Shelter from the Storm: A Providence House Documentary will premiere at Robinson Film Center

Shelter from the Storm: A Providence House Documentary, will premiere Thursday, November 3, 2022, at the Robinson Film Center. The film highlights the vision and commitment of two, tenacious trailblazers, Jean Sayres and Mary Anne Selber, who had no fear of failure. These strong women and their generous church family, First Presbyterian Church, set out to change the landscape of homelessness for families with children.

This documentary marks the first of its kind in Northwest Louisiana and really brings to life the success that can happen when a community rallies together for change.  Providence House represents the sum total of individuals, church families of every faith, city and state leaders, the philanthropic community, corporations, and youth groups from across Louisiana. This beautiful love story details the genesis of an almost 35-year-old, grassroots organization that is now a beacon of hope for the city of Shreveport.

Verni Howard, Executive Director of Providence House shares, “We started the journey of capturing pieces of our oral history two years ago.  We quickly realized that the depth, breadth, and scope of Providence House encompasses everyone. The full story is critical to share, and we believe this documentary will serve as a great teaching tool for our whole community.”

“There are very few people in northwest Louisiana that have not been a part of the Providence House family in one way or another.  Whether it is donating through our green boxes, hosting a volunteer project, reading with our children in the child development center, participating in Sleep Out 4 Independence, adopting a family at Christmas time, or generously giving – this community is connected to Providence House,” said Jacob White, Board President. “Every act of kindness has changed the lives of homeless families with children and we are thankful.”

Jean Sayres and Mary Anne Selber will be present for the premiere of at the Robinson Film Center on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 5:00 pm to greet the community and share in the monumental event.  The film is narrated by local legend, Rick Rowe, produced by Young Pros Entertainment, and includes an original soundtrack by Quest Productions.  

Tickets are limited so reserve your seat today!