Situated near New Orleans' prominent Pontchartrain Expressway is a 100-year-old building in the midst of major changes. New Orleans Mission, a 30,000-square-foot facility that houses 300 men and women struggling with homelessness and addiction, is in the process of being rehabilitated, thanks in part to a $500,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from Fifth District Savings Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas). Read More
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A hot meal topped off with a Christmas gift left priceless smiles on the faces of hundreds of needy children, as they and others less fortunate were fed at the New Orleans Mission on Tuesday (Dec. 20).
Thanks to donated food and extra staffing from Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts, about 1,000 meals were served at the mission on Baronne Street near downtown New Orleans.
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Troy Duhon, one of our board members, and also a major supporter of the New Orleans Mission sent out this email: Read More
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Over the past few months, 64 people have walked into a police station in St. Tammany Parish to seek help for an drug addiction -- and received it. They have done so under a new program called "Operation Angel," which aims to treat drug addiction as a disease instead of a crime.
Launched on the North Shore on May 2, the program lets addicts seek help from police and turn in their drugs without fear of arrest. It was developed about a year ago by the Police Department in Gloucester, Mass., and is now being used by more than 100 law enforcement agencies in 23 states. The agencies in St. Tammany are the first in Louisiana to participate.
A fundraiser was scheduled Wednesday night (Sept. 14) at Dakota Restaurant, 629 U.S. 190, Covington, to raise money for the local Operation Angel effort. There is no cost for admission to the event.
"When we brought the 64 people to the mission, they didn't ask for a penny," Lentz said. "I think it is only proper that we try to raise some money for them so they can keep doing the great work that they have been doing. They are saving lives."
We were blessed to receive a $100,000 grant from an anonymous donor through The Catholic Foundation, Archdiocese of New Orleans. Read More
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