Recovery Assistance

Social Services

New Orleans Family Justice Centerimage

New Orleans Family Justice Center is a partnership of agencies dedicated to ending family violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and stalking through prevention and coordinated response by providing comprehensive client-centered, empowerment services in a single location. moreThewhere we all work y work to meet the needs of family violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and stalking survivors through comprehensive and accessible services, education and perpetrator-accountability. less

Boy’s Hope Girl’s Hope of New Orleansimage

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans provides children in need between the ages of 10 and 18 with a stable home, positive parenting, high-quality education, and the support needed to reach their full potential.


PNOLA provides rebuilding assistance to homeowners with limited financial resources to help them move back home. moreThrough their Housing Recovery Program they provide direct assistance as well as project management services to these homeowners.In doing so they leverage their construction expertise as well as their volunteers’ time to ensure homeowner retention, provide access to affordable rentals, and assist first time homebuyers by greatly reducing the cost barriers to recovery. less

St. Paul's Homecoming Center / Beacon of Hope

St&#46 Paul’s Homecoming Center Beacon of Hope was originally established in Lakeview as a Katrina Disaster Response Center and is now re-locating to Gentilly&#46 The Center serves as a hub for the residents of Gentilly providing numerous services such as computers with internet access, fax, free notary public, volunteer services, case management (helping residents find needed items or resources), and assistance finding contractors and other rebuilding needs. moreThe Center is located at 1509 Filmore Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70122

Rebuilding Services Provided: Volunteer services for non-skilled home tasks
Area Served: Gentilly
Eligibility: Case-by-case basis
Contact Info: 504-644-4125 less

Case Management for St. Bernard Residentsimage

BlueStone Ministries offers case management services and counseling to St&#46 Bernard residents. moreBlueStone Ministries points individuals and families to specific resources available for recovery, and helps answer questions regarding options and services that meet individuals’ needs.BlueStone Ministries also offers pastoral and crisis counseling to evaluate emotional and spiritual well-being.Services provided by BlueStone Ministries are available at the Community Center of St Bernard, 1107 LeBeau Arabi, on Thursdays from 10AM – 1 PM.All services are free and no appointment is needed.For more information call 504-473-7092less

Hope House New Orleansimage

Hope House offers a variety of programs for Orleans Parish residents including utility assistance for residents in the 70130 zip code with a disconnect notice, transitional housing for families with children, an emergency food bank, a GED program, and a resource center with free computer use. moreThe Center is located at 916 St.Andrew New Orleans.Visit the website or call (504) 525-2561 for more information. less

Sweet Home New Orleansimage

Sweet Home New Orleans is a non-profit agency that offers social services, financial assistance, and relocation assistance to the city’s musicians, Mardi Gras Indians, and Social Aid & Pleasure Club members. moreServices include financial assistance to help pay for medical or utility bills, referrals for mental health care and legal assistance, rental assistance, and more.Sweet Home New Orleans is located at 831 Elysian Fields Ave.(between Dauphine and Burgundy).For more information, visit the website or call 504-596-4098. less

Catholic Charities Child and Family Servicesimage

Catholic Charities offers a variety of after-school and summer activities for children including After School Assembly, Head Start, and Summer Witness camp. moreVisit the website for more information or call Catholic Charities at (504) 523-3755. less

St. Bernard Projectimage

The St&#46 Bernard Project offers rebuilding assistance to the elderly (over 62), disabled, or those who have school-age children who have a house in St&#46 Bernard. more

Services Provided: General rebuilding assistance
Area Served: St.Bernard
Eligibility: Elderly (over 62), disabled, or those who have school-age children
Contact Info: 504-277-6831
Services are dependent on available volunteers

Those interested in volunteering can register online or email less

Community Center of St Bernardimage

The Community Center of St&#46 Bernard provides various resources for residents of the greater New Orleans area including free computer and internet access, distribution of nonperishable food items, weekly community meals, free long distance phone calls, free legal aid, wireless internet access, and more.
1107 LeBeau Street
Arabi, LA 70032
Call (504) 281-2512 or email

St. Anna’s Medical Missionimage

St&#46 Anna’s Mobile Medical Unit travels to various areas in and around New Orleans to provide healthcare to vulnerable populations, with a focus on uninsured, homeless, and immigrant adults. moreThe unit serves the Treme Neighborhood, the St.Roch area, the Lower 9th Ward, 7th Ward, Downtown, Metairie, and Arabi.

Click the link for locations and schedules.Call (504) 232.4403 for more information. less

Southern Mutual Help Associationimage

SMHA helps people develop strong, healthy, prosperous rural communities in Louisiana. more

Services Provided: Volunteer labor for hurricane related rebuilding and home repairs
Area Served: South Louisiana, including Lafitte Parish, affected by Hurricanes Rita, Gustav and Ike
Eligibility: Homeowners must have their own funding for materials and required professional services
Contact Info: 337-367-3277 less