Shreveport's Highland Haven closing

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 6:23pm

A local house program that helps teenage residents is closing their doors after 5 years of service.

Highland Haven which serves as a shelter program for young girls that age out of foster care was notified that the program would have to shut down in the upcoming month.

Volunteers of America, which runs the program recently learned that the federal grant that supports the majority of the program was not going to be renewed.

Organizers say this program was very important for the young women that were involved.

“This program really met their needs. Any one at age 18 still needs mom and dad, and still needs some support, but these girls don't have that at home and they don't have it from our program," said Diane Libro who works with Volunteers of America.

Officials say while they are planning to close, they are leaving the possibility of opening the program back up in the future.
 

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They should fund THIS rather than a dog park!! This place helped when nobody else would, and living there really changed my life. That was 4 years ago and i still am good friends with some of the girls that lived there. I never had my own place to live, a car, or a good job until i lived there.,they really help people.

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