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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On November 3rd, staff and volunteers of the Rebuild Center attended a special retreat led by Sr. Judy Gomila, a Marianite of Holy Cross sister who actually knew Father Harry Tompson as a teenager when they debated against each other for their high schools. (She said he usually won all his debates!) Sr. Judy  reminded us… Read more »

Each year, we spend thousands of dollars on buying necessary items, such as toothbrushes, laundry detergent, OTC medicine, and cleaning supplies. Check out our new amazon prime wishlist, a new way for supporters to donate to the HTC! You can use the link to go directly to our wishlist, or, search under “find a list”… Read more »

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Our job is to provide service, but our work is to be human. By Katey Lantto, JV 2017-2018 October 2017 “Hey baby girl, get me my shaver. Please.” Sure Wayne, here you are. How you doin’? “Which one for me?” Hi Mr. Jack! Last one on the left should be open. Don’t go falling asleep… Read more »


Nov. 28th, 2017- #iGiveCatholic, an international day of giving on #GivingTuesday

Dec. 4, 2017- Interfaith Memorial Service for the Homeless

April 21, 2018- The 2018 Harry Tompson Center Gala

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Stories of Courage

“I live in a palace now.”

“Where did you live before?”

“Until last week, the bushes behind Harrah’s Casino…”

David is a sweet and kind gentleman who has been going to weekly church service at St. Mark’s Methodist Church since coming to New Orleans almost two decades ago. David was recently housed with the Rapid Rehousing for Chronically Homeless Individuals Project, a housing program administered


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