Rescue mission graduates

At the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission, we are changing our cities one life at a time starting with the homeless men, women and children in our care. At the Mission, we are more than a shelter. The Mission provides a full-scale Life Recovery Program that not only meets a person’s basic needs but also provides them with the tools needed for a complete life transformation. Our Life Recovery Program provides our guests with the ability to overcome the struggles and trauma that led to their homelessness and gives them the skills they need to permanently end the cycle of homelessness and poverty from their lives. The Life Recovery Program provides guests with small/large group classes, essential life-skills education, one-on-one weekly case management, life coaching, counseling, vocational training, on-site medical and dental care and more. Over the course of a year, our community provided 115,000 meals, 56,000 nights of shelter, 4,800 medical and dental services, 19,000 hours of classes and essential life skills education, 90,000 hours of Vocational Training and more than 2,000 hours of one-on-one case management to 1,384 homeless men, women and children.

Gateway

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The starting point for all guests coming into the Life Recovery Program. Individuals receive large group classes, one on one Case Management, and Vocational Training.

Key features:
  • Large Group Classes
  • 1-on-1 Case Management
  • Vocational Training

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Starting Point

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The Guest Program exist to assist those finding themselves needing temporary emergency shelter. This program is designed to meet short term needs to help individuals secure employment and permanent housing. Those in the Guest Program attend classes, receive bi-weekly Life Coaching, Vocational Training, help with household chores, and work towards achieving employment. SBRM will continue to house all men and women who agree to work toward the goal of independent living. Counseling and Life Coaching are available to help men and women stay accountable and on track towards accomplishing their goals.

Key features:
  • Bi-weekly Life Coaching
  • Vocational Training
  • Help with chores

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EMPLOYED

Extended program to meet the needs of individuals who have full-time employment. Individuals receive weekly Case Management/Life Coaching, Vocational Training, and large/small group classes. Individuals also participate in a savings program to prepare for permanent housing.

Key features:
  • Weekly Case Management
  • Vocational Training
  • Life Coaching
  • Large/Small Group Classes

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MEDICAL / DENTAL CLINIC

The Medical and Dental Clinic of the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission offers free care to homeless residents residing at the Rescue Mission. The Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission recognizes the need to provide more than just a place to sleep at night and is addressing the goal of breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness in Northwest Louisiana. We are helping clients overcome barriers to successful long term growth by treating existing health issues, diagnosing potential new health problems, and monitoring medication compliance. The Mission’s medical and dental clinic is available thanks to the generosity of our friends at United Way of Northwest Louisiana, the Christus Fund and the generosity of our community.

SBRM’s Medical/Dental Clinic offers these services:
  • Medical screening upon intake into the shelter
  • Education on the importance of medication compliance, high blood pressure control, infection control, and cardiovascular risk
  • General and Individual healthcare counseling
  • Referral to other agencies that provide assistance for medications and medical equipment
  • Assistance for medication needs
  • Referral for specialized services not provided
  • Monitoring for medication compliance, blood pressure, pulse rate, and diabetic screening as needed

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Volunteering

A number of volunteer doctors, dentists, nurses and other health care practitioners have donated hundreds of hours of time since the clinic opened in 2007 to make free healthcare possible to the homeless residents of the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission.

Aftercare

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After guests have completed any of our program, we recommend they enroll in our Aftercare Program. Our Aftercare Program keeps our past guests connected and engaged with our staff and guests. The group meets twice a month for a night of fellowship, counseling, and ongoing support.

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TRANSITION

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6-month program for Discipleship Program graduates. Graduates receive assistance in finding jobs and permanent housing. Case managers work to ensure their transition back into the community goes smoothly and successfully.

Key features:
  • Job Finding Assistance
  • Permanent Housing

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NEW BEGINNINGS

9-month long term recovery program. Students reside on-site and receive one on one Life Coaching, Vocational Training, full coursework in Christian foundation and essential life skills, and attend large/small group classes.

Key features:
  • 1-on-1 Life Coaching
  • Vocational Training
  • Christian Foundation & Essential Life Skills

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For More Information

Men’s Life Recovery Program

Contact the Men's Help Desk at (318) 227-2868, ext. 125 or 126

Women’s Life Recovery Program

Contact the Women and Children Help Desk at (318) 227-2868, ext. 125 or 126