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Quentin’s Story

wrttten by Moniece Brossette, Community Health Worker (CHW) program employee In August, we received a request from a Director of Volunteers at a museum in Little Rock.  She stated that she and her husband have a good friend here in Shreveport that needed some support with managing his care. She chose Volunteers of America North

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Recognizing Black History Month

written by DEI committee co-chairs, Kristal Poland and Jenesis Gibson For this month’s spotlight on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, we wanted to recognize Black History Month by learning more about our affiliate’s history. Specifically, we wanted to learn about the key figures and initiatives that paved the way for the inclusion of African Americans as

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Quinn’s Story

One year ago, Quinn, age 56, was living underneath the Market Street Bridge in Shreveport, Louisiana. As a homeless Veteran, he was uncomfortable letting others know about his situation. “I was telling people that I stayed at the Hilton and they would be in disbelief,” Quinn shares. “Yet, it is true because I stayed at

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Congrats to our Teen Club Graduates!

Khoury first walked into the LightHouse, after-school and summer program, as a shy 12 year old boy starting the 6th grade. “The LigthHouse introduced me into sports. It was just a fun place to be,” he remembers. As Khoury grew up and began high school, he started attending our Teen Club program. “It’s way different and a

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Jalisa’s Story

Jalisa’s Story   Jalisa is deaf, mute and lives with Cerebral Palsy. After she finished high school, her parents were in a bind and not sure how to take care of their daughter and her needs. Both of them worked full time and her older sister attended college out of town. There was no place

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Miquesha’s Story

Miquesha’s Story Since Miquesha was a little girl, she has wanted to be in fashion and own a boutique one day. Along with her older sister, Miquesha joined the LightHouse program when she was in middle school and later joined the Teen Club. Two years ago, she attended a holiday party in South Highlands. There,

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