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.
- 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.
NOWS has recently relocated to the site of the old Liberty House in Central City.
2020 South Liberty Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113
By: James Hartman The New Orleans Women’s Shelter will hold a picnic on Saturday, May 31, for supporters, residents and members of the community. From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on May 31, the organization will host the event at Shelter No. 5 in the 900 block of City Park Avenue. Food, fun and activities More…
Residents at the New Orleans Women’s Shelter recently had the opportunity to receive training in computer skills and resume-writing thanks to the generous help of Kronos, a software management company. Last month, trainers from Kronos came to NOWS and provided several hours of instruction to the ladies who live in the facility, working to enhance More…