Tricia Jowell

Dessie’s Story

Dessie’s Story It is difficult for a child to become their parent’s caregiver. A few years ago, this became a reality for Tara as she and her son moved back to Shreveport to live with her aging mom, Dessie. Dessie, who recently suffered a stroke, also has high blood pressure and osteoarthritis. Yet despite her medical challenges,

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Nick Oliver announced as 2018 Visionaries Chair

Nick Oliver announced as 2018 Visionaries Chair Volunteers of America North Louisiana is thrilled to announce Nick Oliver as the 2018 Chair to lead their community group, Visionaries. Nick, a native of Shreveport, Louisiana and currently a Financial Analyst at the Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program, will be Visionaries’ first leader. “We have a great group of volunteers

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Vets for Pets

Every Tuesday around 8:45 a.m., Veterans travel to the Bossier City Animal Control. Veteran, Jason says, “It’s very rewarding and the dogs love to see people. They start running around and getting excited when you get there.” The group of Veterans live at our Veterans Transitional Living Facility. The 56-bed program provides the basics of

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Camella’s Story

Camella, age 11, is a shining star. Last year, she won Student of the Year at Bossier Elementary. “I had to write an essay. Our principal picked the top 3 essays and she chose mine as the best one,” Camella said with a big smile. She began attending our Bossier LightHouse, after-school and summer program,

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$250,000 Grant Awarded to Children and Families Programs

$250,000 Grant Awarded to Children and Families Programs Volunteers of America North Louisiana’s children and families programs, The LightHouse and partnership with Communities In Schools, secures a $250,000 grant from the Community Foundation of North Louisiana and United Way of Northwest Louisiana. Jennifer Steadman, Director of External Relations for the Community Foundation, presented the check

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PR & Development Coordinator Hired in Central Louisiana

Volunteers of America in Central Louisiana is pleased to announce the hiring of Meghan Odom, Public Relations and Development Coordinator.   Odom shares, “There are so many reasons I was initially attracted to Volunteers of America. Growing up all I wanted was to help impact the lives of others in a positive manner and eventually

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