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
Food distribution center sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church focused on helping those who struggle with food security.
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
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
Camp Restore New Orleans is a non-profit organization that makes efforts to address large-scale systemic challenges, such as restoring the wetlands that protect against hurricanes, supporting local schools and youth programs and helping new, innovative community nonprofits get off the ground.
Visit Camp Restore 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) is a non-profit organization that develops resources and infrastructure to house and support special needs persons.
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
Community Organized Relief Effort is a non-profit, crisis response organization that brings immediate aid and recovery to underserved communities across the globe.
Visit CORE 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
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 is a division of the Archdiocese of New Orleans that provides assistance to the Hispanic population through pastoral services.
Visit Hispanic Apostolate website
Imagine Water Works – Mutual Aid Disaster Relief
Imagine Water Works collaborates with residents, neighborhood associations, nonprofits, artists, families, scientists, academics, architects, small business owners, and government agencies to create various resources for our community, to hold space for conversation, and to develop hazard mitigation plans in Louisiana and nationwide.
Visit Imagine Water Works 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 NOLA Jewish community.
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
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 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 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 LowerNine.org 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 Breastfeeding Center
The New Orleans Breastfeeding Center provides high quality, holistic, and evidence-based lactation and infant feeding support to families in the New Orleans metro area and surrounding parishes.
Visit NOLA Breastfeeding Center 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. They focus primarily on education, but recognize the intersectionality of issues and work in other areas that also affect the community such as criminal justice and immigration.
Visit Our Voice/Nuestra Vox website
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 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
Resilience Force is a national non-profit organization working to transform America’s response to disasters by strengthening and securing the resilience workforce.
Visit Resilience Force 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 Prob Bono Project NOLA website
Thrive NOLA is an organization based on the ideal of reducing HIV in at risk minority groups. They address the behavioral, psychological, and social factors of at-risk target population.
Visit Thrive NOLA website
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 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 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
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 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 oversees the AmeriCorps program for the state, while also addressing the needs affecting volunteerism and grow the national service.
Visit Volunteer Louisiana website