The percentage of homeless women in New Orleans has increased by 66 percent since 2012. The New Orleans Mission is addressing this statistic to positively impact homelessness in New Orleans.
“These women are the most vulnerable of our homeless population,” said David Bottner, executive director for the New Orleans Mission. “Of the homeless women in New Orleans, 92 percent have been abused sexually or physically. The problem is deeper than meets the eye, and it is our duty to help them.
Currently, the New Orleans Mission offers 32 beds for women in the city of New Orleans.
Future plans include expanding the women's program to 100 beds, which will be located on a portion of the Northshore campus.