MacKID Shreveport Bossier Community Resource Guide

Find help when you need it the most with our area resource guide

By by Mimi Rankin Webb - Macaroni KID Shreveport-Bossier October 11, 2023

ARC Of Caddo-Bossier 

Provides various services including Goldman School offerings, GREAT and things such as living quarters for those with disabilities. 

Basic Necessities: Diaper Bank 

Basic Necessities provides free diapers, period products & incontinence supplies to people facing economic challenges in the ArkLaTex.

Bernstein Development, INC.

They provide free meals, monthly food distribution, neighborhood improvement, and senior citizen social activities.  

Bossier And Caddo Parish Food Stamp Program

The Bossier and Caddo Parish Food Stamp Programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and LaCAP, provide monthly benefits to low-income households and Louisiana residents at least 60 years old to assist in a portion of their food budget, respectfully. Residents ages 60 years old or older must receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in order to be considered partially eligible for LaCAP. SNAP participants may also be eligible for Women, Infants & Children Program (WIC) offered by the Louisiana Department of Health. For more information or to see if you qualify for these programs click here

Bossier Council On Aging

They provide meals to the elderly, ADRC, in-home services, information & referrals, ombudsman, legal services, senior center and dining sites, material aid, medical alert, recreation, personal care, wellness activities, NFCSP services, and support groups.  

Bossier Office Of Community Services

They provide utility assistance and assistance to parents to get their children into Early and Head Start programs.  

Bossier Parish Section 8 Housing Authority

Provides income-based, affordable housing to those with low incomes. May not have openings or a long waitlist, please call 318-747-7823 for more info.

Caddo Community Action Agency

CCAA offers low-income home energy assistance (LIHEAP), Shreveport Water Assistance Program (SWAP), donated clothing/household items, weatherization services (WAP), and housing counseling.  

Caddo Council On Aging 

They provide meals to the elderly, ADRC, in-home services, information & referrals, ombudsman, legal services, and senior center and dining sites.  

Catholic Charities Of North Louisiana

CCNL offers a money class to help those that struggle to pay their bills, emergency assistance, donated clothing for children, immigration services, and assistance with completing forms for state assistance.  

Christian Services

They serve breakfast and lunch daily, provide clothing to the needy, and offer emergency assistance.  

Common Ground Community 

They offer a variety of literacy programs, community meals, and adult ministries that includes a food pantry.  

Community Support Programs (CSP)

Provides programs to those who are homeless and diagnosed with chronic mental illness. CSP offers services to families whose children suffer from abuse and neglect. Also, CSP offers housing services for low-income and disabled families.  

Eddie Jones (Lakeside) Community Center

CCAA offers low-income home energy assistance (LIHEAP), Shreveport Water Assistance Program (SWAP), donated clothing/household items, weatherization services (WAP), and housing counseling.  

Families Helping Families Region 7 (of NWLA)

Provides a variety of information/services on disabilities that are available in the area and will refer to other organizations for more information. Some of the services they offer are Early Steps, training on education laws (IEP), transition services (ITP), LaCAN, lending library, support groups for families and self advocates, Peer to Peer supports, travel stipens and workshops.

5 Loaves & 2 Fish

Provides monthly food pantry & diapers for children as well as seasonal help for those in need.

First Methodist Bossier Helping Hands

They offer food, diapers, and formulas to parents in Bossier City in need. 

Food Bank Of Northwest Louisiana

The Food Bank has several programs: food distribution, disaster relief, the Backpack program, Kids Café after school meals, summer food services, the Senior Program, the Mobile Pantry, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  All these programs are aimed at fighting hunger.  

The Foster Closet at Cypress Baptist Church

A free resource for NW Louisiana's foster parents to access items needed to provide for the care and nurture of the foster children entrusted to them.

Fuller Center Of NWLA

Builds new homes that are affordable for low-income individuals who could not obtain adequate housing or financing through conventional means.  

Holy Cross Episcopal Church - Hope House

 Some of their services offered: assistance for SNAP, Medicaid/ Medicare, alcohol & drug addiction. They provide meals, clothing, hair cuts, and life skills.  

Hope Connections 

Provides shelter to the homeless. 

Housing Authority Of Bossier City

Is a Public Housing Agency that does not participate in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. Agency provides affordable, low-income housing. May not have openings or a long waitlist, please call (318) 549-1556 for more info.

Noel United Methodist Church  

They offer food, GED classes, free meals, and youth mission opportunities.  

Noel Neighborhood Ministries Food Pantry

Serves visitors in zip codes 71101, 71104, and 71105 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-2pm. Always check postings on our entrance door or call 318-424-0434, and listen to the message regarding service times.

The Pet Pantry of Northwest Louisiana, Inc

 To receive pet food, you will need to sign up to be a client with one of the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana’s network of food pantries.

Philadelphia Center

Is a non-profit 501(c)3 community service organization dedicated to providing HIV/AIDS education, information, and support to Northwest Louisiana. They offer case management that can help with transportation, nutritional assistance, housing, utility/rental assistance, support groups, mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling, dental assistance, and the SPNS Program 

Providence House 

They provide shelter and support services to single men, single women, or married couples with children. 

PublicHousing.Com Affordable And Low Income Housing

Provides a list of housing authorities, Section 8 programs, and HUD listings. For more information click here.

Salvation Army Social Services-Shreveport

The Salvation Army offers the following services: Merkle Center of Hope. Shelter for men, women and children is provided. Those in need must have a valid ID (school, driver’s license, military, or employee). They offer Veterans Lodge & transitional assistance program, social service office assistance, food assistance, programs for boys and girls (Boys & Girls Club), Saints Alive! Senior Adult Program, disaster services, Red Kettle Campaign, holiday assistance, utility assistance (those interested must half the cut-ff notice and make appointment 3 to 4 days before service is to be disconnected. Appointments are guaranteed; assistance is not!), and worship services on Sundays. 

Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission 

They offer shelter to men, women, and children, meals, classes, medical/dental services, and vocational training. Their Living Center provides transitional housing for men, which is located at 2033 Texas Avenue Shreveport, LA 71103 or call (318) 629-8487.  

Shreveport Housing Authority

Provides affordable, low-income housing. 

Shreveport Water Assistance Program (SWAP) 

Offers assistance with paying water bill to eligible applicants.  

Socialization Services

Offers water bill assistance to Shreveport residents with low income.

The Hub

Provides programs for women and children who have gone through sex trafficking and sexual explotation, called Purchase. The Lovewell Center is a membership based program and resource center designed to help its members "move out of poverty and homelessness." Members are served meals, attend classes, and earn point for use in The Lovewell stores.  

The Society Of St. Vincent De Paul

They offer social services such as food, clothing, utility payments, rental and mortgage assistance, donated furniture, city bus passes, and referrals to other organizations providing additional services that they aren't able to cover.

Volunteers Of America Of North Louisiana

Provides housing for seniors, families, veterans, and persons with disabilities. 

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