There are many faces of homelessness. While many of us think of “the homeless” as being all alike, there are many causes of homelessness and many needs to be met in bringing people into independence.
The New Orleans Women’s Shelter (NOWS) doesn’t just provide a roof, a warm bed and a meal. We work with our clients and residents to address their individual and family needs, equipping them with the tools they need to move into independent living in their own homes.
Our mission is to enable women and their children to transition from a life of homelessness and poverty to one of stability and self-sufficiency.
NOWS is one of the only shelters that accepts women over 18 and accompanied children. We empower our residents with job training, parenting classes, resources and the opportunities they need to succeed.
With our relocation in early 2014 to the site of the old Liberty House in Central City, NOWS has more than doubled in size. With more space for residents, children’s educational and play areas, and expanded programming the new facility continues to stay filled to capacity with women of all ages and mothers with children
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By NOLA Community Submission Twenty-one executive directors in the nonprofit sector in the New Orleans area recently graduated from an intensive program designed to give them the skills they need to succeed. The program was created by the Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational initiative and Compass Point, a nationally-recognized leader in skill development More…
ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT Lisa and Trip Ludwig were the hosts of a private dinner to benefit the New Orleans Women’s Shelter on Nov. 10 at their home in Metairie. Co-hosts included Barbara and Andrew Rosenberg, Donna and Michael Riess and NOWS board member Debbie Riess. NOWS leaders arranged for Chef Susan Spicer, of Bayona and More…