The Greater New Orleans Foundation is pleased to announce that the following organizations received grants from the Hurricane Isaac Relief Fund. These organizations are working tirelessly to provide direct relief in the form of food, water, clothing, and shelter to individuals and families in the wake of the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Isaac.
A program designed for school-age girls that helps develop young women to live a life of social inclusiveness and free from generational characteristics and habits that lead to poverty, low self-esteem, and teen pregnancy. awesomeladiesofdistinction.org
IMPACT: The grant funded Operation Jump Start that will provide food and water for families impacted by the storm.
BISCO is a local, nonprofit, grassroots organization working to improve the lives of residents in southeastern coastal Louisiana. www.bisco-la.org
IMPACT: The grant provided the residents of Terrebonne, Lafourche, Grand Isle in Jefferson, and St. John the Baptist parishes with direct assistance including food, water, and ice.
For over 18 years, the Caring Center of Slidell is a long-term shelter that addresses the needs of individuals and families in crisis. www.homelessshelterdirectory.org
IMPACT: The grant met the needs of those displaced or homeless by providing temporary or permanent shelter, food, water, and clothing.
Incorporated in 1938, Catholic Charities is one of the largest health and human service agencies in the Gulf South comprised of 40 programs and two affiliated ministries dedicated to serving the poor and vulnerable. www.ccano.org
IMPACT: The grant was for the staffing of an evacuee site in St. Bernard Parish. Case workers assessed needs and offered mental health assistance, distributed food & hygiene supplies, repaired damaged homes, and provided public transport for evacuees in St. John Parish.
*IMPACT: The grant helped with temporary housing and roof repairs for eight families.
Opened after Hurricane Katrina, the Community of St. Bernard provides a place for St. Bernard residents to gather, eat, and share. www.ccstb.org
IMPACT: The grant supported the Center’s Mustard Seed Food Pantry which provided food and produce to local, low-income residents.
Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. www.dressforsuccess.org
IMPACT: The grant helped women replace their lost work-related clothing in Laplace, Plaquemines Parish, and St. Bernard Parish and to help women returning to the workforce retain their jobs.
An organization that works collaboratively with the United Houma Nation to provide social services. www.dulaccommunitycenter.org
IMPACT: The grant provided for food items and temporary housing assistance for over 100 families who were displaced.
This nonprofit organization helps individuals and families suffering from extreme poverty with a focus on youth ages 17 to 24 years of age. www.hopecenterla.org
IMPACT: The grant provided assistance to families living in the impacted areas of Jean Lafitte with food, clothing vouchers, and emergency shelter.
The ministry provides immediate assistance to those living in dire circumstances by connecting resources to case management agencies assisting the poor across Slidell, Alton, and Pearl River.www.stlukeslidell.org/goodsams.htm
IMPACT: Good Samaritans partnered with Epworth Project, a volunteer-driven home repair organization, to provide financial assistance for housing materials that repaired damaged homes.
Founded in 1983, this nonprofit organization provides comprehensive human service program for children and adults with various physical and mental challenges. www.gctfs.org
IMPACT: The grant provided basic needs for families including food, water and ice, temporary housing, and clothing.
Located in New Orleans East, Just the Right Attitude is a food bank that opened its doors in 2001 to serve people in the Greater New Orleans area. www.jtra.org
IMPACT: The grant supported the purchase of food for distribution and the preparation of hot meals for families dislocated.
LFCL’s promotes an integrated community food system that combats food insecurity, enriches the environment, and serves as a way to better the social & economic lives of Latinos.www.latinofamerscoop.org
IMPACT: The grant allowed LFCL to distribute 14,000 pounds of food to over 400 Latino families throughout the Greater New Orleans area.
LEAN is recognized as one of Louisiana’s most recognized environmental advocacy organizations. www.leanweb.org
IMPACT: The grant provided direct relief including food, water, hygiene products, fuel assistance, and clothing in the impacted areas of New Orleans East, Shell Beach and Ycloskey, Point a la Hache, Buras, and Lafitte.
The association is a member organization of 175 fishermen who reside in Jefferson, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard parishes. www.louisianaoyster.org
IMPACT: The grant provided food and water to the 75 association members who were forced out of their homes and were unable to work because the storm interrupted the fishing operations.
MQVN CDC is committed to preserving and promoting the unique cultural diversity in Greater New Orleans, starting with New Orleans East.
IMPACT: The grant provided cleaning supplies to residents in the affected Parishes (Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Plaquemines, & Jefferson)
NHS revitalizes communities by increasing the number of homeowners and transforming substandard properties into sustainable home-ownership. www.nhsnola.org
IMPACT: The grant provided affected homeowners with contract, construction, and insurance counseling.
Created in 2011, the New Orleans Family Justice Alliance coordinates services for victims of family violence and sexual violence people impacted by poverty. www.neworleansfjc.org
IMPACT: The grant helped with the purchase of food and household items for their clients.
For more than a decade, NOLA Green Roots has served Greater New Orleans and its surrounding parishes by building sustainableCommunityGardens. nolagreenroots.org
IMPACT: The grant provided fresh groceries to more than 500 residents in the Greater New Orleans area.
Established in 1999, Our Daily Bread is a nonprofit food rescue ministry whose goal is to alleviate hunger in Tangipahoa Parish. www.ourdailybread.org
IMPACT: The grant was for restocking food supplies, pay staff, and assist residents and evacuees in need.
Safe Harbor provides free, confidential, 24-hour service to survivors of domestic, family, and dating violence in St. Tammany & Washington parishes. safeharbornorthshore.org
IMPACT: The grant provided services to victims suffering trauma in the wake of Hurricane Isaac.
An organization that is leading the fight against hunger in south Louisiana through widespread food distribution, advocacy, education, and disaster response. www.no-hunger.org
IMPACT: The grant helped prepare the 880,000 pounds (22 truck loads) of non-perishable food items and cleaning products made available for immediate distribution right after the storm.
Founded in 2006 in response to Hurricane Katrina, St. Paul’s Homecoming Center continues to serve as a recovery center where neighbors can obtain assistance in rebuilding their lives and homes. www.stpaulshomecomingcenter.org
IMPACT: The grant provided temporary housing assistance, food, and materials for volunteer workers to aid in the cleaning and gutting of homes.
Since 1987, the Houma Good Samaritan Food Bank has been serving food to hungry people in Terrebonne Parish.
IMPACT: The grant provided for 50 families who came to the food bank for immediate help before disaster food stamps became available.
The Center assists disadvantaged individuals and families in Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes with long-term recovery needs. www.trac4la.com
IMPACT: The grant was for tree and debris removal of over 300 homes.
In its seventh year, Trinity’s Loaves and Fishes program takes meals to the homeless and organizations serving the homeless.
IMPACT: Trinity prepared over 150 meals a day for the hardest hit neighborhoods around New Orleans and Laplace.
Serving the Vietnamese community for over 11 years, VIET develops educational and economic training programs and serves as a resource center for many Vietnamese families. www.vietno.org
IMPACT: The grant provided for immediate relief by providing 500 Vietnamese families with 50 pound bags of Jazzmen rice which allowed families to have rice as part of their meal for three to four weeks. The families receiving help live in Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. John, and St. Tammany parishes.
Founded in 2004, YEP serves at-risk youth with educational programs, literacy programs, and intensive case management. www.youthempowermentproject.org
IMPACT: The grant allowed a minimum of 20 families to receive food, clothing, and rental assistance for the month of September since many people experienced a loss of income during and immediately after the storm.