Rapides Station Community Ministries (RSCM) is a faith based non-profit organization that was created in 1990 to assist families toward positive academic, social and character development of their children in Rapides Station, Boyce and Alexandria, Louisiana. Additionally, RSCM, a HUD-approved counseling agency extended its outreach to include providing decent, safe, sanitary and affordable homes to families in Central Louisiana. Meet our staff.
RSCM has a proven track record in providing high-quality educational programs to young children and their families. From 2002-2010, RSCM received more than $2.3 million from the Louisiana Department of Education (DOE) to operate the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and the 21st Century Community Learning Center programs in Rapides Parish.
In working with students and their families through educational programs and activities, RSCM’s director and staff discovered that healthy families needed safe communities and safe, sanitary, decent and affordable housing. Thus, RSCM became engaged in a multitude of home ownership activities and has received more almost $10 million from Louisiana Housing Finance Agency (LHFA) to provide affordable housing to low-income families throughout Louisiana. RSCM has built approximately 40 single family homes, in which 20 were built in a one-year-period. Also, from 2010-2013, RSCM participated in the LHFA’s Non-Profit Rebuild Pilot Program designed to assist families affected by Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita in St. Tammany, Washington, Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes. RSCM assisted five (5) families in reconstructing their homes and 20 families in rehabilitating their hurricane-damaged home.
Additionally, RSCM has developed a 17-unit, 202 HUD Senior Citizen Housing Development, and an 8-unit housing development for low income families. Both are located in Boyce, La.