For 17 years, Community Renewal International has been working to restore safe and caring neighborhoods. One way of doing that is through Community Renewal Friendship Houses.
According to Community Renewal, a Friendship House is a haven of hope in low-income, high-crime neighborhoods. A Community Coordinator is employed by Community Renewal International. The coordinator and their family moves into the home and becomes a part of the neighborhood. Most houses the families like upstairs, while the downstairs area serves as a "community center" in the home. It's a place for after school programs, character building, computer training, and much more.
There are currently nine "Friendship Houses" in the Shreveport-Bossier area. A tenth Friendship House is under construction right now. As of the beginning of this year, 2,725 children are active participants of the Friendship Houses. At each home there is either a "Kids Club" or a "Youth Club."
Below is a list of all Friendship Houses in the Shreveport-Bossier area.