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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  Can you believe it?  Ten years ago, the Rebuild Center opened its doors as a day shelter serving the emergency needs of persons experiencing homelessness in New Orleans. Amazing things have happened over the past decade and it’s time to celebrate all of  it!  We would like to extend an invitation to attend our… Read more »

  With less than $100, we were able to end a man’s homelessness. Wayne has been homeless off and for 10 years, but after we paid $98 for an old electric bill, he was able to begin to move into senior housing. Wayne is a very friendly face at the Center, and we are glad… Read more »

Latest Blog Post

  Over my year spent among the guests of the Harry Tompson Center, I have had many opportunities to glimpse the true nature of service. One of these came in the form of Richard. One day, Richard approached me with a piece of cardboard and a Sharpie marker and asked that I help him make… Read more »

Stories of Courage

“I made a promise to myself.”

Jacob has been through a lot in his young life, but his promise to keep going and improve his situation has kept him moving forward. Originally from Texas, Jacob came to New Orleans six years ago for Mardi Gras and never left after falling in love with the people and culture of the Crescent City. He is determined to stay in the city that captured his heart, and thanks to the efforts of staff member Jessica, Jacob was housed in May.

Formerly in the Navy and having served his country in Afghanistan, Jacob has faced and survived struggles (more…)

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