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 4,100 are homeless each year throughout the state of Louisiana. The Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission provides 143 emergency shelter beds for homeless men, women, and children. The Mission provided services over 1,000 men, women and children this past year including over 125,000 meals, 67,000 nights of lodging, and 2,100 medical and dental services.
How was this possible? It is only possible because YOU volunteer, minister, serve, pray and donate. The Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission and the people we serve greatly thank you!
SERVICES PROVIDED SHELTER RESIDENTS
Emergency Shelter Domestic Violence Support
Food and Clothing Anger Management Classes
Addiction Recovery Training Evening Worship Services
Social Services Free Medical/Dental Care
Counseling & Christian guidance
Farewell to our Good & Faithful Friend Rev. Jim Brackman
As of March 3, 2016, Rev. Jim Brackman has resigned from his position as the Director of Men’s Services at the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission. Rev. Brackman is looking to redirect himself in his mission and outreach and has chosen to resign for personal reasons and plans on taking a sabbatical from work as he prays about what God has in store for his future.
Jim has been the guiding light in the Mission’s outreach to men. Over the years, he has worked to take the Mission’s outreach ministry from simply providing a meal and a warm bed to working to restore the individual to a more abundant life which Christ has for each of us. His smile and his presence will be missed.
The Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission wishes Jim all the best as he continues his work to represent the kingdom of God by turning doubters into disciples. Jim is one of our Program’s greatest successes and has left an incredible legacy in the Men’s Program.
Rev. Henry Martin and Pastor Larry Otwell are in the process of considering the plan to seek out a Christ and mission centered individual to fill Jim’s large shoes. Please be in prayer for Jim and his family as they begin the next chapter of their life’s journey. Please pray for our organization that we may find the right person to continue Jim’s mission of making disciples of the homeless and hurting. And finally, please be in prayer for our men currently enrolled in the program as they transition under new leadership.
We trust that God has great plans for Jim and his family. We also know that God has great plans for the Mission and for our great city. As our fearless leader Rev. Martin says, “The best is yet to come.”
Looking to volunteer more this New Year? We Want You!
Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer more this year? Do you have a passion for helping the hurting and homeless in our community? If so, we want you! Our ministry is always in need of new, passionate volunteers. All new volunteers must attend our volunteer orientation. Orientation is hosted at 901 McNeil Street from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The next orientation dates are:
- Saturday, January 9th
- Saturday, February 6th
- Saturday, March 5th
- Saturday, April 2nd
- Saturday, May 7th
For questions or more information, please contact our Donor and Volunteer Relations Manager Sonnie Nash at 227-2868 ext. 104 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that for the safety of our guests, all volunteer activities must be approved and confirmed by our Donor and Volunteer Relations Manager.
If you are looking for volunteer hours to fulfill any state/federal government requirement, please be aware that the Mission is unable to fulfill these requests.