7314

Bossier mayor’s office                                                                                                     741-8501

Bossier Water Dept                                                                                                           741-8756

Caddo Community Action                                                                                              861-4808

Child Protection Office                                                                                                   741-7340

Clerk of courts bossier Parish                                                                                       965-2336

Dept of Health and Human Services                                                                            747-7340

Employment Office                                                                                                          741-7360

Farmers Home Administration                                                                                     670-3340

SWEPCO                                                                                                                             888-216-3523

Welfare/Food Stamps                                                                                                       741-7320


Subsidized/Specialized Housing


Bossier City Housing Authority, 3022 Old Minden Rd., Ste. 206, Bossier City,  318-747-7823

LA 71112  M-F 8 am-12 pm.

 Ext. 40-Waiting List; Ext. 41Basic info.; Ext. 42 helpful numbers

Cloverdale Apts                                                                                                                  742-6202

VOA Independence Lodge (disabled only) 2319 Riverwood Dr., Bossier City 213-1897

North Park Apartments 2500 Montgomery Ln., Bossier City                              742-6506

Shreveport Housing Authority                                                                                      227-8174

Other Services


Salvation Army, 1207 Cornwell St., Shreveport, LA 71101                                   318-212-0463 or 318-424-3200

For assistance, must have a current picture state ID or driver’s license and a social security card for anyone in the household.  Help with clothing, furniture, and food available.  (Vouchers are written Tues., and Thur. only from 9 am-11 am and 1 pm-3 pm). Must have a referral from the Red Cross to receive furniture.  Must have referral from the Food Stamp Office and/or proof of income (including budget sheets) for food assistance.  Assistance for electric or rent is provided (by apt. only) when funds are available.


Church of Christ, Airline Dr., Thursdays 1-4 p.m. free Medical Clinic, and 1st Saturday of the month 9 a.m.-12 p.m. free medical clinic.  Call for appointments.  Goodwill vouchers available any day.


Faithworks,                                                 318-317-3781

Assistance with bills, food, and shelter.  Referral service to most helpful places. 


Harvest Temple Church of God                             742-7616 

Mailing address: 1633 Benton Rd, Bossier City. LA 71111                                       Fax 742-0249

Food Bank, Abstinence Program,, Family, singles & Marriage Ministry, Mentoring


Project MOMS                                                                                                                  678-6167   

Bossier Parish Community College's MOMs Program helps to break the cycle of dependence on public assistance.Its primary goal is to assist welfare mothers and other females living in subsidized housing by giving them opportunities to further their education and thus secure a better future for themselves and their children.

Project MOMs arranges for and provides services to assist you with your educational goals.In cooperation with Bossier Parish Community College Programs and other agencies, we can arrange the following:

Assessment for GED Preparatory classes.
Remediation in reading, writing, and math.
English as a second language assistance.
Career Counseling.


Bossier Office of Community. Services., 700 Benton Rd Ste. A Bossier City, LA 71111  747-1045     Community Block Grants (, rural water systems, fire departments, street improvemts

Communities Distribution, quarterly food giveaways

Emergency assistance, rent & utility payments

Energy assistance, semi-annual help with gas and electric cost

family Day Care Homes, child care provider program