Education

Through Providence House

Providence House &
Bossier Parish Community College
Workforce Development  Program

Location: 825 Cotton Street
Hours: Vary by Class
Eligibility: 18 and Older
Cost: Scholarships Available to Cover Tuition Fees
Providence House and Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) are now offering workforce development courses on the Providence House campus! Register for BPCC certified courses in CPR & First Aid, Industrial Readiness Training (IRT), OSHA Ten, ServSafe, Customer Service, Google IT, and more. With hands-on technical training, the program offers affordable, accessible job skills training classes in downtown Shreveport. Get registered today!
To find out more information, please enter your name and phone number here:
For additional information, please contact:
Lakeisha Florence, Workforce Development Specialist
lflorence@theprovidencehouse.com
(318) 221-7887 ext. 125

Adult HiSET Program

Providence House’s Adult HiSET Program is a new way for adults who didn’t finish high school to earn a diploma and get on track for college or a career. Our one-on-one instruction has yielded excellent results for adults that might struggle in certain academic areas. This program is in partnership with Bossier Parish Community College.
Location:  825 Cotton Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:00am until 4:00pm
Pricing:  Free to Providence House residents and the community!
Enrollment Instructions:
1. All prospective students must either complete an online application or a paper copy. The test administrator will receive your information once the application is completed.
2. Students will be provided a username and password to begin the testing process.
3. Once testing is complete, the Director of Education will receive your scores. Students must score at the 6th Grade level of education or higher to be eligible for the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who can fill out the testing application?
    •  Applications are available to anyone who has not completed their high school education; however, the Providence House Program is for adults only (ages 18+). 
  2. How long are the classes?
    • Classes are one to two hours each subject. Your class time is dependent upon your schedule. The amount of time it takes to complete all the coursework is dependent on each individual’s needs.
  3. When am I eligible to take the HiSET Exam? 
    • You can take the exam once you have completed the coursework and have post tested.
  4. If I work during the day, are classes available after 5pm?
    • Evening classes are going to be offered soon.
  5. Can I meet the instructor? You can meet the instructor at any time.
    • Please feel free to stop by and bring your application when you come. (calling in advance would be greatly appreciated)
For additional information, please contact:
Jennifer Douglas, Director of Education
education@theprovidencehouse.com
318-221-7887 ext. 111

Our Vision

Imagine… A Community Where No Family is Homeless.
Our vision is to be a catalyst for change so no family in our community is homeless. We fulfill our vision by providing all families an opportunity to thrive as equal members of our community by engaging them to perform acts of compassion, empowerment, and advocacy.

Child Development Center

Our Type III, 4-STAR Child Development Center provides high-quality, accessible childcare for Providence House residents and the local community. Our facility provides all children the skills needed to be ready for Kindergarten. We specialize in the care of children who have experienced the trauma of homelessness in a safe and nurturing atmosphere where social, emotional, and academic growth are our highest priorities.
Location: 825 Cotton Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
Hours of Operation:  Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm
Eligibility: 8 weeks to 5 years
Cost: Please call for pricing!
Fill out the Child Development Center Application by clicking “Apply Now” Below.
Caddo Smart Start application is required for admission. Please complete this application HERE!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are the qualifications of the Child Development Center Staff?
    •  All of our staff are certified Child Development Associates (CDA) as well as CPR and First Aid Certified.
  2. How long does the admission process take?
    • The center is licensed for 39 students; however, the infant room fills quickly. If interested, complete an application for Caddo Smart Start as soon as possible.
  3. What form of payment is acceptable? 
    • Providence House’s Child Development Center accepts both private pay (credit cards, cash, check) as well as CCAP (Child Care Assistance Program) funding.
  4. Does the Child Development Center feed according to USDA healthy guidelines?
    • Yes! Children receive breakfast, lunch and snacks daily. Meals are prepared according to the Child Nutrition Program and include whole grains, whole milk, fresh fruits, and vegetables.
For additional information, please contact:
LaToya Thomas, Director
lthomas@theprovidencehouse.com
318-221-7887, ext. 107
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