There are many faces of homelessness.
The New Orleans Women’s Shelter’s (NOWS) 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 provides for families of diverse makeups and is one of the only shelters that accepts women over the age of 25 and accompanied children under the age of nine.
To accomplish our mission we:
- Provide a resource-rich, safe, homelike environment for children and their mothers during the period of their transition to independent living; and
- support and assist women and their families in their transition to independent living by providing individualized case management, including employment guidance, educational services, and counseling.
Homeless children in New Orleans face sustained trauma including lack of adequate shelter and food, disease, and the threat of physical assault. Vulnerable families currently comprise the greatest share of New Orleans’ growing homeless population. But fortunately for them, there is hope. “The New Orleans Women’s Shelter [NOWS] has helped me in so many ways,” More…
By: Renee Peck Homelessness, says Dawn Bradley-Fletcher, has many faces. And most of the ones she sees every day belong to kids. As executive director of the New Orleans Women’s Shelter (NOWS), Bradley-Fletcher manages a program that transitions mothers and their children from the streets to self-sufficiency. Her clients don’t fit the public image of the homeless, More…