The Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission exists to pursue the passion of Jesus Christ to lift up the hungry, homeless, abused, and addicted.
Did You Know…
Over 4,500 are homeless each year in Northwest Louisiana. The Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission provides 172 beds for homeless men, women, and children. The Mission sheltered over 1,100 men, women and children this past year, providing over 136,000 meals and 72,000 nights of lodging.
How was this possible? It was possible because you volunteered, ministered, served, prayed and made donations. The Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission and the people we serve greatly thank you!
SERVICES PROVIDED SHELTER RESIDENTS
Food and Clothing
Addiction Recovery Training
Counseling & Christian guidance
Domestic Violence Support
Anger Management Classes
Evening Worship Services
Free Medical/Dental Care
Extreme Winter Weather Hits NWLA
Our area has seen 3 days of extreme winter weather and our homeless neighbors are most vulnerable. Here are some ways you help during cold weather
- Give a financial gift to help feed, shelter, and care for homeless men, women, and children.
- Purchase items from our SBRM Immediate Needs List- Winter 2014-15. These items are used throughout the Winter season.
- Pray for the homeless
- Share SBRM’s social media posts on your timeline
- Direct any homeless that may be in need of shelter to the Mission
Enlist TODAY in the War on Homelessness
Since 1955, Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission (SBRM) has been a beacon of hope for the hurting and homeless in Northwest Louisiana. This year, we celebrate 60 years of changed lives! In honor of this milestone, SBRM is partnering with local churches to share God’s love in a tangible way. During the month of March, our church partners will celebrate the religious holiday of Purim, referenced in the book of Esther, by bringing financial and/or toiletry offerings for the poor. Our goal is to extend this campaign past March and continue the spirit of Purim throughout the year. Last year, SBRM provided over 136,000 meals, 72,000 nights of lodging, and 900 medical and dental service for 1,107 individuals. Your church can help us serve more homeless men, women, and children in 2015. If your church would like to participate in the Purim celebration, please contact Sarah Ardis at 227-2686 ext. 103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to find available resources for the War on Homelessness campaign.
Are You Due for an Oil Change?
SBRM has been selected as the charity of choice for the Gateway Gives Back Campaign. During March, $3 from every oil change from every TUESDAY oil change performed at all Ark-La-Tex Gateway Tire and Service Centers will be donated to the Mission. Every $3 donation will provide a hot, nutritious meal for a homeless man, woman, or child. Please share with family and friends.
Volunteer Orientations Offered Each Month
The Mission offers Volunteer Orientations on the first Saturday of most months for anyone interested in learning more about serving opportunities. Upcoming orientations in 2015 will be offered on March 7, April 4, May 2, and June 6 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the 901 McNeil Street shelter. You will learn about all the volunteer opportunities at the Mission and take a tour of the shelter.
Help the Homeless by Shopping at Kroger
You can help the homeless at Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission just by shopping at Kroger. Enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards program today. Sign up with your Kroger Plus Card, and select SBRM. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll earn funds to help the homeless every time you shop and use your Plus Card at Kroger. This is an annual program, so you need to re-sign up even if you did it last year. Click on the Kroger logo to sign up. THANK YOU!