Community service opportunities
BOSSIER, SHREVEPORT, STATE, NATIONAL SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES
LA Department of Children and Family Services
627 N. Fourth St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802; 225-219-9415, 1-800-256-4650, www.dss.louisiana.gov
LA Housing Finance Agency
2415 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808; 225-763-8700, 1-888-454-2001, www.lhfa.la.govLow Income Assistance Program – pays some heating and cooling expenses for eligible households.
Nationwide assistance helping elderly and caregivers locate resources. 1-800-677-1116, www.eldercare.acl.gov
National Caregivers Association, 1150 Connecticut Ave. N.W. #501, Washington, D.C. 20036 1-800-896-3650. www.cargegiveraction.org
Rx Assist Program, www.RxAssist.org, 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, www.caddocoa.org.
Caddo Community Action Agency, 4055 St. Vincent Ave., Shreveport, LA 71108, 318-861-4808; rental and utility assistance. www.caddocoa.org
CenterPoint Community Services, 2121 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport, LA 71104, 318-227-2100, www.centerpointenergy.com/en/us/.../need-help-paying-your-bill.aspx
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 www.laworks.net. Job placement, unemployment insurance, training, labor market information and referral.
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
Welfare/Food Stamps 741-7320
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
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, email@example.com 318-317-3781
Assistance with bills, food, and shelter. Referral service to most helpful places.
Harvest Temple Church of God www.harvestemple.org 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.
Bossier Office of Community. Services., 700 Benton Rd Ste. A Bossier City, LA 71111 747-1045 Community Block Grants (hud.gov), 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