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CLHC Hosts State Homelessness Conference

CLHC is proud to have hosted the Louisiana State Homelessness Conference in beautiful Downtown Alexandria! This conference brought together over 170 homelessness service providers, housing providers, clinical social workers and attorneys, individuals who are currently or have previously experienced homelessness, survivors of domestic violence, low-income tenants, local and state government employees, local and state elected ... Read More

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Resource Center Progress

Progress is being made at 1515 Jackson Street! As you probably know, our Housing Resource Center will have showers; laundry facilities; internet, telephone, and mailbox access; case management; and much more available to the homeless. Our architects, Ashe Broussard Weinzettle Architects, and our contractors, Bayou Rapides Corporation, have been hard at work to ensure that ... Read More

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One of Many – A CLHC Success Story

Tyrone first became homeless three or four years ago, he can’t really remember how long it’s been.  He was renting a house in Alexandria when he first started using marijuana and alcohol.  His drug addiction quickly worsened and he moved onto harder substances, such as cocaine.  Using only once or twice a week wasn’t enough ... Read More

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“Sometimes those who give the most….”

“Sometimes those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare.” ― Mike McIntyre, The Kindness of Strangers On the morning of October 2, 2015, I participated in (and led!) my first street outreach event helping the homeless.  I started working at Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition just a month and a half prior ... Read More

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I, Kendra, experienced a situation this morning that I thought I would share, since it wasn’t the first time. Maybe it will sound familiar. I was in a local business and the lady behind the counter recognized me and asked me questions relating to homelessness. When she asked about shelter, I explained that we prefer ... Read More

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