Tulane University Center for Public Service: Get a new website and support service learning with Tulane!

Get a new website and support service learning with Tulane!
We have one service learning class this Fall still seeking community partners who are interested in having a free website developed.  Through the Computer Science “Software Studio” course with Professor Kurdia, ~ 20 service learners create a brand-new website for partner agencies.  We’re seeking 5-7 partners. Here is one of the websites students created in the past.

Any organization type would work. By having a mix of organizations with a variety of missions and target populations served is actually better for the class because it will lead to a healthy discussion around a variety of social inequalities in class. The organization representative should be open to meeting with the students every two weeks, in person or online.  This project would not be a fit for organizations who already have a functional website and just need updating.  Students will be able to provide training to the organization at the end of the semester.

The class will provide the partner with the skills to maintain the website, so anyone who is an active computer user can do it.  Please contact CPS representative Tiye Jones tjones29@tulane.edu or Prof. Kurdia at akurdia@tulane.edu, if interested.

August Behavioral Health Learning Collaborative:

August Behavioral Health Learning Collaborative:

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Thursday, August 16, 2018

9:00am-4:00pm CST

It is a crucial time in our community as we assess the impact of the current opioid epidemic. While this is a national crisis, we can contribute to the solution locally by increasing access to addiction treatment and intensive


Lakeview Christian Center 

5885 Fleur De Lis Dr.

New Orleans, Louisiana 70124


To register, please

click here.


Free with registration!


NOLA Ready: Beat the Heat

Hello New Orleans!

August tends to be a scorcher. Here are a few tips to beat the heat during the dog days of summer:

Stay cool. When it’s hot outside, stay indoors in air conditioning. If you don’t have A/C at your home, go to a public place like a library, recreation center, or mall. Get tips from Energy Smart on ways to invest in energy improvements in your home.

Stay hydrated. Drink lots of water even if you aren’t thirsty and avoid alcohol and sugary drinks.

Stay connected. Stay posted on weather conditions with NOLA Ready emergency alerts. Check on your neighbors, family, and friends who might need assistance during extreme heat. Learn more about recognizing the signs of heat-related illness and what to do. 

Until next month,

– The Team at NOLA Ready
Helping you stay #ReadyYearRound

August isn’t just hot. It’s also the beginning of peak hurricane season.

Take a moment to review your hurricane plans with your family, friends, and neighbors. A few tips: stay informed with NOLA Ready Emergency Alerts, make a plan to evacuate and a plan to shelter in place, and assemble a “go bag” and a “home kit.”

Read more

Need extra help in an emergency? Sign up for the Special Needs Registry.

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The special needs registry helps the City know who might need extra help during an emergency. Sign up for the special needs registry if any of the below applies to you. Tell your neighbors, family members and friends who might need help too.

  • Use life support systems, like oxygen, a respirator, a ventilator, dialysis, a pacemaker, or are insulin dependent
  • Have trouble walking, moving around, or have a prosthesis
  • Are blind, deaf, hard of hearing, or have trouble seeing
  • Have speech, developmental, or mental health disabilities
  • Use service animals

Register online or call 311

You can help your neighbors during an emergency. We’ll teach you how with our free trainings.

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NOLA Ready offers many different emergency trainings free of charge for individuals, community & faith organizations, and business owners. Available trainings include active shooter preparedness, hurricane prep, business continuity, hands-only CPR, stop the bleed, and more.

Request a training

NOLA Ready is the City of New Orleans’ emergency preparedness campaign, managed by the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

This message contains emergency preparedness information. Emergency alerts are sent through a separate program. To sign up for emergency alerts, text your zip code to 888777 or go to ready.nola.gov/alerts.

City of New Orleans Neighborhood and Engagement Office

Community Office Hours location changes

The locations for Community Office Hours will change, effective Monday, August 6th.  We will be located in your communities at NORD recreation centers from 10:30am-2:30pm.  The new locations are listed below (by city council district).

District A:   Gernon Brown Recreation Center

                    1001 Harrison Avenue  New Orleans, LA  70124

                     MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS

District B:    Rosenwald Recreation Center

                     1120 South Broad New Orleans, LA  70125

                     MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS

District C:   Treme Recreation Center  (Eastbank)

                     900 North Villere Street New Orleans, LA  70116

                     MONDAYS only

                     Cutoff Recreation Center (Westbank)

                     6600 Belgrade Street New Orleans, LA  70131

                     WEDNESDAYS only

District D:    Milne Recreation Center

                     5420 Franklin Avenue New Orleans, LA 70122

                     MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS

District E:   Sanchez Multi-Service Center  (Lower 9th Ward)

                    1616 Caffin Avenue New Orleans, LA  70117

                     MONDAYS only

                     Joe W. Brown Park  (New Orleans East)

                     5601 Read Boulevard New Orleans, LA  70127

                     WEDNESDAYS only

Community Office Hours enables City Hall to be accessible and helpful to more residents within neighborhoods. This effort creates a two-way street of effective communication and information flow for addressing neighborhood level issues.

We look forward to seeing you!

Congressional Wellness Newsletter, The REMEDIUM, August 2018

Wellness Ministry Leaders:
To ensure that you continue to receive all communications from Congregational Wellness, please complete the
network contact form.
Have you submitted your monthly activity report? For a fillable PDF Form, download by clicking [HERE]. Wellness Ministry leaders are to submit activity reports to Lisa Collins or Sharon Burel by the 20th of each month. Also, to be considered for the annual Meritorious Grant, your reporting must be up to date (meritorious grants are awarded when funds are available).
Need Instructions for a fillable PDF
RSVP Options, please contact Gretchen Dobbins at gdobbins@bcm.org, (504) 593-2363 or
SELECT a hyperlink below.
Click YES, the Event Password is sept2018, 
then Click Register
YES, I would like to RSVP
NO, I will not attend.

A One Question Survey (for Wellness Ministry Leaders)

Do you own a smartphone, laptop or tablet? (please select one)
Smartphone |   Laptop Tablet I own (2) devices All of the above
The Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans promotes cancer survivorship through education,  patient services and research, with a mission to assist local cancer patients and their families by providing support that will enable them to continue their treatment.
SAVE the DATE: 5th Annual Viva La Cure
September 8th, 2018

For questions about reserved tables and/or sponsorships, contact Michelle Burtch at michelle@cagno.org or 504-733-5539.
Viva La Cure began as a way to give hope to other cancer patients.
New Orleans Behavioral Health Council Panel Discussions
Are you interested in hearing from experts working across diverse fields of behavioral health? Do you want to get involved in these discussions and have your voice heard? Please join one of the following interactive panel discussions click to preview flyer.

The Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD) is the local government entity responsible for developing, supporting and sustaining vulnerable residents in Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes. MHSD has established a single point of entry to mental health, addiction and intellectual/developmental disability services for adults and children (accessible by calling 504-568-3130).

Suzanne Tarver Vincent
Victory Fellowship
This month we honor Suzanne Tarver Vincent, wellness ministry leader of Victory Fellowship. She is a graduate of Congregational Wellness’ Congregational Health Promoter Program (CHPP). She immediately completed the STAR Project training and implemented the project in her church in 2017. Click here to read the full article.
Live Out Loud, Together
All of nature declares God’s glory. Every creation, animate or inanimate, speak a resounding refrain: how majestic is your name, oh Lord1. Whether a snow capped mountain or an autumn dressed tree, whether a roaring, tempestuous ocean or shallow, quiet stream, whether a ferocious bear or a glowing firefly, they all declare God’s glory – his splendor, his power, his artistry. By his boundless knowledge and agency he crafted all of nature and nature does not fail to be, to exist, to exist out loud. Nor should we. We, God’s best creation, have been fearfully and wonderfully made2. Is there any reason that we should not live out loud above all? Read the full article by clicking here.
NOLA.gov and City web services
click link for online resources


Bike Easy has Community Bicycle Workshops for everyone – commuters, recreational riders, young people and more! Our programs promote bicycle safety and equip old and new riders alike with the resources and skills they need to ride a bicycle safely and confidently, with the ultimate goal of increasing bicycle ridership in our region. If you are interested in hosting a Community Bicycle Workshop, please click to view flyer or contact virginia@bikeeasy.org.


Diabetes and Flu

  • Diabetes, even if it is well managed, puts you at high risk of serious flu complications. These problems can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death.
  • Flu complications can include pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infection and ear infections. The flu also can make some chronic health problems worse.
  • Diabetes can make the immune system less able to fight infections. Infections can make it harder to control blood sugar levels.
  • People with diabetes are at high risk of developing pneumococcal pneumonia because of the flu. Being up to date on the pneumococcal vaccine is important.
  • People who have diabetes and other health conditions should get a flu shot.
  • Flu vaccination has been associated with reduced hospitalizations among people with diabetes.

September is National Cholesterol Education Month

Children, young adults and older Americans can have high cholesterol. Learn how to prevent high cholesterol and know what your cholesterol levels mean.

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, a good time to get your blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. For more information, click here. 
Reference: https://www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/cholesterol_education_month.htm

Tulane University Center for Public Service: Health & Nutrition with Krewe de Lose & preparing for the Fall semester!

Welcome Back Reception: Storytelling, Resource Sharing & BBQ!

To celebrate the coming year, we’ll be having a Welcome Back Reception, Storytelling, Resource Sharing & BBQ August 29th. Join us! Details below.

If you want to publicize an internship or service opportunity for students, post it in our internship newsletter through Alexa Schwartz and update your profile on CPS Online. Want to learn more about healthy lifestyles? Sign up for our workshop this Friday on Nutrition.  Interested in coaching to prepare for the semester, stop by our next Meet & Greet to learn about maximizing your impact with Tulane students! Let us know here if you are hosting a volunteer orientation and we’ll help spread the word.

CPS Events  

Self-Care Toolkit: Health & Nutrition

Date: Friday, August 3rd
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Refresh Community Rm, 300 N. Broad St.

Led by Elizabeth Bobo of Krewe de Lose, this workshop will present practical tips for eating and living healthy in New Orleans.  Krewe de Lose is an interactive, peer-led and culturally tailored, healthy lifestyle support and education program that brings together nutrition education, free exercise access promotion, and the resources of other community organizations to give people the tools to live a healthier lifestyle. This “pop-up,” or a condensed version of the regular 12-week program, offers an overview of how to get started in making healthy lifestyle changes. Register here and reach out to Aran Donovan with any questions!

Summer Meet & Greet: Preparing for Service Learners and Interns!

Date: Monday, August 13th
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Location: Small Center, 1725 Baronne Street

CPS will be holding its monthly Meet & Greet at the Small Center on August 13th from 1-3 pm. This month, we’ll be focusing on tips for preparing great academic public service experiences: setting expectations, mentoring, and navigating paperwork. Feel free to reach out to Senior Program Coordinator, Aran Donovan, with any questions. Register here for the August Meet & Greet!

Partnership Welcome Reception, Storytelling & Resource Sharing
Date: Wednesday, August 29th
Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM followed by BBQ 11:30-2:30
Location: Tulane’s Uptown Campus

RSVP here by August 17th

Join community based co-educators, faculty members and student leaders who are working together with service learning, internship and volunteer students this fall to share tips for effective recruitment, on-boarding, scheduling, transportation and communication. Feel free to bring sample resources to share and/or draft materials for feedback. Following the event, stick around for CPS’ annual welcome back BBQ which begins at 11:30AM. Lunch will be served until 2:30  We hope to see you in late August to get the academic year started together as a community of co-educators! For more information, contact Amanda Buberger

Racial Reconciliation & Equity Institute
Oct. 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 & 25
Time: 11AM-1:30PM
Location: TBA
In collaboration with the Center for Restorative Approaches, CPS is offering a six session institute for a cohort of community leaders who are interested in learning more and practicing dialogue about racial reconciliation and equity in the workplace. Delve into constructs and concepts of race: definitions, history, and institutional frameworks through mindfulness exercises, thought-provoking discussions, speaker presentations, videos, poetry, hands-on experiential educational activities, social gatherings, community building, meals, skills/knowledge component and “homework” assignments.  Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until September 21, 2018. Apply here.

Partner Feature

As a series of geometric figures expand and contract on a screen, twenty young adults and community partners breath calmly, syncing their breath with the shapes.

As part of their 12-week training, participants in Liberty’s Kitchen’s Youth Development Program not only develop service-industry experience but also study career development and self care. On July 27th, several community partners joined them to practice mindfulness and meditation.

The practice of mindfulness can help calm and prepare anyone for a stressful workday. Guenevere Hoy, Health & Wellness Coordinator for Liberty’s Kitchen, discussed 4-4 breath and alternate-nostril breathing as a way to clear your head. The whole group then worked through two breathing exercises to clear and calm their minds.

To join our next Toolkit Workshop, simply RSVP or reach out to adonovan@tulane.edu!

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Partner Opportunities

Date: Thursday, August 2nd
Location: 301 N. Claiborne
Time: 5:00-8:00pm
Join Energywise for their Energy Happy Hour at Seven Three Distilling!
NORD Listening Session

Force for Good Award Nominations
LANO is currently accepting nominations Nonprofit Leader and Organization. Nominate here through August 16th.

Points of Light Civic Accelerator
10-week entrepreneur boot camp and investment fund
How might we accelerate financial resilience and economic mobility for all to succeed in the innovation economy?
thru August 24th.

Tulane University’s Center for Public Service, 6823 St. Charles Avenue, Alcee Fortier Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118








Catholic Charities (CCANO) – Immigration Services

Catholic Charities – Immigration Services

 (504) 310-6860

Catholic Charities Immigration Services provides free or low-cost immigration counseling and representation to individuals and families who are eligible for immigration benefits but who cannot afford private attorneys. Accredited by the US Department of Justice’s Board of Immigration Appeals to provide a broad range of legal assistance, we serve over 4,000 people a year through our team of lawyers, accredited Immigration Representatives, social workers, and case managers.  We also have specialized programs to serve particularly at risk populations of immigrants, including unaccompanied children, survivors of domestic violence/abuse, survivors of trafficking and other crimes, and those detained in immigration facilities.  Our legal services include:

  • Individualized Legal Representation: CCANO hosts a weekly Walk-In Clinicevery Wednesday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at 2505 Maine Avenue, Metairie, LA. Individuals will be seen on a first come, first serve basis and must come at noon to sign-up in person. Reservations are not accepted. If you are coming on behalf of a child, the child should be present as well. Please bring any relevant forms and documents. If it is determined that you are eligible to receive immigration benefits, you will meet with our legal staff for a consultation. Be prepared to pay a $50 consultation fee per person(check, money order, or card). Representation includes but is not limited to:
  • Family-based visas and petitions for legal permanent residency;
  • Applications for naturalization (citizenship);
  • Humanitarian forms of relief (VAWA, asylum, U and T visas, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status, etc.);
  • Deferred action applications (i.e. DACA), travel visas / advance parole, employment authorization, declarations, waivers, etc.;
  • Deportation defense for immigrants detained or in removal proceedings.
  • Citizenship Classes & Application Assistance: CCANO offers regular adult education classes to help legal permanent residents prepare for the citizenship exam, as well as low-cost assistance to apply for citizenship.Classes offer instruction in ESL reading, writing, and speaking, the history of the United States, the U.S. government, and other citizenship exam topics.  Classes allow you to practice for the citizenship application, the citizenship interview, the citizenship exam, and more.  Class schedule varies. Registration Fee: $35 per person.

Call (504) 310-6922 for more information.

  • Free Community Legal Orientations: CCANO provides hour-long presentations, held 7:00-8:00 PM on the 2ndWednesday of each month at 2505 Maine Ave, Metairie, 70003, for the public to learn about the following topics and more:
  • “Know Your Rights” information;
  • Common forms of immigration relief;
  • Immigration court proceedings;
  • Recent changes in Immigration law;
  • Legal and other resources in the community for immigrants.
  • Free Legal Clinics and Workshops:CCANO holds free legal self-help desks every week at a variety of locations to provide information on who may qualify for immigration benefits, answer simple immigration questions and make referrals. The clinics are free and open to the public.  Please bring any documents relevant to your case. CCANO periodically holds free legal workshops on topics of high need such as asylum or DACA renewal, to assist immigrants in preparing petitions on their own.

Call our immigration legal services hotline at:

(504) 227-3333

for recorded information on our legal services.

Caridades Católicas (CCANO) – Servicios de Inmigración

Caridades Católicas – Servicios de Inmigración

 (504) 310-6860

Caridades Católicas Servicios de Inmigración ofrece consejería y representación legal gratuita o de bajo costo a individuos y familias que son elegibles para los beneficios de inmigración, pero que no pueden pagar a los abogados privados. Acreditado por el departamento de Justicia de EEUU para proveer una amplia gama de servicios, nosotros atendemos a más de 4,000 personas al año a través de nuestro equipo de abogados, miembros acreditados de la Junta de Apelaciones Migratorias, trabajadores sociales y trabajadores de casos. También tenemos programas especializados para servir a las comunidades que tienen necesidades particularmente altas, incluyendo niños no acompañados, sobrevivientes de violencia/abuso doméstico, víctimas de tráfico humano y otros tipos de delito. Nuestros servicios legales incluyen:

  • Representación Legal Individual:CCANO ofrece semanalmente una Clínica Sin Cita Previacada miércoles de 12:00 PM a 1:00 PMen 2505 Maine Avenue, Metairie, LA. Las personas serán atendidas por orden de llegada y deberán presentarse al mediodía para inscribirse en persona. No se aceptan reservas. Si viene en nombre de un niño, el niño también debe estar presente. Por favor traiga cualquieras formularios y documentos relevantes. Si se determina que usted es elegible para recibir beneficios de inmigración, se reunirá con nuestro personal legal para una consulta. Esté preparado para pagar una cuota de consulta de $50 por persona(cheque, giro postal o tarjeta). La representación incluye, pero no está limitada a:
  • Peticiones familiares de inmigración
  • Ajustede estatus (para residencia permanente legal)
  • Aplicaciones de naturalización (ciudadanía) y clases preparatorias.
  • Estatus de protección Temporal (TPS), visas para comprometidos, procesos consulares, visa de viaje, documentos de libertad condicional, autorización de empleo, declaraciones, etc.
  • Peticiones deVAWA y aplicaciones de U-visa
  • Asilo, Estado especial para inmigrantes juveniles, salida voluntaria
  • Representación para personas detenidas por inmigración o en procedimientos de deportación
  • Clases de Ciudadanía y Ayuda con Aplicaciones:CCANO ofrece clases regulares de educación de adultos para ayudar a los residentes legales permanentes a prepararse para el examen de ciudadanía, así como asistencia de bajo costo para solicitar la ciudadanía. Las clases ofrecen instrucción para la lectura, escritura y habla del inglés, la historia de los Estados Unidos, el gobierno de los EEUU y otros temas del examen. Las clases le permiten practicar para la solicitud de ciudadanía, la entrevista de ciudadanía, el examen de ciudadanía y más. El horario de clases varía. Costo de Inscripción: $35 por persona.

Llame al número (504) 310-6922para más información.

  • Orientación Legal Comunitaria Gratuita: Las sesiones duran de 7:00 PM a 9:00 PM cada segundo miércoles del mesen 2505 Maine Avenue, Metairie, LA, 70003.

Presentación abierta al público de una hora donde les informan sobre los siguientes temas y más:

  • Información sobre ‘Conozca sus Derechos’
  • Remedios comunes contra la deportación
  • Procedimientos en la corte de inmigración
  • Cambios recientes de la ley inmigratoria
  • Recursos legales y otros tipos de recursosen la comunidad para inmigrantes
  • Clínicas Gratuitas de Inmigración:CCANO provee clínicas de inmigración con auto-ayuda legal todas las semanas en una variedad de ubicaciones para proporcionar información sobre quién puede calificar para los beneficios de inmigración, responder a preguntas simples de inmigración y hacer referencias. Las clínicas son gratuitas y abiertas al público. Por favor traiga cualquier documento relevante para su caso. CCANO organiza talleres legales gratuitos sobre temas de alta necesidad, como el asilo o renovación de DACA, para apoyar inmigrantes a preparar sus propias peticiones.

Llame a nuestra línea de información a

(504) 227-3333

para obtener los detalles grabados sobre nuestros eventos comunitarios.

LDH/OBH 2018 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM: Changing Practice, Changing Lives

Changing Practice, Changing Lives
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), and the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) invite you to the 2018 Behavioral Health Symposium.
Join the conversation with professionals, consumers, family members, peers and advocates to discuss promising and innovative practices in behavioral health to strengthen our communities.
Monday, September 10, 2018 and Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge
4728 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
Confirmed agenda speakers and topics include:
Changing Bias in Mental Health
Coalitions: The Path to Healthy Communities
Behavioral Healthcare for the Homeless: Myth Busting
Opioid Epidemic Facilitated Town Hall Discussion
Recovery Reception: A Personal Recovery Perspective
Full agenda will follow in separate announcement
$40.00 per day plus credit card processing fees
Select “Book Now” in the upper corner of the webpage
Corporate ID and Group Code are both OBH
2 room choices for the approved state rate of $105.00 per night plus applicable taxes
Group Rate is valid for booking for 9/10 only