Connecting People…

Changing Lives...

Transforming Communities.

Community Renewal connects neighbors and residents to restore the foundation of safe and caring communities. 

We build hope and renew the spirit of cooperation in every segment of the community. We focus on three primary strategies — Renewal Team, Haven House and Friendship House — to turn neighborhoods into safe havens of friendship and support. The result? Major crime has dropped an average of 52 percent in our Friendship House areas!


Friendship House inspires graduate to help others. Click on the photo to read her story!

Click here for President Jimmy Carter’s remarks on our 20-Year Celebration!


A friendship forms and lives are changed. Click on the photo to read the story!

Sandra Simpson and two kids

Sandra Simpson: 20 years, 700 children and still going strong! Click on the photo for her story!


Major crime has dropped an average of 52 percent in the five low-income areas where Community Renewal operates neighborhood Friendship Houses, according to recent reports by the Shreveport and Bossier City Police Departments!

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For a first-hand look at the work of Community Renewal, join us on one of our monthly bus tours! Tours last 90 minutes and lunch is provided. You’ll meet members of the staff, visit a Friendship House and learn how you can make a difference in your neighborhood. Click here to find upcoming tour dates »


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Thousand (And Counting) We Care Team Members

Thousand (And Counting) Annual Volunteer Hours Given

Percent (And Counting) Reduction In Major Crime In Friendship House Areas

Thousand (And Counting) Lives Of Children And Youth Transformed