2022-2023 Community Partners

American Red Cross
Phone Number:  504-620-3105
Website:  Southeast Louisiana | American Red Cross

Disaster Services including Home Fire 
The Red Cross helps meet emergency basic needs, financial assistance and referrals to help families who experience disasters and home fires.  

Arc of Greater New Orleans
Phone Number: 504.837.5105
Website: www.arcgno.org

Enhanced Supported Employment Initiative
ArcGNO Supported Employment - in addition to job assessment, readiness and placement, provides extended long-term follow-along support for consumers, conducts classes designed to motivate and prepare others to begin a pathway to employment, and establish additional community partnerships for better and higher paying jobs. 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana
Phone Number: 504-321-2020
Website: https://bgcmetrolouisiana.org

Project Learn
Project Learn is an evidence-based on-going program that coincides with the academic school year as well as aides in bridging the learning loss gap during the summer.  It is a “generation-changing” program for our Clubs by increasing our members’ motivation to learn, improve their grades, and provide them with a better opportunity to graduate from high school and attend post-secondary institutions. 

Boys Town Louisiana
Phone Number: 504-293-7907
Website: www.boystown.org/locations/louisiana

Community Programs
Boys Town Louisiana’s Community Programs address disparities in education, health, and economic stability by providing vulnerable youth and families with access to high quality interventions and support through our in-home parenting consultation and case management programs and parenting classes. 

Brothers Empowered to Teach
Phone Number: (504) 358-3212 
Website: www.be2t.og

Brothers Empowered to Teach Program
Brothers Empowered to Teach’s mission is to generate a pipeline of incredible teachers who mirror success for their students by recruiting men of color into classroom-based careers. We do this by opening pathways for Black men to become teachers through three strategic approaches.

CADA Prevention and Recovery Center
Phone Number: 504-821-2232
Website: www.cadagno.org 

General Counseling Program
General Counseling assists clients in achieving emotional wellness. Counseling services are a collaborative process where the client and counselor work towards individualized goals by developing potential solutions to problems, strengthen self-esteem, and develop coping skills. The program uses best practice and evidence-based methods to address a variety of mental and behavioral health conditions. Services are provided to individuals, couples, and families. 

Project Reconnect
Project Reconnect reduces recidivism and improves quality of life for individuals with criminal justice involvement and co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders by expanding access to substance use treatment and wrap around services, opening access to community-based programs, and advocating for clients’ rights to access services. Project Reconnect provides appropriate substance abuse treatment and hands-on intensive case management services to ensure clients have a direct link with service providers. 

Cancer Association of Louisiana (formally Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans)
Phone Number:504-733-5539
Website: www.calacares.org

Cancer Patient Services
Our goal is to remove barriers to treatment. We do this by working towards the reduction of health disparities for cancer patients through our local programs of education, outreach and patient services.

Child Advocacy Services
Phone Number: 985-902-9583 
Website: www.childadv.net

CASA/Child Advocacy Center
Child Advocacy Services serves children and families through the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program and the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) program by recruiting, training and supervising community members to help children reach a safe and permanent home. The CAC provides a safe-child friendly environment for children who have experienced abuse or witnessed a crime through advocacy, forensic interviews, resources, education, and follow-up

Children’s Bureau
Phone Number: 504 525 2366 
Website: www.childrensbureaunola.org

Grief and Trauma Counseling for Children and Youth
Children’s Bureau of New Orleans (CBNO) is dedicated to the mental health needs of children and youth ages 5-24 in the greater New Orleans community, with a mission to focus on the city's most vulnerable young residents. The organization provides crisis intervention and grief & trauma counseling to children and families through a team of specially trained clinicians.

City Year New Orleans
Phone Number: 504-302-5067 
Website: https://www.cityyear.org/new-orleans

City Year New Orleans School Team
City Year’s service focuses on helping students and schools succeed. We recruit a diverse group of young adults to serve as AmeriCorps members in schools all day, every day, as tutors, mentors and role models. AmeriCorps members provide academic, social, and emotional support to students who need them most, serve as an additional caring adult in the classroom, and contribute to a positive school culture. We seek to advance educational equity for students and to develop and support leaders who will create a more just and equitable future for all of us.

College Track
Phone Number: 504-249-8991
Website: https://collegetrack.org/communities/new-orleans-la/

College Track New Orleans
From ninth grade through college graduation, College Track New Orleans removes the barriers that prevent first-generation scholars from low-income households from earning bachelor’s degrees by equipping them with academic, extracurricular, financial, and social-emotional support along with one-on-one coaching, college and career exposure, and other holistic growth opportunities.

Communities in Schools
Phone Number: 504-486-8002
Website: CISGulfSouth.org

Integrated Student Services in Greater New Orleans 
Communities In Schools provides Integrated Student Supports, to meet at-risk students’ academic and non-academic needs inside schools. We use a student-centered approach to promote students’ academic success by developing or securing and coordinating supports that target academic and non-academic barriers to achievement by placing a Site Coordinator (mental health professional) inside public schools.

Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa
Phone Number:985-662-5557
Website:www.tangicrimestoppers.com

Safe School Initiative and Youth Safety Classes
Safe School Initiative serves youths ages 12 - 18 in public middle and high schools. The program teaches youth to make responsible decisions. This Initiative provides students a secure, anonymous way to report bullying, weapons, drug or alcohol use, and suicidal thoughts.
This initiative provides an opportunity for youth to learn the facts about the effects of drugs and alcohol, internet safety, and how to handle bullying. The skills learned will relate to all aspects of their young and adult lives and will benefit the future of our community as a whole long term.

Dental Lifeline Network of Louisiana
Phone Number: 303-534-5360 
Website: https://dentallifeline.org/louisiana/

Donated Dental Services
Donated Dental Services (DDS) leverages a statewide network of volunteer dentists and dental laboratories to provide comprehensive pro bono dental care to people who meet the following criteria: they are elderly, they have a permanent disability, or they are medically fragile. All DDS patients require extensive dental care, not just a check-up or maintenance care, and all lack the means to acquire this care on their own.

East St. Tammany Rainbow Childcare Center, Inc.
Phone Number: 985-646-0718 
Website: www.rainbowccc.org

Learn, Play & Grow
Providing affordable childcare in the greater Slidell Community since 1983, Rainbow uses a sliding scale based on income for low income working families and families in crisis. Parents/guardians may register their child between the ages of 1-5, and must provide documentation that they’re working, registered in school, and/or participating in a training program. The teachers work with the children to support the work parents are doing at home to meet their developmental milestones and enter kindergarten ready to learn.

Efforts of Grace
Phone Number: 504 569-9070
Website: ashenola.org

Community Spread
Community Spread is an initiative designed to promote a culture of wellness among the city’s vulnerable and underserved Black residents and to reduce racial inequities in healthcare outcomes. The program trains artists and culture bearers to become certified Community Health Workers who will use their skills, creativity and status as trusted influencers in the Black community to help residents become more proactive in addressing their healthcare needs and help healthcare providers and policy makers reduce or eliminate systemic bias and structural racism in the delivery of their services.

Evergreen Life Services
Phone Number:
Website: www.evergreenls.org

Evergreen CARES
Evergreen CARES funds unmet costs not covered by Medicaid’s dental program. Many individuals we serve have multiple disabilities with a range of conditions and levels of impairment.  Specialty dental care is necessary because they may require extra support to access dental services and receive the full benefits from oral care.  Funding covers IV or Oral Sedation, as well as anxiety medication.   

Family Promise of St. Tammany
Phone Number: 985-201-7221
Website: www.fpstp.org

Family Program Transitional Housing
Family Promise of St. Tammany has expanded bed capacity to serve families in a transitional model. We will be using our current location, once vacated, to provide 6 transitional beds. We have also been awarded a Clayton manufactured home that will provide and additional 6 beds for transitional programming. 

Family Violence of St. Bernard
Phone Number: 504-277-3177 
Website: www.fvpsb.org

Family Violence Program of St. Bernard
Family Violence Program of St. Bernard strives to resolve domestic violence related crises in order to ensure participants have their immediate needs met and move towards self-reliance. We offer shelter, free crisis intervention, advocacy, referrals, case management, children’s services, legal and court advocacy, group and individual counseling, transportation and pet friendly shelter. 

First 72+
Phone Number: (504) 324-8859
Website: www.first72plus.org

Economic Empowerment Program for Formerly Incarcerated People
The mission of the First 72+ is to stop the cycle of incarceration by fostering independence and self-sustainability for formerly incarcerated people through stable housing, gainful employment, and financial security. Our Economic Empowerment Program for Formerly Incarcerated People provides financial literacy, computer literacy, financial coaching, entrepreneurship training, and no interest loans to help returning citizens establish a sound financial footing and succeed. 

Food Rescue US
Phone Number: 504-650-0534
Website: https://foodrescue.us/

Food Rescue New Orleans
Food Rescue US - New Orleans is committed to reducing food waste and food insecurity in Orleans Parish. Using the Food Rescue US web-based app, volunteers can sign up to transfer surplus fresh food from local businesses to social service agencies serving individuals experiencing food insecurity.

Giving HOPE dba HOPE The Food Pantry
Phone Number: 504-940-1592
Website: givinghopenola.org

Hope Fighting Food Insecurity
We help people who are still struggling in the Pandemic to secure their basic need of nutritional hot meals.  Giving Hope also distributes hot meals 5 days a week to people fighting food insecurity during the continuing Pandemic and in the aftermath of hurricane Ida.  

Institute of Women and Ethical Studies
Phone Number: (504) 599-7712
Website: https://www.iwesnola.org 

Creating A Trauma Informed NOLA
Creating A Trauma Informed NOLA is an initiative of the IWES Collective for Healthy Communities that provides community-level interventions that promote well-being and resilience using a social-ecological approach (focusing on the individual, interpersonal, community and societal levels). In addition, Creating A Trauma Informed NOLA advocates for policy changes that reduce the impact of traumatic exposures, especially related to children - at school, in the community, and in the home.

Jericho Road’s Episcopal Housing Initiative 
Phone Number: (504) 895-6763
Website: jerichohousing.org

Jericho Road’s Workforce Development Program
Jericho Road’s Workforce Development Program provides job opportunities that support a living wage and benefits while crew members learn and develop their construction skills by building affordable housing in their communities.

Jewish Community Center
Phone Number: (504) 897-0143
Website: nojcc.org

Elderly Services
Active adults from diverse backgrounds enjoy Games Day, chair exercise and Better Balance, Aqua Fit, luncheons and lectures, concerts, holiday celebrations, and field trips.  The Alzheimer's Care and Enrichment (ACE) Program offers respite for caregivers while their loved ones meet with qualified staff in a safe, familiar environment that encourages socialization through exercise, music, art, meal preparation, and discussion.

Jewish Family Services of Greater New Orleans
Phone Number: 504-831-8475
Website: www.jfsneworleans.org

Counseling and Case Management Program
Through its Counseling and Case Management Program, Jewish Family Service (JFS) helps vulnerable, often low-income people access free or affordable, quality mental health counseling and case management services to keep their lives stable and on track.
JFS makes its services affordable and accessible, with a sliding fee scale based on household income. JFS also accepts Medicaid. 

Teen Life Counts
Teen Life Counts (TLC) provides training sessions free-of-charge at Greater New Orleans area schools for students, teachers, school counselors, parents, and program volunteers, designed to help students and the adults who support them to recognize the warning signs of suicidal ideation and clinical depression in themselves and their peers, plus train a network of adults to provide immediate and effective support in times of crisis.  Participants learn what resources are available to support youth in crisis and how they can access and advocate for mental health support.

Kingsley House
Phone Number: 504-523-6221 
Website: www.kingsleyhouse.org

Kingsley House Adult Day Health Care
The Kingsley Adult Day Care (KADC) program provides year-round day care in a community setting for vulnerable older adults, veterans, as well as medically-fragile individuals (18+ years) with functional and/or cognitive impairments. Our community-based care provides a safe, stimulating, and productive environment that enhances participants' socialization levels, promotes independence, increases emotional support, and improves overall health and well-being.

Whole Family Approach
The Kingsley House 2-Gen/Whole Family Approach provides parents with career advancement and asset building strategies, while simultaneously preparing their children for success in school. This approach centers on the idea that the delivery of programs, services, and resources to simultaneously support children and parents together helps families break cycles of generational poverty. Kingsley House’s comprehensive programming covers the areas of education, health and wellbeing, social capital, employment and family economic security, which are all inextricably linked to disrupt root causes of cyclical poverty.

Louisiana Green Corps
Phone Number: (504) 613-4661
Website: www.lagreencorps.org

Construction and Conservation Corps
Louisiana Green Corps provides environmental education and career building opportunities for people aspiring to improve their lives and our community. Through the Construction and Conservation Corps programs, job seekers receive construction, green infrastructure, and conservation training. In addition to certifications and internship placements, job seekers also receive wraparound support services to ensure they have the skills and resources necessary to connect into and thrive within the water and green infrastructure industries. 

Liberty’s Kitchen
Phone Number: 504.822.4011 
Website: www.libertyskitchen.org

Youth Development Program
The Liberty’s Kitchen Youth Development Program is a three-month work readiness intensive designed for New Orleans youth between the ages of 16-24, who are out of work and out of school. The program provides participants with technical and transferable skills training in a real work environment. Our team addresses barriers to employment ranging from housing to mental health care access, to transportation.

Loop NOLA
Phone Number: 504.330.5369 
Website: http://www.loopnola.org

Outdoor Adventure Programs for NOLA Public Schools
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Orleans has resulted in youth across the city adversely impacted by social, emotional, and academic learning loss along with increased health risks. Time outdoors learning and playing can provide a powerful treatment to these effects. Loop NOLA provides local children and youth from open enrollment public school partners with well-planned, active, outdoor programs during the 2022-23 school year.

Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights
Phone Number: 504-658-6862 
Website: https://lakidsrights.org

Children’s Defense Team: Changing the Lives of Children in New Orleans’ Juvenile Legal System
The Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights was founded in 2006 in response to a tragic history of neglect and abuse of young people in Louisiana’s juvenile legal system. Using direct representation and advocacy, we fight to keep children out of the legal system so that they can thrive in their homes and communities. 

Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Phone Number: (504) 944-1441 
Website: https://www.lachamberfoundation.org/

Business Innovation Program
The Louisiana Chamber of Commerce’s Business Innovation Program (BIP) provides Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) small business owners with the financial literacy skills they need to make sound money management and investment decisions, allowing them to grow and sustain their businesses.

Luke’s House: A Clinic for Healing and Hope
Phone Number: 504-444-7879
Website: www.lukeshouseclinic.org

Salud Para Todxs Program
Salud Para Todxs aims to provide access to essential long term primary, specialty care and Spanish language, culturally relevant health education/wellness activities to our Latinx community in the Greater New Orleans Area. Health equity is central to Luke’s House’s mission and core values, this is why we strive to increase access to care to our most marginalized communities and advocate for our collective right to live healthy, thriving lives. 

Metro Centers for Community Advocacy
Phone Number: 504-837-5400
Website: www.mccagno.org

Shelter from the Storm
Helping survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault to have fulfilling lives is the ultimate goal of Metro's programs.  It is imperative that the adults reach a level of self-sufficiency through counseling, voluntary sheltering, case management, and resources identification.  The identification of resources is vital to providing the adults with the knowledge they need for themselves and their children. 

MQVN Community Development Consortium
Phone Number: 504-233-2313    
Website: www.mqvncdc.org

Community Services and Case Management Program
This program provides residents with community services (translation/interpretation, community education and advocacy on affordable housing, public health education and health access) and case management (benefits screening and enrollment and more). 

Farming and Food Access
This program entails working with local farmers to provide them with the necessary technical assistance around growing, harvesting, marketing, sales, bookkeeping, to provide economic opportunity while also providing healthy food access from their farms to the local community, many of whom lack access to quality healthy food. We will do this by providing food boxes as well as creating a small market where community members can have access to the locally grown food. 

New Orleans Family Justice Alliance
Phone Number:  504-592-4005
Website:  www.nofjc.org

New Orleans Family Justice Center
The New Orleans Family Justice Alliance operates the Family Justice Center, established in 2007 as a collaborative model, co-locating public and private agencies under one roof to holistically serve victims of domestic and sexual violence, child abuse and human trafficking.  This integrated framework coordinates our community response to violence and centralizes key stakeholders under one trauma-informed umbrella.  Wrap around services include crisis intervention, safe housing, trauma recovery, education & employment, legal services, medical services, sexual assault services and outreach and prevention. 

New Orleans Habitat for Humanity
Phone Number: 504-861-2077 
Website: www.habitat-nola.org

Hurricane Home Rebuild and Repair Program
New Orleans Habitat activated its Hurricane Home Rebuild and Repair Program immediately after Hurricane Ida to support the rebuild, elevation, and repair services necessary to stabilize communities in designated disaster areas. As the recognized leader in affordable housing, community development and disaster recovery, our organization can marshal the resources of its donors, recruit volunteers, provide home repairs and construct new affordable homes.

New Orleans Women and Children Shelter
Phone Number: 504-522-9340
Website: www.nowcs.org

Ending Homelessness for New Orleans Families
NOWCS provides for homeless families from diverse backgrounds and is one of the only shelters that accepts homeless families with male heads of household; women over the age of 18, accompanied by children of both genders under the age of 18; and pregnant women throughout all stages of their pregnancy.  

New Orleans Youth Alliance
Phone Number: (504) 249-5130
Website: neworleansyouthalliance.org

Reengagement Center
The Reengagement Center is a pilot program serving youth ages 16-24 who are disconnected from work and school or at risk of disconnection. The program connects youth to post-secondary educational opportunities that lead to viable career pathways. The Center implements a two-pronged approach focused on disconnection prevention, including (1) college and career exposure activities at K-12 partner schools, and (2) transition support and social services for students who have graduated high school. 

Northshore Food Bank
Phone Number: 985-893-3003 
Website: www.northshorefoodbank.org

Kids Weekend Backpack Program
Northshore Food Bank is expanding its Summer Stock for Kids Food Bag program which provides kid-friendly food bags for school-aged youth registered in our traditional food program to supplement the loss of school meals while home during the summer. The new Kids Weekend Food Bag program provides nutritious food filled backpacks for low income students each weekend during the school year, or when home from school due to illness, to supplement the loss of school meals. 

Operation Restoration
Phone Number: 504-684-922 
Website: www.or-nola.org

Operation Social Services
Operation Restoration’s (OR) mission is to support women and girls impacted by incarceration to recognize their full potential, restore their lives, and discover new possibilities. OR offers many services and programs in response to our community members' needs. These initiatives range from providing safe and stable housing, offering client-centered social services, increasing access to education and career planning, promoting community-led advocacy efforts, and disrupting the point of entry into the legal system through a community bail fund. There is no cost for services. 

Our Daily Bread
Phone Number: 985-542-4676
Website: www.ourdailybreadhammond.org

Our Daily Bread Food Bank provides emergency food items, hot meals, and monthly USDA food boxes to those in need throughout Tangipahoa Parish. 

Plaquemines Community CARE Center Foundation, Inc.
Phone Number: 504-393-5750
Website: www.pcccf.org

Behavioral Health Services
The Behavioral Health Services program at the Plaquemines Community CARE Centers Foundation, Inc. provides comprehensive assessments; individual, family and group counseling; and resource and referral services to individuals with behavioral health needs in Plaquemines Parish.

Domestic Violence
The Domestic Violence program at the Plaquemines Community CARE Centers Foundation, Inc. provides comprehensive assessments; individual, family and group counseling; resource and referral services to survivors of domestic violence and their non-offending family members in Plaquemines Parish.  In addition, but separately, the CARE Center provides batterer intervention services to offenders of domestic violence.

Substance Abuse Program
The Substance Abuse Program at the Plaquemines Community CARE Centers Foundation, Inc. provides comprehensive assessments, drug education, and resource and referral services to individuals with substance abuse issues in Plaquemines Parish.

PinkNailsEnt
Phone Number: (504)446-0106 
Website: www.pinknailsent.org

Redefined Mentorship/Believe Communities
Redefine is a holistic mentoring initiative with a focus on Mentoring Leaders as well as providing mentorship to both junior high and high school young ladies through after-school and community-based programs. 

Reconcile New Orleans
Phone Number: 504-568-1157
Website: www.cafereconcile.org

Reconcile’s Workforce Development and Life Skills Training Program
Reconcile New Orleans’ (RNO) purpose is to support hardworking young people in their pursuit for education and training, equal opportunity, and personal and professional ambitions. We do this by supporting opportunity youth—young people aged 16-24 who are disconnected from work or employment—as they transform their lives through personal growth, workforce development and training, and tools to achieve their goals. 

Safe Harbor
Phone Number: 985 626-5710
Website: www.safeharbornorthshore.org

Safe Harbor’s Domestic Violence Program
Safe Harbor is the federal, and state recognized domestic violence service provider for St Tammany and Washington Parishes and is the only program in St. Tammany Parish that provides shelter exclusively for victims who are rendered homeless because of domestic abuse. The program provides safe, free, and confidential services to survivors and their children. 

Second Harvest Food Bank
Phone Number: 504.734.1322 
Website: www.no-hunger.org

Fighting Hunger and Promoting Prosperity in Southeast Louisiana
While our core mission is providing immediate hunger relief through direct food distribution, Second Harvest is dedicated to alleviating the root causes of hunger and providing neighbors with opportunities for health, wellness, and prosperity.

Skillz Academy
Phone Number: (504) 215-7851
Website: www.skillzacademy.com 

Software Sales Training Academy
The Skillz Academy Software Sales Training Program leverages the natural hospitality orientation of New Orleanians and its growing tech sector to train under-represented New Orleanians for sales and customer success jobs in the tech industry, where only 7% of employees nationwide are Black. It offers multiple cohorts of a 12-week training program that emphasizes core sales skills, soft skills, cultural competencies and a practicum that leads to 100% placement rates in tech sales jobs starting at $40,000 per year plus benefits and commissions for unemployed and under-employed people.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
Phone Number: (504) 529-1000
Website: www.slls.org 

Family Crisis Stabilization Project
The Family Crisis Stabilization Project provides a lifeline to vulnerable families impacted by domestic violence or housing crisis in the United Way’s seven parish area. Free emergency legal assistance with protective orders, evictions, foreclosures, and related urgent matters will improve the safety and stability of families while strengthening communities.

Son of a Saint
Phone Number: 504-561-7508 
Website: www.sonofasaint.org

Son of a Saint Program
Son of a Saint exists to enhance the lives of fatherless boys through mentorship, emotional support, development of life skills, exposure to constructive experiences, and formation of positive, lasting peer-to-peer relationships.

Special Olympics Louisiana
Phone Number:   800-345-6644
Website:   www.laso.org

Special Olympics Louisiana, Health
Special Olympics Louisiana’s Health Programming focuses on improving the physical and social-emotional well-being of people with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities by increasing inclusion in health care, wellness and health systems.

STARC of Louisiana
Phone Number: 985-641-0197
Website: www.starcla.org

Supported Employment
STARC’s Supported Employment Program assists individuals with disabilities, 18 years older, to find competitive work in community based integrated work settings.  Supported Employment services consider skills, strengths, priorities, interests, Abilities, and the hobbies of an individual when determining an appropriate job placement.  A Certified Employment Specialist works with each individual to obtain a job suitable for the individual receiving services. 

Tangipahoa Volunteer Council on Aging
Phone Number: 985-748-7486
Website: www.TangiCOA.com

Transportation, Meals and Activities for Seniors
TVCOA services are provided to help residents of Tangipahoa Parish, age 60 and older remain independent and in their own homes as long as possible.

The Good Samaritan Ministries
Phone Number:985-641-6421
Website: www.saintlukeslidell.org/goodsams

First Step in Crisis Program
First Step in Crisis is a crisis management program. We utilize a comprehensive intake process that uncovers a client’s needs, a verification process that promotes good fiscal management and a network of collaborative partners that allows us to require systematic change and client accountability. The program is all-inclusive, listening to each aid case individually to match the fluid circumstances inherent in crisis and a client’s life experiences in dealing with it.

The Health and Education Alliance of Louisiana
Phone Number: 504-570-6952
Website: www.healschools.org

Coordinated Care for the Whole Child Program
The Coordinated Care for the Whole Child Program works directly with schools to address physical health, mental health and social barriers that prevent children from succeeding in school and realizing their fullest potential.  HEAL increases healthcare access and services for students within school infrastructure and ensures schools receive federal Medicaid reimbursement to sustain their school-based health program. 

Training Grounds
Phone Number: (504) 240-8379 
Website: https://www.mytraininggrounds.org

We PLAY Center
TrainingGrounds’ We PLAY Center is a free play space for children, birth through age four, and their caregivers from across the Greater New Orleans area. At the We PLAY Center, parent educators use evidence-based approaches to support parents and caregivers in learning how to provide the developmental supports for their children to succeed. 

Travelers Aid Society of Greater New Orleans
Phone Number:504-658-2944 
Website: https://travelersaidsocietyneworleans.org/

Crisis Intervention Counseling
Crisis Intervention Counseling provides extensive case management services, focused on long-term needs for transitional or permanent housing, food stamps, Medicaid/Medicare, employment, rental assistance, and additional resources that promote stability and independence.

Permanent Supportive Housing
Permanent Supportive Housing provides stable, subsidized housing for qualifying individuals. Operating on a Housing First, the program helps support, long-term self-reliance and stability with intensive case management, counseling, substance abuse treatment, and job training to offer a longterm comprehensive solution to the problem of homelessness.

United Negro College Fund
Phone Number: 504-581-3794
Website: https://uncf.org/local-offices/neworleans

Emergency Assistance Fund
The UNCF Emergency Assistance Fund addresses crisis situations faced by individuals with aspirations of obtaining a college degree or continuing their education but cannot, due to unavoidable emergency situations.

Urban League of Louisiana
Phone Number: 504.416.0221
Website: www.urbanleaguela.org

Head Start Center
The Urban League Clarence L. Barney Head Start Center is a child and family development program offering high-quality early learning services to children from birth to four years old, including children with verified disabilities. Urban League Head Start Center provides individualized learning experiences to promote children’s readiness for school, as well as planned and spontaneous instruction to help children grow in language and literacy, early math and science concepts, and social and emotional development. 

Project Ready
Urban League Project Ready provides students with academic, life skills and career readiness supports to prepare them for high school graduation and post-secondary success. Students have the opportunity to pursue career technical education tracks such as welding and electrical construction.  At both sites, students can access college application and eligibility support, career exposure and advising, academic tutoring, ACT prep, gender-based mentoring, college tours, “Behind the Business” tours, STEM enrichment, dual enrollment, technology pre-apprenticeship training and community service opportunities.

VIALInk
Phone Number:  504-895-5550
Website: www.vialink.org

Information and Referral & Crisis Intervention
2-1-1 Information & Referral and Crisis Intervention services provides 24/7 assistance to individuals in need by simply dialing 2-1-1.  The need can be as basic as needing free dental care or more critical such as emotional crisis de-escalation or suicide prevention.  Trained Crisis Intervention Specialists with clinical supervision are available to help and provide vetted local resources to assist clients.  This service is available through phone, text or chat.  Text to 898211.  Chat at vialink.org.  Call 2-1-1.

Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana
Phone Number: (504) 482-2130
Website: www.voasela.org

Mentoring Children of Promise
Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana operates Mentoring Children of Promise to support children who have a parent missing from the household due to incarceration or other reasons.  MCP uses mentoring to assist children in building self-esteem, setting goals, developing positive relationships with adults, and avoiding risky behaviors while also providing additional adult support to the family.  

YMCA of Greater New Orleans – Plaquemines
Phone Number: (504) 568-9622 
Website: www.ymcaneworleans.org

Plaquemines Partnership YMCAs
The Plaquemines Partnership YMCAs are centers of community in the parish – gathering spaces where residents can engage in fellowship with their neighbors, celebrate holidays, and find aid during times of disaster; education centers offering quality afterschool programs, child watch, summer camp, and teen employment opportunities; fitness and wellness facilities offering group exercise classes, water safety and swim instruction, youth sports, and classes designed to keep seniors’ minds and bodies active; and referral hubs to connect members to other urgent needs. Subsidized rates ensure that everyone has access to Y programs.

YMCA of Greater New Orleans
Phone Number: (504) 568-9622 
Website: www.ymcaneworleans.org

YES! Free Adult Literacy Program
YMCA Educational Services (YES!), is a completely free adult literacy program. Out of classrooms inside the New Orleans Public Library, YES! provides adults with the math, reading, and digital skills needed to advance at work, assist their children and grandchildren with schoolwork, and be active, engaged citizens. 

YMCA of Bogalusa
Phone Number: (985) 732-3741 
Website: https://www.ymca.org/

Health and Wellness, Afterschool, Growing Green and Meal Program
With the continued partnership with United Way of Southeast Louisiana, the Bogalusa Y strives to make a significant impact for the Washington Parish community by enhancing its Health & Wellness, After-School and Growing Green Programs. These programs fall in line with United Way’s Personal Wellness, Prosperity Tomorrow and Vibrant Communities priority outcomes.

Youth Empowerment Project
Phone Number: (504) 522-1316 
Website: https://www.youthempowermentproject.org/

YEP Educates
YEP Educates provides an alternative and flexible pathway for students ages 16 and up to earn their HiSET and transition into postsecondary education and training. Ultimately, the goal of the program is to increase the life opportunities and earning potential for adult learners of all ages. YEP's unique approach to focusing on the entire student drives our continued success. YEP Educates meets students where they are academically and personally. 

Youth Service Bureau of St. Tammany
Phone Number: 985-893-6113 
Website: https://www.ysbworks.com

CASA
The CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program provides volunteers who effectively advocate for delivery of the highest quality of care available to children who are victims of abuse and neglect in St. Tammany and Washington Parishes. These highly trained, fully screened volunteers ensure that the children's basic needs are met and provide the courts with detailed reports helping judges find them permanent homes free from abuse and neglect.

Options
The Youth Service Bureau Options program is the only outpatient comprehensive adolescent substance abuse assessment and treatment and mental health program operating in St. Tammany Parish in two locations: Slidell and Covington. The school board, court system and parent referrals make up the majority of client and family referrals to the Options Program. The program provides adolescents and their families an in-depth mental health, and alcohol and drug assessment with follow up comprehensive treatment including individual, family, and group counseling, anger management, STEP Parenting Program, psychoeducational programs, drug screenings, and Teen to Teen Mentoring.

Crossroads
Crossroads is an intervention program for juvenile offenders that provides youth with the opportunity to choose a new direction while holding them accountable for their actions. Crossroads improves community safety, increases victim services, empowers families, reduces juvenile recidivism, and teaches responsibility. Our client surveys reflect a 94% satisfaction rate.

TASC
The Truancy Assessment & Service Center (TASC) 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.

YouthForce NOLA
Phone Number: 504-452-8850 
Website: https://www.youthforcenola.org/

YouthForce NOLA Internships
YouthForce NOLA’s YouthForce Internships (YFI) program provide meaningful work experience to help prepare low-income New Orleans public high school students of color for high-demand career pathways, especially Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) pathways, improving participants’ ability to graduate from high school on time and be successful in post-secondary and/or employment opportunities.