Program Information

Hope House is a service for those who are:

  • Women, 18 or older who are homeless
  • Capable of pursuing individualized goal-setting that will lead to self-sufficiency; active participation in life skills training to enhance personal and professional skills
  • Willing to actively pursue alternatives that will change their situation of homelessness


Reasons why an individual could not stay at Hope House:

  • Current dependency and active use of alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Proven danger to self or others
  • Actively psychotic
  • Incapable of self-care
  • Unwilling to participate or cooperate in the established program
  • Seeking emergency shelter and/or fleeing imminent danger of domestic violence situation
  • Qualifies for an alternative program better suited to her needs


Hope House Offers:

  • Housing in a supportive, empowerment-based environment, for a length of up to two years
  • Confidential Case Management Services
  • Confidential Supportive Services Management
  • Educational/Vocational Training Assistance, including Comprehensive Life Skills Training Program
  • Transportation Assistance for emergency medical needs
  • Educational Opportunities, including GED preparation
  • Emotional support: group meetings, empowerment-based discussions, peer support
  • Clothing/Personal Items/Tangible needs
  • Parenting Classes
  • Child Care Assistance
  • After School Tutoring Program through Rapides Parish School Board
  • Children Services
  • Confidential Community Referrals
  • Other Supportive Services