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