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Laurie Boswell

6:00pm

Thu November 6, 2014
Health Matters

Health Matters: Autism Spectrum Disorders

Aired Thursday, November 6 at 6 p.m. On this Health Matters we examined Autism Spectrum Disorders with a panel featuring Clinical Psychologist Dr. Michelle Yetman and Speech Pathologist Mike McGill with the LSU Health School of Allied Health Professions’ Children’s Center; Holy Angels CEO Laurie Boswell and Holy Angels Director of Resident Care Mary O’Neal. We also took your questions. Listen again here.

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9:43am

Wed August 21, 2013
Business

Shreveport nonprofit gets two coveted housing grants

Holy Angels CEO Laurie Boswell has thick files that track grants from the Federal Home Loan of Dallas, which awarded her nonprofit two additional housing grants this year.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas has awarded 36 affordable housing grants in its service district -- Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and New Mexico -- that will assist in creating more than 1,600 new or remodeled homes. One nonprofit in Shreveport, Holy Angels, will be able to start on two remodeling projects this fall. A group home and a dormitory will be refurbished for its residents who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. Holy Angels received $441,000 in all. CEO Laurie Boswell said the grants will be used in part to make bathrooms handicap accessible.

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8:31am

Thu April 4, 2013
Business

Shreveport nonprofit grows business enterprise around mentally disabled

John Ross, a resident of Holy Angels for 39 years, stands in the new greenhouse with CEO Laurie Boswell.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A Shreveport nonprofit that cares for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has opened two new facets to its campus that will employ dozens of its 184 residents. Holy Angels dedicated its new horticulture center and gift shop yesterday in the name of two donors who made one-time gifts: AdvoCare, a nutrition supplement company, and the David Toms Foundation.

Adam Young, executive director of the David Toms Foundation, told the audience that many grant proposals cross his desk, but this one was business savvy.

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8:45am

Wed May 9, 2012
Local

Holy Angels Residential Facility unveils upgrades

A ceremony today will mark the completion of grant-funded renovations totaling $400,000 at Holy Angels, a residential facility in Shreveport housing 184 people with developmental disabilities. CEO Laurie Boswell says Holy Angels' 1960s-era buildings are in need of many repairs and upgrades. The ceremony is set for 2 p.m.