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 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 »

  The HTC Medical Clinic is back in business for the new year! The clinic is buzzing with activity during this cold season as our guests come in with sniffles, coughs, and other ailments. Shannon Daigle, Volunteer Intake Specialist at the Friday clinic, is already busy conducting intakes for patients as well as preparing packets of vitamins… 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 »


June 29-September 16, 2018- Everyday New Orleans Photo Project exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art featuring photos taken by HTC guests.

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…)