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. The Life Recovery Program provides guests with food, clothing, shelter, small/large group classes, essential life-skills education, one-on-one weekly case management, 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.
Under the Life Recovery Program are the following sub-programs:
SHORT TERM PROGRAMS
The first program for all guests coming into the Life Recovery Program. This program is designed to provide guests with short term emergency shelter services. Individuals receive large group classes and one on one Case Management. Together with their Case Manager, individuals will discuss their needs and goals and will be enrolled in the program that best meets those needs.
Short term program that assists an individual on their journey to secure employment and permanent housing. Individuals receive weekly one on one Case Management, Vocational Training, large/small group classes and career development and job references.
Extended program to meet the needs of individuals who have full-time employment. Individuals receive weekly one on one Case Management, Vocational Training, and large/small group classes. Individuals also participate in the Mission’s savings program which allows them to become financially sound and prepared for permanent housing.
LONG TERM PROGRAMS
In house 12 month Long Term Recovery and Discipleship Program. Students reside on-site and receive one on one Case Management, Vocational Training, full coursework in Christian foundation and essential life skills, and attend large/small group classes.
6-month program for New Beginnings 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.
1-year residential Internship Program for those who have graduated the New Beginnings Program and who desire future employment within a ministry. Interns train under program leadership and staff and receive hands on training in the daily operations of a Christ-centered ministry.
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.
For more information on Men’s Life Recovery Program, contact the Men’s Help Desk at (318) 227-2868, ext. 125 or 126.
For more information on Women’s Life Recovery Program, contact the Women and Children Help Desk at (318) 227-2868, ext. 127 or 128