Where Can People Get Shelter from Cold in Shreveport?
Frigid temperatures will be rolling into Shreveport Bossier later this week. We will feel the chill Thursday night when our temperature is expected to dip into the teens. But the winds will be blowing pushing the wind chill temp into the single digits.
Folks with no place to go will be looking for shelter. Here are some of the local spots where people can get help and get out of the cold.
901 McNeil Street
This is more than just a shelter. The Rescue Mission offers 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.
They will not turn anyone away during this intense weather.
814 Cotton Street
Providence House is a residential development center for homeless families with children. They provide all the services needed for folks to transform their lives.
762 Austen Place
This is not an overnight shelter. But they do offer a place for homeless people to take showers, do laundry, receive mail & make phone calls. They also have hot coffee and snacks available.
2350 Levy Street
This agency helps coordinate all homeless organizations in the community. They also have a place where the homeless population can come inside and get relief from the weather.
147 East Stoner
The Salvation Army of Northwest Louisiana provides shelter, food, and other types of assistance. The Merkle Center of Hope is a shelter for men, women, and children.
8222 Mansfield Rd
The is a limited capacity emergency shelter.
453 Jordon Street
This is a place for homeless or displaced veterans. Veterans living on the street can be housed almost immediately at Safe Haven. This low-barrier, emergency shelter accepts male and female veterans who are currently homeless.
442 Jordon Street
Woody's Home for Veterans relies on the public's generosity to ensure that no veteran is ever turned away.
All of these programs need the help of the community during this time of need. If you can make a financial donation, that is greatly appreciated. But many winter weather goods are also needed.
Blankets, socks, coats, non-perishable food items are just some of the most needed items right now.
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