About Us

About Us

Community Support Programs, Inc. began its work in 1990 with homeless men and women in Northwest Louisiana diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illnesses. In 1996, we broadened our scope to include abused and neglected children and their families. Today, CSP serves over 975 families each year in the parishes surrounding Shreveport-Bossier.

Open Hearts, Open Minds


All of our programs aim to enable individuals and families to function as independently as possible – providing a resource point from which our clients can address their own needs. Our dual goals of independence and individuality mean that we design our programs to fit the individual – not make the individual fit our programs.

Our management team:

  • Peggy Gaffney Shemwell, MS, LCSW Chief Executive Officer
  • Veronica Stinson Glover, LMSW Executive Director
  • Tiwana Harris, RSW Division Director of Client Services
  • Shavon Hall, LMSW Division Director of Family Services
  • Jamie Jones, BS Division Director of Administration
  • Travis Bogan, BS Division Director of Housing

CSP is administered by a voluntary Board of Directors that, in addition to business leaders from Northwest Louisiana, includes representatives of clients and communities served by CSP. The Directors’ diverse backgrounds allow CSP to provide individualized, client-directed services.

  • Ms. Tracey Graham, President
  • Ms. Joan Stroud, Secretary
  • Mr. James Hunter, Treasurer
  • V. Esther Pouncey
  • Anna Wooley
  • LaTunia Brown
  • Candace Higginbotham

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