Resources

  • Fox 8 Defenders (a volunteer service of FOX 8 & the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)): A non-profit volunteer-based telephone information, referral, and action service dedicated to resolving people’s problems.
  • New Orleans Jewish Community Centers (JCC New Orleans)
  • Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS): Assistance with college and camp scholarships and services for kids with special needs.
  • 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.
  • Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority
  • Common Ground Health Clinic’s New Orleans Community Resource Guide: 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 daycare, 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: 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.
  • Homelessness Resources: Compiled 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.
  • Families Helping Families Resource Guide: Families Helping Families of South West LA 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.
  • CaringInfo: A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, provides free resources to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis.rs and Caregivers
  • New Orleans Council on Aging
  • Jefferson Council on Aging