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
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
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
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.
The Veterans Administration has provided much needed additional funding to assist veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers of America was recently awarded a statewide three-month, $1.1 million grant for its Supportive Services for Veterans Families program to provide support to qualified veterans who are in need of temporary financial assistance to pay their rent and
Dylan knows life is about choices. When he was 17, he and his best friend chose to enlist in the United States Marine Corp for four years. He says his time in the Marines was the best and worst of his life. Another choice changed Dylan’s life forever. “I had left my ex-girlfriend’s house and