a community for caring about children in crisis

900 Jordan Street   Suite 102   Shreveport, Louisiana 71101   318-425-4413


VYJ annually recruits, trains and supports hundreds of volunteers to provide services for children at-risk. Currently, VYJ can only support 60% of the children in need of crisis intervention in North Louisiana.

Being a CASA is giving me the chance to be a positive influence in their life, to show them they have someone to depend on, and not let them down. It doesn’t take much to change the life of a child. All it takes is a hug, a simple card, a phone call, or an ear to listen.  Last year, 97% of children that the CASA program served were placed in safe and permanent homes, while 67% of these children were in foser care for less than 1 year.  

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2018 Gumbo Gladiators

Registration is now open!!!

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March 24, 2018

THANKS to the Community Foundation and United Way!!

What an exciting July Board meeting! We welcomed Paula Hickman from the Community Foundation, who presented us with a combined $75,000 in grant funds to support our Truancy and CASA programs. Then we welcomed Bruce Willson and Merrill Wautlet from the United Way who presented us with $12,000 to support our Truancy Program. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the Community Foundation and United Way of Northwest Louisiana! We could not do what we do without these critical resources!


CASA Christmas is Coming!!!

CASA Christmas is right around the corner and to help raise funds for this great event, we are raffling off a Apple MacBook Air.  Raffle tickets are $5 each with the drawing to be held on Friday, November 17th, 2017.  Need not be present to win. 



900 Jordan Street   Suite 102   Shreveport, Louisiana 71101   318-425-4413

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