Founded in 1896, Kingsley House has served the children & families of New Orleans for 121 years. From the challenges immigrants faced at the turn of the 20th century to today’s momentous challenges in the wake of the global economic recession & the ongoing process of recovery & rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina, Kingsley House remains a safe haven to countless children & families & a beacon of hope for our community’s future. With an extensive history of working in one of the nation’s most economically poorest metropolitan areas, our agency has been able to target various leading indicators of poverty affecting our Greater New Orleans communities. These indicators include: minimal investment in early childhood development/education; low quality primary/secondary education; low educational levels, inadequate job training/skills of primary caregivers; access to basic necessities (food, clothing, health care, etc.) & social services; high-density of low income households in the same neighborhood; a preponderance of single female-headed households living at/below the poverty level; & lack of affordable, safe/reliable childcare.
In response, our agency's Community & Supportive Services (CSS) division has identified interventions geared towards eradicating poverty & ensuring that children & families are self-sufficient & reach their full potential. Interventions include early intervention/prevention education for vulnerable children/youth/families/adults; parent education/ training & support services; public household income supports for economic sustainability, connection/links/referrals to resources (i.e. Earned Income Tax Credit, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance, etc.) and job training/skills development programs. A gift from you can help us to continue providing the wraparound services, tools and resources to raise the capacity of our community members.