This month’s member highlight is Joan Hudson, owner of A.R.B. of Louisiana and 17-year ARA member and Director. Outside of being an exemplary ARA board member, Joan is passionate about volunteering with the non-profit Providence House, a shelter for battered women and their children, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Providence House is more than just a shelter, it’s also a rehabilitation center that takes 18 families at a time through an 8-week course to teach life and job skills. Once the family completes the course, Providence House provides them with housing. Joan runs errands, picks up groceries from Brookshire’s, fulfilled Christmas gifts for an entire family, and worked with John Messiah at Uber to provide the women at Providence House with a special Uber discount that allows them to get from point A to point B. Joan is grateful to have support from her whole A.R.B. team and says Providence House is a great cause that she is happy to put her time and energy into.