Organization

THE SALVATION ARMY SHREVEPORT LA CORPS

Shreveport, LA
Mission

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

THE SALVATION ARMY SHREVEPORT LA CORPS
200 E Stoner
Shreveport, LA 71101
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Helping youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs. They also develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community and celebrating our national heritage

Program Locations

2821 Greenwood Rd
Shreveport, LA 71109
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These programs help youth create aspirations for the future, providing opportunities for career exploration and educational enhancement.

Program Locations

2821 Greenwood Rd
Shreveport, LA 71109
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These initiatives develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

Program Locations

2821 Greenwood Rd
Shreveport, LA 71109
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The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club provides a safe place for youth to develop life skills, improve academics and participate in group sports.

Program Locations

2821 Greenwood Rd
Shreveport, LA 71109
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Programs in this core area enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.

Program Locations

2821 Greenwood Rd
Shreveport, LA 71109
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The Boys and Girls Club is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantage circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive responsible and caring citizens. Many programs are offered to encourage "at risk" youth to stay in school, to stay off drugs and to stay out of gangs. Using positive role models it strives to build good citizens through everyday leadership and guidance in behavior and attitude. Young people are shown they do matter and that it is very important for them to become active, productive citizens of society. They also enjoy activities such as art, crafts, tutoring, field trips, summer camp and recreation. Phone: (318) 946-8057 Email: Paige_Smith@uss.salvationarmy.org Website: http://www.uss.salvationarmy.org/uss/www_uss_shrevport.nsf/vw-sublinks/939E23DB4FFF820B80257372005B8 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TSABGCAshreveport

Program Locations

2821 Greenwood Rd
SHREVEPORT, LA 71109
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The Corps Community Center is the focus of the spiritual work of The Salvation Army in Shreveport. Our “neighborhood church” has a Christian congregation whose members accept the Army’s Articles of Faith and Principles of Living, and are called “Soldiers.” Soldiers along with others from the community attend worship services and find spiritual guidance from The Salvation Army “Officers,” who are the pastors and ordained ministers. Not only does The Corps Community Center serve as church, but also as a community center with meeting halls for our Senior Citizens and Holiday programs. Many of those who use the Center are not Salvationists and do not have to be. People in crisis, teens with time on their hands, families needing a safe place for recreation, seniors who no longer feel a purpose, are among those who make frequent visits to the Centers. Community Care ministry sends Salvation Army volunteers to hospitals, nursing homes, and directly to the homebound to provide a listening ear, a caring heart and a helping hand. Volunteers from each of the Corps visit in their areas.

Program Locations

200 E. Stoner Ave.
SHREVEPORT, LA 71101
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With 103 beds, The Merkle Center of Hope provides emergency shelter and temporary housing for single women, women with children, single men and Veterans. These emergency programs are designed to empower residents to regain their independence and increase self-sufficient. This support system consists of on-site case management, 24-hour, 7-days a week staff supervision and security monitoring, 3 meals per day plus snacks and on-site laundry services. In order to enhance our residents’ opportunities to succeed, we partner with community agencies that make additional services available as needed. Eligibility • ZERO TOLERANCE Drug and Alcohol Policy. Shelter Programs: *Emergency Shelter for Single Men *Emergency Shelter for Single Women *Emergency Shelter for Women & Children *Veteran's Lodge & Transitional Living & Assistance Program

Program Locations

200 E. Stoner Ave.
SHREVEPORT, LA 71101
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  • Hours of operation: 4:00 PM-8:00AM
  • Outside Eligible: Yes
  • Requirements: Individuals or families that meet the Federal U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Criteria for Homelessness are eligible for assistance.

Our program consists of 122 senior adults ages 55 and over, who live mostly in the 71101 zip code area and others are transported by The Salvation Army bus from Greenwood Rd, Jewella, Mooretown, Queensborough, Hollywood Heights, Stoner Hill and Allendale. Most of the senior adults attending the program live on a low fixed monthly income. Seventy-eight of our seniors have an annual income of $14,999.00 which is at or below the national poverty level. Some daily problems that these seniors face is loneliness, fear, lack of personal safety, lack of physical activity, lack of mental activity and poor nutrition due to poor knowledge about proper nutrition and lack of food due to their low income. Our program attempts to enhance their physical well-being and emotional health by providing a safe and positive environment for recreation, entertainment and education. It also provides nutritious meals, dietary instruction and counseling. Saints Alive! also challenges participants mentally to prevent social isolation and loneliness. Our daily attendance for this program is 40 to 50 individuals. Each senior receives a free continental breakfast and hot lunch each day as well as a planned program. In addition to this 21 homebound seniors get a lunch delivered to them Monday-Friday and on Sunday. Our seniors stay active and we plan many outings for them throughout the year. Each October we take them to The Salvation Army Camp Hidden Lake in Mississippi for a fun–filled weekend planned just for them. We also take them to The Louisiana State Fair, various health fairs, Red River Revel, fishing trips, lunch outings and various day trips.

Program Locations

200 E Stoner
Shreveport, LA 71101
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  • Outside Eligible: Yes
  • Public Transportation: Yes

Angel Tree matches donors with children from qualified families who are unable to provide gifts and clothing to their children during the holidays. The Angel Tree program provides underprivileged children with holiday gifts such as bicycles, clothing, special-needs gifts and other wished-for items such as toys. Help us bring the magic of Christmas to more than 5000 children! Who am I helping? Families sign up for Christmas assistance at The Salvation Army. These families meet the federal minimum poverty guidelines to qualify. Angels range in age from infants to 12 years old. How You Can Get Involved: Pick up an Angel Tree tag or tags at a location near you and shop for the items listed. If a large item is on a Tag, do not feel obligated to purchase the item — any gift will be appreciated

Program Locations

200 E Stoner
Shreveport, LA 71101
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  • Outside Eligible: Yes
  • Requirements: These families meet the federal minimum poverty guidelines to qualify.

Whether it is a local incident, fire, flood or major disaster, The Salvation Army and its volunteers are often the first on the scene and the last to depart— honoring a century-old commitment to serve those in need, at the time of need, and at the place of need. Salvation Army disaster response teams are coordinated and directed by commissioned officers and trained personnel and supported by volunteers. The services we provide range from Food Service to survivors and first responders, shelter, direct financial assistance, donations management, emotional and spiritual care, emergency communications, disaster case management and clean-up and reconstruction services.

Program Locations

200 E Stoner
Shreveport, LA 71101
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  • Outside Eligible: Yes

The Social Services Department assists qualifying community members with food boxes, utility and rental assistance, special seasonal needs and disaster relief coordination of clothing and items for the home. Through case management, direct support, partnerships with community agencies and through corporate and private partnerships, The Social Services Department provides more than 36,000 grocery bags, over 2,000 cases of utility and rental assistance to families in need per year. Our task in this community is to help clients address their unique needs, and to help them move towards self-sufficiency and self-determination. Our goals are not numbers, rather the client’s achievement. Without assistance from The Salvation Army Social Service Department, low-income families, the working poor, disabled individuals and senior citizens face the daunting choice of paying their home energy bills or affording other basic necessities such as medical care, prescription drugs, housing and food. All assistance is provided with dignity and respect to all individuals involved. If The Salvation Army cannot assist, we will do our best to give you other agencies that might be able to assist you.

Program Locations

200 E Stoner
Shreveport, LA 71101
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  • Outside Eligible: Yes
  • Requirements: Offering Help Every time you come in for assistance you will need to bring the following: 1. One Type of Identification (ID) for everyone living in the household. Examples: Birth Certificate, Driver Licenses and Picture ID 2. Written Verification of ALL H
  • Intake procedures: for assistance you will need to bring the following: 1. One Type of Identification (ID) for everyone living in the household. Examples: Birth Certificate, Driver Licenses and Picture ID 2. Written Verification of ALL HOUSEHOLD INCOME – If you have no othe

Since February of 2001, The Merkle Center has served the Overton Brooks VA Hospital by providing transitional and emergency housing for homeless Veterans (both male and female) and therapeutic and support services to meet the needs of those Veterans. Housing and supportive services are offered in a manner that is free from religious discrimination or coercion. Strict protocol is observed to ensure the confidentiality of each Veteran and their records.

Goods & Services

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is in need of new or gently used shoes (any size) and canned food items.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is accepting donations for hygiene packs to be passed out to residents. Contact the Salvation Army for more details.

Volunteer

Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club

There are several opportunities to volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club. Contact the Boys and Girls Club to learn more. The following is just a few ways you can help: - Provide Program Supplies - Literacy/Homework Tutor - Coach/Referee - Chaperone Special Events - Instructor or Assistant for: - Life-Skills Classes - Character-Building Programs - Arts & Crafts Projects - Cooking & Sewing Classes - Project Learn - Career Launch - Triple Play - Music (Instrumental/Voice)