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Though we are not all at fault, we are all responsible 

From the beginning, NOLA FOR LIFE engaged partners from every sector to change the culture of violence that keeps our young men from reaching their potential. Our citizens, criminal justice experts, thought leaders, service providers, businesses and celebrities are investing in keeping New Orleans safe. 

APEX Youth Center

APEX Youth Center offers teens and youth a safe, positive atmosphere and focuses on supportive programming for New Orleans youth ages 5 to 12. APEX provides mentor training for teens and young adults, as well as evening and daytime activities. The APEX facility encourages positive interaction amongst small groups to promote strong relationships and prevent violence and conflict. The APEX Youth Center also provides computer access, homework help, tutoring, and indoor as well as outdoor sports and recreation. 

Bethel Colony South

Bethel Colony South is a treatment facility established to help adults struggling with substance abuse. Both men and women are offered the help necessary to turn their lives around. Bethel Colony South provides meals, a supportive environment, and helps create a positive outlook for those in difficult situations.  

Boys Town Louisiana, Inc

Boys Town Louisiana, Inc. works to reunite children with their families and find foster homes for children without parents. Since 1989, Boys Town Louisiana has been working with struggling families and neglected children through a variety of Integrated Continuum of Care services. This work is rooted in their unwavering belief that every family has the possibility to succeed.  

Cafe Reconcile

Cafe Reconcile is committed to putting an end to generational poverty and violence in New Orleans. Café Reconcile was founded on the principle that the power of reconciliation can help our community overcome poverty. This program assists in job training, as well as providing skill sets for at or high-risk New Orleans youth living in economically depressed communities. Café Reconcile believes that as long as young people have the desire to break the cycle, there are services available to aid them in their journey. 

CASA New Orleans

CASA New Orleans works toward fulfilling society’s most fundamental obligation: ensuring that adults will fight and protect a child’s right to be safe. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children) New Orleans consists of volunteers who have been appointed by the courts and trained to advocate for neglected and abused children in foster care and family court systems. 

Communities in Schools of Greater New Orleans

Communities in Schools surrounds students with a community of support to stay in school and achieve their dreams. Communities in Schools works with school coordinators to connect students and families in critical situations to resources tailored to their immediate needs. Connecting students with a caring adult provides them with a healthy relationship as well as decreases dropout rates. Communities in Schools believes that by helping students succeed in life and school, they are helping to build a stronger America.

Community Service Center

Community Service Center was started by a group of volunteers who witnessed too many previous inmates return to jail. These volunteers recognized that employment alone would not help those reentering to society. They determined that ex-offenders needed to be surrounded by their families and communities while they continued to readjust and rebuild a new, stable life. Community Service Center offers programs and services to ex-offenders and their families including: case management, emergency assistance, and support groups. 

Covenant House New Orleans

Covenant House helps to provide homeless youth and young adults with shelter, as well as services to abandoned, trafficked, and exploited youth. Covenant House is comprised of three core services: Street Outreach, Crisis Care and Rights of Passage. These core services translate to in-house programs like healthcare, educational support, GED preparation, and job training. 

Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA)

Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA) provides substance abuse prevention, education, referral and assessment services in both English and Spanish. The mission of CADA is to promote safe and healthy individuals and communities throughout Greater New Orleans, by preventing the abuse of alcohol, drugs and other substances. 

Delgado Community College Workforce Development

Delgado's Workforce Development and Technical Education Unit seeks to promote personal, professional, and economic development through initiatives designed to maintain a skilled workforce, and enhance the quality of life on local, regional, national, and international levels. Through comprehensive initiatives, Workforce Development and Technical Education will allow employers to retrain, upgrade, and attract a skilled workforce pool to our region.

Each One Save One

Each One Save One is an organization that provides volunteer mentors across Greater New Orleans dedicated to empowering children. Each One Save One has been working to recruit, screen, train, and support mentors since 1994. Each One Save One mentors commit to support one child a year and give one hour per week toward mentoring activity. 

Exodus House

Exodus House works to help individuals become productive members of society by focusing on a three-prong cure: spiritual, economic, and domestic empowerment. Exodus House helps connect at-risk citizens to employment opportunities, helps develop leadership ability, and fosters self-sufficiency. 

Family Center of Hope

Family Center of Hope provides social and educational services to families from a faith-based perspective. This center works to address violence in the community, drug use, school dropouts, and other family centered issues. Family Center of Hope provides services such as case management, individual counseling, group counseling, anger management, conflict resolution, life skills and job readiness. 

Family Service of Greater New Orleans

Family Service of Greater New Orleans strengthens the emotional health of families and individuals, while fostering self-sufficiency amongst families. Family Service staff members are trained in marriage and family therapy, social work, counseling skills, training and community education. With four locations throughout the New Orleans area, Family Service works to be accessible, helping families across communities. 

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana, Inc.

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana, Inc. works to contribute to their community in three divisions: contracts, retail, and workforce development; each helping a different sector. Goodwill’s Workforce Development provides employment for individuals who are homeless or have a disability. Goodwill’s Ex-offender Generation 5 Re-entry Program provides a training program for citizens who have been released for from a Louisiana correctional institution. 

JOB1 Business and Career Solutions

JOB1 Business and Career Solutions is a division of the City’s Office of Workforce Development that provides employers with a skilled workforce and links job seekers to employment that leads to self-sufficiency. JOB1 provides employment and training services federally funded through the Workforce Investment Act. 

Liberty's Kitchen

Liberty’s Kitchen works to provide food-service and life skills training to New Orleans youth, ages 16-24. The Youth Development Program teaches young people how to succeed at work by teaching leadership, occupational and employability skills. Liberty’s Kitchen offers case management, job placement assistance, and an overall supportive environment. This provider is working to provide employment opportunities while inserting healthy food options and ideas to the community. 

Limitless Vistas, Inc.

Limitless Vistas, Inc. works to create employment opportunities in the environmental industry for disconnected youth. Limitless Vistas provides pathways to successful careers, through high-quality technical certification classes, on-site experience, and community service opportunities. Limitless Vistas is also in tune with the community’s needs; providing wetland restoration programs and organic horticulture programs. 

Louisiana Center for Children's Rights

Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights defends the rights of children to ensure fairness, dignity, and opportunity throughout Louisiana. By providing resources and training for public defenders in the Louisiana juvenile justice system, Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights works through various projects to empower and support the youth of Louisiana. 

Louisiana Green Corps

Louisiana Green Corps, established in 2008, provides green job training to unemployed, under-employed, or court involved New Orleans and Jefferson Parish residents. Louisiana Green Corps works to preserve New Orleans neighborhoods, respect integrity of local culture and community, and provides an opportunity for individuals to be greater than their court record. 

Metropolitan Human Services District

Metropolitan Human Services District serves uninsured or Medicaid eligible residents of Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard Parishes. Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD) works to ensure that people with mental illness and addictive disorders have access to high quality and accurate services, as well as compassionate and comprehensive support.

New Orleans Job Corps

New Orleans Job Corps, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, provides a technical training program to New Orleans youth, ages 16-24. New Orleans Job Corps works to provide technical and academic training to help youth become employable. 

Partnership for Youth Development

Partnership for Youth Development works with school-age children to enhance learning opportunities and educational experiences through after school programs. Partnership for Youth Development works with community groups, schools and government agencies to provide afterschool services to youth in New Orleans 

Total Community Action

Total Community Action provides services, experiences and opportunities that help propel those in need and help New Orleans reduce poverty. As a non-profit agency, TCA works with disadvantaged families to overcome social and economic hurdles. TCA provides direct assistance such as: early childhood development, energy conservation services, commodity distribution, case management, workforce and job development and others.

SESA Suban Wellness Center

SESA Suban Wellness Center or SWEC was started in 2012 to help individuals in the Greater New Orleans community secure good emotional, psychological and behavioral wellbeing, healthy functioning and an empowered experience of healing and transformation. SWEC is dedicated to supporting people’s ability to overcome obstacles and transform their lives through individual efforts, family support, and empowered engagement.

Son of a Saint

Son of a Saint is working to enhance the lives of fatherless boys in New Orleans. Young boys who are fatherless because of neglect, incarceration, or death can apply to join the program between the ages of 10 and 13. Once accepted, these young men stay in the program until they receive their college acceptance letter. Son of a Saint has four core programs: education, group mentorship, recreational access, and behavioral health. 

Urban League of Greater New Orleans

Urban League of Greater New Orleans has been working with underserved populations in New Orleans since 1938, with a goal of securing economic empowerment and civil rights amongst African Americans. Urban League is comprised of three Centers of Excellence, allowing the program to stretch far and deep through social issues in our community. Urban League works toward quality education, minimizing the economic divide, and empowering under resourced communities.

Urban Strategies, Inc.

Urban Strategies, Inc. works to empower residents to live prosperous lives by developing strategies in public housing that are undergoing comprehensive physical revitalization. Since 1978, Urban Strategies has been working to create safe communities and neighborhoods, as well as work with low-income families to increase their social and economic mobility.

Youth Empowerment Project

Youth Empowerment Project provides case management, mentoring, and educational services to at-risk New Orleans youth. Operating out of four locations, scattered throughout New Orleans, Youth Empowerment Project is working at the forefront of youth development, education, and criminal justice. 

Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

Youth Rebuilding New Orleans works directly with and is organized by New Orleans youth. When New Orleans was in a position to rebuild, many young people wanted to come together and volunteer their time. Youth Rebuilding New Orleans reduces blight, engages local youth, and works toward the recovery of New Orleans.