A Flood of School Supplies!

August 13th, 2013

Backpacks, school supplies, school uniforms – collected throughout the year and stored in the basement of Providence House so that homeless children would have plenty of brand-new school supplies in August.  Then, on July 16, a massive plumbing problem flooded the basement and approximately 90% of those wonderful back-to-school supplies were ruined. By the next [...]

SleepOut 4 Independence 2015 -Photo Shoot

August 5th, 2014

Calling all Middle and High School students!!! Friday, Aug. 8 – 10:00 AM in front of Providence House We will be doing photo shoots for SleepOut 4 Independence 2015.  Please come to photo shoot wearing any uniforms for any groups, clubs or teams of which you are a part!   Parents will need to sign the [...]

2014 Domestic Violence Extends Closure

April 25th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         April 24, 2014 Contact: Simone Hennessee Executive Director, Providence House simone@theprovidencehouse.com PH: 318-221-7887 Domestic Violence Safe House Timeline Extended Safe House Operations to Continue until June 30, 2014 Due to an outpouring of support for the victims of domestic violence from individual and institutional donors, it has become possible [...]

Parkway Student Partners with Providence for Senior Project

December 30th, 2013

“As long as I can remember, my family has always donated clothing to Providence House.  So when it came time to do my senior project and find a mentor, this is where I came.” – Kaitlyn Christie Ms. Christie, a senior at Parkway High School, chose to work closely with Jennifer Horton, Resource and Volunteer [...]

Mardi Gras at Providence House

February 13th, 2013

SHREVEPORT, LA — It’s carnival season in Louisiana and the revelry has reached all the way to the Providence House as the children of the Providence House Child Development Center threw their third annual Mardi Gras parade. This year, the theme was “Cirque du Soliel” and featured four krewes: Lord of the Rings Krewe, Krewe [...]

Domestic Violence survivor on her way to independence

February 8th, 2013

Jane* lived with her abuser for approximately 10 years; years of verbal and emotional abuse and, when he was drinking, physical abuse as well. Afterward, he would tell her that he would never mistreat her again, and then the cycle would repeat itself. She finally reached her limit, called the Providence House crisis line and [...]

Community Support for Providence House

March 2nd, 2011

It is great to have so many community members who support our program at Providence House. Last week, members of the Shreveport Police Department and the Shreveport Fire Marshall visited the Providence House Child Development Center preschool class. They taught the children about fire safety, stranger danger, calling 9-1-1 for emergencies, firearm awareness and seatbelt [...]

Teen Dating

February 8th, 2011

Teen Dating: Two words teens love but make parents nervous. There are many questions to be asked before a teenager starts going on dates and many more once that teen is dating. Here are just a few questions teen should ask before going on a date, from Discovery Health: Do you trust the person? Do [...]

Education: Key to breaking the cycle of homelessness

January 31st, 2011

Talks of higher education budget cuts are making headlines across the state, while Louisiana ranks 47th in the number of students who graduate from high school. Across the nation, one-third of students will drop out of high school before they graduate and, in Louisiana, one in three will not graduate on time. Therefore, it is [...]

From the streets to stardom

January 11th, 2011

From living on the streets to appearances on the Today Show and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Ted Williams has become a household name almost overnight. Williams is a man who was once a radio announcer. Last week, he was just a panhandler with a homemade sign asking for help and touting his “God-given voice.” [...]

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