In the southeastern Louisiana bayou parishes of Lafourche and Terrebonne, BISCO

builds the voice and power of local residents to address the most pressing issues facing their communities. The disasters of the last decade — Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in 2008, the BP Oil Drilling Disaster in 2010,  and the River Flood of 2011 — have severely impacted our two parishes. The fallout from these disasters may seem local, but are important regionally and nationally.

Looking forward to a better, safer, more prosperous future, we teach our community leaders how to advocate for issues that need to be addressed.
Working with our local churches and communities, we aim to empower our local residents to use their collective voices to effect change locally, regionally, and nationally.
**Photo right  and above - BISCO staff and Oxfam International staff guests.

BISCO currently serves 19 Congregation Covenant Members from Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes with a population of approximately 10,000 families, including over 27,000 individual members. We also are affiliated with more than 20 other congregations and have many collaborative partners.

Our Covenant Members:
  • Allen Chapel, AME Church
  • Beautiful Zion Baptist Church
  • Clanton Chapel, UMC
  • Christian Church of God in Christ
  • Holy Rosary Catholic Church
  • Joy Full Gospel Ministry
  • Living Waters Ministries
  • Moses Baptist Church
  • Mount Zion Baptist Church
  • Plymouth Rock Baptist Church
  • Promise of Life Ministries
  • St. Bernadette Catholic Church
  • St. Genevieve Catholic Church
  • St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
  • St. Joseph Catholic Co-Cathedral
  • St. Lawrence Catholic Church
  • St. Luke Baptist Church
  • St. Luke CatholicChurch
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
  • Pleasant View Baptist Church

BISCO also holds positions on many local, state, and regional boards:
  • Louisiana Center for Women and Government Leadership Council 
  • Terrebonne Parish Children and Youth Board
  • Lafourche Parish Children and Youth Board
  • Lafourche Community Action Board
  • Louisiana Common Cause
  • Lafourche Parish Womens Commission
  • Louisiana Ethics I
  • Region III Mental Health Advisory Council


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