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. 

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, Vocational Training and more.

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Starting Point

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Designed to meet short term needs to help individuals secure employment and permanent housing. Guests attend classes, receive case management, Vocational Training, and work towards achieving employment.

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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.

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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 Clinic allows our guests to overcome their healthcare obstacles by treating existing health issues, identifying 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.

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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 guests 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.

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NEW BEGINNINGS

12-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.

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For More Information

Men’s Life Recovery Program

Contact the Men's Guest Services Desk at (318) 227-2868, ext. 125

Women’s Life Recovery Program

Contact the Women and Children Guest Services Desk at (318) 227-2868, ext. 128