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Harry Tompson Center

ABOUT THE AGENCY
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), and prescription assistance.  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.

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

LOCATION
1803 Gravier Street • Inside the Rebuild Center

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

DAYS & TIMES

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
8a-12p 8a-12p 8a-12p 8a-12p 8a-12p No No

TRANSPORTATION
Map & directions
Biking • 25 min
Tulane-Loyola Green Line Shuttle  • 20 min, schedule
Driving • 15 min, off-street parking

PRESERVICE REQUIREMENTS
None