What if you could pull an all nighter, replicating the experience that homeless people face every night, and raise money to break the cycle of homelessness at the same time? 

What is SleepOut?


Sleeping in a “box shelter,” hearing and seeing stories of homeless families who have made the move to independence and permanent housing, and sharing each otherʼs experiences will bring this ministry up close and personal for our youth. With their help, the Shreveport-Bossier community can indeed become a place where no family is homeless. 

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Our Results

Providence House is the primary referral source in the community for homeless families with children. We receive more than 75 new inquiries each month from families with children seeking shelter. Since opening in 1988, 532 families have graduated from Providence House including :  



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Sometimes things happen which cannot be overcome without help. If you are experiencing that kind of personal devastation or you know someone who is struggling in such a way – perhaps a family member or a friend – there is help at Providence House.

Our Stories

Busy Street panhandling
Panhandling hurts the homeless population
Panhandling problem: Homeless advocates say it hurts those truly in need by: Jeané Franseen Posted: Jul 29, 2019
Providence House April 2019 Newsletter
What A Difference An Education Can Make Meet Providence House’s 2019 Spring Graduating Class! Twenty-two families completed the
Verni Howard among 16 honored for at the ATHENA Leadership Award Luncheon
Verni Howard,  Exexcutive Director of Providence House, was among 16 honorees at the 28th Annual ATHENA Leadership Award

Power of $25

Your monthly gift can provide food, clothing, shelter, education and support that can forever transform the lives of families in need.