Press Releases

LightHouse Program Teams Up with Junior Achievement of North Louisiana

LightHouse Program Teams Up with Junior Achievement of North Louisiana   Over 30 middle school LightHouse children silently paid attention as Junior Achievement of North Louisiana volunteer, Dan Farris, led JA It’s My Business! program at Fair Park Middle School. This is all part of a collaborative effort between Volunteers of America North Louisiana’s afterschool

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Timothy’s Story

Timothy’s Story Timothy, an United States Army Veteran, has struggled with the battle of drug addiction his entire life. This largely stems from his unstable childhood, as well as his abusive and absent father. Timothy grew up in a world of hurt and disappointment. In 2015, Timothy spent 6 months at the Volunteers of America Veteran’s Transitional

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2018 Annual Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

Volunteers of America North Louisiana honors organizations, a business and individuals at annual appreciation lunch   On Tuesday, March 13th, Volunteers of America North Louisiana honored special volunteers in North Louisiana for their selfless service during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon this week. Approximately 140 people gathered for the celebration at East Ridge Country Club. “In

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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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