Due to damages caused by Hurricane Ida, our shelter is not operational at this time. In the days and weeks to come, we are working to make critical repairs and upgrade our generators and our greatest need at this time is for financial resources to do so. We will also need to restock shelter food supplies. We will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. There are a number of immediate needs in our community and we will be here for the long haul, as always, to help families recover and to support those who will undoubtedly face housing insecurity as a result of this disaster.

Our Goal Is To Keep Them Strong, Secure and Safe




Let’s End Homelessness, Together.

We are the largest sheltering organization dedicated to serving the most under-served and vulnerable population in Greater New Orleans: homeless families.


We are on a mission to enable women and their children to transition from a life of homelessness and poverty to one of stability and self-sufficiency.

We provide so much more than shelter and meals – all at no cost to our families – we also provide intensive case management during our residents’ stay and for at least 18 months afterwards, children’s programs (after-school and summer), workforce development programs, financial literacy, and more!


We serve families from diverse backgrounds, including women over the age of 18 and their children, single father led and intact families, and women in all stages of their pregnancy. Many of our residents are homeless for the first time in their lives and we keep them safe and secure in a family-friendly shelter environment and provide tools to help them achieve ongoing stability and success.


You can help families find stability and change the face of our community by DONATING TODAY through our secure online portal.

Looking for more opportunities to give, like volunteering, donating items or making a planned gift? Please visit our Support page.

Toddler and Mom


“My two girls and I are very grateful and thankful for our room. We’re safe, comfortable, and most of all, together.”
–A. Hill

what the residents are saying


Every dollar you donate to the New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter helps to shelter, feed, equip and empower homeless families to move forward into stable, independent lives. Please donate today! GIVE NOW.