The Path to Success Starts Here

Stepping Stones to Self-Sufficiency

Our programs are designed to benefit every aspect of work and family life, from education and employment to parenting and planning ahead. Our current programs include:

  • Sheltering of up to 50 parents and children at one time, including a bedroom for each family, meals, unlimited time to stay and all at no cost to the resident
  • Case management for parents and children
  • Parenting workshops
  • Adult educational assistance
  • Children’s after-school and summer programs
  • Employment programs
  • Financial literacy training
  • Life skills training
  • Savings match program
  • Post-residency case management program

Resource assistance, including

  • Health and wellness services
  • Childcare
  • Transportation
  • Youth services
  • Education/continued education
  • Recreational outings



We are committed to running these programs as efficiently as possible, so our funds and donations make the most impact possible.  



“With everything I learned at the shelter, I have opened up a savings account and have been saving for quite a while. Not to mention I have a steady flow of income and my job is going great!” – Tasha

Seeking Emergency or Transitional Housing?

The New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter provides emergency or transitional shelter for women over age 18, including women with children and pregnant women, and intact or single father-led families who are dealing with homelessness.

For information, call 504.522.9340 or email