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What do we mean by “Get Help/Give Help”?

The Renaudin Foundation brings people together – we facilitate relationships between those in need and those with the ability to help. We connect the service with the need. Sometimes that need is a product. Sometimes it’s advice or an introduction. Often, it’s a monetary donation or other financial assistance.


If you need help or if you can help, please contact us.


Many Americans are hurting right now, financially, mentally and physically. There are organizations whose mission is to help and are waiting to hear from you. 

Crisis Hotlines

NAMI New Orleans, National Alliance of Mental Health, New Orleans. Family Support, Family-to-Family and Peer-to-Peer programs, Plus, Education and Training. Now conducting virtual groups.
1 (504) 896-2345

The Keep Calm Through COVID crisis phone line is available 24/7. 1 (866) 310-7977

24/7 VIA Link Cope Line
(504) 269-COPE (504-269-2673)
or 1 (800) 749-2673
chat with a crisis counselor 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Mon.-Fri. by going to

24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1 (800) 273-8255 chat with a crisis counselor 1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Mon.-Fri. En Español: 1 (888) 628-9454  Deaf/hard of hearing: 1 (800) 799-4889

24/7 Crisis Text Line
Text NAMI to 741741

24/7 Veterans Crisis Line
1 (800) 273.8255 (Press 1)

National Human Trafficking Hotline
1 (888) 373-7888 (TTY: 711)

National Domestic Violence Hotline, 24-hour Hotline
1 (800) 799-SAFE (7233)

National Runaway Safeline, 24 hour Hotline
1 (800) RUNAWAY (786-2929)

Trans Lifeline, for those who are transgender or
gender questioning. Available 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. everyday.
1 (877) 565-8860 | 

Crisis Services

JPHSA After-Hours Crisis Services, serving Jefferson Parish
(504) 832-5123 

MHSD (Metropolitan Human Services District) Crisis Response Team, serving Orleans, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard Parishes
(504) 826-2675

Veterans Administration Outpatient Psychiatry
1 (800) 935.8387

Grief-Related Needs

Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force

A full list of mental health resources and treatment options is available through NAMI (National Alliance for Mental illness) New Orleans and can be found here

Family Crisis Services

For assistance in escaping unhealthy relationships

New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter
Emergency and transitional housing for women with children and pregnant women, access to supportive services 2020 S. Liberty St. New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 522-9340 or

Metro Centers for Community Advocacy
Emergency and transitional housing for victims of domestic violence, (location confidential), access to supportive services 24/7 Crisis Hotline (504) 837-5400

Hagar’s House
Shelter for women and children, access to supportive services. Trans inclusive. Call for an appointment (504) 210-5064

Family Service of Greater New Orleans
Counseling services for individuals, couples, families, and children 2515 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 822-0800 and 

Affordable Counseling

These organizations offer services at little or no cost based on a person’s household income:

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans
Counseling services for individuals, couples,
families, and children of all faiths. 3300 W. Esplanade Ave., Ste. 603, Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 831-8475 and

Celebration Hope Center
Individual and family counseling services offered to those who have experienced trauma and for those with co-occurring disorders. 1901-B Airline Dr., Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 833-4673 and 

Loyola Center for Counseling and Education (LCCE)
Counseling services for individuals, couples, families, and children. Loyola University, Mercy Hall, Second Floor 2020 Calhoun St., New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 864-7858 or

Louisiana Workforce Commission’s guide to COVID-19 unemployment

New Orleans Business Alliance Relief Fund for gig-economy workers (including rideshare drivers, musicians, arena workers, and festival production staff) 

Coronavirus Job Opportunities

New Orleans Career Center
provides high-quality, industry-informed, career and technical education training, credentialing, and support for successful high school transition, post-secondary placement, and persistence. 

Entergy has developed a great resource guide for small businesses, including information on Paycheck Protection Program loans, employee retention tax credits and the Louisiana Main Street Recovery Program

The City of New Orleans’ NOLA Ready guide for businesses, including a list of SBA lenders in the area, small business loans and grants, as well as constantly updated information on safe reopening policies

Southeastern Louisiana Legal Services is providing free civil legal aid for low-income individuals and families in navigating unemployment claims, rental and mortgage assistance, tenant’s rights, veterans legal issues, domestic violence victim support and many more. Learn more here.

Learn more about tenant’s rights and eviction and late fee protections here

Information on rental payment assistance and other housing needs in Jefferson Parish through Jefferson Community Action Programs here.


The Salvation Army: Emergency and transitional housing, access to supportive services Intake: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 4500 S. Claiborne Ave. New Orleans, LA 70125 (504) 899-4569

The New Orleans Mission: Emergency overnight shelter, access to supportive services Intake: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 1130 Oretha Castle Haley New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 523-2116

The Ozanam Inn: Emergency overnight men’s only shelter, access to supportive services Intake: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 843 Camp St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 523-1184

Covenant House: Shelter for youth 16-22 years old 611 N. Rampart St. New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 584-1111 22 23

Public Housing opportunities:
New Orleans- Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) (504) 670-3446

Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish: (504) 347-4381

Permanent Supportive Housing: Affordable housing with supportive services. Must be low income and have chronic disability with MHR/ ACT services, an eligible OAAS/ OCDD waiver, or Ryan White services. Obtain an application: 1450 Poydras St., Ste. 1133 New Orleans, LA 70112 1 (844) 698-9075 (toll free) 

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity provides a path to affordable homeownership for low-income individuals and families. To schedule an appointment call (504)861-2077 or visit their website at

UNITY of Greater New Orleans provides housing/services to homeless adults and families. Check the Homeless Resource Directory on their website  (504) 821-4496 ext. 0  Walk-ins welcome at Travelers Aid Society (see below) 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Mon-Fri. UNITY’s Welcome Home Program (504) 899-4589 Mobile outreach for homeless persons in Greater New Orleans

Travelers Aid Society: Immediate assistance/crisis counseling, housing assistance, access to supportive services 1530 Gravier St. New Orleans, LA 70112 (Old VA Hospital) (504) 412-3700
ext. 153952

Assuring Destinations: Shared living for adults. 1 (844) 932-7787 ext. 4

Ciara Independent Living Program: Shared housing and independent living for adults living with mental illness. 1416 Dante St. New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 524-8394 or (504) 861-0643

City of New Orleans Shelter and Engagement Center: Low barrier shelter for adults (no need to have ID, be sober, or arrive/leave by a certain time) with access to supportive services. Limited space for pets. 1530 Gravier St. New Orleans, LA 70112 (Old VA Hospital) (504) 517-1815

Utility Payment Assistance

Resources for Entergy customers for payment assistance and relief including LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) (504) 324-8609.

Veterans living anywhere in Louisiana could be eligible for temporary financial assistance for rent and utility payments because of COVID-19, based on household income requirements. For information contact Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana at 504-483-3558.

Free walk-up COVID-19 testing locations in New Orleans

Latest updates on the coronavirus from Ochsner

City of New Orleans’ guidelines for safe reopening

Free or low-cost primary healthcare services for families

Health Care for the Homeless: Provides primary care to adults regardless of ability to pay. Also offers dental services to adults and children on a sliding scale fee. Accepts appointments or walk-ins. 2222 Simon Bolivar Ave. 2nd Floor, New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 658-2585 

Daughters of Charity provides primary care, pediatrics, women’s health (OB/GYN) and prenatal care, behavioral health, dental, and eye care. Accepts appointments or walk-ins from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 3201 S. Carrolton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 207-3060

Common Ground Health Clinic provides free primary care, pediatrics, lab work, behavioral health, and women’s health (OB/GYN). Services available in Spanish. 1400 Teche St., Algiers, LA 70114 (504) 361-9800

JeffCare (Part of Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority) Offers primary care for infants, children, adolescents, and adults. East Jefferson 3616 S. I-10 Service Rd. W. Suite 100, Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 838-5257
West Jefferson 5001 W. Bank Expressway Suite 100, Marrero, LA 70072 (504) 349-8833



Real-time map with information on food and meal distribution sites in New Orleans

Pandemic-EBT Program: The P-EBT program, administered by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), will provide families with $285 in total benefits per child that can be used to defray the cost of groceries. DCFS will issue qualifying families a P-EBT
debit card that must be used within 365 days. Standard EBT guidelines apply.

Second Harvest Food Bank– information available to find the nearest food pantry though United Way’s 211 system for the New Orleans / Northshore / Bayou / Lake Charles regions. In Acadiana, dial 337-232-HELP. Visit their website.

More information on food distribution resources in Jefferson Parish through Jefferson Parish Community Action Programs


Looking to help others? The Renaudin Foundation is your conduit to helping the individuals and organizations in our community that need your support. We would love to partner with you. Contact Renaudin Foundation to discuss ways we can help our community together. Please contact our partner organizations directly for donation opportunities.