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Disaster Partners

When disaster strikes, NOLA Ready collaborates with hundreds of local and national organizations who step up to serve our community.


Interested in being a NOLA Ready Disaster Partner? Reach out to us at with a brief description of your organization and scope of work. 

Local New Orleans Organizations

Many local community organizations recently have supported responses to Hurricane Ida, COVID-19, Hurricane Zeta, Citywide Freeze Activations, flooding, tropical weather events, and other major emergency activations. The following local New Orleans organizations work closely with NOLA Ready and the City of New Orleans to respond to emergencies:

211 / VIALINK 

A phone referral service to connect with resources that an individual will need. 211 has a database of 4,000 organizations that deal with food, healthcare, housing, employment, etc. 

Visit VIALINK website


Adventist Community Services 

The ACS Disaster Response Ministry assists individuals, families, and communities affected by natural and man-made disasters and unforeseen tragedies.

Visit Adventist Community Services website



The ARC of Greater New Orleans is a community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and serving them and their families. 

Visit ARC GNO website


Baptist Community Ministries 

Baptist Community Ministries is a faith-based organization that provides philanthropic services through five parishes in the greater New Orleans area, as they are committed to improving the physical, mental, and spiritual health of individuals they serve.  

Visit Baptist Community Ministries website


Birthmark doula collective

Birthmark Doula Collective and New Orleans Breastfeeding Center are dedicated to supporting, informing and advocating for pregnant and parenting people and their families in New Orleans. They offer childbirth education, birth doula and postpartum doula services and lactation support.

Visit Birthmark Doula Collective website


Broadmoor Improvement Association 

Broadmoor Improvement Association is a non-profit neighborhood organization that serves those who live, work, and play in our community through a coordinated network of anchor institutions, faith-based partners, and businesses.

Visit Broadmoor Improvement Association website


Brotherhood Community Organization 

Brotherhood Incorporated is a minority non-profit community-based organization that provides HIV counseling, testing, education, and housing services geared towards people of color in the Greater New Orleans area. 

Visit Brotherhood Inc website


Catholic Charities NOLA 

Catholic Charities NOLA is impelled by the love and teaching of Jesus Christ, while respecting the dignity and potential of all people, they collaborate to offer life-giving programs, advocate for the voiceless and empower the vulnerable to foster a just society. 

Visit Catholic Charities New Orleans website



Concerned Citizens For a Better Algiers (CCFBA NOLA) develops resources and infrastructure to house and support low and middle income Algiers residents.

Visit CCFBA NOLA website


Common Ground Relief 

Common Ground Relief is a non-profit organization that works to create resilient Gulf Coast communities that are environmentally sustainable, financially viable, and personally cohesive. 

Visit Common Ground Relief website


Culture Aid NOLA 

Culture Aid NOLA aims to combat food insecurity by twice- weekly distributions of fresh foods to friends, neighbors, and culture bearers. 

Visit Culture Aid NOLA website


Disability Rights Louisiana 

Disability Rights Louisiana is a non-profit organization that advocates, protects, and empowers those with disabilities through the provision of tools, resources, and assistance. 

Visit Disability Rights Louisiana website



Emergency Legal Responders (ELR) is a non-profit organization that specializes in disaster legal assistance. ELR provides free, accessible, and easily understandable information and services such as critical legal assistance, resources, and training.

Visit Emergency Legal Responders website


Familias Unidas 

Family Unidas is a network of migrant-led organizations dedicated to creating an equitable, inclusive, and sustainable way of life for migrant communities living in the US. 

Visit Familias Unidas website


Family Justice Center 

New Orleans Family Justice Center is a partnership of agencies that is dedicated to ending family violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and stalking through prevention and coordinated response by providing comprehensive client-centered, empowerment services in a single location. 

Visit Family Justice Center website


Foundation for Louisiana 

Foundation for Louisiana is a non-profit philanthropic foundation that addresses longstanding inequities that have shaped life outcomes of marginalized communities by investing in communities, building partnerships, and transforming policies in Louisiana. 

Visit Foundation for Louisiana website


Goodwill Industries of Southeast Louisiana 

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana offers opportunities to people with disabilities and other employment barriers to improve their economic self-sufficiency through training, education, support services and employment. 

Visit Goodwill N.O. website


Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance (GNOHA)

Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance is a collaborative of non-profit housing builders and community development corporations working to rebuild the housing stock available in the city of New Orleans. It seeks to create change in the Greater New Orleans community through public policy advocacy and public education. 

Visit GNOHA website


Grace at the Greenlight 

Grace at the Greenlight is an organization that offers unhoused population choices while providing for their basic needs (water, food, clothing and community) in a loving manner that embraces the human spirit. 

Visit Grace at the Greenlight website


Greater New Orleans Association of the Deaf 

Greater New Orleans Association of the Deaf provides membership facilities for meetings of various activities of the deaf, social gatherings for mutual pleasure, interest and welfare of the Deaf community, and to provide social, athletic and intellectual activities. 

Visit Greater New Orleans Association of the Deaf website


Greater New Orleans Foundation 

The Greater New Orleans Foundation is the philanthropic institution dedicated to driving positive impact through philanthropy, leadership, and action in the Greater New Orleans Region. 

Visit Greater New Orleans Foundation website


Greater St. Stephens Baptist Church 

Greater St. Stephens Baptist Church is a religious organization that does work to help build a greater community. 

Visit Greater St. Stephens Baptist Church website


Habitat for Humanity 

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with hard working, low-income families in New Orleans to build and finance new, safe, affordable homes. 

Visit Habitat for Humanity website

Hands On New Orleans 

Hands on New Orleans is a non-profit organization that works to revitalize neighborhoods in New Orleans and create a more vibrant community through high impact service projects. 

Visit Hands On New Orleans website


Harry Thompson Center (Rebuild Center) 

The Harry Tompson Center is a day shelter dedicated to serving the basic daily needs of unhoused individuals. 

Visit Harry Tompson Center website


Hispanic Apostolate 

Hispanic Apostolate is a division of the Archdiocese of New Orleans that provides assistance to the Hispanic population through pastoral services. 

Visit Hispanic Apostolate website


Jewish Community Center 

Greater New Orleans Jewish Community Center mission is to promote and ensure the well-being of the Jewish community and to instill an understanding of Judaism and its heritage by providing a Center where all can enjoy, learn, experience and share in quality activities in a Jewish environment. 

Visit Jewish Community Center website


Jewish Family Services 

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans is a social service agency dedicated to preserving, strengthening, and enhancing the well-being and self-sufficiency of our community. Their programs and services focus on providing accessible and affordable mental health care, case management, teen suicide prevention, and special services for the Jewish community. 

Visit Jewish Family Service website


Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans 

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans serves as the central coordinating body for the Greater New Orleans Jewish community. Their community vision prioritizes connection through philanthropy.

Visit Jewish Federation of GNO website


Junior League of New Orleans 

The Junior League of New Orleans is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. 

Visit Junior League New Orleans website



ICNA Relief USA seeks to alleviate human suffering by providing caring and compassionate service to victims of adversities and survivors of disasters. ICNA Relief USA strives to build healthy communities, strengthen families and create opportunities for those in despair while maintaining their dignity.

Volunteers from across the country help us accomplish our mission every day. We are a Muslim organization and feel it is our religious responsibility to support those in need in our country regardless of their race, religion or other identifying features.


Language Access Coalition and Latino Forum 

Louisiana Language Access Coalition promotes full and meaningful participation in public life, without barriers based on language, for all people. 

Visit LA Language Access Latino Forum website



Louisiana SPCA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote, protect and advance the well-being of Louisiana’s companion animals. Their diverse programs and services advance animal welfare and foster the human-animal bond. 

Visit LA-SPCA website


Lighthouse Louisiana 

Lighthouse Louisiana is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower people with disabilities through services, employment, and advocacy. 

Visit Lighthouse Louisiana website


Louisiana Bar Association 

The Louisiana Bar Association is responsible for processing all ethical violation complaints against attorneys who practice law within Louisiana. 

Visit LA Bar Association website


Louisiana VOAD 

Louisiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness of service providers and stakeholders who help communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters, with the overall purpose of lessening the impact of disasters on Louisiana residents. 

Visit Louisiana VOAD website


LowerNine.Org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the long-term recovery of the lower ninth ward of New Orleans, Louisiana in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the levee breaches of 2005. 

Visit website


Mary Queen of Vietnam Catholic Church

Mary Queen of Vietnam Church, established in 1983, became the first Vietnamese parish in the country. MQVN's main goal is to unite people together in worship, bond with other people in New Orleans East neighborhood, and make a good life in our shared society.

Visit Mary Queen of Vietnam Church website


New Orleans Public Schools 

New Orleans Public Schools are a community of public schools devoted to educating and preparing all their students to thrive in life. 

Visit NOLA Public Schools website


New Orleans Black Deaf Advocates 

The mission of the National Black Deaf Advocates is to promote the leadership development, economic and educational opportunities, social equality, and to safeguard the general health and welfare of black deaf and hard of hearing people. 

Visit NOLA Black Deaf Advocates website


New Orleans Council on Aging 

The New Orleans Council on Aging is a private, non-profit corporation which exists to protect the rights, promote the well-being, and enhance the self-esteem of New Orleans elderly by generating opportunities for self-reliance and independence. 

Visit NOLA Council on Aging website


New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice 

New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice is a non-profit, multi-racial organization; committed to racial, gender, and immigrant justice; and dedicated to building power at the intersection of race and the economy. 

Visit NOLA Workers' Center for Racial Justice website


El Pueblo NOLA 

El Pueblo NOLA is a grassroots community organization that serves the Black and brown communities of New Orleans, with specific programs for the underserved Latinx community, in four key areas: Health, Education, Civic and Cultural. 

Visit El Pueblo NOLA website


NOLA Tree Project 

NOLA Tree Project is a non-profit organization that harnesses the power of volunteers to transform lives & communities through disaster response, community service, and environmental projects. 

Visit NOLA Tree Project website


NOPC/NOAR (New Orleans Preservation Coalition/New Orleans Alliance for Response) 

The New Orleans Preservation and Alliance for Response mission is to provide opportunities for preservation education, disaster response, and related activities within the New Orleans area. 

Visit NOLA Preservation Coalition website


Our Voice/Nuestra Voz 

Our Voice/Nuestra Voz builds the capacity of community members to act as advocates in order to create a more equitable city.

Visit Our Voice/Nuestra Voz website


Power Coalition 

The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice works to build power and voice in traditionally disenfranchised communities across Louisiana. We are a coalition of groups whose mission is to organize in impacted communities, educate and turn out voters, and fight for policies that create a more equitable and just system in our state. 

Visit Power Coalition website


Presbytery of South Louisiana 

Presbytery of South Louisiana is a religious organization that promotes the spiritual, mental & physical health of their congregations, Minister-Members, Christian Educators and other church professionals. They help their congregations to carry out their missions and connect them to each other, and coordinate & execute ministries specific to the Presbytery. 

Visit Presbytery of South Louisiana website



Propeller is a nonprofit organization that helps entrepreneurs grow their nonprofits and small businesses to tackle social and environmental disparities in New Orleans. 

Visit Propeller website


Rebuilding Together 

Rebuilding Together New Orleans is a non-profit organization that does work repairing homes, revitalizing communities, and rebuilding lives. 

Visit Rebuilding Together website


Red Cross Southeast Louisiana

Red Cross SELA members offer aid and resources to others in the greater New Orleans area to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies through immediate assistance, education, outreach and training. 

Visit Red Cross website



SBP is a nonprofit disaster relief organization focused on disaster resilience and recovery. 

Visit SBP website


Second Harvest Food Bank 

Second Harvest Food Bank leads the fight against hunger in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response. 

Visit Second Harvest website


Southeast Louisiana Legal Services 

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) works to achieve justice for low-income people in Louisiana by enforcing and defending their legal rights through civil legal aid, advocacy, and community education. 

Visit Southeast Louisiana Legal Services website


Step Up Louisiana 

Step Up Louisiana is a community-based organization committed to building power to win education and economic justice for all. They organize with parents, workers, students, and community members to disrupt systemic oppression in New Orleans schools and workplaces through voter education, advocacy, and action. 

Visit Step Up Louisiana website


The Pro Bono Project 

The Pro Bono Project exists to provide free, quality civil legal services to the underserved members of the community. 

Visit Pro Bono Project NOLA website


Thrive NOLA 

Thrive New Orleans is committed to social justice by connecting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color with equitable opportunities. Thrive works in three impact areas: developing a skilled workforce in green infrastructure; building up black-owned, small businesses; and engaging vulnerable youth and families. Thrive is working toward racial equity by establishing deep community roots.

Visit Thrive NOLA website


TNOLA Languages 

TNOLA Languages is an organization of interpreters and translators with diverse set of specialties. They provide interpreters fields such as the legal and medical, whether it be documents, appointments, or court proceedings. 

Visit TNOLA website


Total Community Action 

Total Community Action is an organization whose mission is to assist families in overcoming social and economic hardships. The services they use to assist families are through early childhood development financial education, and community engagement just to name a few. 

Visit Total Community Action website


UMCOR Louisiana 

UMCOR Louisiana is an organization that assembles supplies that will be disbursed after a disaster. This supply kit includes school supplies, hygiene products, and a cleaning kit. 

Visit UMCOR Louisiana website


United Saints Recovery Project 

United States Recovery Project seeks to assist neighborhoods that are in financial distress after a disaster. With a focus on populations such as the elderly, disabled, and anyone unable to rehabilitate and rebuild their homes. 

Visit United Saints website


United Way Southeast Louisiana

United Way SELA works with policymakers and businesses to create public policies to help eradicate poverty. The policies this organization pushes, seeks to invest money back into the community. 

Visit United Way S.E. Louisiana website


Urban Conservancy 

Urban Conservancy works for an equitable local economy and a sustainable environment. They advocate for policies for local business to thrive and expand. 

Visit Urban Conservancy website


Urban League 

The Urban League is a civil rights organization with programs to support and insure an equitable level of education, economic, and employment opportunity. With a target demographic is low-to-moderate income families across Louisiana. 

Visit Urban League New Orleans website


Urban Strategies 

Urban Strategies works with community leaders for better housing and human service-related issues. While making sure it is equitable and diverse for the families it seeks to impact. 

Visit Urban Strategies Inc website



VAYLA seeks to combat environmental racism in New Orleans East by stopping toxic dumping. VAYLA is committed to the development of education and cultural awareness. 

Visit VAYLA website


Vietnamese In Economic Training (VIET) 

Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training (VIET), works to develop educational and economic training programs and act as a resource center for minority residents in Louisiana. 

Visit VIET website


Volunteer Louisiana 

Volunteer Louisiana oversees the AmeriCorps program for the state, while also addressing the needs affecting volunteerism and grow the national service. 

Visit Volunteer Louisiana website


National Organizations

The following nationally-based non-profit organizations have supported the City of New Orleans in recent emergency responses:

Agenda for Children 

Agenda for Children works to improve a child's well-being by supporting, informing, and empowering the adults who influence their lives such as parents, teachers, caregivers, and policymakers. 

Visit Agenda for Children website


American Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division Disaster Legal Services 

Young Lawyers Division of Disaster Legal Services provides immediate temporary, legal assistance to disaster survivors free of charge. 

Visit American Bar Association website



Americares is a global non-for-profit organization focused on health and development that respond to individuals affected by poverty, disasters, or crisis. 

Visit Americares website


Center for Disaster Philanthropy 

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is a non-profit organization that helps individuals, foundations, and corporations increase the effectiveness of their philanthropic response to disasters and humanitarian crises. 

Visit Center for Disaster Philanthropy website


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is an church that strives to help all of God’s children comes to Jesus Christ through provision of gospel resources, encouraging all to make and keep promises with God, and encouraging the practicing Christlike love and service. 

Visit Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day website



Crisis Clean Up is a non-profit collaborative disaster work order management organization that improves coordination, reduces duplication of efforts, improves efficiency, and improves volunteers’ experiences. 

Visit Crisis Clean Up website


Global Giving 

Global Giving is a non-profit that supports other non-profits by connecting them to donors and companies. 

Visit Global Giving website


Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC) 

The Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC) provide communities with the technical resources necessary to continue operations and begin recovery after a disaster. 

Visit ITDRC website

International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) 

International Orthodox Christian Charities offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to respond. 

Visit International Orthodox Christian Charities website


Jen Care 

JenCare Senior Medical Center is a family-owned primary and specialty care practice committed to delivering superior healthcare to Medicare-eligible seniors. 

Visit Jen Care website


Jesus Alliance 

Jesus Alliance is a coalition of people, businesses, nonprofits, and churches committed to helping you accomplish the work God has given you to do. 

Visit Jesus Alliance website


MAP International 

MAP International is a Christian organization providing medicines and health supplies to those in need around the world so they might experience life to the fullest. MAP serves all people regardless of religion, gender, race, nationality or ethnic background. 

Visit MAP International website


Mercy Chefs 

Mercy Chefs is a faith-based, non-profit disaster relief organization that exist to provide professionally prepared, restaurant-quality meals to victims, volunteers, and first responders in natural disasters and national emergencies. 

Visit Mercy Chefs website


Operation BBQ Relief 

Operation BBQ Relief is a non-profit organization that provides comfort to those in need by connecting, inspiring, serving, and educating in communities far and wide. 

Visit Operation BBQ Relief website


Project Hope 

Project Hope is an international health care organization that places power in the hands of local health care workers to save lives across the globe. 

Visit Project Hope website


Salvation Army 

Salvation Army is an international charitable organization, and an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. It has a mission to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination. 

Visit Salvation Army website

Save the Children 

Save the Children is a leading humanitarian organization for children that works every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. 

Visit Save the Children website


Sol Relief 

Sol Relief is a nonprofit organization that provides immediate, efficient and effective disaster relief with their aviation network and via collaboration with partner organizations. They support communities in long term recovery through sustainable efforts that support resiliency. 

Visit Sol Relief website


Team Rubicon 

Team Rubicon serves communities by mobilizing veterans to continue their service, leveraging their skills and experience to help people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises. 

Visit Team Rubicon website


Upbring Lutheran Disaster Relief 

Intent on shifting perspectives and re-imagining systems, we work to increase child wellness, vitality and safety. 

Visit Upbring Lutheran website


Volunteers of America 

Volunteers of America responds to the needs of at-risk youth, those recovering from addiction, the disabled community, and other underserved communities. 

Visit Volunteers of America website


World Central Kitchen 

World Central Kitchen provides meals in response to hazards globally. Additionally, offering trainings locally to help responders with a sustainable plan moving forward. 

Visit World Central Kitchen website


World Hope International 

World Hope International works to alleviate suffering, poverty, and global injustices. WHI specifically targets clean water, sex trafficking, education and economic development, as well as disaster relief. 

Visit World Hope International website