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10:03am

Mon May 18, 2015
Local

FaithWorks seeks to get Shreveport-Bossier churches to collaborate

Laura Vaughan speaks at a recent FaithWorks training seminar at Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral in Shreveport.
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Shreveport-Bossier City is home to more than 900 churches.

A new Shreveport nonprofit aims to unite as many of them as possible to deploy a more coordinated response to assist people who turn to them in crisis.

The FaithWorks board of directors, which formed two years ago, is set to open a call center Tuesday, May 26, that will coordinate resources among churches, according to Laura Vaughan director of discipleship for Broadmoor United Methodist Church and FaithWorks president.

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9:02am

Fri April 25, 2014
Local

Christian Service to focus on feeding homeless at new Shreveport location

This architectural rendering shows Christian Service's future dining facility in a former Shreveport warehouse.
Credit Christian Service submitted

A Shreveport charity that serves thousands of hot meals a year in the Ledbetter Heights neighborhood is moving two miles away where it will join 12 nonprofits to provide services to homeless people.

Christian Service’s Hospitality House was founded in 1970. The agency is raising $500,000 to convert a warehouse into a dining facility, according to board president Jane Snyder. She says Christian Service will no longer provide transitional housing, a decision that was carefully considered by its board.

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