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eNews | April 2016
Changing the Path to Effective Health Care 

Launched in 2012, Health Guardians is an intensive and integrated care model that seeks to address and remove barriers to effective health care. Those barriers can be any mix of social, economic, or health-related issues. Health Guardians seeks out the most frequent emergency room users and works with them to map out a more effective care plan, often improving self-sufficiency along the way.

While working with Health Guardians, Ben Wortham found that this method of helping the poor with health care naturally lent itself to also housing the homeless. Wortham discovered, “Housing is the foundation of health care. You have to house them first for effective health care to really be possible." Read the full story on Wortham and his team's innovative new health care and housing model. 
unspecified8RRJP4O7.jpgIn the Spotlight: Volunteers 

This month Catholic Charities is taking time out to shine a light on all of the volunteers who make what we do possible. Last year, 12,446 individuals volunteered 332,018 hours of their time to 29 different Catholic Charities programs. Volunteers lend their time, knowledge and skills to the many programs of Catholic Charities in various ways every day. Read the full story to see how our volunteers are making a difference.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook as we continue to spotlight our amazing volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, 2016.
DR.jpgDisaster Relief Update

As one of the largest health and human services agencies in the Gulf South, Catholic Charities has been called upon to assist with the long-term recovery of those whose lives have been impacted by the recent flooding on the North Shore. Stay updated on our ongoing relief efforts.

 Additionally, Helm Paint & Decorating will serve as a collection point for donated supplies to assist families and the clean-up of flooded homes and business in St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes. If you would like to donate, we've provided more information about Helm Paint locations and items needed. 
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GiveNOLA Day is May 3!

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is excited to be participating in GiveNOLA Day again this year! GiveNOLA Day, which will take place on May 3, 2016, is hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation. The one-day, online giving event is meant to inspire people to give to local nonprofits that are making the community a better place. Catholic Charities is excited to be one of over 700 nonprofits participating this year! Last year, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans raised over $36,000 on GiveNOLA Day! Learn more about this year's GiveNOLA Day and the exciting opportunities it holds for Catholic Charities.

ACCESS Jazz Brunch
Let's Brunch...for Life!

ACCESS Pregnancy and Referral Center will host their annual Jazz Brunch and Auction on Sunday April 17, 2016 at the Audubon Tea Room. Co-hosted by Archbishop Gregory Aymond, proceeds from this event will support the pro-life services of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, which includes ACCESS Pregnancy and Referral Center, St. Vincent Maternity Clinic and Adoption Services. You can learn more about the event and purchase tickets through our website.
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