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Family Resources of New OrleansFamily Resources of New Orleans - New Orleans - Welcome to Our Housing Services Website. Your One Stop Shop For Homeownership! At Family Resources of New Orleans, our mission is to enable and empower families to become self-sufficient. We accomplish this mission by providing resources that promote economic well being, affordable housing, and rebuilding sustainable communities. We are working to help low wealth families build wealth through homownership.

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A Community Voice - New Orleans - A Community Voice (ACV) is a non-profit community organization comprised of working, poor, elderly, women, children, and families. ACV provides a community voice for its members and constituencies in the everyday issues that affect their daily lives. This enables the community to bring together those who have common interests and concerns to improve the quality of their lives and those of others in the community.

After The Storm Foundation - After The Storm is a non-profit film and theater project designed to bring hope and financial aid to the children and young adults of New Orleans. A feature documentary follows a company of young, non-professional actors from New Orleans as they stage a musical play one year after the levees broke and changed their lives. The film will then be used as a springboard to launch a nationwide program encouraging high school drama students and community theaters to raise money for the established 501(c) 3. All proceeds from both the play and the film will go to After The Storm Foundation.

Alliance for Affordable Energy - The Alliance for Affordable Energy is a non-profit organization which works to create fair, affordable, environmentally responsible energy policy for Louisiana and the Nation. The Alliance also works to promote the sustainable rebuilding of our city, promoting energy efficiency, environmentally responsible building techniques and residential solar power.

American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Louisiana - administers many volunteer programs, gives thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises thousands of dollars to support its own programs as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to most Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers.

America's WETLAND Foundation - The America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) established in Louisiana, and working throughout the Gulf region, was founded in 2002 in response to a comprehensive coastal study calling on the need to alert the nation to the devastating loss of Louisiana's coastal wetlands and how their loss impacts the rest of the nation.

Baptist Community Ministries - Baptist Community Ministries (BCM) is one of the largest private foundations in Louisiana with a commitment to the greater New Orleans region and to the attainment of a more healthy community for the people living here. BCM funds programs in the following zones of interest including education, public safety, governmental oversight and more.

Build Now NOLA - New Orleans - Build Now works with homeowners to overcome the obstacles to rebuilding. We'll be with you every step of the way, from Selecting a floor-plan, to finding financing, to obtaining necessary permits, to building a new house on your lot. Let us help you get back home. Build Now, a non-profit organization, works with you to overcome the obstacles keeping you from rebuilding on your lot in New Orleans. We'll help you with everything from choosing a floor-plan to finding financing. Then we'll build your new home.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans - is a multi-program social service agency and this non-profit agency through its 60 plus programs, annually provides services to more than 50,000 men, women and children of all races, religions and cultures. Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is a 501(c)3 umbrella agency with 44 programs and three affiliated ministries delivering health and human services to the poor and vulnerable. Catholic Charities services are rooted in the eight civil parishes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, with food and nutrition services benefitting the entire state of Louisiana. Catholic Charities serves the homeless, hungry, the elderly, at-risk youth, pregnant women, individuals with developmental delays, and many more.

Coliation to Restore Coastal Louisiana - The goal of the Coalition is to reverse the pattern of net land loss in coastal Louisiana and to reestablish a sustainable balance to its geologic processes and communities. In pursuit of this goal, the Coalition advocates for the implementation of sound coastal policies and monitors coastal activities to ensure that stringent regulations and enforcement policies are maintained. Fulfilling our role as responsible stewards of Louisiana's rich coastal wetlands, we facilitate and fund actual restoration activity and work diligently to raise awareness and educate others about the importance of preserving and restoring coastal Louisiana.

Communications Workers of America - Local 3410 - New Orleans - currently represents hourly employees of AT&T, BellSouth, ADT Corporation, AVAYA and the Greater New Orleans Federal Credit Union. Our jurisdiction includes those employees in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquimines, St. Charles and St. John Parishes.

Communities In Schools of New Orleans - New Orleans - The mission of Communities In Schools of New Orleans, Inc. is to champion the connection of needed community resources with New orleans public and charter schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school and prepare for life.

Community Action Partnership - New Orleans - Community Action Agencies (CAAs) are nonprofit private and public organizations established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America's War on Poverty. Community Action Agencies help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency.

Daughters of the British Empire in Louisiana - nonprofit American society of women of British or Commonwealth birth or ancestry. The main objective of the DBE is the support of four District Homes for retired men and women of all nationalities. Members are proud to be able to provide these senior citizens with comfort and dignity in later life. Chapters and State Societies also participate in many philanthropic endeavors in their local communities, mostly with the elderly.

Family Resources of New Orleans - New Orleans - At Family Resources of New Orleans, our mission is to enable and empower families to become self-sufficient. We accomplish this mission by providing resources that promote economic well being, affordable housing, and rebuilding sustainable communities. We are working to help low wealth families build wealth through homeownership. go to: www.familyresourcesofno.org

Forgotten But Not Gone - is a CD project to raise money for ongoing hurricane relief efforts in the New Orleans area and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Many people are unaware that today, four years after Hurricane Katrina, tens of thousands of Gulf Coast Residents remain displaced from their homes. By buying this CD, you will help residents of Greater New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast in their fight to restore their homes, their dignity, and their beloved communities.

Friends of City Park - Special Events held at City Park. Become a Member of Friends of City Park. Friends of City Park is a non profit organization that was founded to help raise funds for City Park. Today, Friends of City Park’s mission is to raise funds to maintain and refurbish New Orleans City Park as a place of natural beauty, rest and renewal for the community.

Friends of West End - Chartered as a 501(c)(3) Corporation, the Friends of West End is a non-profit tasked with rebuilding the parks and other green spaces at West End. We are currently in the middle of a major fundraising campaign to restore West End Park, the historic Darlington Prismatic Fountain and create a linear wetlands park.

Future of the Gulf Coast - The America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) on September 12, 2012 released a new report, “Beyond Unintended Consequences: Adaptation for Gulf Coast Resiliency and Sustainability,” that offers 30 recommendations for Gulf Coast sustainability based on research and testimony from a series of leadership forums held in 11 communities from Texas to Florida during a 14-month period in 2011 and 2012.

GNO Info - GNOInfo trusted, online destination for Louisiana residents wherever they are get up-to-date information about what is happening in our city(s); understand what resources are available to help stabilize their lives; access critical recovery and rebuilding assistance and support; and have a voice in our communitys developing future.

Greater New Orleans Foundation - The Greater New Orleans Foundation is one of the oldest and largest philanthropic organizations in the region. Every day, the Foundation joins other foundations, nonprofit organizations, community leaders, and government officials to address the needs of the community and build consensus for solutions. Together with our family of donors, the Foundation has invested over $100 million in our region since it opened its doors over 25 years ago to respond to community needs.

Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra, The - GNOYO is dedicated to nourishing the hearts and minds of young musicians through challenging and rewarding orchestral experiences. With five orchestras meeting on both the Northshore and in New Orleans, a Summer Festival, and an Outreach Program, GNOYO provides opportunities for young musicians to develop their musical talents.

Green Project, The - a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing sustainability practices and awareness in the communities of Southeast Louisiana by encouraging and promoting environmentally responsible living through education, outreach, resale facilities and creative partnerships. The Green Project is a not-for-profit store in New Orleans., LA that collects, recycles and resells lumber, fixures and appliances. Open Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM. 2831 Marais Street.

Hurricane Katrina: Tempest in Crescent City - This web-based game recognizes local heroes that emerged during the diaster while educating its players about the essentials of disaster readiness. Tempest is meant to be a fun adventure game that also addresses meaningful, accurate and difficult historical situations.

Humane Society of Louisiana - Formed in 1988, the Humane Society of Louisiana is a private, New Orleans based nonprofit agency focusing on cruelty investigation, pet adoptions and humane education.

Infinity Initiative, The - The Infinity Initiative is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit social venture, that inspires female youth in under-served areas. Through positive youth development programs and “girl-tailored” events we help to enhance their quality of life.

Jeanie C. Linders Foundation - The mission of "There's No Place Like Home" is to facilitate the rebuilding after natural and catastrophic disasters-for families and communities who lack the resources to rebuild on their own. "TNPLH" has created a template to partner with high school and secondary career and technical schools. It is our goal to continue to support building in a cost effective way. Partnering with local communities, schools, contractors, and other civic and faith based organizations to construct and deliver our template homes.

Jefferson Parish Christmas Tree Restoration Project - Since 1991, over 750,000 Christmas trees have been recycled by using them to rebuild wetlands rather than taking up valuable landfill space. The wetlands protect developed areas against hurricane surges, provide natural treatment for storm water, and provide a rich nursery ground for fisheries. Now, a large percentage of these wetlands have been converted to open water, significantly reducing storm protection.

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans - provides counseling, services to seniors, adoption, interfaith, and volunteer opportunities in the New Orleans area. Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (JFS) is a social service agency dedicated to preserving, strengthening and enhancing the well-being and self-sufficiency of individuals and families at every stage of life.

Katrina Connection - New Orleans - News, current affairs, and networking website for hurricane Katrina or Rita survivors. Katrina Connection is a non-partisan organization and offers an ideal, more sensitive, and personalized means of resourceful post-Katrina information. The site is intended to show the struggles, strength, determination, and resiliency of all those affected by the hurricanes.

Kenner Kiwanis - Kenner - focuses on the services and activities, including Meals on Wheels, mentoring, and other community services. Men and women seeking fun, fellowship, good programs, networking and quality public service. Speakers seeking a quality audience (serious questions, loud laughter). Social agencies seeking get-it-done volunteers.

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation - Metairie - dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Lake Pontchartrain through advocacy and volunteer support. Save our Lake! As the public’s independent voice, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is dedicated to restoring and preserving the water quality, coast, and habitats of the entire Lake Pontchartrain Basin. Through coordination of restoration activities, education, advocacy, monitoring of the regulatory process, and citizen action, LPBF works in partnership with all segments of the community to reclaim the Basin for this and future generations.

Levees.Org - Public awareness campaign that metro New Orleans was destroyed by bad engineering not bad weather. The group is pushing for 8/29 Investigation, a truly independent analysis of the flood protection failures. Our mission is education and we encourage dialog. Please join us on one of these social networks, or contact us directly.

Louisiana Disaster Recovery Ministry - This website is a volunteer ministry of the United Methodist Church dedicated to serving victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Victims are asisted with rebuilding efforts for housing and other unmet needs. OUR MISSION: To repair and rebuild Louisiana homes impacted by hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Ike; aiding in the suffering of those that were uninsured or underinsured.

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities - Designed to minister to the state's educational needs and be responsive to its unique identity and character, the LEH hosts a wide array of humanities programs in addition to the regranting of federal funds. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the State of Louisiana, the LEH grants awards in open competition on the basis of clearly established criteria to guarantee programs of the highest possible intellectual value.

Louisiana Environmental Action Network - The purpose of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) is to foster cooperation and communication between individual citizens and corporate and government organizations in an effort to assess and mend the environmental problems in Louisiana. LEAN's goal is the creation and maintenance of a cleaner and healthier environment for all of the inhabitants of this state.

Louisiana Peace Corps Association, The - The Louisiana Peace Corps Association seeks out events for members of the LPCA to present on and discuss a variety of aspects of their life in the Peace Corps and help to promote a better understanding of the culture and people that they served. The Louisiana Peace Corps Association tries to provide a little something for all RPCVs. Whether you were the Peace Corps Volunteer that was always working hard at your site or the one taking a cab to the capital city every weekend to party, we've got something for you.

Make It Right - New Orleans - Make It Right builds safe, sustainable and affordable homes for working families. We aim to be a catalyst for change in the building industry in New Orleans and beyond.

New Orleans Council for Community and Justice (NOCCJ) - has been serving the Greater New Orleans area since 1943 through advocacy and educational services, including hosting an annual Awards Event for the past 66 years honoring community leaders and activists who promote respect and the value of diversity.

New Orleans Outreach - is a non-profit organization that brings the community into the schools. You can volunteer for needs that match your interests and some for as little as 1 hour a week. Find areas of need, schedules or contact them. The mission of New Orleans Outreach is to improve the quality of public education at our partner schools. We do this by linking volunteers and community resources through programs that respond to the needs of each school. New Orleans Outreach gives public school students access to meaningful experiences that increase academic success, develop skills, and inspire them to participate fully in community life.

North Rampart Community Center - In May 2007, a board of directors was formed from the United Methodist Church and the Community-at-large to incorporate what is now called the North Rampart Community Center (NRCC). The NRCC is now an approved nonprofit organization with the Advance for Community Centers with the designation for NRCC dated May 21, 2007.

Office of Community Services - New Orleans - The mission of the Office of Community Services is to work in partnership with states, communities, and other agencies to provide a range of human and economic development services and activities which ameliorate the causes and characteristics of poverty and otherwise assist persons in need. The aim of these services and activities is to increase the capacity of individuals and families to become self-sufficient, to revitalize communities, and to build the stability and capacity of children, youth, and families so that they become able to create their own opportunities.

One Book One New Orleans - New Orleans - The Young Leadership Council (YLC) is very pleased to announce the sixth year of One Book One New Orleans, a community building project for the Greater New Orleans area. During a five-week reading period this fall, beginning in late August, the YLC will encourage everyone age 16 and above in the Greater New Orleans area to share a common experience of reading the same book at the same time.

Ouachita River Foundation - The Foundation Is a 501 (c) (3) orginization officially formed and legally filed with the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office on November 13, 1995. The purpose of this organization is to raise an awareness of and work closely with the community, government, and industry to conserve both the scenic beauty and habitat of the Ouachita River and nearby waterways.

Providence Community Housing - Our mission is to foster healthy, diverse and vibrant communities by developing, operating and advocating for affordable, mixed-income housing, supportive services and employment opportunities for individuals, families, seniors and people with special needs. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, representatives from local faith-based organizations came together to see how they might use their joint talents, experience and resources to help address the critical need for affordable and supportive housing in southern Louisiana.

Restore the Gulf - The official Federal government site for restoring the Gulf after the oil spill off the coast of Southern Louisiana. The Task Force was formed to build on the ongoing spill response and natural resource damage assessment effort, as well as achieve overall recovery for the gulf, and is comprised of federal and state leaders and informed by stakeholders in the region. President Obama appointed EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, a New Orleans native, chair of the Task Force.

Restore the Gulf - The “Be the One” effort intends to galvanize the nation around the cause of coastal restoration in order to demand that government leaders address this critical issue. By signing this petition, you add your name to the list of Americans demanding full funding and sustainable implementation of a plan for the restoration of the Gulf of Mexico, its coastlines and its wetlands.

Rotary Club of New Orleans Riverbend - New Orleans - The mission of Rotary International is to provide humanitarian service to others, to promote high ethical standards and to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.  The youngest Rotary Club in New Orleans (chartered May 2010); the only club in the area that meets in the evening. Please check online for information on membership.

Rotary Club of Slidell Northshore - Slidell - founded in 1984 and holds weekly meetings. Rotary's motto for this year is "Building Communities, Bridging Continents" as selected by Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith. We’d be delighted to have you join us at our weekly meeting.

Save Our Cemeteries, Inc - New Orleans - dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the historic cemeteries of Louisiana. Sign up for their newsletters or learn about preservation. Save Our Cemeteries, Inc., founded in 1974, is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the historic cemeteries of Louisiana, and to fostering a public appreciation for the architectural and cultural value of these cemeteries.

Shared Housing of New Orleans - New Orleans - We keep elderly and/or disabled out of Nursing Homes who do not want to or need to be there, by matching them with pre-screened Homeseekers. There is an exchange of Housing for light housekeeping and companionship. No money is exchanged.

Sisters of Saint Joseph Federation - The Sisters of Saint Joseph were among the first Catholic communities to be founded for the ordinary woman. They were not wealthy or educated and worked to support themselves especially by making lace, a common trade in that region of France. Today, those who are attracted to this still live among the people and offer their lives in love and service.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, The - New Orleans - is an international Catholic organization of lay men and women who seek, in a spirit of justice and charity and by a personal involvement, to help those who are suffering. In the Greater New Orleans area, they have over 70 conferences, 4 thrift stores, a shelter, and a transitional house.

St. Anna's Residence - St. Anna’s Residence, located in the historic Garden District of New Orleans, is a non-profit, non-denominational nursing home founded in 1850 – a home in the finest sense of the word, where tradition is moving into the future with love and care. Our mission is to provide a superior haven for the elderly, where needs including security, love, fellowship, spiritual nourishment, health care, recreation and a feeling of community and family can be met without a loss of independence, dignity or self-respect.

Terrytown Civic Association - Terrytown - Terrytown Civic Association is the voice of the residents with local government officials and police. Working to improve Terrytown's Quality of Life.

The New Orleans Jewish Community Center - New Orleans - The New Orleans Jewish Community Center is a state-of-the-art fitness center and pool, a pillar of New Orleans early childhood education, a fun-filled summer day camp and so much more. It is a place for adults to take an exercise class, an art class or dance class. A place for children and teens to experience learning through enrichment classes, sports leagues, family activities and summer camps. The JCC is a Jewish place, built on Jewish values.

Total Community Action Inc - Services include early childhood development, energy assistance, weatherization, job counseling and guidance, transportation for the elderly and disabled, commodity distribution, individual and family development accounts, homeless prevention, low income free tax preparation assistance (VITA), Family Matters - program for unwed parents, and youth work experience.

Tour Guides Association of Greater New Orleans, Inc. - The mission of the Tour Guides Association of Greater New Orleans, Inc. is to represent, promote and protect the common interests of licensed tour guides in the Greater New Orleans. We have nearly 300 guides, all licensed by the City of New Orleans. We strive to improve the tour industry and assure that each and every visitor to the Greater New Orleans area returns home with a high-quality and memorable guest experience!

Training, Resource and Assistive Technology Center (TRAC) - New Orleans - The University of New Orleans Training, Resource and Assistive-technology Center (TRAC) provides quality services to persons with disabilities, rehabilitation professionals, educators and employers. Established in 1986, this program has grown and responded to the changing needs of the community. Also Conference/meeting Rooms for community organizations.

Trinity Christian Community - New Orleans - Trinity Christian Community is a place of peace and hope for those who are. those most vulnerable. This involves helping teaching the value and more.

United States Dept of Justice~Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website - This Web site is provided as a public service by the U.S. Department of Justice ("the Department"). Using this Web site, interested members of the public have access to and may search participating state Web site public information regarding the presence or location of offenders, who, in most cases, have been convicted of sexually-violent offenses against adults and children and certain sexual contact and other crimes against victims who are minors. The public can use this Web site to educate themselves about the possible presence of such offenders in their local communities.

Voice of the Wetlands - has initiated a number of organizational, awareness and fundraising activities, all with a music and local culture theme to help raise awareness to the crisis of wetlands loss and coastal erosion. Voice of the Wetlands takes an active role in driving awareness to restore the wetlands from a local to a national level. The organization prides itself in maintaining a mission that addresses all aspects, causes and solutions. Voice of the Wetlands is the only wetlands restoration and preservation organization comprised of members who were born and raised and continue to live in the communities created from Louisiana's wetlands.

We are the Lord’s Hands and Feet Inc. - Louisiana - We are the Lord’s Hands and Feet Center, Inc.’s purpose is to provide outreach programs to those in the community by providing spiritual resources through programs conducted to promote self-sufficiency and independence. We serve locations all over Louisiana so check us out online for more information.

Wish Upon a Hero - Wish Upon A Hero is a website that brings together people to help grant wishes big and small. No wish is too large, no hero is too small. This is a one of a kind service designed to connect those in need with people that can truly change their lives. Sign up and post a Wish or become a Hero today. Everyone can help anyone.

Women of the Storm - Women of the Storm is not a lobbying organization. The mission is to draw the attention of Congress, media and opinion leaders to the needs of New Orleans, South Louisiana and the entire Gulf Coast. The organization takes no position on specific legislation. Since its inception, Women of the Storm has conducted educational tours, offering data and personal stories to Congress (57 senators, 149 representatives), foundations (Robertson, Rockefeller, Kaiser, etc.), and businesses (Time Inc., Bloomberg, Google, YouTube, etc.).
 

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