Hagar's House

Hagar's House is a sanctuary for women and children in New Orleans that provides a residential community, resource assistance, and a safe place to transition into permanent housing.

WHAT YOU DO

Service learners work with Hagar's House in many capacities. This semester projects include

  • Facilitating activities with the children at Hagar's House, including outdoor play time and arts & crafts
  • Gardening
  • Donations coordinating & organizing
  • Conceirge: answering the phone, making appropriate referrals and taking messages, as well as helping with various house tasks like cleaning and newsletter mailing, occasional help with community dinner set-up, etc. 

Because of the varying and sometimes unexpected needs of our community, service learning students may also be asked to help with additional tasks such as office work, events & fundraising, yard work, etc.

WHAT YOU LEARN

Loyola service learning students will learn about house residents and their stories.  Service learning students are welcome to attend our weekly social justice movie screenings & discussions on topics like feminism, race & gender.

INTERACTIONS

preschool • elementary children • adults • people who are homeless or in transitional housing situations

PRESERVICE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Interested students should be prepared to submit their resume to Hagar's House.
  2. Mandatory on-site orientation/training

 

DAYS & TIMES

Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

TRANSPORTATION
To protect the residents', the location of Hagar's House is confidential. Service learners selected to serve at Hagar's House will be notified of its location.

Biking • ~25 min
Public Transit • ~45 min
Driving • ~15 min

CONTACT
Amber Tucker
Director
hagarshousevolunteers@gmail.com
504.210.5064