Volunteers of America North Louisiana

Volunteers of America North Louisiana is a faith-based ministry of service providing opportunity, promoting dignity and inspiring change in all who who find their way us.

Volunteers of America of North and Central Louisiana is a locally-governed and locally-managed affiliate of one of the nation's oldest, largest and most diversified faith-based charities. Our national organization has more than 115 years of experience and service with a mission to "reach and uplift" the American people. Today, we touch the lives of thousands in need. We help everyone from inner-ci

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09/17/2021

#thankyou to all of our 140 Direct Support Professionals who give above and beyond everyday to ensure those we serve with disabilities are happy, healthy, and independent! We appreciate you!

#voawhy #directsupportprofessionalsweek

#thankyou to all of our 140 Direct Support Professionals who give above and beyond everyday to ensure those we serve with disabilities are happy, healthy, and independent! We appreciate you!

#voawhy #directsupportprofessionalsweek

09/14/2021

Ruby is one of our dedicated essential frontline employees who provides life-changing services to individuals with disabilities in our community.

Thank you, Ruby, for your willingness to do any task that comes to hand and being there for James no matter what. 💙

#voawhy #directsupportprofessionalsweek

Ruby is one of our dedicated essential frontline employees who provides life-changing services to individuals with disabilities in our community.

Thank you, Ruby, for your willingness to do any task that comes to hand and being there for James no matter what. 💙

#voawhy #directsupportprofessionalsweek

Photos from Volunteers of America North Louisiana's post 09/14/2021

Our Downtown LightHouse opened the doors to an in-person, after school programming for students after being virtual since March 2020! It was a good day for everyone and a special way to celebrate our Program Coordinator, Tammeshia Bolden’s birthday!! Tammeshia Bolden

🎉❤️ #voawhy

09/13/2021

It’s National Direct Service Professional Recognition Week! Volunteers of America North Louisiana has over 100 direct care staff who provide essential services to individuals with disabilities.

This week, we will celebrate them on social media and share more about our own employees who make a difference everyday! 💙 #voawhy

It’s National Direct Service Professional Recognition Week! Volunteers of America North Louisiana has over 100 direct care staff who provide essential services to individuals with disabilities.

This week, we will celebrate them on social media and share more about our own employees who make a difference everyday! 💙 #voawhy

Photos from Volunteers of America North Louisiana's post 09/10/2021

#flashbackfriday to 12 years ago when LightHouse graduate and Captain in the United States Army, LaMertis O’Neal Ihenetu, brought back gifts to Volunteers of America North Louisiana from Afghanistan.

#voawhy Chuck Meehan Lisa Brandeburg

Photos from Volunteers of America North Louisiana's post 09/09/2021

South Pointe Place residents are always on the recipient end of receiving gifts and donations from the community, so they decided to return the generosity and had a donation drive for the people who were affected by Hurricane Ida.

They donated canned goods, cleaning supplies, baby supplies, paper towels, toilet paper, personal hygiene products, batteries, etc. The five containers of donated goods will be given to @everywarriornetwork, a nonprofit which works to serve and support members of the military. ❤️💙

#voawhy #thoughtfulthursday #hurricaneida

09/06/2021

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day to every hardworking person, especially our dedicated staff!

Our offices are closed today and we will resume our normal business hours tomorrow at 8 am.

#voawhy

09/02/2021

Arlene and her pet dog, Lexi, live at South Pointe Place, our 50-unit apartment complex for low-income senior adults.

Arlene shared her story this week at our Hope Begins Here virtual tour and ended it by saying, “It’s very nice living here. I feel safe and everyone is cordial. I wouldn’t trade it. I’m here to stay until I have to go to the nursing home!”

#voawhy

Arlene and her pet dog, Lexi, live at South Pointe Place, our 50-unit apartment complex for low-income senior adults.

Arlene shared her story this week at our Hope Begins Here virtual tour and ended it by saying, “It’s very nice living here. I feel safe and everyone is cordial. I wouldn’t trade it. I’m here to stay until I have to go to the nursing home!”

#voawhy

Hope Begins Here Virtual Tour - South Pointe Place 9.1.21 09/01/2021

Hope Begins Here Virtual Tour - South Pointe Place 9.1.21

ICYMI: Here is recording from our informative and inspiring Hope Begins Here virtual tour of our South Pointe Place apartments this morning! Great tour and we appreciate Lila, Chuck, Candace, and Paula for participating... and a special THANK YOU to our resident Ms. Arlene for joining us to share her story! #voawhy

https://youtu.be/U_pVc4fK8b8

Hope Begins Here Virtual Tour - South Pointe Place 9.1.21 A recording of Volunteers of America North Louisiana's Hope Begins Here virtual tour of our 50-unit apartment complex in Shreveport, Louisiana for senior adu...

08/26/2021

Thank you to our Communities In Schools partner - Heard, McElroy, and Vestal, LLC. Their employees recently collected 150 school uniforms items (socks, underwear, shirts, belts, etc.) and 100 school supply items for students at Oak Park Elementary! ✨

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Thank you to our Communities In Schools partner - Heard, McElroy, and Vestal, LLC. Their employees recently collected 150 school uniforms items (socks, underwear, shirts, belts, etc.) and 100 school supply items for students at Oak Park Elementary! ✨

#voawhy

08/25/2021

Join us in ONE WEEK to virtually tour our South Pointe Place apartments, a 50-unit complex iin Shreveport, Louisiana for very low-income senior adults.

In just 30-minutes, you'll have a unique, online experience as you learn more about this wonderful, affordable, and safe place that many senior residents call home.

Visit https://voanorthla.org/tours/ to register and add it to your calendar today!

#voawhy

Join us in ONE WEEK to virtually tour our South Pointe Place apartments, a 50-unit complex iin Shreveport, Louisiana for very low-income senior adults.

In just 30-minutes, you'll have a unique, online experience as you learn more about this wonderful, affordable, and safe place that many senior residents call home.

Visit https://voanorthla.org/tours/ to register and add it to your calendar today!

#voawhy

Photos from Volunteers of America North Louisiana's post 08/24/2021

Beautiful day for a wedding!!

Congratulations to the happy couple, Felicia and Marcus. They have been with Volunteers of America for many years living at our residential facility, McAdoo. They’ll soon be moving into their new apartment and now they’ll have many years with each other!

When asked what do they want for their future and marriage. They said, “to be happy, to not bring each other down, and be better together then we are apart.” So beautiful!

#voawhy 💜🤍💜

08/20/2021

Meet Kristal! She has worked at Volunteers of America North Louisiana for five years in our behavioral health services. She says. “Counseling gives me the opportunity to use my greatest gift, being a good listener, to help guide others into working through life’s obstacles.”

To make an appointment to see Kristal, call our main office at 318-221-2669.

We are thrilled Kristal, Jenesis, Tina, and Jennifer will be working in our office-based counseling program seeing children, adults, and families in need. They are a passionate and professional team of clinicians!
#voawhy

Meet Kristal! She has worked at Volunteers of America North Louisiana for five years in our behavioral health services. She says. “Counseling gives me the opportunity to use my greatest gift, being a good listener, to help guide others into working through life’s obstacles.”

To make an appointment to see Kristal, call our main office at 318-221-2669.

We are thrilled Kristal, Jenesis, Tina, and Jennifer will be working in our office-based counseling program seeing children, adults, and families in need. They are a passionate and professional team of clinicians!
#voawhy

08/19/2021

Today, it’s all about Jenesis! She is one of the licensed professional counselors in our behavioral health counseling services.

If you see Jenesis, what you can expect from counseling is a healthy and trusting therapeutic relationship, empathic understanding, with a dose of humor!

Call our main office at 318-221-2669 to make an appointment today.
#voawhy

Today, it’s all about Jenesis! She is one of the licensed professional counselors in our behavioral health counseling services.

If you see Jenesis, what you can expect from counseling is a healthy and trusting therapeutic relationship, empathic understanding, with a dose of humor!

Call our main office at 318-221-2669 to make an appointment today.
#voawhy

[08/18/21]   The Program Assistant II assists the Coordinator a couple hours four days a week in providing instruction to participants in academic, recreational and vocational activities in the after-school and summer programs at the LightHouse. A high school diploma is required. Enrollment in a degree program and previous teaching experience would be helpful.

08/18/2021

Meet Tina, one of the compassionate clinicians working in our behavioral health counseling services.

Tina is “dedicated to educating, guiding, and supporting clients in becoming more aware of the changes necessary to achieve their goals and to learn new ways of thinking and communicating.”

To make an appointment to see Tina, call our main office at 318-221-2668.
#voawhy

Meet Tina, one of the compassionate clinicians working in our behavioral health counseling services.

Tina is “dedicated to educating, guiding, and supporting clients in becoming more aware of the changes necessary to achieve their goals and to learn new ways of thinking and communicating.”

To make an appointment to see Tina, call our main office at 318-221-2668.
#voawhy

08/17/2021

Today is #nationalnonprofitday and what better way to celebrate than to introduce you to one of our passionate clinicians in behavioral health counseling services!

Jennifer says she agrees with Albert Einstein, “Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” She will encourage you not to give up, keep moving to keep your balance, and keep expressing your feelings.

To make an appointment to see Jennifer, call our main office at 318-221-2669.
#voawhy

Today is #nationalnonprofitday and what better way to celebrate than to introduce you to one of our passionate clinicians in behavioral health counseling services!

Jennifer says she agrees with Albert Einstein, “Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” She will encourage you not to give up, keep moving to keep your balance, and keep expressing your feelings.

To make an appointment to see Jennifer, call our main office at 318-221-2669.
#voawhy

08/16/2021

Did you know Volunteers of America offers behavioral health counseling services to any child, adult, or families seeking guidances and support in life?

This week, we want you to meet our team of experienced and compassionate clinicians who’ll walk along your side and work with you to achieve your goals.

#voawhy

Did you know Volunteers of America offers behavioral health counseling services to any child, adult, or families seeking guidances and support in life?

This week, we want you to meet our team of experienced and compassionate clinicians who’ll walk along your side and work with you to achieve your goals.

#voawhy

08/13/2021

#feelgoodfriday post ❣️

Ms. Gloria is a peer support specialist in our Vision of Hope, day program for individuals with chronic mental illness. She recently shared her story at our virtual Hope Begins Here tour last week.

“Back in 1985, I had four children and I was studying in college. It had gotten to be too much for me and I had a nervous breakdown. That’s when my mental illness came into play. I was homeless for many years …until I found Vision of Hope. This program means so much to me, because it has given me my life back.”

#voawhy

#feelgoodfriday post ❣️

Ms. Gloria is a peer support specialist in our Vision of Hope, day program for individuals with chronic mental illness. She recently shared her story at our virtual Hope Begins Here tour last week.

“Back in 1985, I had four children and I was studying in college. It had gotten to be too much for me and I had a nervous breakdown. That’s when my mental illness came into play. I was homeless for many years …until I found Vision of Hope. This program means so much to me, because it has given me my life back.”

#voawhy

08/11/2021

Meet our Level Up team led by program director, Jenesis Gibson.

Level Up is one of our newest programs which aims at moving homeless youth ages 18-24 into permanent supportive housing quickly, while addressing current needs and past trauma experienced. Case managers provide home based stabilization that leads to housing retention and independence. If you or anyone you know needs these services, visit our website at www.voanorthla.org to complete a referral form.

Also, it’s Jenesis’ birthday today!! Please wish her a wonderful year ahead! 🎉 #voawhy

Meet our Level Up team led by program director, Jenesis Gibson.

Level Up is one of our newest programs which aims at moving homeless youth ages 18-24 into permanent supportive housing quickly, while addressing current needs and past trauma experienced. Case managers provide home based stabilization that leads to housing retention and independence. If you or anyone you know needs these services, visit our website at www.voanorthla.org to complete a referral form.

Also, it’s Jenesis’ birthday today!! Please wish her a wonderful year ahead! 🎉 #voawhy

Hope Begins Here Vision of Hope Tour 8.4.21 08/10/2021

Hope Begins Here Vision of Hope Tour 8.4.21

ICYMI: Here is a recording from our informative and inspiring Hope Begins Here virtual tour last week featuring our Vision of Hope program. You will want to hear Gloria's story as she shares how she found hope in the midst of adversity. #voawhy

https://youtu.be/uSwLx37iO4o

Hope Begins Here Vision of Hope Tour 8.4.21 Volunteers of America North Louisiana hosted a Hope Begins Here virtual tour on 8.4.21 highlighting Vision of Hope, a day program for individuals with chroni...

08/06/2021

Angie first made her way to Volunteers of America as a mentor years ago in our LightHouse program. We are thrilled to welcome Angie White to our 2021-22 Board of Directors as we work together to create brighter futures for children and families in our community.

Welcome, Angie!

#voawhy

Angie first made her way to Volunteers of America as a mentor years ago in our LightHouse program. We are thrilled to welcome Angie White to our 2021-22 Board of Directors as we work together to create brighter futures for children and families in our community.

Welcome, Angie!

#voawhy

08/05/2021

We are proud to welcome Jonathan Reynolds to our 2021-22 Board of Directors! His input and knowledge will be a great addition to our leadership.

Welcome, Jonathan! #voawhy

We are proud to welcome Jonathan Reynolds to our 2021-22 Board of Directors! His input and knowledge will be a great addition to our leadership.

Welcome, Jonathan! #voawhy

08/04/2021

As a community volunteer on our finance committee, Terry Moore offers valuable insight and expertise. We are proud to welcome him to our 2021-22 Board of Directors!

Welcome, Terry! #voawhy

As a community volunteer on our finance committee, Terry Moore offers valuable insight and expertise. We are proud to welcome him to our 2021-22 Board of Directors!

Welcome, Terry! #voawhy

08/03/2021

Wesley is currently the chair of Visionaries, our young professionals group. We are thrilled for him to join our 2021-22 Board of Directors! We look forward to working together to grow Visionaries and more.

Welcome, Wesley!

#voawhy

Wesley is currently the chair of Visionaries, our young professionals group. We are thrilled for him to join our 2021-22 Board of Directors! We look forward to working together to grow Visionaries and more.

Welcome, Wesley!

#voawhy

08/02/2021

Brittney Dunn has served as a community volunteer on our finance committee and we are proud to welcome her as a new member of our 2021-22 Board of Directors. We know her expertise will continue to be an asset to our organization.

Welcome, Brittney!

#voawhy

Brittney Dunn has served as a community volunteer on our finance committee and we are proud to welcome her as a new member of our 2021-22 Board of Directors. We know her expertise will continue to be an asset to our organization.

Welcome, Brittney!

#voawhy

07/30/2021

We’re proud to announce five new community leaders who will serve a three-year term on our our 2021-22 Board of Directors! Next week, we will take the opportunity to introduce you to each of them and share what they’re most looking forward to doing during their board service! ❤️

Our new members are:
▪️Brittany Dunn, Independent Certified Public Accountant
▪️Wesley Lazarus, Assistant Vice President at Progressive Bank
▪️Terry Moore, Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch
▪️Jonathan Reynolds, Chief Commercial Officer at Carter Credit Union
▪️Angie White, Chief Operating Officer at North Louisiana Economic Partnership

These five new members join a 29-member board that represents a wide-array of skills and experiences. To see a complete list of our 2021-22 Board of Directors, visit our website at www.voanorthla.org/about-us/board-of-directors/

** if you were unable to see our new members names in our newsletter announcement this morning, we apologize and we’re working to resolve this issue **

#voawhy

We’re proud to announce five new community leaders who will serve a three-year term on our our 2021-22 Board of Directors! Next week, we will take the opportunity to introduce you to each of them and share what they’re most looking forward to doing during their board service! ❤️

Our new members are:
▪️Brittany Dunn, Independent Certified Public Accountant
▪️Wesley Lazarus, Assistant Vice President at Progressive Bank
▪️Terry Moore, Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch
▪️Jonathan Reynolds, Chief Commercial Officer at Carter Credit Union
▪️Angie White, Chief Operating Officer at North Louisiana Economic Partnership

These five new members join a 29-member board that represents a wide-array of skills and experiences. To see a complete list of our 2021-22 Board of Directors, visit our website at www.voanorthla.org/about-us/board-of-directors/

** if you were unable to see our new members names in our newsletter announcement this morning, we apologize and we’re working to resolve this issue **

#voawhy

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Disability Services
LightHouse After-School and Summer Program
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Youth Behavioral Health Services
Adult Day Health Center
Affordable Housing
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Vision of Hope
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360 Jordan St
Shreveport, LA
71101

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
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