2021-2022 Annual Report

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Annual Repor t 2021-2022

Veteran’s Future Is Brighter After Much Darkness

Dwight was born and raised in New Orleans. Upon graduating high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served for 12 years. After being honorably discharged, he settled in Atlanta and built a life for himself. But as the only male child in his family, he made sure to visit his mother back in New Orleans from time to time.

Then, a few years ago, Dwight’s mother was diagnosed with cancer, and she needed her “blessed son” to be by her side and care for her. This was a difficult decision. Dwight’s work and friends were all in Atlanta, coming back to his childhood home meant leaving them all behind. Even so, Dwight knew how much his mother had sacrificed for her family during his childhood. He had no choice but to come back home.

For six months, Dwight devoted all his time to care for his mother. Whether it was in the hospital, or in the end, at home by her bedside, Dwight was with her. When she passed, Dwight was devastated and fell into a deep depression. To numb the pain, he started using drugs. His drug use prevented him from finding work, and he ended up homeless and in a dark place. He had come to New Orleans to help his mother but what would she think of him now?

With nowhere to turn, Dwight contacted the Veterans Administration, where he met Mrs. Lindsey, whom he calls his “Angel,” who directed him to Volunteers of America’s Veterans Services at the Oscar J. Tolmas Veterans Pavilion. Upon entering the facility on Napoleon Street, he was met by “Chief,” the Director of the Veteran Services program. He instantly felt at home. “I have a lot of respect for ‘Chief.’ He’s strict, but respectful of all the residents. That was exactly what I needed in my life at that time. He saved my life.”

Dwight stopped using drugs and his depression lifted. “Volunteers of America was a positive force in my life. It got me the services I needed to get myself straightened out and I got my confidence back. This program also helped me get a job. Now, I have my own apartment. I’m ready for God’s will and will accept God’s plan.”

Veterans account for 11% of homeless adults in the US.

They need a coordinated effort that provides secure housing, mental health counseling, and empowerment.


Thank You for Helping Change Lives

Last year, Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana touched the lives of nearly 30,000 of our most vulnerable neighbors in the 16 parishes we serve. With the ongoing challenges from the economy and slow recovery from Hurricane Ida and COVID-19, this number takes on even greater meaning.

Your support continues to allow us to make an impact in the lives of people we serve. We are so very thankful for you—whether you are a new supporter or a long-time friend. Within the pages of this annual report, you will see the difference you made throughout southeast Louisiana.

Please take some time to look closely at our facts and figures but remember the true measure of success is the difference we made in the lives of the people we serve. Currently we are one year into a three-year Strategic Plan. The three goals of the Strategic Plan are:

1. Develop a continuum of integrated services that serves the health and social needs of vulnerable individuals.

2. Integrate Culture, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) through all aspects of staffing and service provisions.

3. Build a financially strong and sustainable organization with diverse funding streams and a net margin of at least 5%.

Our success comes in the hope we create, the stability we provide, and the transformation that takes place in the 16 parishes that we serve.

You can see that hope in the lives of children who are mentored in the Mentoring Children of Promise program. Mentors are a positive role model for the very young and serve as a resource to them, as they dream of their future and the many possibilities ahead.

Stability is essential for individuals to experience full, happy lives, and you can see the stability we provide for people who are part of the Veteran Services program. Thanks to you, Veterans like Dwight can sleep safely at night and envision a better future.

Communities are being transformed each day by volunteers like Ed in St. Tammany Parish. These volunteers are providing much more than just labor, they are giving of their time, talents, and knowledge while being a beacon of hope within their community.

Lastly, we will continue to launch new programs to respond to the everchanging world. Inside this publication you will see examples of the people you helped last year by supporting our 20+ programs. Thanks to your support, Volunteers of America will continue to be there for the people who need us today, tomorrow and for the years to come.


Tod Smith Chair S. Chuck Viator Chair-Elect

Stephen C. Schrempp Treasurer

Rupa Jolly Secretary

Louis Colin, Sr. Thomas J. McGoey, II Victoria Adams Phipps Charique L. Richardson Christy N. Ross Lynn E. Swanson Michelle Treschwig David P. Vicknair


Volunteers of America is a movement organized to reach and uplift all people and bring them to the knowledge and active service of God. Volunteers of America, illustrating the presence of God through all that we do, serves people and communities in need and creates opportunities for people to experience the joy of serving others. Volunteers of America measures its success in positive change in the lives of individuals and communities we serve.

Voris R. Vigee | President & CEO Tod Smith | Board Chair


n CDBG/NOW 311

n HUD—Supportive Housing Program 172

n Lakeshore Counseling Center 317 n Mental Health Rehabilitation 720


n Adoption and Maternity Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

n Mentoring Children of Promise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238

n WAIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481


n Auto Enterprise Program 103 n Craftsman Home Improvement 223 n Fresh Food Factor 7,508 n Opioid Mobile Response Program 375 n RSVP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,160

n Volunteer Placement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 567


n Residential Re-Entry Program 166


n Community Health Workers 54 n EPIC 35

n HIV/AIDS Case Management and Direct Services 200

n SAMHSA—The Journey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 n Stepping Stones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39


n Senior Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369

n Single Room Occupancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220

n Workforce Housing 765


n Community Living Services 52

n Supported Living Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

SENIOR SERVICES = 196 n Craftsman Home Improvement 96 n Service Coordination 100

VETERAN SERVICES = 1,060 n Homeless Veteran Reintergration Program . . . . 320 n Supportive Services for Veteran Families . . . . . . 568 n Case Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 n Transitional Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Our service area consists of 16 parishes in southeast Louisiana: Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, and Washington.

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RSVP Volunteers Fill a Critical Role in St. Tammany

Seniors in St. Tammany parish have been sharing their time, talents, and compassion for others at various nonprofits via our own Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for over 20 years. Their contributions are immeasurable, and we are so thankful for their service.

This unique program, funded by a grant from AmeriCorps, offers volunteers aged 55 or older the opportunity to use their skills and life experiences to help meet critical needs across St. Tammany Parish. Volunteers work at a variety of stations that including tutoring, helping at hospitals, or taking seniors to doctor’s appointments. Volunteers work at their own pace— some put in countless hours at a daily volunteer job while others work special events as their schedule allows.

For the last 50 years, RSVP has been shaping and supporting communities across America. Started as a grassroots organization to address community needs in Staten Island, NY, this successful model gained much attention. In 1969, it was funded by the Older American's Act and expanded nationally in 1972.

RSVP of St. Tammany started in 2000 and has been making an amazing difference in our community through the service and support by way of over 1,500 volunteers over the past 22 years. Earlier this year, one of the RSVP volunteers were

recognized by the CEO of AmeriCorps for his dedication to the mission. Volunteer Ed Brannan received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for Lifetime Achievement, which is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a volunteer. We are thrilled that Ed was recognized.

In 2022, more than 300 volunteers and 35 volunteer stations have contributed 20,093 hours to the parish— a dollar value of $573, 454.

Because of the support the volunteers give to the community in which they live, the lives of the citizen are enriched and so are we. To learn more about the RSVP program, please visit www.voasela.org/rsvp.

“ RSVP of St. Tammany...has been making an amazing difference in our community through the service and support by way of over 1,500 volunteers over the past 22 years.”

Fresh Food Factor Fills Minds and Dreams with Lunch Program and Co-Packing Services

Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana’s Fresh Food Factor has been providing fresh, nutritious meals to the school children in our area since its start in 2013. The team prepares and serves over 2.5 million meals and 600,000+ snacks annually.

For many of the students we have the privilege of serving food, these meals may be the only guaranteed meal they will have each day. That is why our work is critical to the youngest members of our community. We have been fortunate to receive funding from several foundations including the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust Fund and the James P. Raymond, Jr. Foundation. Other groups that have seen the value of our program are the Baptist Community Mission, Methodist Health System, No Kid Hungry, UnitedHealthcare, and Atmos Entery. We are so grateful for their generosity.

We continue to look for new and creative ways to fund our mission. One way we are assisting with this effort is by expanding our portfolio of services offerings to include co-packing services for both local and national bands, under the Fresh Food Factor Packing and Creative Concepts name.

The headquarters of Fresh Food Factor is an 8,500 square foot commercial kitchen located in the historic Lykes Steamship District in New Orleans’ Lower Garden District, and currently has 48 full time employees. This new development leverages our facilities and culinary expertise so that the team at Fresh Food Factor can provide entrepreneurs and local brands a viable way to get their products to store shelves.

Contract packaging, also known as co-packing, it is the process of assembling a product or good into its final finished packages. For companies in the food and beverage sector, this can include bagging, canning, bottling, sealing, boxing, and similar services needed to seal and distribute finished goods to their intended customers. One local business that has already utilized Fresh Food Factor’s capabilities is New Orleans brand, Brass Roots, which sells a variety of sacha inchi seed snacks across the country at Whole Foods, Sprouts Farmers Markets, Wegmans, and Rouses supermarkets.

The establishment of these services near the Port of New Orleans fills a tremendous gap in the region’s ecosystem for this sector. In the past, the local food companies were forced to leave the area to access these types of services. Now brands can stay right here in southeast Louisiana to begin to scale their production.

If you are interested in learning more about the services available at Fresh Food Factor, visit www.freshfoodfactor.org.

“...Fresh Food Factor can provide entrepreneurs and local brands a viable way to get their products to store shelves.”

Leslie and Ahmad Formed a Special Relationship, Thanks to Your Generosity

Thanks to your support, our Mentoring Children of Promise (MCP) program is changing the lives of hundreds of at-risk youth like Ahmad. That change is only possible because of caring mentors like Leslie. When Volunteers of America matches mentors and mentees, we ask mentors to make a year long commitment of at least eight hours per month to spend with their mentees. But, in most cases, these relationships become bonds that last a lifetime.

Without intervention, 70% of children with a parent in prison will one day find themselves behind bars.

When Ahmad joined our program many years ago, he was a bright and curious 8-year-old boy who lived with his mother. When Leslie became his mentor, the two quickly bonded over his schoolwork. Leslie hoped to foster his thirst for knowledge because Ahmad is so intelligent and inquisitive. She spoke to Ahmad’s mother about a scholarship to a local private school. His mom knew how smart he was and quickly agreed. Ahmad earned the scholarship and has excelled at his new school. Not even the trying times of the pandemic could derail his studies.

Leslie, Ahmad and his mother have developed a relationship that can’t be broken, and all three plan to be a part of each other’s lives for a long time. Ahmad says he is so happy Leslie came into his life. That’s the difference a caring mentor can make in the life of a child. Leslie is able to help Ahmad with his educational goals, and she has helped improve his mother’s life as well. Since Leslie has been Ahmad’s mentor, she’s also encouraged Ahmad’s mother to reach her career goals. As a result, after years of working in the fast-food industry, Ahmad’s mother has improved her career and now has an office job that she loves. Your support makes a bright future possible for Ahmad and hundreds of other young people in our MCP program.

Leslie, Ahmad, and his mother have developed a relationship that can’t be broken, and all three plan to be a part of each other’s lives for a long time… That’s the difference a caring mentor can make in the life of a child.”


Craftsman Home Improvement Provides Peace of Mind and Independence

After Hurricane Ida caused damage to much of our area last year, many of us struggled to find home repair services and contractors. Did you know that Volunteers of America has been offering quality, cost effective home repair services for over 20 years by way of our social enterprise, Craftsman Home Improvement?

The team can do just about any type of repair work including bath and kitchen renovations, handyperson and carpentry services, and disability or agingin-place remodels. This program is licensed to complete repairs and renovations up to $75,000. Craftsman Home Improvement is an extension of the Repairs on Wheels Program (ROW), which provides necessary home modifications for seniors and individuals with disabilities in the Greater New Orleans area. All revenue generated at Craftsman Home Improvement is used to help fund our other social service programs.

The Craftsman Home Improvement team recently completed a bathroom renovation for Debbie, a person with intellectual and developmental disabilities who is served by our Supported Living Services (SLS) program. As her mobility declined, she had more issues getting in and out of her shower. That is when the team at SLS reached out to Craftsman Home Improvement to see what could be done. As you can see in the photos, the final product is better than could have been imagined!

This is another example that shows Volunteers of America’s programs work together to assist the people we serve. This is all made possible by the generous support you give to our organization.

Should you be in the need for renovations or repairs, please consider contacting Craftsman Home Improvement at (985)612-1067 or visit www.craftsman-home.org for a quote. When choosing Craftsman Home Improvement for your repair service, you are not only getting the best work possible, but you have the knowledge that your purchase is helping the people in your community.

“ Craftsman Home Improvement...provides necessary home modifications for seniors and individuals with disabilities in the Greater New Orleans area.”

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Marguerite & Nicholas Albares

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Rachell & Norman Albright p

Joan Albright p

M. N. Alessandra p

Susanna Alexander

Julies J. Alexie

Carl Alexis

Maynard Allen

Nicarra Allen-Taylor

Joseph A. Aluise

Nadine Ancar

Jeff Anderson

Bailey & Alec Andrade I

John Andressen

Melvin Andrews

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Lori Arceneaux

Jane & Kevin Armstrong

Marian Arrowsmith

Sara & Geoff Artigues I

Elizabeth & Bert Artigues p

Jennifer Avegno & Kurt Weigle

Jerry Avila

James E. Bagby

Reginald Bailey

Anicia Bailey

Wayne Ballard

Stuart S. Bamforth

Wayne Baquet, Sr.

Alexis Barcia

Eugene Barilleaux

Dan Barker

Nancy M. Barlow

Brittany Barnes

Toya Barnes-Teamer

Barbara Barnett

Cameron B. Barr

Miriam Isabel Barrios

Deanna Barrios

Errol P. Barrois

Laudrick Barrow

Henry Barrow

Beverly A. Barry

Bob Bartlett

Russell N. Bartley

Herbert Barton †

Robert Bass

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Giovanna Batiste

Ann & Raymond M. Beaucoudray

Kelly Becker

Delores Becnel

Daniel Becnel

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Jacqueline C. Belfiedl

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Craig Boudreaux

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J.E. Brignac, Jr.

Laura & John Broders

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Ida Brown

Curtis J. Brown

Gregory Brown III

Rick W. Brown

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CJ Bruno

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Ronald Burch

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Lauren & Jason Burt p

Sylvia Bush

Janelle Cable p

Amber L. Cain

Marie Calcagno

Michelle Calderone

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Tammy Callison

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Ralph J. Cambre

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Allen S. Carman, Jr.

Mary N. Carmichael

Joe M. Carmichael

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Caitlin B. Carrigan

Susan & James R. Carter

Artisha Carter

Robin Carruba

Joey Caruso

Janice D. Casella

Andree Casey

Alvin Castay

Jerdona Caston

John Catalanotto I

Christy W. Chachere

D.B.H. Chaffe, III

Jade Champagne

Adrena Chandler

Judge tiffany G. Chase

Oletta Chatagnier

Shannon & Brian Chehardy I

Brenda Chenevert p

Joseph J. Christiana

Nicole B. Christie, MD

Elizabeth Cigali-Manshel I

R.V. Cimini I

Tina S. Clark, Esq.

Christopher Clark Olivia Claude

Christie Clemens

Shirley Clement

John Clesi

Marvin W. Clifford, Ph.D.

Tanyaka Cline

Milnesha Cline

Nancy Coffey

Yvette Cola

Shequita Coeman

Val Coles

Joyce & Louis Colin, Sr. Jade Colin Levy Collins

Bennie R. Collins

Gerald Comboy

Chris Combs

Kim & Charles R. Comeaux

James G. Comeaux

Christy & Phillippe Connois p Dr. Kelvin J. Conteary Richard Conway I

Bernadette Cook

Diane Copes Sally Cool

Agnes Corpus Diane & Steve L. Cory I Nicole Cosse I

Glenn Costanza

Cheryl Cousin Jill Couvillon I

Elliott K. Cowand, Jr. Ann Crain

Diane & Frank A. Crawford Shannon Cubie Jerri Cullinan I

Patsy L. Curole Klara Cvitanovich

Arthur Dalferes

Cheri & Andre G. Damare

Christen Daniels

Trian B. Daniels

Jada Daniels

Camille R. Danna J'Val Dapremont

Patrick Darby Mary U. Darden

Philip Davi

Lucy Davidson

Cynthia Davidson

Earline Davidson Edith G. Davidson

Monique Davis Dr. Rachel Davis-Haley

Leo Day Sherry Deadmond

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W. James Deister

Mary Dellegar

Jerry Delmore Caitlin Demarest

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George Denegre, Jr.

Susan Denneau

John Derenbecker

Megan E. Deroche

Ann Derouen

Lisa Derouen

Rhonda Descant Sidney Desforges

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Lawrence Dodds

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Monique Drake

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Charles Ebert

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Jacqueline Elliott Toya Ellis

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Darlene and Don Evans I

Theresa Evers

Ole F. Expose

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Susan Famularo

Cory M. Faucheux I

Jeanne Fehn

Ira Feld

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Julie Ferriott-Hines

Bethany Ferrouillet

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Mark Fijman

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Gayle Foster

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Carole Fowler Tiffany Fowlin

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Harry Friedman

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Curry Gambel

Patricia B. Gardner I

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Anonymous Donor Mamie & Kirk Gasperecz

Paul Gasser

Karen Gastinell

Alice Gath

Catherine N. Gaudet

M.H. Gaudet, Jr.

Donald J. Gaudin Hewitt Gautreaux Lauretta A. Gavin

Lauren Gegenheimer David B. Gerard Marc Gervais Craig Gianelloni Larry Gibbs I

Jacquelyn Gibson-Breashears

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Charles D. Glenn, Jr. Michelle Gonsouline

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Major David Gorman

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Lucius Goudeau, Jr. Debra Gould

Thomas J. Grace I Meredith L. Graf

John Granier

Michael Grant

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Jennifer Greene

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Jane E. Griffiths

Harvey V. Grimball Catherine Groos

Steve Abbott

Jeremy Grove

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Joseph M. Guillot

Jesse Gulbro

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Melanie Haggerty

Melissa Haley I

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Will Hamilton

Kevin Hammond

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Laurel Harlin, Ph.D & Dan Harlin, MD I

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Mercedes E. Hasler

Carol Hatchett

Ada Havard

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Alice Holloway

Clarence Holloway III

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Lisa Holmes

John Holmes

Eric Holtzman

Corrina Horn

Kyran Horton

Knyla Houston

Trenzetta Howard

Jim Howell

Anna and Dieter Hugel I

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Hope Hughes

William Hughs I

Wendell Humphres

Roger E. Hussey

Robert D. Huxen

Frank Incaprera, MD

Sandra Istre

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Brenda Jackson

Diane Jackson

Kara Jackson

Jane Jahncke

Tara L. James

Gay James Rai Lynne Jarabica

Carole B. Jarrell

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Scott Jenkins

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Paula Joiner

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Dennis Keller

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David C. Konur p

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Bobbie Landry I

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Michelle Landry

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Michael Latino

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Robyn LyBlanc

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Mary Lee

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David Leefe

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Karen Longworth

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Nancy H. Luthringshausen

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Cortland Lyles

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Lori Martin

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Anthony Marullo p Joan F. Mascaro

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Leon Mathes

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Kenya Matthew Heather Matthews I

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Bernhard Mayer

Vincent Mayeux

George Maynard

Peggy McBride

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Janis S. McCormick

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Terry McDonald Ruth McGirl

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Keisha G. Means Beverly L. Melancon

Lorenza Melancon

Danile Melesurgo

Mamta Melwani

Peggy A. Mendoza

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Jeanne Messa

Andrew Metzger

Helen Meyer

Wayne Middlebrook

David Miekle

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Donna Miller

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Tara Miller

Jane Millet

Arnaud Milner

Robert J. Mineo

Elizabeth Miranne

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David Mire

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Consuela Moliere

Casey Moll

Blair J. Monroe & David Perryman I

Laura E. Monroe & Lisa Brewer I

Alberta Montgomery Martin Montgomery Toni More A. Mickey Moore

Bill L. Moore

Debra Moore

Faith Moran

Courtney Moran

Barbara Morgan

Robert Morgan

Cynthia Morse

Provino Mosca

Dr. Nicholas G. Mosca

Mohamad Motahari

Boyd L. Mothe

Carolyn Moynan

Deidre Mullen

Jeffery Mullen

David P. Muller

Patti A. Muller

Mary Mullins

Leo Muralles

Thomas Murphy

Sheila Murphy Bonnie Murray

David Musial

Sue & Fred H. Myers p

Kimberly & Ryan P. Neal

Claudia & Albert J. Nelson, IV

Carl H. Neuenhaus, Sr. I

Patricia W. Newman

Kerry Nichols I

Kristen R. Nicholson

Dr. Bennie P. Nobles

Vernon J. Nordman

Thomas North

Joseph G. Norton

Julie Nosser

L. Dow Oliver I

Donald W. Olivier

Glenn Orgeron

Ryan J. Ortiz I

Stacy P. Owen

Donald A. Palmer

Carl E. Panebiango I

Hazel Parker

Raymond Parker

Kimberly Parker

Nathaneil G. Parks

Tim Paulin I

Carl Payton

Juanita M. Payton

Eric Pearson

Andrus Peat

Emelda E. Pedescleaux Brandon J. Pellegrin M.C. Pellerin

Andrew Pellett

Kenneth D. Pendergast

Jane E. Pendleton

Henry A. Penedo

James Pennick

Michael Pennison

Dolores H. Peralta

Robert L. Perez

Carolyn Perry

Bridget Persick

Tere Pettitt

Tara Pfeiffer

Christian Phan

Davaughn L. Phillips

Nancy P. Picard

Andrew J. Pickett

Shonne M. Pierce

David Pitts

Edward Pointer

Dorothy Poitevent

David Pollet, MD

Shirley Pons

Jacqueline & Ernest M. Posner, Jr. Susan Pousson

Earnest Powell Cathy R. Powell

Kim & Lance J. Priez

Melody D. Pritchard Mary Pryor

Kristen Punch

Robert Purvis

Emily Purvis

Francis Quinn

Arlyne Radford

George Ramirez

Mary & Don Randon p Richard Rauch

Julie M. Rauch-States Chantell Reed Ruth Regan

Janice B. Reed p

Crystal L. Releford

Rebecca Remetich

Kelsea Renton Roth

Edwin Reso

Justin J. Revere

Leonardo Reyes

Dorothy E. Reynaud

Dorothea L. Reynaud

Robert Reynolds

Lauren Reynolds

Robert C. Rhoden, Jr. Hollye A. Richard

Donna L. Richard

Robert E. Richards

Yolanda Richardson

Charique L. Richardson

Cynthia Riche

Tom Richert I

Mary & Rick Richter p Ralph L. Riemer

Marylyn Rigby Norris Ripp

Eugenia Rivers

Mary Jo L. Roberts

Belinda & Harold Roberts

Lawrence Gross

Fabienne Robertson

Dionne Robichaux

Daniel Robichaux

Ivy Robichaux

Dean Robinson

Charles K. Robinson

Ryan Rodrigue I

Christopher E. Rodrigue I

Tommy J. Rodrigue, Jr.

Dedria Rodrigue

Kerri Roriguez

Steve Roe I

Susan Roesel

Roy Rogge

Hope Rohr

Sheila Roig

Frances & James Roemer I

Lisa Romano

Nelson L. Roques, Jr.

Frank M. Rose

Dr. Paul S. Rosenfeld

Angela M. Ross-Davis

Louis J. Roussel, III

Merryl & Carroll P. Roussel

Janice Roussel

Dequindra Rouzan

Emily Rowell

Ruth Rowland

Ruthe Gale Rowland

Casey M. Rudolph

Carol S. Ruf

Carol Ruholl

Odessa Rutter

Rosemary G. Ryan

Sylvia Ryan

John Sabatier

Nadine Saberre

Dominick Saladino

Betty Salisbury

Sheena Sanford

Joysri Sarkar

Christopher A. Sarpy I

Ezella Sayles

Kathleen Scanlan

Caitlin Scanlan

Anne L. Schaefer

Traci Schmidt

Donna M. Schmitt

Stephen C. Schrempp p

Steven Schulkens

Jonathan Schultis

Rayonia Scieneaux

Jennie Sclafani

Michele Scott

Pamela M. Scott

Charlotte Scott

Amber Scott

Michael C. Seaman

Stacy Seamon I

Robert Selwyn

Colin Sens

Tavonne Session

Sally Seyler

Jacqueline Shaddinger

Syeda Shaheen

Mary Shannon

Harry Sheets

Adele M. Sellars

W.J. Sentilles †

Tavonne Session

Mary Shannon

Paula E. Shenk

Edward Sherman, Jr.

Gaiil Sherman

Lloyd Shields I

Joseph L. Shields

Caleb Shorts, Jr.

Sally Shushan

Evadne Siler

Laura & John A. Sillars I

Evie A. Simmons

Cathy & Leonard D. Simmons, Jr. p

Lloyd Simmons, Jr.

Lynn D. Simmons

Mae D. Sims

Shaliece Sims

I. William Sizeler

Regina Skinner

Jeffrey Slavin

Jan & Victor J. Smeltz p

Kenya & Tod Smith p

Nicholas R. Smtih

Juanita Smith

Zelda J. Smith

Margaret D. Smith

Lauren & Jerry Smith I

Isaac H. Soileau, Jr.

Herbert Soileau

Sharon & Brian P. Soileau

Nicholas Sorzano

Stephen Soud

Wilmae Spedale

Paul Springer

Lisa St. John

Latonda St. Cyr

Shanda B. Stampley

Gerry & Greg Stark p

Mark Starring I

Denise Starwood-Thornton

Tish Steib

Mark S. Stein I

John L. Stempel

Frank B. Stewart, Jr. I

Jamar Stewart

William Stiehl

Gene Stoltz

Paul Stoner

Justin Stonicher, Jr.

MiKayla Strain

Jason Strealy I

Cheryl & Howard W. Streiffer I

Warren Strikmiller

Stephen B. Stuart

Karen Sulzer

Isadore Sutton

David Swain

Brigette Sweeney

Bob Sylvia

Carol Szakmary

Diana S. Talamo

Thomas Taquino

Maria & Stan Taravella I

Kasey Tasain

Douglas Taylor

Robert Taylor

Laverne Taylor

Charles Tmeple, Jr.

Astra P. Tennyson

Patrick A. Tesson

Don M. Thanars

Kelly E. Theard I

Caryl A. Theriot

Kenneth Thibodeaux

Andrew Thiel

Tracey Thiele

Kiley Thomas

Donald Thomas Daisa Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Jamie Thomas

Rachel Thomas-Phillips

Karen Thompson

Stephanie Thompson

Antoine Thompson

Michelle Thompson

Audrey G. Threefoot

Charles Tixier I

Walter J. Tomeny

Sean Toomey

Edgar Torbert Wilbur A. Toups

Alexis Toups

Elizabeth Tranchina

Michelle B. Treschwig

Numa Triche I

Jill K. Tucker I

Pamela K. Tucker I

Thomas D. Turnbull

Kellie Turner

Sharon Turner

Michael T. Tusa, Jr.

Raymond Ullo

Laura Vagianos

Erin Vasseur

S.P. Verdin

Ernest E. Verges

Susan & S. Chuck Viator p

Patricia Vickers

David P. Vicknair I

Lester Vicknair

Voris & Ronald Vigee p

Karen Villavaso

Sam Voelkel I

Pamela Vogenthaler

Paul Vogt

Lee Vorisek

James I. Wadsworth

Jody Waggenspack

Lisa A. Wagnon

Carol Waldrip

Dianne S. Walet

Robnisha Walker

Peter Walker

Bernice S. Ward

Timothy Ward

Harry A. Warner

Javon Warner

Raymond Washington Lisa B. Weber

Karl Weber I

Andree T. Weber

Kathleen Webre

Mark Wegmann I

Shirley & Harald T. Werner, Jr. Ann B. Wernet

Kenneth Werther

Alkeen Wesby

Michael Whalen

Barbara Whaley

Wilfred Wheeler

Carol & Jim Whelan, MD

Kristin White I

Irma Wichterich

Kevin Wiemann

Dirk Wild

Dale Wilder

Jack Wiles

Carlis Wiliams

John B. Wilkie, Jr. Kevin Wilkins I

Jennifer & Walton Williams I

Mansfield Williams Walton Williams

Kimberly D. Williams Laurie Williams Shelly Williams

Nasaysha Williams

Benitrea Williams-Johnson

Jefferson Williamson

Timothy Willis

Cheryl Wilson

Griselda & Dean L. Wilson I

Ernestine Wilson

Myra Wilson

Janner K. Wilson

Brandy Winchester

Diane Winhorst

Michael C. Winters

James Winton

Frances A. Wiseman

Robert Witt

M. J. Wolfe, Jr. p

Naomi Woolridge

Joni Wortman

Michael Wright Linda Yarber

Janet Yochim

Samantha Youngblood

Autumn Frost & Gary Zapata I

Ruth Zeller

Steven Zeringue

Mary K. Zervigon

Sam Zurik


Allen & Gooch, A Law Corp

Alpah Omega Env Inc

Americas Insurance Company

Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services Inc.

Atmos Energy

Biz New Orleans

Blitch-Knevel Architects, LLC

Bryan Subaru I

Capital One Bank

Cardiovascular Institute of the South Carubba Engineering, Inc. p Cimini & Associates, LLC

Comeaux Furniture and Appliance, Inc.

Crescent Towing and Salvage, Inc.

DAR Spirit of ’76 Chapter Dardis, Couvillon & Associates, LLC

Dash Lumber & Supply I

DCL Mooring & Rigging

Demo Diva Demolition I

DM Marketing, LLC I

Engel & Volkers New Orleans p

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Expert Insurance Services, LLC

Entergy New Orleans, Inc.

FGB Contractor & Services

Fifth District Savings Bank

Geocent, LLC

Greater Zionfield FWC

Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company

Hancock Whitney Bank

HUB International

Imperial Trading Co., LLC

Industrial & Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

Institute of Mental Hygiene Investar Bank

JECohen Holdings Co., LLC

Kushner LaGraize CPAs & Consultants

Laitram, LLC

LJC Management, LLC

Marrero Land & Improvement Association, Ltd.

Mauthe & Associates, Inc. I

Metairie Evangelical Church

Mitchell & Associates, APLC I

Milton J. Womack, Inc I

Ochsner Employer Solutions

Ochsner Health System

Omni Advertising Marketing PR Inc I

Pacific-Gulf Marine, Inc.

Paul Gilmore & Associates

Payroll Rx, LLC I

Power Realty, LLC

Professional Shorthand Reporters Prosperea Financial Services

Raymond James & Associates

RCC Flooring, LLC p

Russel Frank Realty Group, LLC

Ryan Gootee General Contractors, LLC p

Soileau & Associates, LLC

Southern Construction of Metairie, LLC I

Spartan Industrial & Marine Stifel Nicolaus

Stirling Properties, LLC I

Taylor Enterprises p

The Demmons Law Firm, LLC

Tisbest Philanthropy

Trepagnier Law Firm, APLC

TruWealth Advisors

Tulane University

United Methodist Women— Munholland United Methodist Church

United Way of Southeast Louisiana U.S. Copy, Inc. I

US Connect

Viator Wealth Management Group I Volunteers of America National Office Zephyr Drones I


All Star Foundation, Inc. I

Amazon Smile

Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation

Baptist Community Ministries Ed Reed Foundation

Ella West Freeman Foundation

Engel Family Advised Fund

Fenner-French Foundation

Fore!Kids Foundation

Grant's Gift Foundation I

Greater New Orleans Foundation J. Edgar Monroe Foundation

James P. Raymond, Jr. Foundation

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation I

Keller Family Foundation

Louisiana Children's Trust Fund

Methodist Health System Foundation, Inc. I

Mohammad Suleman Family Foundation

Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust

Robert E. Zetzmann Family Foundation

RosaMary Foundation The Vincent Saia Foundation

† = Deceased I = Reach for the Stars Society p = Evergreen Society

James Robertson

Statement of Financial Position


FY 2022 FY 2021

Cash, Accounts Receivable and Current Assets $19,647,547 $18,908,727 Property and Equipment, Net 139,127,584 110,556,582 Other Assets 27,488,294 27,225,333 Assets Total $186,263,425 $156,690,642


Current Liabilities $22,492,444 $7,246,751 Long Term Liabilities 82,525,309 68,068,733 Liabilities Total $105,017,753 $75,315,484


Unrestricted Net Assets Total $80,173,934 $79,997,711 Restricted Net Assets Total 1,071,738 1,377,447 Net Assets Total 81,245,672 81,375,158 Liabilities and Net Assets Total $186,263,425 $156,690,642

Statement of Financial Activities


FY 2022 FY 2021

Government Revenue and Grants $26,638,320 $29,856,418 Program Service Fees 6,554,688 8,836,188 Other Income 4,431,749 8,616,824 Charitable Support 2,809,167 2,139,754

Revenues Total $40,433,924 $49,449,184


Encouraging Positive Development $13,119,739 $12,412,220 Fostering Independence 8,726,691 8,774,301 Promoting Self-Sufficiency 12,084,213 12,656,722 Administration and Fundraising 5,809,247 5,950,900

Operating Expense Total 39,739,890 39,794,143 Surplus before Interest and Depreciation 694,034 9,655,041 Depreciation 3,579,609 3,422,719 Interest Expense 829,996 1,008,045

Change in Net Assets <3,715,571> 5,224,277 Other Changes in Net Assets 3,586,085 11,390,627

Change in Net Assets Total <$129,486> $16,614,904

Promoting Self-Sufficiency 30% Encouraging Positive Development 33% Administration and Fundraising 15% Fostering Independence 22%

Government Revenue and Grants 66% Other Income 11%

Charitable Support 7% Program Service Fees 16%



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