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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Thank you to our 2019 Gala Top Sponsors! Bird of Paradise: Ronnie and Gwen Briggs; The Hammer Family;— ¬†Hibiscus: Shannon and Jerry Daigle; Father Doug Doussan; Clancy and Margo DuBos; Cathy and Don Espenan; Goldring Family Foundation; G-Eazy; Hancock Whitney Bank; Drs. Anand and Maya Irimpen; J. Edgar Monroe Foundation; Lynn and Drew Marsh; Gary… Read more »

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 »

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 »


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,