Recent news has highlighted the problem of homelessness in New Orleans. When people are approached by someone who is homeless, they can experience a number of feelings, including: compassion, fear, helplessness, anger, confusion and sadness. Many want to help, but are not sure what is the best way to go about it.
An option, which we recommend, is to refer the homeless to the New Orleans Mission. To make it easier, you may print out the coupon below and give it to the homeless person. We serve three delicious and nourishing meals a day. We also offer shelter and counseling. By doing this, you are giving someone the option of changing their lives and are not enabling them in continuing in the difficult life of homelessness.
All of our services are offered to the homeless at no charge. We are able to do this because we are supported by the local community who helps us change lives.
In addition to food, shelter and counseling, we also offer:
- Medical clinics twice (Tuesday and Thursday) a week that are provided by LSU and Tulane Medical Schools. We also have an agreement with Walgreens to help provide non-narcotic medication.
- A clothes closet that provides clean clothes. These clothes are donated by our supporters.
- Work and life skills training.
According to David Bottner, Executive Director of the New Orleans Mission, “In order to resolve the issue of homelessness in our community, we, as a society, must recognize homelessness as a problem and work to provide solutions by supporting those organizations best equipped to assist these vulnerable people.”
We appreciate everyone who supports us in helping homeless people find a new life.