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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Pre-giving for #iGiveCatholic’s #GivingTuesday is now open! #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving meant to recognize the true meaning of the Holiday season and be a break from the consumerism. Don’t forget to schedule your gift and support the good work of the Harry Tompson Center! Join the global movement and say #iGiveCatholic today!… Read more »

  Thank you to everyone who participated in our Harry Helping Harry- A Harry Potter Trivia Fundraiser that was held on November 9 at Grit’s Bar! Thanks to your support, we were able to raise over $200 to directly support our services at the Harry Tompson Center. Minerva McGonnawin took first, the Under 21’s took… Read more »

Latest Blog Post

It can happen to anyone. Liam Fitzgerald, Center Assistant A couple months ago someone I knew stumbled into the Rebuild Center. I graduated with his brother from Jesuit High School. Coming from a privileged background, this was the last person I thought I would see come to utilize the services we provide to those without… Read more »


Now until November 24-“Eyesolation” Exhibit on display at the New Orleans Photo Alliance, featuring photos taken by our guests! Located at 1111 St. Mary Street.

November 27“GiveCatholic” on #GivingTuesday! Advanced Giving opens Nov. 12

December 17- Interfaith Memorial Service for the Homeless at St. Joseph Church, 5:30 p.m.

March 23, 2019- Save the Date! The 2019 Harry Tompson Center Gala will be held at the Academy of the Sacred Heart Nim’s Fine Arts Center

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Stories of Courage

“I’ve led an interesting life.”

Kenneth “Kenny” Bridgeman has indeed had a very interesting life. He was born on a reservation in Alabama, as a part of the Creek Indian tribe. He had a big family growing up as one of eight siblings. Sadly, a car crash killed some of his family members and altered the course of his life.
After the accident, what remained of his family became scattered, and Kenny found himself in and out of boys homes or else staying with relatives. Kenny found himself drifting a lot from place to place as a youth. At 14, while living with his grandmother,