Metropolitan Center for Women and Children

Metro is a 501(c) (3) social service agency serving victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. Metro’s mission is to break the cycle of violence and aid survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking through advocacy, intervention, empowerment and transformation.


Students serving at Metro have the opportunity to assist with: the children's advocates with playgroup; assembling intake packets and "We Care Bags"; assisting with shelter donations; and assisting with clerical tasks. Students may also have the opportunity to assist with organizing our Children's Boutique and Lady's Boutique and may also represent Metro at tabling events.


Students will learn the dynamics of domestic violence and will learn how to work with children who have been exposed to domestic violence. Students will also gain experience working in a domestic violence program.


Victims of crime or violence
Elementary school children (K-5th)
People dealing with mental or physical illness


  1. Interview and attendance at an on-site orientation session.
  2. Must have had and passed a background check within the last year, and have that background forwarded to your supervisor by the agency that conducted it.  If you do not have a recent background check, you will have to pay $20 to have one processed by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. If you cannot meet one of these conditions, you cannot accept a placement with this agency. 
  3. Students must have their own transporation in order to serve at this site. 


Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
9am-5pm 9am-7:30pm 9am-5pm 9am-7pm 9am-5pm


This location is confidential. Students offered placements will be provided with the address.

Driving is the only means of transport to this location. Public transit and a safe bicycle route are not available. 

Driving • ~20 min, free off-street parking available

Smitha Paul
Volunteer Coordinator

Darlene Santana
Executive Director