Social Services

As part of our Holistic Defense practice, our work doesn’t stop at the courtroom door. We work with clients to address their specific, and often significant, needs, both in and out of jail, and connect them to community services to help facilitate a successful re-entry into the community.

Shelters  -  Substance Abuse  -  Employment  -  Behavior/ Medical Care  -  Education  -  Support Services 

Below is a comprehensive list of community resources and various agencies:

 

Shelters

Covenant House
Shelter for homeless youth ages 16-21.
(504) 584-1111
611 N. Rampart, New Orleans, LA 70112
www.covenanthouseno.org

New Orleans Mission
Overnight shelter for men and women.
(504) 523-2116
1130 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113
www.neworleansmission.org

Ozanam Inn
Emergency shelter for men.
(504) 523-1184
843 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130
www.ozanaminn.org

Salvation Army
Emergency shelter for men, women, and children.
(504) 899-4596
4526 S. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115

Unity of Greater New Orleans
Program to assist homeless individuals find housing. Also refers to other programs.
Hotline: 888-821-4542, (504) 899-4589
2407 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70113
www.unitygno.org

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Addiction Recovery Services of New Orleans
Intensive outpatient and residential addiction programs, as well as Ambulatory Detox. No referrals necessary.
By appointment only. Private pay and private insurance accepted.
(504) 780-2766
4993 Wabash St., Metairie, LA 70001
www.arrno.org

Bethel Colony Transformation
Drug addiction treatment program. Call for phone interview and admittance information.
(504) 943-0456
4114 Old Gentilly Rd., New Orleans, LA 70126

Bridge House
Residential substance abuse treatment programs. Includes vocational training, resume training, and job assistance.
(504) 522-4475 ext. 1027 or 1043
4150 Earhart Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70125
www.bridgehouse.org

Gateway Recovery System
Residential substance abuse treatment for veterans (6 months) and civilian males (60 days).
(504) 368-9935
4103 Lac Couture Dr., Harvey, LA 70058

Greenpath International, Inc.
Outpatient, holistic substance abuse treatment program, mental health treatment, and case management.
(504) 827-2928
411 S. Broad St., New Orleans, LA 70119
www.gpaddiction.org

Living Witness Church of God in Christ, Inc – Nehemiah Restoration Program
Faith-based, 6-month, boot-camp style substance abuse treatment program with transitional housing component.
(504) 524-2959
1528 Oretha Castley Haley Blvd., New Orleans 70113

Narcotics Anonymous
Group classes to deal with and end addiction to narcotics held 7 days a week. Call for meeting locations.
(504) 899-6262 (helpline), (504) 883-8228 (Freedom helpline), (504)889-8840 (Unity helpline), (504) 391-2440 (West Jefferson), 877-554-8308 (Northshore)
www.noana.org or www.nsafa.org

Odyssey House
Inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment for men and women. Transitional housing program for people who are HIV positive.
(504) 821-9211
1125 N. Tonti, New Orleans, LA 70119
www.ohlinc.org

Pyramid House
Transitional housing for individuals suffering with severe, persistent mental illness, addictive disorders, and/or chronic homelessness.
(504) 827-2708
1933 Ursuline Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116
www.prwi.org

Timothy House
Transitional housing program for individuals with addictive disorders.
(504) 821-1151
2229 Ursuline Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119
www.timothyhouse.bbnow.org/index.php

 

EMPLOYMENT

Café Reconcile Youth Workforce Development Program
Worforce development for youth ages 16-22.
(504) 568-1157
1631 Oretha C Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113
http://reconcileneworleans.org/

JOB 1 – Goodwill Industries of Southeast Louisiana
One-stop employment center for youth, adults, and dislocated workers.
(504) 456-2622 
3400 Tulane Ave., Suite 1000, New Orleans, LA 70119
http://www.goodwillno.org/services/job1.htm

LA Green Corps
Environmental job training programs for youth and adults 18 and older.
(504) 613-4661
3616 Baudin St., New Orleans, LA 70119
http://www.lagreencorps.org/

Liberty’s Kitchen
Job training program for at-risk youth in restaurant, food, and service industries.
(504) 822-4011
422 S. Broad St., New Orleans, LA 70119
http://www.libertyskitchen.org/

Total Community Action
Provides community services including partnership with JOB 1 for job preparation and referral and youth development services.
(504) 827-0334
1420 S. Jeff Davis Pkwy., New Orleans, LA 70125
http://www.tca-nola.org/

Villaloblos Rescue Center
Pit Bull Rescue Program. Call for volunteer opportunities.
(504) 948-4505
4525 N. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117
http://www.vrcpitbull.net/dog/

 

Behavioral and Medical Health Care Services

Common Ground Health Clinic
Adult primary health care services. Social Work services available. By appointment only.
(504) 361-9800, Toll-Free 877-361-9801, Administration (504) 365-8800
1400 Teche St., New Orleans (Algiers), LA 70114
www.commongroundclinic.org

Central City Health Clinic
Pediatric and adult primary health care services available. Walk-In or call for appointment.
(504) 571-1607
2222 Simon Bolivar Ave., 1st Floor, New Orleans, LA 70113

Daughter of Charity Health Center – Carrollton
Pediatric, adult, adolescent and geriatric primary health care services, mental health care services, and dental health services. Appointments and Walk-In (if available).
(504) 207-3060
3201 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125
www.dcsno.org

Daughter of Charity Health Center – Metairie
Pediatric, adult, and women's primary health care services available. Discounted pharamacy. Appointments and Walk-In (if established patient).
(504) 482-0084, (504) 482-2080
111 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, LA 70001
www.dcsno.org

Daughter of Charity Health Center – Saint Cecilia (Bywater)
Pediatric, adult, adolescent and geriatric primary health and dental care services. Appointments and Walk-In (if available).
(504) 941-6041, Pharmacy (504) 207-6287, Dental (504) 941-6067
1030 Lesseps St., New Orleans, LA 70117
www.thedcsno.org

Depaul Tulane Hospital
In-patient psychiatric hospital.
(504) 899-8282
1040 Calhoun St., New Orleans, LA 70118

Family Services of Greater New Orleans
Mental and behavioral health services including counseling, anger management, substance abuse, sex offender, domestic violence, victims of criminal acts, active parenting and child in crisis. Services available on the Eastbank, Westbank, and St. Bernard.
(504) 271-3781
www.fsgno.org

Healthcare for the Homeless
Primary medical care and dental care services for the homeless only. By appointment only.
(504) 658-2785
2222 Simon Bolivar Ave., New Orleans, LA 70113
www.nola.gov/RESIDENTS/Health-Department/Homeless-Healthcare/

LSU Interim Hospital
Public Level 1 Trauma Center
(504) 903-3000 or 800-256-2311
2021 Perdido St., New Orleans, LA 70112
www.mclno.org

LSU Medical Home Clinic
Primary health care for adults and children.
(504) 903-2373 for appointments
1400 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70113

LSU Urgent Care
Walk-in urgent care services.
(504) 903-0564
2025 Gravier St., New Orleans, LA 70119

Metropolitan Human Services District
Outpatient mental health services for adults including crisis counseling, medications, and addictive disorders in 7 locations in Orleans, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines Parishes.
Access Center – Chartres-Pontchartrain
(504) 568-3130
719 Elysian Fields, New Orleans, LA 70117
http://www.mhsdla.org/home/

NHS Human Services
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) provider to those with persistent and chronic mental illness and those involved in the criminal justice system.
504-302-1323
2601 Tulane Ave, 9thFloor
New Orleans, LA 70119
http://www.nhsonline.org/services/louisiana.html

Odyssey House Health Clinic
Primary health care for adults. Mental health services focused on addiction recovery for adults.
(504) 378-7816 Clinic, (504) 821-9211 Odyssey House
1125 N. Tonti St., New Orleans, LA 70119
www.ohlinc.org/medical-clinic

Pyramid House
Transitional housing for individuals suffering with severe, persistent mental illness, addictive disorders, and/or chronic homelessness.
(504) 827-2708
1933 Ursuline Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116
www.prwi.org

Tulane University Drop-In Clinic
Primary health care services for individuals up to age 23. Behavioral health services for individuals ages 18-23.
(504) 584-1112
611 N. Rampart St. (inside the Covenant House)
New Orleans, LA 70116
www.tulane.edu/som/dropin

 

Education

Delgado Community College
(504) 671-5000
615 City Park Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119
www.dcc.edu

First Grace United Methodist Church
Free English and Spanish classes.
(504) 488-0856
3401 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119
www.firstgraceumc.org/ourstory.html

Job 1 Business and Career Solutions Center
Call for information on educational services provided.
     Mid-City
          (504) 658-4500, (504) 658-4547 (Youth Career Center)
          3400 Tulane Avenue, 2ndFloor, New Orleans, LA 70119
     Algiers
          (504) 658-4580
          3520 General De Gaulle Dr., Suite 1030, New Orleans, LA 70114
          www.nola.gov/BUSINESSES/Job-1/

New Orleans Job Corps Center
No-cost program that helps young people ages 16-24 improve the quality of their lives through career, technical, and academic training.
(504) 484-3501
8825 Airline Hwy., New Orleans, LA 70118
http://neworleans.jobcorps.gov/home.aspx

New Orleans Providing Literacy to All Youth (NOPLAY)
GED and basic literacy instruction for out-of-school youth and adults ages 16 and older from Greater New Orleans.
(504) 658-9221
1604 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113 (classes held at 139 S. Broad St.)
www.youthempowermentproject.org/programs.html

YMCA Educational Services (YES)
Instruction to adults ages 16 and older in reading, math, and language. Call for information on becoming a student.
(504) 596-3842
219 Loyola Avenue (CBD - New Orleans Public Library), 3rd Floor, New Orleans, LA 70112
2514 Washington Avenue (Central City at Harmony Oaks), New Orleans, LA 70115
www.ymcaneworleans.org/FindYourY/YMCAEducationalServicesAdultLiteracy.aspx

NOLA Youth Map
Created by the youth of New Orleans, www.nolayouthmap.com, is an easy to use online tool for the youth and adults of the city to find information on local services and resources available in their neighborhoods and in the greater New Orleans area.

 

Supportive Services

Harry Thompson Center @ St. Joseph Rebuild Center
Support services include: showers, laundry, phone room, restroom, and medical services. Walk-In for services.
(504) 273-5547, (504) 273-5577
1803 Gravier St., New Orleans, LA 70112
www.stjosephchurch-no.org/rebuild.htm

St. Jude Community Center
Support services include: food, case management, rent and utilities assistance. Call for service times and to schedule appointments for case management.
(504) 522-8825
400 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70112

Tulane University Drop-In Center
Support and outreach services to homeless and marginally housed adolescents ages 14-23. Call for information on locations and services.
(504) 327-6667 - Outreach
www.tulane.edu/som/dropin

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