We are a non-profit organization created with collaborative partners to follow the vision of Father Harry Tompson, who in 1999 began to minister to persons experiencing homelessness in downtown New Orleans.

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HTC Thanks Young Warriors During the weeks leading up to Gov. Edwards’ Stay Home Mandate, our team of young warriors stood on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic determined to help our guests for as long as possible. During this time, our team administered temperature checks, provided access to hygiene facilities, and helped disseminate information… Read more »

Laurie Latham, Executive Director of the Eckstein Charitable Trust, paid a visit to the Rebuild Center recently. We are very grateful to the Eckstein Trust for believing in our work and for helping to fund our operations and Bike Project! ‘Tis the season of giving, and the Harry Tompson Center community is overflowing with gratitude! Many… Read more »

Latest Blog Post

Conversation, Community, and the Coronavirus at the Harry Tompson Center by Christian Frederickson, Jesuit Volunteer 2019-2020 March 16, 2020 I have been working at the Harry Tompson Center as a Jesuit Volunteer for more than seven months now. When I’m not performing my official duties, which include cleaning showers and washing towels, my favorite part… Read more »


In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak,  we are postponing our annual Gala, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 18th.

Stay tuned as we will be announcing our new Gala date in the weeks to come.

Please direct any question about the Gala to our PR Coordinator, Paisleigh Kelley, at pkelley@harrytompsoncenter.org.

We are still accepting new sponsorships and donations for our live and silent auctions. Learn more at www.bidpal.net/HTC.


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Special Announcement

Executive Director Vicki Judice to Retire in Summer of 2020

Vicki Judice has announced her retirement which will occur in late June.  She has loved her time working with the wonderful guests, staff, volunteers and board members of the HTC over the last 7 years and is grateful for the opportunity to serve those in need in our community. Vicki plans to continue volunteering with Center activities such as the Art Program, the Gala and a book she is compiling about the Rebuild Center. We haven’t seen the last of her!

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Stories of Courage

“Out with the old, in with the new!”

Billy, December 2019

Billy is a recently housed guest of the Harry Tompson Center. A native New Orleanian, he experienced homelessness for a year and six months before finally getting to move into his own place.
 Before becoming housed, Billy spent his nights in his van, parked in the St. Joseph Church parking lot. His vehicle was vandalized twice during this time, but he never let it get him down.
“It didn’t damper me- God found ways to help me replace windows and tires.”
Billy had been working in South Carolina when his company suddenly shut down. Having been incarcerated for a short time, Billy had trouble finding more work. His savings quickly ran out. Eventually, he found his way back to New Orleans, with everything he had left in his van.
Billy remembers the exact date that he first discovered the Rebuild Center- May 7, 2017. He proudly declares the support he received from the staff and volunteers at the Center made it possible for him to ‘maintain stability in my [his] sanity, ego, and pride.”