shelters

Latest News
1:47 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Dangerous Cold Weather Prompts Activation Of City Freeze Plan

The City of New Orleans activated its Freeze Plan for the homeless today, in advance of wintry weather that will affect the region Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Weather forecasts indicate temperatures and wind chill factors will dip to 35 degrees or lower on the nights of Nov. 27 and 28, Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office said in a press release. Since exposure to near freezing temperatures and strong winds can cause serious health problems, the city will assist local institutions in providing shelter free of charge.

Read more
Hurricane Isaac
1:24 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Two shelters open in St. Tammany Parish

Two shelters have opened in St. Tammany Parish as Hurricane Isaac approaches.

Officials of the St. Tammany Parish School Board and the Red Cross said the shelters are at William Pitcher Junior High School, 415 S. Jefferson Ave. in Covington and at Creekside Junior High School, 65434 Louisiana Highway 41, Pearl River.

People going to the shelters are asked to bring food, medicine, bedding and activities for children.

Hurricane Isaac
1:12 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Shelters open in Terrebonne, Lafourche parishes

With mandatory evacuations issued for areas of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes outside of hurricane protection, shelters in Raceland and Houma have opened to evacuees.

Read more
Hurricane Isaac
1:07 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Terrebonne Parish opens shelter for pets

Terrebonne Parish officials have opened a temporary pet shelter at the West Houma Gym on Williams Ave.

The Courier reports this temporary shelter is only available for pets of those residents who will be staying at the parish shelter at the Houma Municipal Auditorium.

The pet owner is responsible for the animal's food and water, and walking the animal every morning and evening during the allotted time period.

Officials say you must register at Houma Municipal Auditorium before bringing your pet to the shelter.

Hurricane Isaac
12:56 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Jefferson Parish evacuees moved to new shelter

Jefferson Parish officials say a shelter opened in Terrytown for Lafitte, Crown Point and Barataria residents has closed.

Authorities said people who had been at the shelter have been moved to Westside Primary School in Hammond.

Tropical Storm Isaac
7:57 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Washington Parish to open emergency shelters in advance of Isaac

Washington Parish President Richard Thomas has asked the Red Cross to assist in opening shelters in advance of Tropical Storm Isaac's landfall, the parish said in a statement posted on its Facebook page.

Shelters will open at 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, the parish said, and remain open until the inclement weather subsides.

The shelters are safe havens only, the parish said, and do not have backup electricity. Residents are urged to bring necessities such as bedding, toiletries and medications with them.

Shelters are located at:

Read more
Tropical Storm Isaac
10:10 pm
Sun August 26, 2012

Mandatory evacuation ordered for east bank of Plaquemines Parish

Plaquemines Parish officials have ordered a mandatory evacuation of the east bank of the parish, in advance of Tropical Storm Isaac.

Additionally, there will be a voluntary evacuation for the south end of Plaquemines Parish, from Ironton to Venice. Belle Chasse Auditorium will be opened at noon on Monday as an emergency shelter.

All Plaquemines Parish schools have been closed until further notice.

New Orleans Mission
5:46 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

New Orleans Mission to close for summer

The New Orleans Mission, a massive homeless shelter, is closing its doors for the summer.

Officials from the mission say the closure is due to lack of funding. Friday will be its last night open. Officials hope to reopen the facility, which employs nine full-time workers, by Sept 15.

WWL-TV reports the mission houses between 160 to 180 people per night, and serves roughly 12,000 meals — breakfast, lunch and dinner — each month, along with seeing up to 80 homeless visitors daily.