NELA Youth is currently looking for a facility to launch a safe place (home setting) for our youth to spend time after school and during the summers. We are trying to raise money to purchase a home in West Monroe or Monroe where we can hold enrichment programs as well as worship events for the youth. If you’d like to donate towards this or have a location we can use, please contact Andrea at 318.267.8221 or

When we began, we were looking for a center, but Holy Spirit showed us something else…”it’s a home”. Along with two of our board members having a dream of this being a home as well, confirms what God wants to do. We only want what He wants.”

Our passion is to see youth know who they truly are in Christ and step into their Kingdom calling! We want them to tap into their God-given creativity and be instilled with leadership skills to be the change they want to see. We claim that generational chains of poverty, addiction and abuse will end!!

Future center programs:

  • Mentor groups for boy & girls
  • Discipleship (going out to speak the Gospel)
  • Bible study groups
  • Worship/prayer nights
  • Finance management
  • Job interview training
  • Mentor on the job shawdowing
  • Volunteering in the community
  • Counseling
  • Outdoor gardening
  • Outdoor camping/survival skills
  • Music
  • Art
  • Journaling
  • Health/fitness
  • and more!!