Community Resources


  • Fox 8 Defenders
    A special volunteer service of FOX 8 & the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW).
    1(877) 670-6297
  • New Orleans Jewish Community Centers (JCC New Orleans)
    Main page for facilities
    Metairie (504) 887-5158
    Uptown (504) 897-0143
  • Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS)
    Assistance with college and camp scholarships and services for kids with special needs.
    (504) 828-6334
  • Metropolitan Human Services District
    Metropolitan Human Services District and Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority provide and coordinate a range of services related to mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disability for people in the Greater New Orleans area. On their websites, you can find location and contact information for each agency’s clinics. Serves Orleans, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard parishes.Call (504) 568-3130 for more information about their services.Metropolitan Crisis Response Team at (504) 826-2675.
  • Jefferson Parish Human Services AuthorityServes Jefferson Parish Call (504) 349-8833 for more information about their services. 24/7 crisis line for Jefferson Parish: (504) 832-5123.
  • New Orleans Community Resource Guide
    Common Ground Clinic (504-361-9800) provides a comprehensive list of community resources. Their site includes a general resource guide containing information on basic needs assistance (food, clothing, and shelter), medical, dental, and mental health services, employment and legal aid information, anti-violence resources, and much more. Visit their website for additional links, including a Spanish-language version of the resource guide, sections on services available in specific Greater New Orleans communities, and a women’s health guide.
  • Senior Resource Guide of Greater New Orleans
    Includes information for seniors and caregivers regarding available health services (adult day care, hospice, mental health, at-home health options, etc.), senior housing, support organizations, elder law, community resources (energy, utility, financial assistance, transportation, etc.), and much more.
  • Benefits CheckUp is a free service of the National Council on Aging (202-479-1200), a nonprofit service and advocacy organization in Washington, DC. Benefits CheckUp asks a series of questions to help identify benefits that could save money and cover the costs of everyday expenses. After answering the questions, you will get a report created just for you that describes the programs you may be eligible for, including assistance with medications, food, utilities, and legal services. You can apply for many of the programs online or you can print an application form.
  • New Orleans Employment Guide
    This website provides listings of available jobs in the Greater New Orleans area.
  • Homelessness Resources
    Complied by Unity of Greater New Orleans (504-821-4496), this directory provides a listing of services available for homeless or at-risk individuals, including: meal programs, outreach services, housing options, legal and health services, and much more.
  • SAMHSA State Resources Guide
    This list, compiled by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, lists mental health and substance abuse support services in Louisiana, including state-level mental health, substance abuse, protection and advocacy, family support, and Medicaid and Medicare services agencies, and other advocacy groups.
  • Behavioral Health Resources Guide
    The City of New Orleans Health Department (504-658-4000) maintains a guide, which provides information on accessing mental health and substance abuse resources in the Greater New Orleans area, including: information on crisis services, hotlines, community and clinic-based services, and much more.
  • Families Helping Families Resource Guide
    Families Helping Families of South West LA (800-894-6558) publishes a comprehensive list of agencies that provide case management as well as medical, disability, education, and employment services.
  • New Orleans Public Library
    The New Orleans Public Library system provides basic computer tutoring courses as well as adult and adolescent activity groups. The main library on 219 Loyola Ave. also houses the YMCA’s Adult Literacy Program (504-529-7323).
  • Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans
    The Jewish Federation of GNO publishes a resource guide that includes a wide-range of local Jewish community organizations.


For Seniors and Caregivers

  • Advanced Directives:


  • Councils on Aging:

New Orleans



Other resources:


  • Checklist to Help Aging Parents

  • Checklists and Forms for Caregivers

  • Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families

  • How to Find the Best Assisted Living Community for You

  • The Nursing Home Checklist