Project Lazarus

Project Lazarus provides transitional housing to people living with HIV/AIDS who have no other place to live.


Service learners provide important physical and emotional support to our residents. While residents rely on volunteers for companionship and assistance with daily tasks, there are also opportunities in administrative support, gardening, marketing, fundraising, social media campaigns, and Wellness University instruction from core classes like HIV101, Nutrition and Financial Literacy to more therapeutic classes like Music Therapy, Photography, and Human Spirituality.



Service learners will experience the human side of the HIV/AIDS crisis in New Orleans.  At Project Lazarus, you will see how people are growing and empowering themselves to go back out into the world and create a healthier, happier lifestyle.  Service learners will gain knowledge of how HIV/AIDS is not an end, but a new beginning to a life of living in the positive.


people dealing with physical or mental illness  • victims of crime or violence • people living with HIV/AIDS • people who are homeless or in transitional housing situations


  1. Students interested in serving at Project Lazarus should be prepared for an interview. 
  2. Attend on-site orientation • Bring your government-issued photo ID.
  3. Pass a background check.
  4. Complete online cell phone etiquette training. 
  5. Complete online email etiquette training.


Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
7:30am-4pm 7:30am-4pm 7:30am-4pm 7:30am-4pm 7:30am-4pm


2824 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA 70117 (Marigny Neighborhood, near NOCCA)
Maps & directions

Biking • 35 min
Public Transit • 1 hr 15 min.
Driving • 20 min

Jessica Kinnison
Operations Manager
504-949-3609 x 521

Kelsey McLaughlin
Resident Activities Coordinator
504.949.3609 x 513