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.

What's New

Photographs taken by five of our guests will be on display until September 16 at the New Orleans Museum of Art! Guests at the Harry Tompson Center recently participated in the  #EverydayNewOrleansPhotoProject, a photography project meant to break down stereotypes of every day life in New Orleans. Five of our guests that participated have been selected… Read more »

Thank you for making the Gala and GiveNOLA a success! Thanks to our supporters, not only did we meet our fundraising goal during the Gala, but we also raised an additional $2,600 on GiveNOLA day. Your assistance allows us to continue to offer our life-saving day shelter services to individuals experiencing homelessness in New Orleans. … Read more »

Latest Blog Post

Homeless, Helpless, and Hopeless By HTC Guest Paul Mandell on his experiences being homeless The first thing you have to learn if you live on the street is how to take care of your feet. This means that soft shoes will not do. Ideally you would have two pairs of well-made leather boots that you… Read more »


Until Sept. 16- Everyday New Orleans Photo Project exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art featuring photos taken by HTC guests. For more information, see our latest “What’s New” or visit https://noma.org/

August 6-17, 2018- Rebuild Center closed for scheduled maintenance and repairs

September 15, 2018- Partnering with the Academy of the Sacred Heart for a Global Day of Service

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Stories of Courage

“When you don’t give up and quit, things will eventually change for you.”

Kevin is a guest of the Rebuild Center who is currently waiting to be placed into a permanent supportive housing program.  Here are his responses to the question “What gives you strength and encouragement to carry on?”

“I have realized that the past struggles that I have experienced are not put there to hurt me – but to show me who I can be as a person and to learn from those struggles.  Also, I  (more…)