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Visionaries Announces New Chair, Wesley “Wes” Lazarus

Volunteers of America North Louisiana is thrilled to announce Wesley “Wes” Lazarus as the new chair to lead their young adult membership group known as Visionaries. Wes, a native of Shreveport, Louisiana will be Visionaries’ second leader following former chair, Nick Oliver.   “I have enjoyed my time tremendously with the group since 2018 and

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LWCC Selects Volunteers of America as a 2019 LWCC Safest 70 Award Winner  

Volunteers of America North Louisiana has been selected as a winner of LWCC 2019 Safest 70 Award. Established in 2008, the award honors LWCC policyholders who exemplify the company’s commitment to workplace safety. Volunteers of America is proud to be recognized for its leadership in employee health and wellness.   “At Volunteers of America North

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Announcing our 2020-21 Board of Directors

Volunteers of America North Louisiana is pleased to announce eight new community leaders who will serve a three-year term on the 2020-21 Board of Directors. New members include Chase Burns, president of Xpress Car Wash; Rev. Chris Currie, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Shreveport; John Frierson, partner in Chicot Bend Plantation; Ben Israel; president

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Wayne’s Story

If you are ever in the Shreveport Highland neighborhood, there is a good chance you may have seen Wayne riding his 3-wheel bicycle down the road. Born with a developmental disability, Wayne moved to Shreveport in 1985 after attending Ruston State School and as he says, “I wanted to see the big city!”. The truth

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David’s Story

David’s mind used to be troubled. “When I was troubled, I was hearing voices.”   David shares. “When I hear a voice, it echoes in me. I’m very shocked.” David has schizophrenia, which is a condition where people see and hear things that other people don’t see or hear. However, he is able to control his

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Introducing Day of Hope on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020.

Volunteers of America North Louisiana introduces their first virtual giving campaign called Day of Hope which will take place on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 in an effort to raise much needed funds to eliminate a current fiscal year $2.35 million funding gap and provide services to those in need in central and north Louisiana.  

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