June 6, 2015
Race Starts @ 3pm
June 6, 2015 @ 3pm
The Louisiana Boardwalk
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Ticket Books / Corporate Sponsorship
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The Gingerbread House
The Gingerbread House Bossier/Caddo Children’s Advocacy Center is a community-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that began serving abused children in 1998. The Center works in close collaboration with local law enforcement, child protective services, the district attorney’s offices, and medical and mental health professionals to provide the best possible services for abused children and their families.
The Gingerbread House coordinates interviews and investigations with the referring agencies and other professionals from the initial screening to the final disposition of the case. The Center assists in gathering evidence and documenting the victim’s verbal testimony, which is necessary for criminal prosecution and related proceedings. Through the Center’s advocacy program, child victims and their families are prepared for the criminal justice process in such a way that prevents further victimization. The Gingerbread House provides mental health interventions for child victims and their non-offending family members, so that the healing process can begin. All services are provided at no cost to the victim’s family or referring agency.
In addition to the services provided for child abuse victims, the Gingerbread House provides training opportunities for professionals working in the field of child abuse, as well as community education regarding child abuse and its prevention. The mission of the Gingerbread House is to lessen the trauma experienced by child abuse victims as allegations are investigated and to provide support for the child victim in any resulting proceedings within the criminal justice system.
VOA LightHouse Program
Volunteers of America's LightHouse reaches out to families living in some of Shreveport and Bossier City's poorest neighborhoods. We are a beacon of hope for those who strive to overcome poverty, illiteracy and joblessness.
A center of community life since 1985, the LightHouse offers a wide range of programs serving children, adolescents and adults. Our goals are educational achievement, economic self-sufficiency and productive citizenship.
We now serve around 600 children in eight sites. We have three community-based sites: Downtown Shreveport, the Highland Center and Bossier City's Scott Street Housing Complex. Our school-based sites serve students at Central, Northside and Westwood Elementary Schools and the middle school students at Booker T. Washington High School. We also have a partnership with the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club to provide services to some students at their Club located in the Queensborough neighborhood.