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Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans


September 2021 E-News


Catholic Charities has continued working to help our neighbors throughout Louisiana. Since Hurricane Ida impacted Louisiana parishes, Catholic Charities has been there providing emergency assistance. Catholic Charities has continued to be "forever responders."

Catholic Charities' Spirit of Hope program has been working with Counseling Solutions to assist families in need of assistance.  We have also helped to donate supplies to parishes in need and delivered food and other necessities to those parishes with assistance from Notre Dame Seminary seminarians, St. Luke's Catholic Church and Junior League of New Orleans.

Help us continue this work, by contributing to our Hurricane Ida Relief Fund here.

If you're looking for Hurricane Ida Relief and Services, click here.



November 28

ACCESS Jazz Brunch will take place Sunday, November 28 at Audubon Tea Room. For more information, visit here.

Archbishop Hannan Community Appeal

Archbishop Hanna with childrenAHCA Campaign:

Archbishop Phillip Hannan created the Archbishop Hannan Community Appeal (AHCA) as a response to Hurricane Betsy. Since then, the campaign has continued to raise crucial unrestricted funds that allow Catholic Charities to respond swiftly, effectively and compassionately in times of everyday crisis or natural disasters.

 THANK YOU to everyone who has made a gift to our 2020 Archbishop Hannan Community Appeal (AHCA) Campaign!

We are excited to announce Jacqueline and Renny Simno will serve as 2021 Archbishop Hannan Community Appeal (AHCA) chair couple! Please keep them in prayer as they lead our AHCA fundraising efforts which help us serve over 50,000 people a year through 24 programs.

Your donation supports a local charity that best understands local needs. We serve the 8 civil parishes that make up the Archdiocese of New Orleans: Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. John, and Washington parishes.

Help us in providing unrestricted funds that allow us to help our neighbors in need!


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  2021 CornerstoneCORNERSTONE:

Catholic Charities' Cornerstone Program is looking for mentor volunteers (especially male mentors).

If you're interested in being a mentor or for more information, contact Kristina Gibson.



Trainings to volunteer for ESL (English as a Second Language) and Family Literacy will be held virtually in October.

All volunteers must attend the Immigration Refugee Services (IRS) training first. 

Family Literacy - September 28 at 5pm
ESL - September 30 at 5pm

IRS - October 5 at 6pm
ESL - October 11 at 5pm

To sign up for ESL and Family Literacy trainings, contact Sami Barefield.

Volunteer by emailing Shannon Murphy  and for more information,visit here.

Refugee Services to Welcome Afghan Refugees

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans was notified that we will be welcoming 10 of the 59 Afghan refugees arriving in Louisiana soon. 

The resettlement of Afghan refugees in the United States is part of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the humanitarian effort to save the citizens who assisted the US and its allies during the 20-year conflict.

“We are grateful and honored for the opportunity to welcome these refugees to New Orleans. Our long history of ‘welcoming the stranger’ from all parts of the world into the unique culture of our city has prepared us to receive these families in our Archdiocese,” says Sr. Marjorie Hebert, president and CEO of CCANO. “Our Immigration and Refugee Services program is experienced in assisting refugees in all aspects of their resettlement and their assimilation into the area.”

The Immigration and Refugee Services (IRS) program is one of the oldest and largest programs in the Archdiocese of New Orleans and is the only refugee resettlement agency in the Greater New Orleans area. This program provides resettlement and self-sufficiency services to newly arrived refugees and other immigrants granted special humanitarian legal status.

Services to support the Afghan arrivals will include case management support, continued cultural orientation, employment services, interpretation services, access to English language training, community outreach and mentorship to ensure their self-sufficiency and integration into the community.

For more information about Refugee Services, visit here or call 504-310-8785


Refugee Services is looking for volunteers and an intern to assist with welcoming Afghan refugees.

The intern will work closely with the Employment Services team and Refugee Services program staff to supplement program activities and enhance services to clients.

Responsibilities may include:

  • assisting with the implementation job readiness class for refugee clients who have just arrived in the United States

  • conducting outreach for events such as job and college fairs

  • attending and assisting with Employment Services group events

  • researching local job market and career laddering options

  • assisting in developing tools to measure program effectiveness

  • updating the job board

For more information about Refugee Services intern, contact Emily Stieber  or apply here.

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2021 SERVESSA Students Volunteer at Food for Seniors

St. Scholastica Academy students volunteered for service hours at Food for Seniors.

Students packed boxes to be distributed to seniors throughout the state.

The students were happy to lend a helping hand during difficult times following Hurricane Ida.

Students enjoyed volunteering with Catholic Charities and helping the community at the same time!

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