The Way to

Travelers Aid Society is committed to preventing homelessness and to helping homeless or stranded families and individuals regain a self-sufficient lifestyle.

A Letter From our New Board President

Jared Matthews

Dear Friends and Supporters,


I’m thrilled to serve as incoming Board President of the Travelers Aid Society of Greater New Orleans.  The staff and board at this agency are a group of talented individuals who are changing lives in our community every day. I’m thankful to be a part of this team.


It is with great pleasure that I welcome Donna Paramore, CFRE, as our new Executive Director. Donna brings with her passion, ambition and more than 16 years of nonprofit leadership and fund development expertise to our team. She has spent her career advocating for at-risk populations within our community.   Her efforts have raised millions and positively impacted so many individuals. From agency strategic planning to creating marketing initiatives, Donna is a well-rounded professional who will help lead us into the future.  She fits in perfectly with the dynamic team we have at our agency. Thank you to everyone who has supported our work during this executive search and a special thank you to our board members for their support.


As Donna and I both enter our first year together, we look forward to working with everyone to continue our great legacy of service to New Orleans. With your help we can help eliminate homelessness and give families the tools they need to be self-sufficient.


Sincerely Yours,


Jared Matthews

Featured Success Story

“I’m destined for greater things than being homeless”

When I first met SL in the Downtown Public Library, he whispered to me across a crowded room near the circulation stacks, “I’m ready to change my life”. SL was facing daily challenges because he was trying to maintain a steady job as a professional mover, while sleeping under bridges and in public parks. SL told me that he had been homeless all summer, and that he was “tired an worn-out” from the constant instability of his life at the time. After a quick assessment (during which we discussed his employment & desired housing situation), I referred SL to the Rapid Re-Entry Housing Program at Travelers Aid Society. During his two weeks of appointments I encouraged him to. . .

We are located at 1530 Gravier St, New Orleans, LA 70112,

in the City of New Orleans Community Resource and Referral Center.

Phone: (504) 658-2944

(A V.A. receptionist will forward your call.)

Our Vision

All people should be able to live in an environment that is safe and secure, provides for their basic needs, and is free from abuse and neglect.

(Data from FY 2014-2017.)


Unduplicated number of people served


Number of Crisis-Intervention counseling hours


Number of instances of emergency rental/mortgage assistance


Number of meals provided


Number of vouchers issued for emergency overnight shelter


Number of clients who secured employment

How We Help


Crisis-Intervention Counseling/Case Management
Learn more

Job Search Assistance

Helping individuals seeking full-time permanent employment.
Learn more

Support Services

Food, clothing, bus token, out-of-town transportation, storage of belongings, etc.
Learn more

Day Shelter

We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services.
Learn more

How You Can Help

Whether you can volunteer your time, donate clothes/household goods, or need to fill an open position within your company, Travelers Aid appreciates your help!