- 280 victims of sexual assaults and their families accessed victim advocacy services which improved, maintained, or slowed down the deterioration of their mental, behavioral, or chronic health conditions
American Red Cross - Southeast Louisiana Chapter
- 582 individuals accessed basic emergency assistance through 8,676 hours in support services
Arc of Greater New Orleans
Employment Services: Arc of Greater New Orleans Employment Services provides pre-vocational transition, vocational assessment, and job placement services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, and Plaquemines parishes.
- 67 differently-abled individuals in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard parishes maintained stable, living-wage employment through 3,055 hours of employment counseling and job placement activities
Boy Scouts of America Southeast LA Council
- 1,960 youth from Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, and St Tammany parishes met their personal health goals to become physically healthy
- 97 youth graduated from high school on time
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast LA
- 1,493 male and female students in Jefferson, Orleans, and St. Tammany parishes increased their academic success and were promoted on time with a plan for post high school graduation
- 788 students reported feeling civically engaged through participation in Club activities
Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans
- 568 households accessed basic emergency rent/mortgage, utility, and household assistance
- 640 individuals enrolled into health insurance ensuring households in all seven parishes had access to quality health insurance
CASA New Orleans
- 94 CASA volunteers attended 108 court hearings and placed 545 contacts in the OPTIMA database for both Orleans and St. Bernard parishes, which ensured children’s basic needs are met
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans
- 504 Pre-K children in Orleans Parish achieved age-appropriate developmental milestones before kindergarten through 407,855 hours of care and instruction
- 21 individuals from Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Tammany, and Tangipahoa parishes reported they had adequate social support through 2,030 hours in peer support groups/mentorship program
- 276 individuals engaged in volunteer activities through participation in 964 hours of community meetings and events
- 858 individuals from all seven parishes acquired their basic needs with current income
- 675 households had access to information and referrals
- 58 individuals in Jefferson, Orleans, St Tammany, and Washington parishes improved, maintained, or slowed down the deterioration of their health through 627 hours of behavioral counseling
- 13,560 healthy meals were served to seniors from Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard parishes to ensure that they achieved/maintained a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI)
- 73 CASA volunteers served 176 children from Tangipahoa Parish and helped place them into a permanent home at case closure
Children’s Bureau of New Orleans
- 4,200 individuals from Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St Bernard, and St Tammany parishes improved, maintained, or slowed the deterioration of their health; had basic needs met; and/or were mentally healthy through 24,245 hours of face-to-face treatment
City Year New Orleans
- 1,040 students in Orleans Parish were promoted or remained on track for graduation through Math/ELA literacy assistance
Communities In Schools of Greater New Orleans, Inc.
- 189 children were promoted to the next grade level after they received 3,992 mentoring sessions
- 504 students improved their mental and behavioral health conditions through social and life skills training
Community Works of Louisiana
- 38 individuals in Orleans Parish became more qualified as hirable candidates, and 49 individuals overcame barriers to employment after receiving career information, access, and experience
- 24 individuals graduated or were promoted to the next grade after they received assistance with securing education credits
Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse for Greater New Orleans
- Participants’ recidivism rate reduced to 3% by providing 40 formerly incarcerated individuals’ households with access to information and resources referrals in their community
Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa, Inc.
Community Crime Prevention Program: Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa strives for safe, thriving and equitable communities in the Community Crime Prevention Program. This program provides the tools, training, and materials needed for community members to engage themselves and their neighbors, either pro-actively or re-actively, by learning to protect themselves and their community from crime and violence.
- 20,169 individuals served through 5 additional neighborhood watch programs in Tangipahoa Parish
Dryades Young Men’s Christian Assn.
Early Childhood Program: The Dryades YMCA Early Childhood Program is a year round, high quality childcare and aftercare service for working and continuing education parents residing in Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish, and the surrounding parish regions. They seek to provide child care that supports and strengthens families and nurtures the healthy, successful growth and development of each child in spirit, mind, and body.
Youth Development Program: Youth Development Program provides programs that foster the development of self-esteem through mental, social and physical activities. It is designed to direct the energies of the youth through sports, camping, and after school activities. Dryades YMCA strives to help each young person develop a sense of personal and social responsibility.
- 55 students who regularly participated in the program improved state standardized reading test scores by an average 20%
East St Tammany Rainbow Child Care Center Inc.
Strong Families Build Strong Communities: Rainbow provides quality affordable childcare and a developmental program to strengthen low-income working families.
- 179 children achieved age-appropriate developmental milestones through 118,000 hours of high-quality center based child care
Family Service of Greater New Orleans
NOLA Dads: The NOLA Dads program works to intervene and break the cycle of disengaged and disconnected fathers by 1.) Enhancing employment readiness skills and opportunities and 2.) Establishing and strengthening father/child relationships. The program provides employment readiness and linkage, financial literacy and asset building, community resource linkage and case management, mentorship and psycho-education.
- 71 fathers in Jefferson and Orleans parishes improved their attitudes, values, and knowledge related to parenting through 199 counseling session hours
Youth Wellness Initiative: The Youth Wellness Initiative intends to increase awareness and facilitate early identification of PTSD symptoms and improve the behavioral and mental health outcomes of low-income children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events or experiencing trauma. The program will offer training and capacity building to community partners and provide direct therapeutic intervention to children and adolescents.
- 45 youth from Jefferson and Orleans parishes improved their behavioral health through 133 hours of counseling services
Family Violence Program of St. Bernard (St. Bernard Battered Women’s Program)
- 90 individuals felt like they have adequate social support through 2,200 mentorship/peer support group hours
- 86 children’s basic needs were met through assistance in the areas of nutrition, health care, and shelter
Good Samaritan Ministry
First Step in Crisis: The mission of the Good Samaritan Ministry (Good Sams) is to provide immediate financial assistance to those experiencing dire circumstances while connecting them to case management agencies that can provide long-term solutions.
- 725 households were provided financial assistance for basic utilities, which prevented utility disconnection and housing eviction
Health and Education Alliance of Louisiana
Coordinated Care for the Whole Child: Through our Coordinated Care for the Whole Child Program, our vision at HEAL is to continue to demonstrate that Education and Health are inextricably linked to student success, both academically and on a personal level. By addressing the physical and mental health needs of children through high-quality support services, health screenings, and health interventions in schools, we have proven that a deliberate focus on the Whole Child at the school level results in Successful, Healthy, and Happy students.
- 518 students improved their health through 110 hours of health screenings in Orleans and Tangipahoa parishes
- 944 high-poverty children received access to high-quality health care
Jewish Community Center
Elderly Services: The JCC Elderly Services Program addresses the lack of social/community-based activities in our area for aged clients, lack of dementia services (particularly for Alzheimer’s patients), and the need for caregiver/family support.
- 150 individuals from Jefferson and Orleans parishes participated in 9,474 hours of group recreational activity
Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans
Counseling and Case Management: Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans’ Counseling/Case Management program provides affordable fees assessed on a sliding-scale based on household income for individual and group psychotherapy for residents of the Greater New Orleans area including the parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, St Tammany, St Bernard, Plaquemines and Tangipahoa. JFS’ main office is located in Metairie with a counseling center in Mandeville on the Northshore.
- 342 individuals in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, and St. Tammany parishes felt mentally healthy after 2,800 hours of behavioral health counseling
- 514 children achieved mastery in gross/fine motor, cognitive, self-help, and other social and emotional skills through 2,400 hours of center-based care
Adult Services: Kingsley House’s Adult Services program serves seniors and medically fragile adults through their full-day, year round Adult Day Health and Senior Center. These services, available to seniors aged 60 and over and medically fragile adults over the age of 18, are designed to prevent social isolation and enhance the physical and mental health needs of their participants. Comprehensive services support their health, nutrition, social and recreational needs.
- 71 individuals from Jefferson and Orleans parishes improved, maintained, or slowed the deterioration of their overall health through the improvement of their diets
Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights
Children’s Defense Team: The Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights provides wrap-around care and holistic advocacy for hundreds of children who have fallen into the New Orleans’ juvenile justice system. The Children’s Defense team provides expert assessment, case planning, service referral, case management, mentoring, and advocacy.
- Achieved a 13% recidivate rate for violent crime offenders who were provided with delinquency advocacy services
- 34 children were connected with special education supports and 85 children were connected with mental health services that helped prevent their recidivism
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
PRIME TIME Preschool to Big School: Improving School Readiness offers humanities-focused family programs featuring inter-generational story sharing, inquiry-based book discussion, and collaborative play. PRIME TIME family programs increase school readiness of preschoolers, enhance parent/caretaker skills for facilitating school readiness, and encourage a culture of literacy in the home.
- 780 children achieved age-appropriate developmental milestones before kindergarten through 4,630 hours of center based care
Louisiana Green Corps
Youth Construction and Conservation Corps: The Youth Construction and Conservation Corps (YCCC) builds the construction skills of opportunity youth, increases their competencies in reading and math, and trains them to successfully apply for and maintain employment in the construction industry.
- 20 individuals from Jefferson and Orleans parishes secured and maintained stable, living-wage employment and/or were provided with the necessary skills or services to overcome barriers to employment through 800 internship training hours
MQVN Community Development Corporation, Inc.
Sustaining Communities and Growing Economy in New Orleans East: The mission of this program is to utilize community-based, integrative social services and business technical assistance to effectively alleviate poverty and enhance community economic vibrancy in New Orleans East. This will be done through: community outreach; integrated social services; business technical assistance; and community asset mapping.
- 60 individuals in Jefferson and Orleans parishes improved their quality of life and social support system through 45 hours of business technical assistance training
New Orleans Family Justice Center
New Orleans Family Justice Center: The New Orleans Family Justice Center is a comprehensive victim’s services center serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The center co-locates under one roof, service providers representing community-based domestic violence and social services agencies, law enforcement, prosecution, civil legal services providers, sexual assault providers, etc.
- 1,895 survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St Bernard, St Tammany, and Tangipahoa parishes addressed their trauma through 2,028 hours of individual counseling, 146 hours of holistic alternative therapies, and 232 hours of group counseling
New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center
Children Achieve Academic Success: NOSHC addresses the needs of children with communication disorder through early identification, evaluation, and treatment. Through the therapy process the children develop to their maximum capacity. This program will focus on treating the uninsured/under-insured patients as well as Hispanic preschoolers with communication disorders. Services are provided at the Uptown, Metairie, or New Orleans East locations.
- 46 Pre-Kindergarten youth in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St Bernard, and St Tammany parishes improved their speech language and literacy skills through 1,126 hours of speech language therapy
Our Daily Bread of Tangipahoa
Food Distribution: The Food Distribution program provides residents with access to food through monthly pantry boxes, emergency boxes and hot meals. The program has 26 monthly distribution sites that are strategically located throughout the 50-miles long parish of Tangipahoa.
- 12,295 households in St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes received meal access
Plaquemines Community C.A.R.E. Centers Foundation, Inc.
Substance Abuse Services in Plaquemines Parish: The Substance Abuse Treatment Program provides assessment for level of treatment needed in regards to substance use. Referrals are made for inpatient treatment. Intensive Outpatient Treatment utilizing the Matrix Model is provided as well as drug education classes.
- 62 individuals successfully managed their addictive behaviors through 586 hours in the substance abuse outpatient group and 843 hours of substance abuse disorder treatment
Behavioral Health Services in Plaquemines Parish: The agency fosters the behavioral health morale of the community by enhancing the quality of life of residents and utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach by serving as an Advocacy Center for Children, Elderly, and Disabled Persons, and a comprehensive, multi-service Counseling, Resource and Wellness Center for children, families, individuals, couples, and victims in Plaquemines Parish. Areas Addressed in Counseling: Relationships, Anger, Depression, Self-Esteem, Abuse and Violence, School, Educational, or Career, Adjustments, ADHD, Anxiety, Phobias, Parenting, and Divorce. Other services available include Tutoring, Parenting and Cooperative Parenting Groups, Psychological Testing for Children and Adolescents, Psychiatry, and Counseling in area schools.
- 475 households had access to local, quality behavioral health services in Plaquemines Parish
- 477 individuals were mentally healthy and received 300 parenting group hours and 1,000 treatment hours of behavioral health services
Domestic Violence Services in Plaquemines Parish: The intent of this program is to provide counseling and support services to survivors of domestic violence, as well as to provide batterer intervention services so that skills can be learned to improve their lives, the lives of their family, and the community.
- Domestic violence survivors and their families in Plaquemines Parish had adequate social support through 430 hours focused on education and maintaining health relationships
- Survivors of domestic assault and non-offending family members with emotional and behavioral conditions felt mentally healthy after receiving 1,160 hours treatment services
Workforce Development Program: The Job Training program provides supervised, structured on the job construction training for at risk young adults and low-income, unemployed adults who apply these skills to building affordable housing.
- Five unemployed/underemployed individuals in Orleans Parish secured and maintained stable, living-wage employment through job training participation
Regina Coeli Child Development Center
RCCDC Head Start and Early Head Start Programs: RCCDC provides high quality, comprehensive child development services to at-risk children living in poverty from birth to 5 years old. RCCDC provides education, health, mental health, nutrition, social services and family support services.
- 970 children in St Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes achieved mastery in gross/fine motor, cognitive, self-help, and/or social/emotional age-appropriate skills that helped them achieve age appropriate developmental milestones before kindergarten
Royal Castle Child Development Center
Child Development Center: Royal Castle C.D.C. opened February 1996 Class A licensed childcare center. Located in Orleans Parish in the Hollygrove/Carrollton area, the center currently is licensed to serve 100 children and their families. Royal Castle C.D.C. is Nationally Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and has 5 stars in Louisiana Quality Start. Royal Castle provides high quality care and education with a low child-teacher ratio. Royal Castle is a place where we are preparing today’s children to meet tomorrow’s challenges.
- 88 children from Jefferson and Orleans parishes achieved mastery in gross/fine motor, cognitive, self-help, and/or social/emotional age-appropriate skills at the appropriate age through 2,624 hours of center based child care services
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans & Acadiana
Closing the Gap: Reducing Food Insecurity and Improving Community Health and Wellness: Second Harvest’s mission is to lead the fight against hunger and build food security in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response. Our goal is to provide 32 million meals to those who need them most across our South Louisiana community this year.
- Provided 115,000 individuals with 18,425,930 meals and ensured that households from all seven parishes had access to basic emergency assistance
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
Family Stabilization Project: The Family Stabilization Project works to provide emergency legal assistance to help stabilize families experiencing either a domestic violence or housing crisis. With domestic violence cases, the program will assist in obtaining protective orders, getting economic support, and resolving divorce/custody matters through court judgments. The program will also help prevent eviction or avoid termination of housing subsidies, negotiate with landlords to improve living conditions and prevent foreclosures to those experiencing a housing crisis.
- Assisted 788 individuals from Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St Bernard, St Tammany, and Washington parishes in family stabilization housing or domestic violence cases handled either in court, administrative hearing, or negotiation by providing 4,104 hours of legal aid
Southeast Spouse Abuse Program dba Southeast Advocates for Family Empowerment
- 1,015 individuals in Tangipahoa parish were equipped with adequate social supports through two hours of support/counseling
- 59 children’s basic needs were met through providing emergency shelter services - e.g. food, clothing, shelter
- 198 participating individuals secured and maintained stable, living-wage employment through 5,801 hours of employment counseling and/or placement services
- 92 program participants overcame barriers to employment through 1,440 hours of job skills training
Jacob’s Ladder: Jacob’s Ladder Adult Day care provides structured activities in a stimulating environment to individuals with severe physical and/or intellectual disabilities. STARC meets the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities who are aging by providing quality care that enhances self-esteem, independence and respect.
- 63 differently-abled individuals from St. Tammany Parish had access to high-quality support services
Tangipahoa Voluntary Council on Aging
Meals and Activities for Seniors: The Meals and Activities for Seniors program helps residents age 60 and older remain independent and in their own homes by offering well-balanced meals, activities, socialization, exercise, light housekeeping, transportation and other supportive services.
- 399 seniors in Tangipahoa Parish had access to local, affordable transportation options
TARC Day Habilitation Program: The TARC Day Habilitation Program provides programs to adults diagnosed with developmental disability. Monthly health checks, healthy eating habits, personal hygiene and fitness activities are offered.
- 25 differently-abled individuals in St Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes were provided with 100 hours of physical activities and 120 hours of financial management and budgeting training
Travelers Aid Society of Greater New Orleans
- 56 individuals overcame barriers to employment by obtaining reliable transportation
- 51 individuals maintained stable, living-wage employment by obtaining work tools and uniforms
Crisis Intervention/Case Management: The Crisis Intervention and Case Management program offers emergency assistance, crisis counseling and extended case management services focused on long term or housing needs on a walk-in basis to anyone who is homeless or displaced.
- 812 households in Orleans Parish accessed information and resources through 1,648 client hours of crisis counseling/intervention services
- 98 households had access to basic emergency services and obtained 67 outfits, 1,033 meals, and 1,594 overnight shelter vouchers
United Negro College Fund New Orleans Area Office
Emergency Assistance Fund: The Emergency Assistance Fund exists to provide deserving students from low-income families attending Dillard and Xavier Universities with financial assistance when they experience an unforeseen emergency so that the student can overcome the crisis and remain in college.
- Six students from Jefferson and Orleans parishes received emergency aid which helped them graduate from a post-secondary institution
Urban League of Louisiana
- 47 children achieved mastery in age-appropriate developmental milestones through classroom activities
- 62 children from Jefferson Parish basic needs were met through health screenings
Project Ready: a Signature Program of the National Urban League – is a set of evidence-based standards plus practical tools specially designed for and unique to the UL movement, for the purpose of getting African American and other urban youth ready for college, work and life. Project Ready supports 8th-12th grade students to make academic progress, benefit from cultural enrichment opportunities and develop important skills, attitudes and aptitudes that will aid in their transition from high school and position them for post-secondary success. Participants receive academic, social and cultural supports and opportunities designed to develop “readiness”: having the information and perspective necessary for success without needing remediation in college or career.
- 106 students in Orleans Parish were served
YMCA of Bogalusa
YMCA Health & Wellness, Afterschool and Financial Planning Programs: The programs at YMCA of Bogalusa holistically nurture child development by providing a safe and healthy environment to develop health, build trusting relationships and strive for self-reliance through the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Programming includes fitness classes and sports, tutoring, gardening, and open art functions.
- 519 individuals improved, maintained, or slowed the deterioration of their health through engaging in activities in the Health and Wellness Program
- 49 students improved their grades over the course of the year, were promoted, and kept on track for graduation
- 25 individuals were connected with the resources and support services needed to eradicate poverty and prepare their families’ future
YMCA of Greater New Orleans
- Six individuals lost 5-7% of their body weight and 11 individuals increased their minutes of physical fitness by 50%
- 910 students improved their health through 19,532 hours of fitness activities
- Nine children achieved age-appropriate developmental milestones before kindergarten through 396 hours of early childhood education and care
Education Services – Adult Education and Workforce Skills Programs: YMCA Educational Services (YES!) gives adults the reading and math skills they need to succeed in the workplace, help their children learn, and be active, engaged citizens.
- 120 individuals received the necessary skills or services (reading, math, and computer skills) to overcome barriers to employment through 1,398 hours of HiSET prep and adult literacy classes
Youth Empowerment Project
Work & Learn Center: The Youth Empowerment Project’s Work & Learn Center teaches hard and soft skills to Opportunity Youth and serves individual young people to connect them to workforce opportunities. The Center provides training in bicycle repair, customer service, and digital design.
- 164 individuals from Jefferson and Orleans parishes were provided with the skills to acquire basic needs with their current income by formatting resumes, providing mock interview training, and assisting with the completion of employment applications
- 96 individuals received the necessary skills or services to overcome barriers to employment through 24 hours of skills training classes
Youth Service Bureau of St. Tammany
- 280 children in St. Tammany and Washington parishes basic needs were met after they received access to nutrition, shelter, and education
- 112 individuals successfully managed their addictive behavior and tested negative for drugs upon successful completion of the program
- 402 students were promoted to the next grade level through 515 hours of support, intervention, and case management services