We began as a group of volunteers who wanted to streamline the homelessness services in Central Louisiana and seek federal funding for homelessness programs. In 1999, the Coalition obtained its 501(c)3 nonprofit status and began operating under the umbrella of Shepherd Ministries/Hope House. Then, in 2006, the Coalition became its own entity with a Board of Directors and an Executive Director. Since this time, the Coalition has grown tremendously, to include supportive housing programs, street outreach, regionwide management of the homelessness services database, and the start of a resource drop-in center for the homeless. The Coalition’s Continuum of Care membership has evolved to include over 30 members including nonprofit service providers, local law enforcement agencies, faith-based organizations, and individuals who share the mission of ending homelessness in Central Louisiana. To learn more about each of these programs, please visit our Programs and Services tab HERE.
2016 was a busy time for CLHC! Catch up with us by viewing our annual report.
To identify, advocate, and mobilize community resources to ensure all people in Central Louisiana have access to stable homes.
Central Louisiana is a united community providing sustainable housing for the homeless.