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The Gala is Saturday Night! Please support us by joining us at the 2018 HTC Gala “Give Your Heart to Father Harry” this Saturday night from 6:30-10 p.m. This year, the Gala will be held at the Academy of the Sacred Heart Nims Fine Arts Center, located at 4301 St. Charles Avenue. Parking is available… 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

Hope is not the same as optimism.  I remembered Daniel from a couple of years ago.   I was walking out of our satellite center located down the street at the VA Community Resource and Referral Center when I saw him. He was walking slowly with his walker and had stopped to catch his breath.  He had… Read more »


Give Your Heart to Father Harry!

The 2018 HTC Gala will be held     April 21, 2018 6:30-10 p.m. at the Academy of the Sacred Heart Nims Fine Arts Center, 4301 St. Charles Ave.

Parking is available in the lot at the Corner of Carondelet and General Pershing.

Click here to be redirected to our event website. 


6:30   Doors Open
 Signature Drinks “Champagne Cocktails” served

Open Bar & Food: Buffet-Style

Silent Auction Boards A, B & C open
50/50 Raffle & $5,000 Give-Away Tickets for sale

6:55    Second Line led by the        Sophie B. Wright High School           “Da Wright Way” Brass Band

7:00     Welcome from Emcees        Jack Saux and Alisa Bright
Opening Prayer by  Rev. Anthony McGinn, SJ
Remarks by Vicki Judice, Executive Director
Recognition 2018 Honorary Chair Mrs. Dorothy Guste
Conferring of Legatus Christi Award  — Mrs. Sally Bourgeois—

7:20     Open Bar & Food: Buffet-Style
Chief Otto DeJean of the Hard Head Hunters Mardi Gras Indians

7:30    Musical entertainment – Austin Sicard & The Medics

8:10    Closing of Silent Auction Board A

8:25    Austin Sicard & The Medics

8:45    Closing of Silent Auction Board B

8:45    LIVE AUCTION                      with Tom Bagwell & Cathy Espenan

9:25    Austin Sicard & The Medics

9:30   Closing of Silent Auction Board C 
Last chance to buy Give-Away & 50/50 Tickets

9:45   $5,000 Give-Away Winner announced!
50/50 Raffle Winner announced!

10:00   Goodnight & Thank You!

Thank you to all of our Gala Sponsors! 

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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…)

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