Providence House Fast Facts
  • A non-profit established in 1989.
  • We serve approximately 90 families with children daily.
  • Families with children comprise 41% of the total homeless population in the U.S.
  • 33% of children in Northwest Louisiana live in poverty.PH thanksgiving
  • Over 60% of our daily population is children, 50% of which are under 6 years of age.
  • 27 families with children live at the Providence House main building on Cotton Street, each family lives in one room and shares a bath with another family.
  • 45 families with children live in apartments maintained by Providence House in the Shreveport and Bossier area that become theirs when they graduate.
  • We provide everything a family needs at no cost to the family but the family must be willing to work the program in order to stay.
  • Adults must invest half of their income in to their “Resettlement Fund”, which is released to them ONLY upon graduating the program.
  • Families can be in the program for up to 2 years in order reach their highest level of self-sufficiency.
  • We have the ONLY child development center for homeless children in the state.
  • Our success rate for families graduating has remained around 85-90% since the beginning of our program.
  • We receive in-kind services valued at approximately $3,000,000 to support our families.
  • We serve 55,000 meals annually at the Providence House facility.
  • The MAJORITY of our funds come from private donors and foundations.
  • 85 cents of every dollar goes directly to the program.


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Contact Us

The Providence House
814 Cotton Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

Office Phone: 318-221-7887
Crisis Line: 318-226-5015