General Frequently Asked Questions

How many people are homeless in Louisiana?
It is estimated that over 3,000 men, women and children are homeless throughout the state of Louisiana in a year’s period.

Are your doors always open?
Yes. We serve homeless men, women, and families with children 365 days a year with food, shelter, clothing and services provided from our Life Recovery Program. We have beds available for up to 154 people.

How does someone get into one of your programs?
You can use the numbers below to contact the various programs or click on the links to learn what is offered.

Life Recovery Program Services:
Men’s Program (318) 227-2868, ext. 125 or 126
Women and Children Program (318) 227-2868, ext. 127 or 128

What is currently the greatest need?
The needs of the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission vary from day to day and season to season. SBRM's Current Needs List is updated on a monthly basis. Monetary donations help continue the day-to-day operations of the shelter, to purchase goods that meet existing needs, and provide consistency of service, food, utilities, etc.

Does a person have to be a Christian to get help at your facilities?
No. Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission opens our doors to all who are in need, regardless of religious affiliation. We want to help those struggling with addiction recovery, domestic violence, or economic hardship. We want everyone to be free from homelessness, addiction, and violence.

My kids are asking questions. How do I talk to them about Homelessness?
If your kids asking about their homeless neighbors, this is a great way to approach the conversation. Use and download our handout for talking to your kids about homelessness. We even included some ways they can help!