2018-2019 Community Partner Results

Click here to see how our 2018-19 Programmatic Grants align with our Blueprint. (pdf)

Program Grants

Adapt, Inc.

(985) 735-0160

Washington Parish Sexual Assault Center: The center provides prevention, intervention, and treatment for victims of sexual assault.
Key Results:
  • 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

(504) 620-3105


Disaster Assistance, Service to Armed Forces, Health and Safety: The American Red Cross in Southeast Louisiana has and continues to alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Its members offer aid and resources to others to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies through immediate assistance, education, outreach and training. The Red Cross also offers educational programs that promote health and safety, support and comfort for military members and their families, and provide international relief and development programs.
Key Results:
  • 582 individuals accessed basic emergency assistance through 8,676 hours in support services 

Arc of Greater New Orleans

(504) 837-5140


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.

Key Results: 

  • 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

(504) 889-0388


Scouting: The Southeast Louisiana Council, Boy Scouts of America, has been serving youth in the Greater New Orleans region since 1910. Scouting offers educational programs that teach leadership skills, survival skills, ethical values, character, caring skills, citizenship, and responsibility. Scouting builds real self-esteem and self-respect while giving boys, young men and young women opportunities to explore new horizons, achieve recognition, and participate in physical and mental fitness programs.

Key Results:

  • 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 

(504) 566-0707


Increasing the Positive Impact of Boys & Girls Clubs: The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana is to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Their after-school programs focus on: academic enrichment and school engagement; character and leadership development; fitness; arts; and health and life skills. 

Key Results: 

  • 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

(504) 733-5539


Cancer Patient Services: CAGNO’s patient services program provides vital prescription medications and necessities to cancer patients who otherwise would have to do without. These include individuals who do not qualify for government assistance and cannot afford medical insurance.
Key Results:
  • 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

(504) 522-1962


CASA New Orleans: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) New Orleans provides quality advocacy for children in the foster care system.  Volunteer advocates are recruited, trained and supervised to be the eyes and ears of the court and monitor the safety and well-being of children in foster care to help the juvenile court judges find safe, permanent homes for abused and neglected children in state’s custody.
Key Results:
  • 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) 523-3755
Head Start Centers: Catholic Charities has a long history of quality child care services. The Head Start program’s objective is to academically and socially prepare children for kindergarten. Knowledge that their children are in a safe, nurturing learning environment helps parents focus their attention on employment and other important family issues.
Key Results:
  • 504 Pre-K children in Orleans Parish achieved age-appropriate developmental milestones before kindergarten through 407,855 hours of care and instruction 

Cornerstone Builders: Cornerstone Builders is a servant leadership program for formerly incarcerated men and women based on rehabilitation through service while also providing support for families and children of the incarcerated.
Key Results:
  • 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 
Parish & Community Ministries: Parish & Community Ministries provides short-term case management with limited direct assistance & food distribution at 2 locations. Please call to make an appointment for case management.
Key Results:
  • 858 individuals from all seven parishes acquired their basic needs with current income
  • 675 households had access to information and referrals
Counseling Solutions: Counseling Solutions of Catholic Charities provides affordable mental health counseling to the Greater New Orleans Area.  We have licensed mental health professionals who provide individual, couples and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults and a psychiatrist who provides medication management to adults.
Key Results:
  • 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 
Adult Day Health Care: The Adult Day Health Care Programs of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans provide full-day services (Monday - Friday) to geriatric individuals and persons diagnosed with developmental disabilities.  Services offered include: nutritional meals, health screenings and monitoring, medication administration, exercise, social activities, field trips, music, art, reminiscence and intergenerational projects.
Key Results:
  • 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) 

CASA Tangipahoa

(985) 902-9583


Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA): Child Advocacy Services’ mission is to give voice, healing and security to children. The CASA program recruits, trains, and supervises everyday citizens to serve as powerful voices for abused and neglected children as they navigate through the court system. 
Key Results:
  • 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

(504) 525-2366


Child, Youth and Family Counseling Program: The Children’s Bureau of New Orleans’ Child and Family Counseling Program provides accessible and effective mental health services to children and families in the New Orleans area.
Key Results:
  • 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

(504) 302-5060


Whole School, Whole Child: City Year unites young people (corps members/18-24 year olds) from diverse backgrounds for a year of full-time service in the nations’ poorest schools with the highest dropout rates. By serving as mentors and tutors to help students academically succeed, City Year corps members are helping students stay in school and on track to graduate and closing the achievement gap between the socio-economically disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged.
Key Resukts: 
  • 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.

(504) 486-8002


Sustaining Momentum in Student Achievement: Communities in Schools of Greater New Orleans connects students at risk of dropping out with the resources they need to stay in school and achieve in life. They offer integrated, wrap-around case management and services; in-school mentoring and after-school programs; and the AmeriCorps program.
Key Results:
  • 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

(504) 522-2667


Stepping Up: to Artistic Careers (SPArC): Community Works of LA provides career-focused courses to high school students focused on achieving professional success in artistic careers. SPArC will focus on (1) Fashion Design and Sales, (2) Graphic Design and Marketing, (3) Music Production and Editing Certification, and (4) Software Coding and App Development. This program will offer individual mentoring by professionals, access to innovative classes, career visioning and follow-up to support career path progression.
Key Results:
  • 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

(504) 821-CADA (2232)


Project Reconnect: Project Reconnect provides high quality, well-coordinated social services, substance abuse treatment and linkage to healthcare for individuals who have recently returned from incarceration in order to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for this vulnerable population. 
Key Results:
  • 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.

(985) 634-0590


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.

Key Results:
  • 20,169 individuals served through 5 additional neighborhood watch programs in Tangipahoa Parish 

Dryades Young Men’s Christian Assn.

(504) 299-4310


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.

Key Results:
  • 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.

(985) 646-1603


Strong Families Build Strong Communities: Rainbow provides quality affordable childcare and a developmental program to strengthen low-income working families.

Key Results:
  • 179 children achieved age-appropriate developmental milestones through 118,000 hours of high-quality center based child care 

Family Service of Greater New Orleans

(504) 822-0800


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.

Key Results: 
  • 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.

Key Results:
  • 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)

(504) 277-3177


Family Violence Program of St. Bernard: Celebrating 30 years of service to the community (1987-2017).  Program staff strives to resolve crises in order to ensure participants have their immediate needs met and move towards self-reliance. We provide for the immediate needs--food, clothing, shelter--and work towards assisting with finding/maintaining jobs, housing, and childcare.  Our shelter is also pet-friendly.  Our outreach includes legal/court advocacy, education/training, and efforts to produce social change for any agency/program that touches the lives of individuals who have been impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and/or stalking.  Group and individual counseling sessions are available for survivors and their children for shelter residents as well as community members.  Art therapy sessions are available once a week.
Key Results:
  • 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 

(985) 641-6421


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.

Key Results:
  • 725 households were provided financial assistance for basic utilities, which prevented utility disconnection and housing eviction 

Health and Education Alliance of Louisiana

(504) 570-6952


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.

Key Results:
  • 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

(504) 897-0143


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.

Key Results:
  • 150 individuals from Jefferson and Orleans parishes participated in 9,474 hours of group recreational activity

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans

(504) 831-8475


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.

Key Results:
  • 342 individuals in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, and St. Tammany parishes felt mentally healthy after 2,800 hours of behavioral health counseling  

Kingsley House

(504) 523-6221


Early Learning Services: Kingsley House’s ELS programs provide a dynamic, comprehensive array of year round, full day academic and social enrichment activities, along with essential health and supportive services for hundreds of children and their families at no cost to them. They provide children of ages 6 weeks to 5 years old with the tools to meet or exceed their age appropriate developmental milestones and perform in line with their income advantaged peers starting in kindergarten and well throughout their academic careers. These early intervention methods exist in the form of Head Start, Early Head Start, Educare, Childcare Partnerships and Parent as Educators programs.
Key Results:
  • 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.

Key Results:
  • 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

(504) 658-6860



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.

Key Results:
  • 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

(504) 523-4352



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.

Key Results:
  • 780 children achieved age-appropriate developmental milestones before kindergarten through 4,630 hours of center based care

Louisiana Green Corps

(504) 613-4661


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. 

Key Results:
  • 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.

(504) 255-9170


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.

Key Results:
  • 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

(504) 592-4005


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.  

Key Results:
  • 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

(504) 897-2606



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.

Key Results:
  • 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

(985) 542-4676


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.

Key Results:

  • 12,295 households in St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes received meal access 

Plaquemines Community C.A.R.E. Centers Foundation, Inc.

(504) 393-5750


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.

Key Results:
  • 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.

Key Results:
  • 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.

Key Results:
  • 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

Project Homecoming

(504) 942-0444


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.

Key Results:
  • Five unemployed/underemployed individuals in Orleans Parish secured and maintained stable, living-wage employment through job training participation

Regina Coeli Child Development Center

(985) 318-8800


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.

Key Results:
  • 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

(504) 488-1045


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.

Key Results:
  • 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

(504) 734-1322


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.

Key Results:
  • 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

(504) 529-1000


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.

Key Results:
  • 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

(985) 542-8384


Southeast Spouse Abuse Program dba Southeast Advocates for Family Empowerment (SAFE): The SAFE program removes the barriers that hinder domestic violence survivors in Tangipahoa Parish to living safe, healthy lives. Domestic violence survivors and their dependents are stabilized through the provision of shelter, food, clothing and other basic needs and support through individual and group counseling in addition to access to community resources.
Key Results:
  • 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


(985) 641-0197


Supported Employment: Supported Employment enables adults with disabilities to secure and maintain employment with the assistance of skilled staff. A process of referrals, assessments, and training helps determine vocational placement.
Key Results:
  • 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.

Key Results:
  • 63 differently-abled individuals from St. Tammany Parish had access to high-quality support services

Tangipahoa Voluntary Council on Aging

(985) 748-7486


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.

Key Results:
  • 399 seniors in Tangipahoa Parish had access to local, affordable transportation options


(985) 345-8811


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.

Key Results:
  • 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

(504) 412-3700 ext. 1-53952


Self-Help Employment Program: The Travelers Aid Self-Help Employment Program is designed to teach homeless individuals job search and self-sufficiency skills. It also provides financial and ancillary supports to remove barriers homeless individuals face while seeking permanent employment.
Key Results:
  • 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.

Key Results:
  • 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

(504) 581-3794


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.

Key Results:
  • Six students from Jefferson and Orleans parishes received emergency aid which helped them graduate from a post-secondary institution  

Urban League of Louisiana

(504) 620-2332


Head Start: The Urban League Early Head Start Center (ULEHS) promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families.
Key Results:
  • 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.

Key Results:
  • 106 students in Orleans Parish were served


(504) 895-5550


211 & Community Resource App: The 2-1-1 Contact Center provides information and referral to health and human service agencies utilizing the VIA LINK Community Resource Directory. This service is available 24/7 by simply dialing 2-1-1. Individuals may also do personal searches for resources by visiting: http://www.vialink.org/our-resources.php
Telephone Crisis Counseling: This program offers crisis counseling through phone, text, and chat to individuals with behavioral and mental health needs.  Telephonic crisis counseling by phone may be accessed by dialing 1-800-273-8255 or 2-1-1, then pressing 3 for a Crisis Intervention Specialist.  For Crisis Counseling by Chat, go to www.vialink.org and click on the “Chat” icon.  If you are a youth in crisis, text our Teen Crisis Text Line at 504-777-3273.

YMCA of Bogalusa

(985) 732-3741


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.

Key Results: 
  • 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

(504) 568-9622


Diabetes Prevention Program: The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program is a lifestyle change program proven to prevent or reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in those who have high risk of developing the disease. The program targets those ages 18 and older and provides nutrition and fitness coaching, YMCA membership, and small group and/or classroom-based discussions.
Key Results:
  • Six individuals lost 5-7% of their body weight and 11 individuals increased their minutes of physical fitness by 50% 
South Plaquemines Community Centers: The YMCA Plaquemines Parish Partnership will operate four community centers in lower Plaquemines Parish that include Port Sulphur, Buras, Davant and Boothville. These centers will provide community services related to youth development, healthy lifestyles and social responsibility. These centers will also include other non-profits and government agencies that will provide a variety of services for the community. Our community centers will operate daily and offer programs such as fitness, senior activities, after school programs, teen leadership, and aquatic activities seasonally.
Key Results:
  • 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.

Key Results:
  • 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

(504) 522-1316


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.

Key Results:
  • 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

(985) 893-2570


Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA): Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a program that trains and supervises community volunteers from all walks of life to be advocates and the voice in court for abused and neglected children, helping judges find them safe and permanent homes.
Key Results:
  • 280 children in St. Tammany and Washington parishes basic needs were met after they received access to nutrition, shelter, and education
Options Clinical Services Program: Options is a family-focused, licensed outpatient treatment program for adolescents who are experiencing problems with alcohol and/or other drugs.
Key Results:
  • 112 individuals successfully managed their addictive behavior and tested negative for drugs upon successful completion of the program 
Truancy Assessment & Services Center (TASC): TASC Truancy Reduction Program is a prevention program that provides resources and support for children in grades K-5 and their families in order to reduce truancy and prevent juvenile delinquency.
Key Results:
  • 402 students were promoted to the next grade level through 515 hours of support, intervention, and case management services