Providence House

Airs Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Verni Howard, Executive Director of Providence House, about Sleep Out 4 Independence, a community awareness project about homelessness, which takes place this Saturday, May 6 and Sunday April 7, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport. For information or to register visit online Sleep Out 4 Independence or call 318-221-7887. 

Airs Friday, April 28, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Verni Howard, Executive Director of Providence House, about Sleep Out 4 Independence, …. A community awareness project about homelessness, which takes place this Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport. For information or to register visit online Sleep Out 4 Independence or call 318-221-7887.

A Shreveport transitional homeless shelter for families, Providence House, will name its education building Wednesday in honor of its founding executive director, Simone Hennessee. She led Providence House for almost 25 years before announcing her retirement last year.

Bill Beckett spoke with Simone Hennessee, Executive Director of Providence House, about Sleep Out For Independence a fundraiser and community awareness project about homelessness which takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12th,  at Independence Stadium in Shreveport. For information or to register visit Sleep Out 4 Independence here. 

Airs Thursday, February 26 at 6 p.m. Myriad issues affect the homeless including how to find shelter, food, medical care or a new start. They can even face criminal charges for some common homeless activities such as panhandling in public.  Thursday, February 26 at 6 p.m., Red River Radio’s Mental Health Edition of Health Matters will address homelessness. Hosts Dr. Mark Vigen and Shelley Visconte will be joined by Simone Hennessee, Executive Director of Providence House; and Rev. Henry Martin, Executive Director of the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission. Your calls will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502, or email them in advance to Health Matters producer Ranae Moran at rmoran@lsus.edu.

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