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New Orleans, Louisiana 

Youth Shelters:

Covenant House New Orleans

  • 611 North Rampart Street New Orleans, LA 70112

  • Phone: (504) 584-1111

  • Programs include: Crisis Center, Crisis Center for Mothers and Children, Rights of Passage, Rights of Passage for Mothers and Children, ROPAL (Rights of Passage Apartment Living), Health Services, Childcare, Counseling and Referral, Addiction Management, Pastoral Ministry, Educational Services, Job Skills Programs, Mental Health Services, and Street Outreach.


Boys Town

  • 300 N Broad St #106, New Orleans, LA 70119

  • Phone: (504) 293-7900

  • The Boys Town Family Home Program provides a family for children ages 10 to 18. Six to eight boys or girls live in each single-family home with a married couple called Family-Teachers. Many of these children have serious emotional and behavioral problems.


Emergency Shelters:

Project Lazarus

  • Phone: (504) 949-3609

  • Offers transitional housing for women and men with HIV/AIDS. The duration is usually from several months up to two years with an average of one year. Its intention is to help people transition from a housing crisis into a permanent, stable housing situation.


Salvation Army Center of Hope

  • 4500 South Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans, LA  70125

  • Phone: (504) 899-4569

  • The Salvation Army Center of Hope provides a hot meal and overnight lodging for single adults, families, seniors and the disabled who have no other option for safe shelter. Clients can utilize overnight emergency shelter for 30 – 90 days.


New Orleans Mission

  • 1134 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70113

  • Phone: (504) 523-2116

  • Provides emergency services to the community, including meals, showers, clothing, GED classes, resume building, medical, addiction and mental health counseling, business skills and refer all assistance. Space for 252 women and men.


Community Christian Concern

  • 2515 Carey St. Slidell, Louisiana 70458

  • Phone: (985) 646-0357

  • Community Christian Concern assists individuals and families with urgent needs requiring immediate, short-term solutions. We empower families and individuals by offering emergency assistance in the form of food, clothing, personal care items, shelter, prescription assistance, and emergency travel.


Women (and Children):

New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter

  • 2020 South Liberty St. New Orleans, LA 70113

  • Phone: (504) 522-9340

  • Provides shelter for up to 50 women and children with an unlimited length of stay. Offers services including case management, parenting workshops, life skills training, employment assistance, children’s programs, adult educational assistance, health services, and recreational outings.


Hagar’s House

  • Phone: (504) 210-5064

  • Emergency shelter in a residential community setting with an empowering and open environment including assistance with resource coordination for single women, women with children, or transgendered individuals at a confidential location.


Lindy’s Place

  • 2407 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70113

  • Phone: (504) 269-0184

  • Women who are 21 or older, homeless, unaccompanied and in need of a structured environment, can call Lindy’s Place home.



Ozanam Inn

  • 843 Camp Street New Orleans, LA 70130

  • Phone: (504) 523-1184

  • Sleeps 96 homeless men each night and an additional 32 men on freeze night, furnishing each with toiletries, a warm shower, fresh pajamas, linens and a clean bed. Offers in-house counseling, case management, and rehabilitation programs for various dependency problems.


New Orleans Men’s Mission Overnight Shelter

  • 1130 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70113

  • Phone: (504) 523-2116

  • Tickets are distributed 7 days a week 5:30-7a.m. at the intake desk or 10-11 a.m. in the day room; walk in with picture ID & current TB card.  Intake Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 4:30-5:50 p.m.; Fri. 7-7:30 p.m.; Sat. 6:30-7 p.m.; Sun. 7-7:30 p.m. Emergency shelter for men (no fee), including showers, dinner and breakfast, clothing distribution, and other services (10 p.m.-7 a.m. overnight shelter).



Odyssey House Louisiana

  • 1530 Gravier St. New Orleans, LA 70112

  • Phone: (504) 821-9211

  • Provides housing and supportive services to homeless individuals and/or families with a disability that is of such a nature that it impedes his or her ability to live independently, such as HIV/AIDS, mental illness, chronic substance abuse, or other physical disability. The applicant must be homeless for a minimum of 7 days prior to application or be a resident of a transition-housing program who was homeless a minimum of 7 days prior to entering the transitional housing.


Bridges to Self Sufficiency Transitional Housing

  • 2025 General DeGaulle Ave. New Orleans, LA 70114

  • Phone: (504) 347-0772

  • Offers 18-24-month transitional living housing program for homeless families.


Armstrong Family Services

  • 2215 Washington Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113

  • Phone: (504) 899-2995

  • Provides homeless children and their family’s transitional housing, permanent housing and case management services.


Belle Reve

  • Phone: (504) 945-9455

  • Belle Reve provides permanent and transitional housing along with full support services to adults and families living with HIV.


Food Banks:

New Orleans Mission

  • 1134 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70113

  • Phone: (504) 523-2116

  • Breakfast and lunch are served daily. Dinner is served Monday through Friday.


St. Paul Church of God in Christ

  • 1020 Forstall St. New Orleans, LA 70117

  • Phone: (504) 945-0177

  • Offers a food pantry.


St. Peter AME Church

  • 3424 Eagle St. New Orleans, LA 70118

  • Phone: (504) 866-2500

  • Pantry open only on Wednesdays.


Giving Hope

  • 13040 I-10 Service Rd. New Orleans, LA  70128

  • Phone: (504) 940-1592

  • Open Tuesdays – Fridays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. providing Hot Meals and groceries to food insecure households suffering in poverty.


Clinic/HIV/STD Testing:

Tulane Drop-In Center

  • 611 N. Rampart Street (Inside Covenant House)

  • Phone: (504) 266-5280

  • Pediatric clinic offers check-ups, immunizations, school/sports physical for youth ages 16 years old and younger on Mondays through Fridays 9AM-12PM. The Drop In Clinic is for 14-23 years old youth and offers check-ups, immunizations, HIV/STD testing, male/female exams, birth control, STD testing/treatment, health education, and pregnancy testing. The Drop In Clinic is open from Mondays through Fridays 1PM-4PM, Mondays and Wednesdays 5-8PM, and Saturdays 9AM-1PM.


New Orleans Mission

  • 1134 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70113

  • Phone: (504) 523-2116

  • Free medical services are provided by LSU’s weekly clinic. TB tests, flu shots and general checkups are given to guests and people in our community. Free prescriptions are made available at Walgreen’s with doctor’s prescription.


Brotherhood Inc.

  • 2714 Canal St. Ste. 503 New Orleans, LA 70119

  • Phone: (504) 566-7955

  • Free HIV testing Monday through Friday from 10AM-12PM and 2-4PM.


Domestic Violence Shelters:

Southeast Advocates for Family Empowerment (SAFE)

  • Phone: (985) 542-8384

  • SAFE’s emergency shelter services provide immediate shelter for victims and their children fleeing a domestic violence situation. SAFE’s Transitional Housing Program offers survivors with a safe, confidential place to live as they are making the transition out of their abusive situation.  The Transitional Housing Program is unlike an emergency shelter because it provides a home for the survivor and their children for up to one year and is a single-family apartment or house.


Metropolitan Center for Battered Women and Children

  • Phone: (504) 837-5400

  • Provides a safe haven and temporary shelter for victims of domestic violence at a confidential location.



New Orleans Mission

  • 1134 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70113

  • Phone: (504) 523-2116

  • Assists all veterans with an honorable discharge with housing opportunities, medical services and application for benefits.

Substance Abuse:

Bridge House

  • 4150 Earhart Blvd., New Orleans LA 70125

  • Phone: (504) 821-7120

  • Bridge House accepts males aged 18 and over who are able to admit to having substance abuse problems and are seeking help. The length of treatment is determined by the resident himself. An individualized treatment plan is set up for each resident in the first days of treatment. The treatment plan is created to provide the resident with the appropriate skills to facilitate his ability to develop the habits of recovery and promote positive changes and growth in recovery.


Grace House

  • 4150 Earhart Blvd., New Orleans LA 70125

  • Phone: (504) 821-7120

  • Offers 70 women residential rehabilitation services. The length of stay in our program is three months to one year. Each client’s length of stay and treatment program is determined by their individual needs and progress in treatment. Our program is designed to enhance a woman’s ability to maintain sobriety and enable her to live a productive, healthy life. Programs includes: Long Term Residential Treatment Program, Modified Therapeutic Community Model, Individual, group, and family counseling, Seeking Safety Groups, Case Management, Educational Groups, 12-Step Activities, Gorski Relapse Prevention Program, Spirituality Meetings, HIV Prevention Group, Parenting Classes, Life Skills Training, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Work Therapy.

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