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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Please join us for the Interfaith Memorial Service for the Homeless on Monday, December 17 at St. Joseph Church from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. to pray for the homeless, especially for those have died in 2018. Harry Tompson Center guest Juston Winfield will be sharing his prior experiences of being homeless in New Orleans. The event… Read more »

Thank you to everyone who supported us on #GivingTuesday! Over $7,000 in donations was raised by our supporters. Thank you to everyone who contributed and to those who continue to support us and our mission! Thank you to everyone who participated in our Harry Helping Harry- A Harry Potter Trivia Fundraiser that was held on… 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 »


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,