How We Help
Providence House addresses the core barriers that lead to homelessness and allows families (single men, single women, or married couples with children) a chance to start again, to find hope, and to gain the independence that they have never had or once lost. Our three strong pillars include education, workforce development, and housing.
Educational opportunities abound! Providence House operates a Type III, 4-STAR Child Development Center for its residents and the local community, providing children with the skills needed to be ready for kindergarten. The Adult HiSET Program is a way for adults who didn’t finish high school to earn a diploma and get on track for college or a career.
Workforce Development courses offer adults affordable, accessible job skills training in partnership with Bossier Parish Community College. Classes are held right here in downtown Shreveport on the Providence House campus. Additional courses and workshops are available through LifeShare Blood Center and other partners. Learn more about upcoming courses here.
The “House” accommodates up to 27 families (80 people). With the support of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the City of Shreveport, our goal is to rapidly get families housed and provide the necessary support to become self-sufficient.
Providence House employs case managers, a professional counselor, a full-time dietary team, and a full-time teaching staff. This team, along with administrative staff, provides a complement of supportive services including financial literacy, parenting and life skills classes, employment preparation, and job skills training.