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There’s more than one way to flip the script. Check out this list of free programs to help you stay active, get involved or find help.

Kingsley House

1600 Constance St.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70130
United States
(504) 523-6221
Afterschool program. Also offers individual individual counseling, family counseling, grief/loss counseling, anger management, life management, support groups.

Kedila Family Learning Center & Afterschool Program

1917 MLK Blvd.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70113
United States
(504) 373-5452
Afterschool and summer camp for ages 6-14, GED and basic construction training for young adults 18-24 years old.

Juvenile Justice Project of La. (JJPL)

1600 Oretha C Haley Boulevard
New Orleans  Louisiana  70113
United States
(504) 522-5437
JJPL’s mission is to transform the juvenile justice system into one that builds on the strengths of young people, families and communities to ensure children are given the greatest opportunities to grow and thrive

JOB1

3400 Tulane Ave.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70119
United States
(504) 658-4500
JOB1 is the City of New Orleans' office of workforce development. Its purpose is to identify and align the supply of workers in our city with the needs of growing businesses. Through a combintion of monitoring the needs of a knowledge-based economy , to providing career counseling and training, JOB1 leverages the capabilities of our citizens to fill necessary positions while working with local businesses to customize training, screen applicants and help forecast future demand.

Hope House

916 St. Andrew St.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70130
United States
(504) 525-2561
GED class M-Th 5:30-7:30; Food, rent, and utility assistance (for residents of 70130 only); Adult Learning Center M-F 9-1: Literacy, GED, computer training, ACT and SAT prep

Home Builders Institute

New Orleans  Louisiana
United States
Operation Reconstruct - 12 week construction training project for 18 to 21 year olds.

Guidance Center

3805 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans  Louisiana  70121
United States
Jefferson: (504) 833-1180
Locations in Jefferson, Chalmette, and St. Claude Ave. Individual and group counseling, crisis management, community support, psychiatric services, mental health rehabilitation, substance abuse and addiction treatment, crisis management.

Greenpath International

411 S Broad St.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70119
United States
(504) 827-2928
Mental Health Rehabilitation, Intensive Outpatient Program, Cannabis Youth Treatment, Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, Education, Family Therapy, Co-Dependency Education Counseling, Structured Intense Education, Relapse Prevention Skills Building, Assessment and Evaluation, Women and Children's Treatment Groups, Weekly Self-Help Groups, Peer Support Groups. Restrictions: Only accept Medicaid for mental health services; Age eligibility is six years old and above.

Grace House

1401 Delachaise
New Orleans  Louisiana  70115
United States
(504) 899-2423
M-F 8-4:30 office hours 3 month - 1 year substance abuse treatment programs for females only. Substance abuse treatment, mental health referrals. Call for interview. Residential program. Need to make appointment with intake coordinator.

Goodwill of Southeastern Louisiana, Inc.

3400 Tulane Ave.
Suite 100
New Orleans  Louisiana  70119
United States
Workforce Development and Culinary Arts Training Program. Goodwill provides a wide range of training, placement and workforce development services to help people with disabilities and other employment disadvantages (such as lack of education, veterans and ex-offenders re-entering the workforce) develop the skills needed to find jobs. Goodwill also is a recent recipient of a US Dept of Labor Reintegration of Ex-Offender (RExO) Grant that some participants may be eligible for.

God's Kingdom Builders (Timothy House / Mary Magdalene House)

2231 Ursulines Ave.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70119
United States
(504) 821-1151
Faith-based, 15 month recovery & housing program for adults. Also GED prep and job training.

Gateway Recovery System

4103 Lac Couture Dr.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70058
United States
(504) 368-9935
Domiciliary intensive outpatient program.

Friends & Family of Louisiana Incarcerated Children (FFLIC)

1600 Oretha C. Haley Blvd.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70113
United States
(504) 522-5437
Statewide membership-based organization that fights for a better life for all of Louisiana’s youth, especially those involved in or targeted by the juvenile justice system

Family Services GNO (Eastbank)

2515 Canal St.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70119
United States
(504) 822-0800
M-F 8:30-5 - Individual, couples, and family counseling. Programs include anger management, substance abuse, sex offender, domestic violence, Victims of Criminal Acts (VOCA), active parenting and children in crisis. Must be assessed at first visit.

Family Center of Hope

4400 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70115
United States
(504) 899-4400
Promotes services that address areas of community violence, drug use, school dropouts, teenage parenting and other dysfunctions within high risk families. Services include a workforce development program, empowerment seminars, conflict resolution programs, manhood development program, and parent involvement component.

Liberty's Kitchen

422 1/2 S. Broad St.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70119
United States
(504) 822-4011
On the job training program for youth ages 16-22, includes case management, education & job placement services.

Exodus House

3000 LaSalle St.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70115
United States
(504) 891-7320
Exodus House offers a full range of mental health services and programs for adults at its Greater New Orleans locations, including shared living, life skills education, substance abuse counseling, and anger management classes.

Limitless Vistas, Inc.

1215 Prytania St.
Suite 370
New Orleans  Louisiana  70130
United States
(504) 529-4301
"M-F 8-4:30 Environmental Technician training program for young people ages 17-24; GED help, paid job training (living stipend). Apply at office, bring SS card, birth certificate and state ID. "

Drop-In Center

1428 N. Rampart St.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70116
United States
(504) 948-6701
MWF 9:30-1, T&Th 1-5; Call or drop in for current schedule Serving homeless and at-risk youth ages 13-23. Harm reduction philosophy. Day center with food & clothing closets, daily counseling & mental health services, case management, mail, laundry, internet access, sports groups, crisis management. Therapy groups and individual counseling available (social worker & psychiatrist on site). Also site of NOSAP (New Orleans Syringe Access Program)

Living Witness Church of God, Inc. - Nehemiah Restoration Program

1528 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70117
United States
(504) 524-2959
Faith-based, 6 month, boot-camp style substance abuse treatment program with transitional housing component. Need to be in shape for physical activity.

Critical Resistance New Orleans

New Orleans  Louisiana
United States
(504) 304-3784
Resources and support for prisoners, former prisoners, their friends & family. Assistance with expungement process.

Louisiana Green Corps

New Orleans  Louisiana
United States
(504) 613-4661
The mission of Louisiana Green Corps is to provide green job skills training to unemployed, under-employed, court-involved or otherwise disadvantaged residents through the completion of impactful environmental restoration and conservation projects.

Craige Cultural Center

1800 Newton St., Algiers
New Orleans  Louisiana  70114
United States
(504) 655-0390
Computer lab, community empowerment & tutoring. Primary focus is community outreach

Metropolitan Human Services District

1010 Common St.
Suite 600
New Orleans  Louisiana  70112
United States
(504) 568-3130
M-F 8-4:30 Outpatient mental health services provided for adults, including medication, crisis counseling, addictive disorders counseling. Services at 7 locations in Orleans, St. Bernard & Plaquemines Parishes, coordinated through main MHSD number. Judge Johnson

Covenant House

611 N. Rampart St.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70116
United States
(504) 584-1111
Shelter for homeless youth 16-21. Education, case management, drop-in medical clinic, job readiness program, gardening programs, daycare/nursery, food and clothing in structured environment, Rites of Passage program. Rent on sliding scale.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

1538 Louisiana Ave.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70115
United States
(504) 896-2345
"8:30-4:30 M-F Office Hours Drop in Center T & Th 2-5, Sat 12-5 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - New Orleans provides mental health day treatment, supported housing services to adults with chronic mental illness. "

New Orleans Job Corps

8825 Airline Dr.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70118
United States
(504) 483-8093
"M-F 8-4:45 Academic, vocational, and social skills training program for low-income young people ages 16-24."

Community Service Center - Dolores Henley

4000 Magazine St.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70115
United States
(504) 897-6277
M-F 9-4 Case management services for adult ex-offenders, offers assistance with attaining identification, job certification programs (job readiness program attendance required).

Odyssey House

1125 N. Tonti St.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70119
United States
(504) 821-9211
"M-F 9-5 (Admissions M-F 7-9 AM) Long-term (up to 6 months) substance abuse residential program for adult males and females (with children OK). Includes job skill training, health care and aftercare. Day care available. Transitional housing program for HIV+ people. Also special programs for ex-offenders."

Circle of Courage

New Orleans  Louisiana
United States
Mentoring program for at-risk youths in the RSD.

Children's Bureau

2626 Canal St.
Suite 201
New Orleans  Louisiana  70119
United States
(504) 525-2366
M-F 9-5 Provides individual counseling for children (under 18) affected by grief & trauma, domestic violence, SIDS or disaster in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes and surrounding areas. Mental health rehabilitation service with diagnosis (Medicaid program) - psychiatric services, medication management, intensive individual & family therapy available.

Resurrection After Exoneration

3301 Chartres St.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70117
United States
(504) 943-1902
Comprehensive re-entry program for exonerees and other formerly incarcerated individuals, partnering with local businesses, nonprofits, professionals, and volunteers. Advocacy training/skill-building (including job training, computer literacy, housing assistance).

Center for Hope Children and Family Services

5360 Crowder Blvd., Suite 208
New Orleans  Louisiana  70126
United States
(504) 241-6006
Mental health rehabiliation, individual counseling, family counseling, group counseling, psychosocial skill training, medication management, crisis intervention. Ages 6+ Patrice Santino centerforhoperehab@nocoxmail.com

CCANO Community Centers

1000 Howard St., Suite 1000
New Orleans  Louisiana  70113
United States
(504) 523-3755
Operates community centers (and other programs) throughout the New Orleans area with case management and referrals to many social service programs, including food, after school programs, domestic violence shelters, housing, healthcare, counseling. New clients for long term case management taken on 1st and 2nd day of each month; appointments required

River of Hope Mental Health Resource Center

1600 Alvar Street
New Orleans  Louisiana  70117
United States
(504) 943-0207
Counseling, referrral & support services to anyone in need.

RTC Providers, Inc.

330 N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy
New Orleans  Louisiana  70119
United States
(504) 483-0415
M-F 8:30-5, 24 hour answering service Psychosocial skills, community support for adults and children. Mental Health Rehabilitation, Medication Management, In-Home Counseling, In-School Counseling, Family Counseling, Individual Counseling, Crisis Prevention, Community Support. Restrictions: Service start at age six; Medicaid only. Cheronne Smith; Kim Hilliard

Café Reconcile

1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70113
United States
(504) 568-1157
12 week program for youth ages 16-22, includes assessment, life skills training, literacy & numeracy skills, onsite work training, case management and post-training placement, in the area of culinary work.

Café Hope

1101 Barataria Blvd., Marrero
New Orleans  Louisiana  70072
United States
(504) 756-4673
Training in restaurant and hospitality industries for at risk young adults.

Total Community Action

1420 South Jefferson Davis Pkwy.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70125
United States
(504) 872-0334
Employment and workforce development services, including job counseling and job readiness services, life skills training, youth work experience, and adult basic education; crisis intervention including housing assistance, food pantry program, and Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program; household financial counseling, tax assistance, and TCA Credit Union; Head Start, Early Head Start, Total Family, and Fatherhood programs throughout New Orleans.

Bridge House

4150 Earhart Blvd.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70125
United States
(504) 522-4475 ex. 1027 or ex. 1043
Intake M-F 9-3 Substance abuse treatment center for males only. Addiction and relapse services for unaccompanied adults, includes vocational training, resume training, job search assistance.

BreakOUT!

1001 S. Broad, Suite 217 (under Broad St bridge)
New Orleans  Louisiana  70125
United States
(504) 522-5435
Drop-in times vary, call ahead to set up a meeting time. BreakOUT! Meetings Mondays, 6-8. Youth organizing, leadership development, healing justice programs for LGBTQ youth ages 13-24 years old who are impacted by the criminal or juvenile justice system.

Trinity Counseling and Training Center

2108 Coliseum St.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70130
United States
(504) 522-7557
M 9-6, T 12-8, W 9-8, Th 12-8 Individual, group, couple and family counseling for all ages John Shalett - jshalett@trinitynola.com

Boystown, LA

700 Frenchmen St.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70116
United States
(504) 949-9248
Long term residential treatment for youth with emotional/behavioral problems. Teaches social, academic, and self-help skills. For boys and girls ages 12-17. Must be referred from courts or legal guardian.

Tulane Behavioral Health Center - Tulane Medical Center

1415 Tulane Ave.
4th Floor of Hospital
New Orleans  Louisiana  70118
United States
(504) 988-4794
Outpatient services for all psychiatric disorders serving children, adolescents, and adults. Services include medication management, therapy, and counseling. M-Th 8:30-5, F 8-4:30 Dr. Jenkins - susan.jenkins@hcahealthcare.net

Boys and Girls Club

6621 S. Claiborne Ave.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70118
United States
(504) 566-0707
Members receive help with homework and taught valuable computer technology skills. Organizations such as UPS and Old Navy have provided programming to help our members prepare for the workforce.

Bethel Colony South Transformation Ministry

4114 Old Gentilly Road
New Orleans  Louisiana  70126
United States
(504) 943-0456
6 Month Faith-based Congregate Program for Substance Addiction Treatment. 18+ must be physically able to work.

United Churches of Algiers

111 Newton St.
Room 109
Algiers  Louisiana  70053
United States
(504) 361-1661
M, T, Th, F 9-12noon Assists families and persons in crisis with basic needs, including financial assistance, food, counseling, welfare and legal referrals, and referrals to other private and public entities.

Unity of Greater New Orleans

2407 Baronne St.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70113
United States
(504) 899-4589
M-F 8-4; outreach Sat 8-4, Sun 10-5 Assists in finding housing for the homeless, refers people to housing assistance programs.

Urban League of Greater New Orleans

2912 Canal St.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70119
United States
(504) 620-2332
For over 70 years, ULGNO has focused on empowering the community and changing lives through a myriad of services to the greater New Orleans region. Extended after school programs, employment and training, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship development are just a sample of the programs and services offered.

Voice of the Ex-Offender

3301 Chartres Street
New Orleans  Louisiana  70117
United States
504-943-1901
An organization dedicated to building the political power of people most impacted by the criminal justice system, especially formerly incarcerated persons (FIPs,) their families and loved ones.  Through leadership development, community education and voter mobilization, VOTE will ensure that our constituents are at the center of transforming the criminal justice system.

BeREAL (Lutheran Social Services of the South)

New Orleans  Louisiana
United States
(504) 931-3408
Education, career, and social support development for youth in and transitioning out of foster care, ages 13-25; tutoring, mentoring, and financial aid available.

Volunteers of America

4152 Canal St.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70119
United States
(504) 482-2130
Volunteers of America is a non-profit human service organization that helps people in need throughout 16 parishes in southeast Louisiana

Beacon Behavioral Health

3200 Ridelake Dr, Suite 100, Metairie
New Orleans  Louisiana  70002
United States
(504) 581-4333
Partial hospitalization program, individual therapy, group therapy, medication management, re-hospitalization prevention.

Assurance Care Provider

2145 Rev. Richard Wilson Dr., Kenner
New Orleans  Louisiana  70062
United States
(504) 472-0068

Youth Empowerment Project (NOPLAY)

1604 Oretha Castle Blvd.
New Orleans  Louisiana  70113
United States
(504) 658-9221
GED and basic literacy instruction to out-of-school youth and adults 16-24 from the Greater New Orleans region. YEP also offers a variety of services to at-risk youth, including re-entry assistance, case management, and legal advocacy.

APEX Youth Center

2309 Dryades Street
New Orleans  Louisiana  70113
United States
(504) 358-2739
Youth center that offers activities and programs in the evenings targeting teens and young adults ages 15-25. Includes mentorship, tutoring, computer access, and conflict resolution.

American Active Rehab, Inc.

401 Whitney Ave.
Suite 320
Gretna  Louisiana  70056
United States
(504) 263-1403
Mental health rehabilitation, medication management, individual counseling, group therapy, family therapy. Ages 5-21.

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