The Central Louisiana Coalition to Prevent Homelessness, Inc. was first formed by a group of volunteers who wanted to streamline all homelessness services in Central Louisiana and seek federal funding for homelessness programs. In 1993, the Coalition obtained its 501(c)3 nonprofit status and began operating under the umbrella of Shepherd Ministries/Hope House. In 2006, to more successfully help streamline homelessness services and programs, the coalition became its own entity with a Board of Directors and an Executive Director. Since then, the Coalition has developed into what is now known as the Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition (CLHC). CLHC 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.
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.