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.  Hagar's House is a program of First Grace United Methodist Church and its associated nonprofit, First Grace Community Alliance.

WHAT YOU DO

Service learners at Hagar's House may participate in the following:

  1. Facilitate activities with the children at Hagar's House;
  2. Facilitating a poetry writing & sharing group.

Because of the varying and sometimes unexpected needs of our community, service learning students will also probably be asked to help with tasks outside of the above at times-- these could include assisting with 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

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
Afternoons & evenings Afternoons & evenings Afternoons & evenings Afternoons & evenings Afternoons & evenings

 

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
Carolyn Mayes
Programming & Volunteer Coordinator
hagarshousevolunteers@gmail.com
504.210.5064