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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At the end of January, past and present students of Jesuit delivered a ton of much-needed items to the Harry Tompson Center! The class of 1984 worked with current students to hold a clothing drive and the class of 1967 organized donations of BRAND NEW shoes for the guests of the Center. Thank you, gentlemen,… Read more »



Thank you to all those who contributed to Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church’s Giving Tree! Year after year, their Giving Tree helps gather much-needed supplies for the guests of the Harry Tompson Center. This year, we have received enough wonderful donations to hopefully last us through Spring. Special acknowledgement to Cathy Espenan for organizing this wonderful… Read more »


Latest Blog Post



“I tried to told ya but you didn’t want heard me”- by Juston Winfield at the 2018 Interfaith Memorial Service for the Homeless. “I, Juston Winfield, was homeless for 4 years and the Rebuild/ Harry Tompson Center opened their doors for 4 years with loving arms and made services available as far as medical, legal,… Read more »

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 23, 2019-  The 2019 Harry Tompson Center Gala will be held at the Academy of the Sacred Heart Nim’s Fine Arts Center. Visit our event website today to get tickets or to become a sponsor! 

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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,

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