Located across the street from Virginia Place, Cross Roads II is a HUD, LHFA, and City of Shreveport funded supportive housing program. It provides permanent housing for 16 homeless individuals diagnosed with chronic mental illness.
A nine bed facility across from BRIDGES, REACH serves the most intractable of the homeless population. These clients are diagnosed with co-occurring disorders: 1) a mental illness, and 2) substance abuse such as drug use or alcoholism. Once at REACH, clients progress through a two-year, individualized program with four goals: abstinence from substance abuse, mental health stability, permanent housing, and attainment of entitlements and employment. The program also encourages clients to create their own personal goals – a crucial step toward independence.
As Northwest Louisiana's Family Resource Center, PORTALS serves the families of abused and neglected children referred by the Department of Children and Family Services (see DCFS website here), foster families, and families referred by Families in Need of Services, or FINS (see FINS website here). PORTALS operates with two goals: to increase family stability and to reduce incidents of child abuse or neglect. To families, CSP offers parenting and anger management classes, and anger management is provided to youths referred by Families in Need of Services (FINS). If clients require services not offered by CSP, such as domestic violence counseling or psychotherapy, CSP coordinates with OCS and FINS to ensure that the client gains access to a comprehensive range of services.
Permanent supportive, community-based housing for 9 women who are in recovery from substance abuse dependency and have experienced homelessness.TRANSPORTATION
Community Support Programs, Inc. realizes the importance of providing a continuum of care to our mental health clients. An essential part of that continuum is transportation. Through a grant from the Office of Behavioral Health, CSP offers transportation to mental health clinics for clients referred from the Office of Behavioral Health. Our three seven-passenger vans enable us to offer this critical service to both our rural and urban clients.CSP HOUSING INITIATIVES
On behalf of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, CSP manages fifty-eight Housing Choice Vouchers for the disabled (see HUD website here). These Section 8 vouchers allow individuals and families, all of whom would struggle to pay for housing on their own, to reside in safe, decent, affordable housing with rent support.Community Housing Development Organization
Certified as a CHDO with the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency and the City of Shreveport to build apartments and homes. To date, CSP has helped develop over twenty-five apartment complexes and single family developments for low-income and disabled residents throughout Shreveport-Bossier and northwest Louisiana.