Harry Tompson Center

The Harry Tompson Center provides a calm and caring environment in which to serve the needs of the poor and homeless in the downtown New Orleans area.  We are a day center only, and we provide showers, laundry services, a telephone room, legal aid, medical care (including mental health), case management, and housing placemants. Lunch is also provided daily at our site.

WHAT YOU DO

Loyola service learning students can help by keeping waiting lists for guests who wish to use the telephone room or the showers.  They can also help by sorting and unloading supplies in our storage area.  We are busiest in the mornings from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon. If you wish to contribute to the Center and you are not available during these times, you may also organize and facilitate a collection drive. This latter option must be approved by the agency and must involve the number of service hours needed for your course. 

WHAT YOU LEARN

By working at the Harry Tompson Center, students will be able to put names and faces to a part of the population that often gets overlooked by society. And in the process, they will learn the real causes behind the struggle of the homeless.

INTERACTIONS

adults • people who are homeless or in transitional housing situations

PRESERVICE REQUIREMENTS

None

DAYS & TIMES

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
8am-12pm 8am-12pm 8am-12pm 8am-12pm 8am-12pm

 

TRANSPORTATION
1803 Gravier Street, Inside the Rebuild Center
Maps & directions

Biking • 30 min
Public Transit • 50 min
Driving • 15 min, parking lot
Tulane Green Line • 35 min

CONTACT
Emily Bussen
Assistant Director
ebussen@harrytompsoncenter.org
504.273.5547 ext. 134