Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission MottoThe 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 provides services for over 700 of men, women and children each year including over 137,000 meals, 58,000 nights of lodging, and 2,600 medical and dental services.

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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!

Emergency Shelter                                  Domestic Violence Support
Food and Clothing                                   Social Services
Addiction Recovery Training                  Evening Worship Services
Bi-Monthly Life Coaching                       Free Medical/Dental Care
Counseling & Christian guidance          Vocational Training

The Mission appoints a new Executive Director

Larry OtwellWe are so excited to announce that the Mission has a new Executive Director Pastor Larry Otwell. In 2015, Pastor Larry Otwell joined the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission as General Manager and in 2016, Pastor Larry was appointed as Executive Director. Prior to the coming to work for the Rescue Mission, Pastor Larry Otwell was the owner of Cornerstone Disposal Service. He currently serves as the Street Pastor at Riverpark Church. Pastor Larry is married to Donna Early Otwell. They have 5 children and 11 grandchildren.  “Larry does an outstanding job of looking at the big picture… in bringing the business side and the spiritual outreach piece of the mission together to form a cohesive unit that is able to stand on its  own” says Chad Erie, Chairman of the Mission Board of Directors. Under Pastor Larry’s leadership, the Mission has unveiled a new Life Recovery Program that will help our guests recover their identity and break the cycle of poverty.

Rev. Henry Martin who has served as Executive Director for the last 28 years will continue to serve at the Mission in the role of Community Ambassador. Please join us in welcoming Pastor Larry!

Looking to volunteer more? We Want You!

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer more this year? Do you have a passion for helping the15-51SBRM 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, June 4th
  • Saturday, August 6th
  • Saturday, September 3rd
  • Saturday, October 1st
  • Saturday, November 5th

*Please note that there will be no orientation for the month of July and December.

For questions or more information, please contact our Donor and Volunteer Relations Manager Sonnie Nash at 227-2868 ext. 104 or 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.