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Giving Hope. Giving Help. Giving Love to Make
the Transition into a Productive Lifestyle.

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




The New Orleans Women’s Shelter has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Apartments.com Help for Homeless Grant Program in its efforts to serve the homeless population and help them transition to permanent housing. The grant, announced last week, will help NOWS fund its case management and employment coordinator positions and pay for transitional needs More…


2013 Fall Appeal

Michelle S. was living in a car with her two small children.  She had little money and no place to go.  All her resources were exhausted.   She needed help now. NOWS the time! Michelle heard about the New Orleans Women’s Shelter (NOWS).  She called NOWS and by evening, she and her family were in a More…