Relocated DeSiard Street shelter receives new updates

Adams street shelter recieves new updates to facility
much needed update at Adams street homeless shelter facility
Published: Nov. 16, 2020 at 7:12 PM CST
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The DeSiard street shelter that was recently relocated to Adams Street, is continuing to receive some much-needed updates to their facility. Those big changes at the “now expanded” DeSiard Street shelter in Monroe are bringing some big changes to the community.

Most of the operations were moved to the Adams street location about a year ago. The relocated facility is already serving the community by now allowing men and women to sleep at the facility.

One of the improvements made to the facility was the additions of dividers, to separate the sleeping area from the recreational room.

The shelter has also added washer and dryer units, as well as a refrigerator for meals.

They also help with document recovery, life skills, and even partner with LSU health and Delta human services.

The executive director at the shelter, Billy Varner says all of the organization’s funding comes from the community.

“And of course we are a faith-based organization we don’t accept any state or federal funding all of our funding comes directly from the community... what I’m saying is this is not a homeless shelter this is a shelter for the community. In other words, anybody in the community who needs our services are welcome to come here and they will receive the same services.”

The shelter also offers peer review services for those who need it. The shelter is now located at 1722 Adams Street in Monroe.

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