Rear Admiral Valerie K. Heugel Visits Veteran Programs

Rear Admiral Valerie K. Heugel Visits Veteran Programs    From left to right: Witt Caruthers, Rear Admiral Heugel, Shannon Smith, Gary Jaynes Rear Admiral Heugel Visits with Veteran She stopped and spoke to every Veteran Safe Haven staff, Jerry Davenport, with Rear...

Team Depot Gives Local Veteran Home Makeover

Team Depot Gives Local Veteran Home Makeover   Earlier this year, Frank walked through the doors of Volunteers of America North Louisiana’s Safe Haven program, a temporary shelter for homeless veterans. A street outreach program had found him living in an abandoned...

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...

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...

$245,000 Grant Awarded to Children and Families Programs

$245,000 Grant Awarded to Children and Families Programs Volunteers of America North Louisiana’s children and families programs, The LightHouse and partnership with Communities In Schools, secures a $245,000 grant from the Community Foundation of North Louisiana and...

Janelle and Coco’s Story

Janelle and Coco’s Story Before Janelle and Coco moved in their new apartment, they both lived with Janelle’s daughter and grandson. “I just needed a place of my own. I had looked at some places, but I couldn’t afford a nice apartment,” Janelle said. She had almost...

Thomas’ Story

Thomas’ Story If you have ever walked inside the Highland Center, chances are Thomas greeted you with a sweet “hello” and a huge smile. But behind Thomas’ smile is a history of struggle. Thomas was first hospitalized with Schizophrenia when he was 14 years old. Since...

The Youngblood Family

Demarcus (age 11), Bobby (age 9), Rayshad (age 7) and their younger sister, Angel (age 5), have grown up in the LightHouse program. They started at the Bossier location in the housing projects on Scott Street. The LightHouse provided a sanctuary from the violence and...