Project Lazarus

Founded in 1985, Project Lazarus provides transitional housing to adults living with HIV/AIDS who have no other place to live. The mission of Project Lazarus is to help heal and empower people living with HIV/AIDS by focusing on wellness, providing housing and offering important access to education, counseling, and other social services.


Project Lazarus has a wide range of opportunities for service learners, based upon their interests. Service Learners support our year-round education program called the Wellness University that offers science, arts and life skills-based classes to our residents. We also have opportunities in other areas including, but not limited to: literacy tutoring, job training, bicycle maintenance and workshops, gardening and sustainability, and more.



Volunteers are included in our monthly staff trainings, encouraged to attend our classes, and provided access to our experienced staff. There’s ample opportunity for service learners to build their resume, participate in direct service and ask professionals questions in their field of interest. In addition, service learners will experience the human side of the HIV/AIDS crisis and homelessness in New Orleans.


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 • people with low literacy


  1. Students interested in serving with Project Lazarus should be prepared for a brief interview and to have their resume reviewed.
  2. ‚ÄčAttend an on-site orientation/training session.


Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm

*Students may be able to serve during the day on weekends, but by special arrangement only.

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, off-street parking available

*It is preferable that you have a car for this location*

Jessica Kinnison
Director of Programs
504-949-3609 x 521