T C M & V M L A R 2009

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Acting in God‘s love, Trinity Episcopal Church welcomes everyone to
enthusiastically live the Christian faith. We call our members to
worship and prayer, lifelong education, spiritual growth, cheerful
giving, and active ministry with our community. All members serve as
witnesses to Jesus Christ.

Trinity Episcopal Church mission statement

In response to our Lord‘s mandate to extend his caring love to
the world in reconciliation, healing, justice and peace, the
purpose of the VML fund shall be to support human service
programs to meet spiritual and earthly needs of people that they
may be sharers of the Good News of the Gospel.

Vincent Memorial Legacy bylaws


Trinity Church is blessed with an abundance of
opportunities to live out our Christian faith in active
ministry with neighbors near and far. As these pages
show, Trinity parishioners have brought hope and
healing to places as diverse as Nicaragua, the
homeless encampments under the Claiborne Avenue
bridge, the prison at Angola, the Irish Channel,
Central City, and even Bishop Polk Hall! In the
process, we have forged strong relationships, and
found our own lives and hearts transformed by the
stories of those whom we seek to serve.

As you read these pages, I invite you to consider a
Lenten discipline of involvement with one of
Trinity‘s community ministries. Is there a particular
ministry that speaks to your heart? Please take a
look at the contact lists in the back of this report,
and let our ministry leaders hear from you. They
would be delighted to learn of your interest. Are you
inspired to use your gifts to serve those around you?
Please speak with our new Community Ministry/
Outreach Director, Sharon Alexander, or our
Community Ministry Chair, Nell Bolton, so that
they might help you find a ministry that can use
your talents. Or, perhaps your idea will grow and
evolve into a new ministry! Do you wonder about
what our faith has to say about the world around us?
Consider joining one of many the many Christian
formation programs on offer each Sunday morning
and Wednesday evening. Perhaps you would like to
join the ―Race & Reconciliation‖ class with William
Barnwell and Dawn Buckley. Or perhaps a Bible
study course would deepen your understanding of our
Christian call to service.

Through you, Trinity will continue to give expression
to God‘s reconciling love in the world. Drawing
closer to our neighbors will bring us in closer
communion with God and with one another. Even
the smallest act of kindness

a cup of water offered
to a stranger

continues the work of Jesus to make
whole again the fallen creation, the broken
relationships, the alienation of our world. The
blessing is for all of us, to share our skills and
talents, our common humanity and need, and our
faith in God‘s healing love for body, mind, and soul.
God has a blessing for each of us, and our task is to
be willing, to be open, to seek Christ in our
neighbor. From her earliest history, Trinity has
been willing. Now is our time, our opportunity!

From the Rector

by The Rev. Henry L. Hudson

Table of Contents

From the Rector



In Memoriam Roger Ward



Trinity Community Ministries



Vincent Memorial Grant Recipients



VML Grants 2009



Other Ministries



Staff in Transition



Vestry, Staff, and Committee Lists



Get Involved



Contact Information




In Memoriam

Roger Ward

Roger Ward joined the Trinity staff in 1990
as the Director of Community Ministries.
Under his guidance, Trinity developed
relationships through dialogue with the entire
community through initiatives such as
TURN (Trinity Undoing Racism Network),
the Jeremiah Group, and St. Thomas Irish
Channel Consortium. Community
ministries truly became an incubator where
ideas become ministries. The Education
Task Force, Jackson Avenue
Microenterprises, and TURN, to name a few,
all began because there was a need and we
acted on it. Roger was also instrumental with
the Trinity Educational Enrichment Program
(TEEP), Kairos Prison Ministry, and the
Vincent Memorial Legacy. Through his
leadership in the Consortium of Endowed
Episcopal Parishes, Roger encouraged the
leaders of endowed parishes throughout the country to share some of their financial
resources with the least among us. At his urging, several churches began devoting a portion
of their endowments to outreach work following the example of the Vincent Memorial

Roger also served as a teacher and pastoral guide, leading countless Education for Ministry
classes and the St. Thomas Society Prayer Group. Said Senior Warden Ted George, ―The
word that comes to mind when I think of Roger is ‗rabbi.‘ Roger was a man of integrity
whose life reflected his values. He was a teacher and a mentor to many of us.‖

In 2009, Roger was named Director of Community Ministries Emeritus for his numerous
contributions to our parish. The Vestry resolution noted that ―Roger's humble and
persistent leadership and deep conviction of purpose has enabled the people of Trinity
Church to put their faith into action.‖


Direct Services

Trinity has several avenues through which to provide
direct services to those in need, principal among
which are referrals to local partner organizations
such as
Hope House
. With a $25,000 annual grant
from Trinity, Hope House is able to assist residents
of the 70130 zip code with utilities and occasionally
rent. Brother Don Everard, the director of Hope
House and a longtime friend of Trinity, can also help
people who are homeless. Hope House works closely
Ozanam Inn
which provides free meals every
day: 6:00 breakfast, 2:00 hot lunch, and 6:00 pm
sandwiches, and houses at least fifty men each
The Salvation Army
offers shelter for men
Trinity Community Ministries

Trinity Church has been a symbol of faith and a resource for sharing the Good News through community
ministry since its founding in 1847.

Underlying our mission in the community has been a commitment to
basic Christian principles. Our community ministries have provided a vehicle for us to live a Christian life. For
162 years, we have fed the hungry, helped others help themselves, cared for the ill, provided opportunity for
underserved children and families, and brought hope to those in despair. We have learned that we are all
ministers of the faith and can touch lives with our programs and services beyond the walls of our church
buildings. We have been able to adapt to changing circumstances and respond to changing needs in order to
make our community a better place in which to live.

From the founding of Kingsley House in 1895 through the founding of Trinity Educational Enrichment
Program (TEEP) in 1966, and continuing to the present, countless acts of community ministry by renowned
rectors and our congregation have continued to keep
Trinity in the tradition of sharing our gifts with others.
Through Disciples of Christ in Community (DOCC), a
nationwide, parish
based program that began at Trinity
in 1974, we became lay ministers who would lead the
church in new directions wherever Christ was

Since 1978, when Hugh Vincent left a
memorial to the church in honor of his mother and
father, the annual proceeds from the investment of this
large endowment have provided for the distribution of
grants devoted entirely to ministry in the community.

In 1986, we hired an urban planner to guide us in
developing a strategic plan, which took a look at the long
history of our community ministry, the conditions of our neighborhood and city, and developed a plan for the

Roger Ward joined the Trinity staff in 1990 as the Director of Community Ministries. Under Roger‘s
guidance, Trinity‘s community ministries grew and flourished. Roger and his ministry are honored on page 2.

We have attempted to be proactive
rather than reactive as a church

Our experiences have
taught us that we need not only to
be strong advocates for systemic
change but must also listen to and
learn from those with whom we
work and share ministry.

and women. New clients need to be in line by 3:30

Another organization staffed by Trinity members
and partners is
VIA Link Information and Referral
, headed by parishioner Marguerite Redwine.
Via Link connects people and organizations with
information and resources to enable them to help
themselves and others, through services, referrals and
crisis intervention.

Trinity members Dr. Don Erwin and Dr. Mary Abell
direct the
St. Thomas Community Health Center
which provides ―comprehensive adult primary care,

Beverly Zeller, Maria Elliot, Matt Holt, Margaret
Wall, and David Musser.

Jeremiah sets its priorities locally and always tries to
establish attainable goals. It is currently working on
two projects. First, it is trying to make more and
more homes affordable to potential homeowners.
damaged homes will be repaired or in many
cases remade. On Saturday, October 24, more than
500 potential homeowners attended a workshop at
SUNO to learn how to move toward
homeownership. Jeremiah obtained a promise of $55
million for ―soft second mortgages‖ (for the down
payment and closing expenses) for those who qualify
for homeownership. Bankers, developers, and those
who teach homeownership all participated.

Second, Jeremiah is sponsoring ―house meetings‖ in
various congregations throughout the city to
determine what members see as the major issues in
the city that we can work on together. Trinity has
already held a number of these house meetings and
our concerns and hopes will be passed on to the
larger organization. The Jeremiah house meeting
concerns helped frame questions for political
candidates and form a basis for holding political
leaders accountable.

Besides helping people of faith across the city find
common ground in bringing post
Katrina New
Orleans back to life, Jeremiah gives Trinity an
excellent opportunity to establish partnerships with
historically black churches, such as Sixth Baptist on
Felicity Street and Israelite Baptist Church on
preventive medicine, and full
time pediatric services,‖
as well as optometry and early detection of breast and
cervical cancer services and more. They can also
provide help with medications. Trinity has had a
long and wonderful relationship with the Health

The diocesan
Episcopal Community Services (ECS)

continues to rebuild Katrina
damaged homes as well
as to provide case management for those in need
along with homelessness prevention services.
Parishioner Nell Bolton serves as the ECS Director.

A new
Direct Service Ministry Committee

formed in fall 2009 with Margaret Wall as Chair and
Laura Williams, Mac Bruton, and Marcia Cooke as
members. Together with Fr. William Barnwell, the
committee is able to make potentially life
grants of $100 to $500 to individuals referred by
other ministries or Trinity members. Examples of
grants include $420 for a young man doing culinary
training and $300 in household goods to a mother
who had just gotten a job and found an apartment,
but had no furniture or bedding for her family.

In addition to a fall School Supply drive, Trinity
parishioners also made Christmas special for dozens
of children in Central City. Through a partnership
with the Mahalia Jackson Early Learning & Family
Literacy Center, which worked with local day care
centers to identify children in need, Trinity was able
to provide toys, bicycles, clothes, and other gifts to
30 families.

Jeremiah Group

Trinity has been part of the faith
driven Jeremiah
Group for nearly twenty years. As part of the
national Industrial Areas Foundation, Jeremiah
seeks to bring people together across race, class,
geographic, and denomination lines to find ways to
make city life work better for everyone. More than
thirty churches are now active in Jeremiah with the
promise of many more joining. Trinity has a strong
voice in Jeremiah, with active Trinity members
including Nell Bolton, William Barnwell, Janet
Barnwell Smith, Rob Steinfeld, Doug Ryan, Guerry
Smith, Patty Gay, Paul St. Martin, John and


Martin Luther King Boulevard, both active members
of Jeremiah.

Kairos Prison Ministry

The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to
bring Christ‘s love and forgiveness to prisoners, their
families, and those who work with them, and to help
them become productive citizens. Its specific
purpose is to build strong Christian communities
within correctional institutions.

Locally, Kairos serves the prisoners of the Louisiana
State Penitentiary in Angola, the Louisiana
Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel,
and Washington Correctional Institute in

visiting Angola three times a year and the
others once a year.

Kairos volunteers go into prisons in teams of 30 to
40 to pray, share the love and forgiveness of Christ,
share meals, and provide fellowship with up to 42
prisoners (selected by the prison chaplain) on a one
one basis. The first visit is a three
day event, with
the team teaching a short introductory course on
Christianity. Subsequent visits are monthly half
reunions with the prisoners over a 12
month period.

There are many ways to be part of the Kairos
ministry, including baking cookies, providing
children‘s artwork, being part of a prayer chain and
making a financial contribution. The team that goes
into the prison is trained over six Saturday
mornings. Anyone can attend the two
hour closing
ceremony for a Kairos weekend. All that is required
is a background check a couple of weeks in advance.

Mobile Loaves and Fishes

In its fourth year, Mobile Loaves and Fishes (MLF)
has served more than 64,000 people with its ongoing
mission to provide meals, toiletries, towels, sheets,
books, toys and clothing to anyone in need.

What was originally planned as a three
feeding program quickly turned into a five
operation because the need was overwhelming. Each
meal consists of a meat and cheese or peanut butter
Trinity member John Musser described this
transforming experience during his trip to
Angola with Kairos in November of 2007:

At our table, one of the residents, “Indio,”
referred to himself as a “recovering Satanist.”
He is 43 years old. Of the 20 years he has been
at Angola, he’s been in solitary confinement

once for four years and the other time for
12 years. I cannot begin to fathom how
someone copes with that on a daily basis.

Indio was very distant at the beginning of the
weekend, and even went so far as to say he was
a “powder keg waiting to explode.” After each
talk by a team member, all of the table families
reflect on what the speaker said and what
personal meaning it had for them. We then
collaborate to create a poster reflecting that
meaning. The posters are proudly displayed on
the walls, and later on we get up in front of
everybody else, introduce ourselves, and explain
the significance of one of our posters.

Indio didn’t say much as we worked on our first
poster, trying to find out who the artists were at
our table. It wasn’t until several talks and
posters later that we found out that Indio has an
amazing gift as an artist. While I thought he
was just doodling on his notepad, this
remarkably realistic carnation
like flower
emerged out of seemingly nothing.

I couldn’t help but think that’s how it is with
God’s love: He can take the “least of these” and
get the flower to bloom in each of them. All I
can do is plant the seed and water it.


and jelly sandwich, bottled water, a piece of fruit, a
bag of chips, and a bag of cookies. Each week, on
average, MLF feeds 230 volunteer workers helping
to rebuild as well 185 homeless people. The vehicle
that transports the food has instant appeal wherever
it goes. When it pulls up to its destination, the
people on it have been called ―angles in a silver

It is impossible not to feel the Spirit at
work when you serve with MLF. You
get to feed people and hear their stories.

If you are interested in helping, please contact the
MLF office. MLF succeeds because of volunteers,
who develop a sense of camaraderie and purpose as
they prepare and deliver meals. Each team is
scheduled one day a month, although some come

In 2009, grants have been received from Trinity
Church, the WOTC, and the Junior League of New
Orleans, but the MLF needs more financial support
to continue to provide the same level of service. A
large number of contributions were received after
Katrina but have tapered off while expenses have
risen. The cost of food and truck maintenance
averages $650 per week.

Trinity Counseling and Training Center

The Trinity Counseling and Training Center
(TCTC) serves Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard
parishes for everyone of any background age 4 and
older. Its purpose is to meet the need for low
quality mental health services for people with
limited finances. In the process, the TCTC provides
professional counseling services in support of the
pastoral care at Trinity, incorporates a holistic
approach to the integration of psychology and
spirituality in all counseling and training services,
and gives mental health training and supervision for
level students and post
master‘s interns.

The TCTC provides individual, couple, family, and
group therapy and can set up lectures for
organizations on human development, parenting,
and couple enrichment. It hosts new groups every
semester as well as an ongoing women‘s
empowerment group. Appointments are available for
On one memorable day, a team of MLF
volunteers was delivering lunches when they
encountered a group of volunteers from Ohio.
The volunteers were hungry and had not packed
lunch, so they were literally wishing for a loaves
and fishes miracle when the truck arrived.
Lunch was provided, followed by a round of the

TCTC Interns

A typical success story: last year, a
student who was thinking about
stopping short of a degree due to
depression was able to complete the
degree and now has a job in

his field of study.


Trinity parishioners.

TCTC needs volunteers to help with mailings and
with the Spring fund raiser, helping set up tables,
duplicate flyers, directing participants to activities,
etc. Financial support is always welcome.

Trinity Educational Enrichment Program

The Trinity Educational Enrichment Program
(TEEP), one of Trinity‘s longest
running ministries,
celebrated its forty
second session in 2009. TEEP
was held from June 8

July 17 with 73 participating
students, who were chosen based on
recommendations from school teachers and
principals as well as interviews with their parents.
The children ranged in age from nine to twelve, and
were primarily prospective fifth and sixth grade
students at Ben Franklin, Mary Bethune, Sophie
Wright, Laurel, Harney, Lafayette, Samuel Green,
and Holy Ghost Catholic School.

A faculty of four core teachers, an assistant director,
coach, and dance instructor worked together with
Director Alvin Edinburgh to lead daily classes in Art,
Music, Language Arts, and Science & Math. The
faculty was assisted by dedicated volunteer
counselors, many of whom were themselves former
TEEP participants. Each day began with breakfast
and a morning assembly at which songs were sung,
and the TEEP core values

the 5 Rs

reviewed: Respect, Responsibility, Reciprocity,
Restraint, and Redemption.

The range of concepts and skills taught at TEEP is
impressive: from warm and cool colors, dominance
and shape, texture and patterning in Art, to parts of
speech, dissecting sentences, and creative self
expression in Language Arts; from choral singing
and music theory in Music to volume, rocketry,
geometry, basic math, and Newton‘s theory of
motion in Science & Math.

Afternoon activities included recreation, games,
career awareness, swimming lessons, and field trips to
the Children‘s Museum, Insectarium, Aquarium,
and IMAX Theater. Team sports emphasized
strength, flexibility, endurance, and self
esteem. The
week program also featured Saturday picnics at
Covington‘s Land
Pines Campground, a jazz and
blues performance by the House of Blues School
House Program, a fire safety demonstration, an
Earth Balloon presentation, and the annual end
camp picnic at the Solomon Episcopal Conference


On Saturday, July 12
, TEEP participants and their
families were invited to join in the worship service at
Trinity Church and a reception following, at which
the children‘s work was exhibited

including three
dimensional Spirit Houses made in the manner of
the late local artist John Scott

and the dance group
preformed. The closing program on July 17 treated
participants, parents, and guests to a talent show and
certificate ceremony, marking the end of another
excellent year of TEEP.

Trinity Medical Mission

The Medical Mission to Central America started in
1992 when a small group of physicians, dentists, and
veterinarians went to Honduras. The group went
there for the next five years before focusing on
Nicaragua, the second poorest country in the
Western hemisphere and an area only now recovering
from years of political unrest, hurricanes, and
earthquakes. The mission has served the
communities of Granada, San Juan del Sur, and
Jinotega, including the surrounding villages, for the
past 12 years, treating more than 30,000 people and
countless animals.

Its purpose is to provide free primary care to needy
people in urban and rural areas. The people on the
mission work eight

to 10
hour days, caring for the
sick who line up to be seen each day. The group
provides free medical, dental, and pharmacy services.

Last year, the travelers included 12 physicians, five
nurses, and two dentists in addition to a veterinary
team that provided immunizations and vet care to
livestock and pets. A Trinity priest provides spiritual
guidance to the group.

Each participant pays tuition of $950. Through the
funding from foundations and private contributions,
a few scholarships are awarded to team members.
Other than providing valuable service, the reward
comes from the interaction with Nicaraguans, whose
strength and dignity in the face of hard conditions is
humbling and inspiring.

The story of Orlando was one of many instances of
the group being at the right place at the right time.
Last June, the 18

annual Trinity Medical
Mission headed to Jinotega, a small city in the
mountains of northern Nicaragua and the home
to the coffee
growing farms of this lush, tropical

A worldwide coffee glut has resulted in
low prices for the coffee crops and double

The group of 36 doctors, nurses, dentists, and
helpers traveled to clinic each day in a big,
yellow school bus.

The driver, Orlando, was
skilled at navigating around the big ruts and
sharp rocks on the unpaved dirt roads. He was
also a master at crowd control, ensuring the line
waiting to be seen was orderly. He numbered
tickets and made sure the sickest were seen

One day he mentioned to one of our Emergency
Room physicians that he had been experiencing
“some” chest pain.

Upon returning to the hotel
that evening, we arranged for Orlando to have
an echocardiogram at the local hospital,
accompanied by the mission’s Spanish speaking
ER doctor, Dr. Juan Ramirez.

The results of the
tests were alarming, showing that Orlando had a
serious cardiac problem which required surgery

Working with the doctors in Jinotega and Leon,
Orlando’s home town, Dr. Ramirez was able to
arrange for Orlando to be followed by a local
cardiologist and receive the much


One year a cabbage truck overturned near the clinic
site, injuring the driver and his helper, and the team
transported them to the hospital and ensured that
they received proper medical attention.

year, a child got his foot caught in bicycle spokes,
nearly severing his big toe.

The team rushed him to
the closest hospital for surgery to repair the wound.
Yet another time, an eight
year old, Manuel, showed
up at the clinic with a large tumor growing in his
sinuses. The mission arranged for surgery at the
hospital in Managua to have the tumor removed.
Manuel returned to the clinic the following year,
having grown a head taller and with big smiles on
both his and his mother‘s faces.

The clinic handles about 2,500 patients, many with
a litany of non
specific problems.

Complaints range
from kidney pain, lethargy, brain pain, stomach
upset, backache, ―machete‖ elbow, and brain
swelling. Each year, two or three patients receive a
saving diagnosis. This year was Orlando‘s year.

Trinity Undoing Racism Network

Trinity Undoing Racism Network‘s (TURN) central
focus is institutional, transformational ministry at
and through Trinity Church. TURN seeks to deliver
basic education, prophetic engagement, and spiritual
direction on issues and realities related to race. Its
mission is to learn to see with the eyes of Christ and
to promote unity through Christ‘s ministry of

TURN sponsored several events in 2009, including
the first Absalom Jones Celebration at Trinity in
February, TURN Sunday in March, which had the
affirmation and blessing of the TURN ministry at
the 10:30 a.m. service, and a Lenten Sunday
evening Race and Reconciliation series led by Phoebe
Roaf and William Barnwell. TURN also worked with
the Diocesan Anti
Racism Committee to sponsor the
Traces of the Trade viewing at Trinity in March,
which about 100 people attended, and in October,
coordinated the national church anti
racism training
program called Seeing the Face of God in Each

TURN, which has expanded the institutional
sponsorship to include St. George‘s and St Luke‘s
churches, continues to explore and advance five

the Absalom Jones Project, the Annual
Truehill Conference, the Trinity and All Souls
Partnership, the Civil Rights Cultural Museum, and
the McDonough 19 Project.

directors of TURN are Pat Corderman and
Audrey Browder, and William Barnwell is the clergy
mentor. Rob Goldsmith provided years of
mentorship before leaving Trinity.

Trinity parishioners can support this work by
participating in anti
racism training (several
programs are offered each year), through shared
involvement in TURN meetings and educational
offerings, and by offering service and assistance to
specific TURN initiatives.


Central City Partnership

Youth Think Tank

The Central City Partnership, a collaboration of
based organizations, faith
institutions, public schools, businesses, universities,
law enforcement, government, and community
leaders, runs a Youth Think Tank in an attempt to
reduce crime in the future.

The Youth Think Tank brings together African
American males ages 13 to 19 from Central City
who have encountered violence for bi
discussions about the problems, causes, and potential
solutions. A professionally trained facilitator leads
the sessions, and male guest speakers who have
changed their way of living talk to the group. The
discussions produce a white paper with suggestions
for reducing youth violence in Central City. The
document is given to the local police district, schools,
nonprofits, and youth programs in an attempt to
improve their ability to deal with crime
related issues.

Vincent Memorial Legacy

Grant Recipients 2009

The VML grant is used to fund the
Youth Think Tank project

Trinity Church is blessed to have an endowment devoted to community ministry programs. The Vincent
Memorial Legacy (VML) fund was established in 1978 from a bequest given to Trinity Church by Hugh
Evelyn Vincent in memory of his mother and father, Nannie McCutchen Vincent and Hugh DeLacy Vincent.
An annual report to the church once noted, ―It is a fund for ministry not to ourselves, but to others.‖ The
VML‘s stated purpose, as designated in the VML Bylaws, is as follows:

In response to our Lord‘s mandate to extend his caring love to the world in reconciliation, healing, justice
and peace, the purpose of the VML fund shall be to support human service programs to meet spiritual and
earthly needs of people that they may be sharers of the Good News of the Gospel.

The principal of the fund is maintained in accordance with the VML Bylaws and invested by an investment
counselor appointed by the Vestry. Up to two
thirds of the annual income distributed by the fund may be used
to fund Trinity‘s own community ministry programs as well as outreach staffing. The remainder is dedicated to
supporting organizations making a difference in our broader community, in keeping with the VML purpose. A
member VML committee of parishioners works from August to November each year to receive grant
requests, make site visits, interview program directors, and carefully review the work of organizations that
request funding. The entire committee comes together over a series of meetings to discuss and review in detail
the work of each requesting organization and make recommendations to the Vestry.

Central City Renaissance Alliance

Cyber Camp

The Central City Renaissance Alliance (CCRA) runs
a technology program that targets low
income, at
risk youth ranging from ages 12 to 21 in Central
City. This year, the three
week Central City
Summer Cyber Camp had 33 participants work on
PhotoShop (digital photography), Dreamweaver
(website design), and Sketch
Up (3D architectural
modeling). The students created posters, stop
animated shorts, and learned to fuse audio podcasts
with video components, all valuable skills in the
modern workplace.

In addition to the computer technology focus, the
group also concentrated on teamwork, collaboration,
leadership, mentoring, and self

As early as January, the CCRA plans to expand,
partnering with the Early Childhood and Family
Learning Foundation to open the Central City
Neighborhood Resource Center at the Mahalia
Jackson Center. That would allow CCRA to expand
its Summer Cyber Camp, giving more at
risk youth


exposure to career opportunities.

Communities in Schools

Resources in Public Schools

What if every at
risk youngster in a New Orleans
public school had the basic supplies that made
learning possible?

Communities in Schools (CIS), a non
organization established in 1996, turned that dream
into a reality this year, meeting its stated mission ―to
champion the connection of community resources to
the public school children in Orleans Parish so that
children will learn, stay in school and prepare for

CIS assembled and delivered kits with 11 basic
supplies for all 13,550 kids in Orleans Parish‘s 58
public schools from kindergarten through third
grade, a massive undertaking that required plenty of
volunteers to supplement the CIS staff.

The supplies had a tangible benefit for many of those
economically disadvantaged students.

VML was one of the original two funders of CIS
back in 1996. This year, the partnership also led to
holiday gifts from Trinity members to 75 students at
three local schools and the donation of toothpaste
and toothbrushes to those same students.

Episcopal Community Services

Community Play Day & Case Management

Founded in part as the Office of Disaster Response
in fall 2005 with support from Episcopal Relief and
Development, Episcopal Community Services (ECS)
has assisted nearly 3,500 hurricane
families to return home and reclaim their lives. This
recent disaster recovery work is in addition to ECS‘s
decades of experience providing scholarships and
educational support to African
American youth
throughout south Louisiana, thanks to the legacy left
by Blessed Frances Joseph Gaudet and the fund that
bears her name.

ECS‘s mission is to serve the most vulnerable
members of the area, work for justice, and build the
―Beloved Community‖

envisioned by Dr. Martin
Luther King throughout south Louisiana. By
placing an emphasis on people over process and on
building relationships with those it serves, ECS has
been able to work effectively with residents living in
very challenging circumstances. Currently, the
ministries of ECS include rebuilding hurricane
damaged homes, with 900 gutted and 57 rebuilt to
date, at a value of $12.85 million; case management
for families struggling to put the pieces of their lives
back together; advocacy and community organizing
to ensure that residents have a voice in a just and
inclusive recovery; youth nonviolence and recreation
initiatives that have reached over 2,500 kids and
teens; scholarships for African
American children;
and the development of new leaders for church and
society through service
learning programs for young
adults, volunteers, and seminarians.

The VML made two grants to ECS in 2009: one to
support the case management program by supplying
The VML grant in 2009 paid two
months of the salary of the director of
community resources for CIS.

“I am a parent of three children and each of
them received school supplies from CIS,” said a
parent at Fannie C. Williams Elementary School.
“I wanted to thank you so much for helping my
children and me get off to a great start for the
new school year. I hope the rest of the school
year goes just as well.”

The VML grant helped fund the third
annual Central City Summer Cyber
Camp, going toward material and
supplies and paying for five kids to
attend for the entire three weeks.


urgent household needs in Central City, the Irish
Channel, and nearby neighborhoods, and the other
to make possible a Central City Play Day in A.L.
Davis Park, where more than 100 neighborhood
children enjoyed games, sports, contests, food, and
music at the first major event held there since it was
restored for recreational use post

Good Work Network

Supporting small minority
owned businesses

The Good Work Network, which has been featured
on the front page of the Money section in the

, has a goal of expanding the
economy by building minority

and women
businesses and helping through the difficult process
of braking into mainstream markets. It has played a
part in the start of 315 businesses, and its member
businesses have created more than 260 jobs.

The GWN has more than 1,660 members, with 92
percent minority, 74 percent female, and 66 percent

VML‘s grant was leveraged to bring a
wide range of community partners into
the play day at A. L. Davis Park, which
inspired the return of the local football
team to the park.

Thomas Brown can attest to GWN’s importance.
After working as a driver with waste
management for eight years, he asked his
supervisor how he could get a promotion from
the menial work he was doing. The supervisor
pointed to a six
foot ladder, asked him to climb
it and told him the top of that ladder was the
highest he would ever get and dreaming of
anything more was foolish. Today, Brown runs
Thomas Floor Care, LLC, a cleaning business he
started thanks to the GWN.

Brown took advantage of the training programs
offered at Good Work Network and completed
the full Entrepreneurial Training Course that
gave him the skills necessary to start his
business. He also benefited from the counseling
that helped him develop his business plan.

Getting its first significant contract with
Celebrations Catering, Thomas Floor Care, LLC, is
growing every day as it currently holds a
janitorial contract with the Subway system,
works for businesses in the greater New Orleans
area, and services homes.

“I was nowhere when I started with Good Work
Network,” Brown said. “I knew that I wanted my
own cleaning business and I knew how to do the
work, but the business side I didn’t know at all.
Good Work Network showed me everything that
had to do with business and worked with me
until I really got it.”

With the continual guidance of Good Work
Network, Brown doesn’t see this growth
stopping anytime soon.

“Success comes to those who want it,” he said.
“I’ve been chasing this success ever since I
climbed that ladder and I don’t plan on
stopping. I thank God everyday for the
opportunity of meeting the good people at
Good Work Network.”

The VML grant partially paid for a
marketing and PR position.

Trinity parishioners can join ECS in rebuilding
the Beloved Community by signing up for
monthly “EDOLA Corps”

service days on the first
Saturday of each month. Visit



Hope House

Afterschool Youth Recreation

The Hope House runs an after
school recreation
program at the Redemptorist Gym on Josephine
Street, serving more than 50 kids on an average day.
It provides them a safe, fun environment from 3:30
to 6:30 every weekday. Supervised by two adults
from the area, the gym, with a recently stripped and
resurfaced floor, has equipment, games, arts and
crafts, computers with Internet access, and DVDs.

The Hope House also assisted residents who ran a
small summer camp for neighborhood children in the
summer of 2009 with the funding of the Housing
Authority of New Orleans.

Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative
Neighborhood Revitalization in Central City

The Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative of
New Orleans, formed after Katrina, is a nonprofit
homebuilder that allows families earning 80 percent
or below the area‘s median income the opportunity to
buy houses. The group‘s target is Central City, one
of the highest
poverty, low
resources communities in
the area, but the model can be used anywhere.

Central City, which dropped from 8,100 households
in the 2000 Census to 6,200 households according
to mail
delivery numbers post
Katrina, has one full
time health clinic, one part
time clinic, and zero full
service grocery stores. The median income of its
residents was $11,862 in the 2000 Census, and the
average rental price for a two
bedroom apartment is
$1,100 per month, up from $300 to $399 pre
Katrina. Jericho Road has acquired 68 properties
and has under construction or completed
construction on 20 homes, has sold 16 single
homes, and has worked with area nonprofits to
The VML grant helps with general
operating expenses such as payroll,
utilities, maintenance, and program

develop nine other properties.

A primary goal is to reduce the number of vacant,
blighted properties in Central City, helping lower
crime and increasing economic viability.

Kingsley House

Summer Camp

Kingsley House, founded in 1896 and located on
Constance St., has served children and families of
New Orleans for 113 years. Currently, it operates
an eight
week summer program serving young
people, divided into school
age day care (ages 5 to
12) and teens (ages 13 to 17).

The day
care program is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with
optional before

and after
care extending the hours
to 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. This year, the enrollment
was 154, a decrease from the usual 200 due to less
funding. In addition, free amenities like t
shirts and
book sacks and field trips were eliminated or reduced.

A typical week for a 6
year old girl included creative
arts, dance, language arts, sports/recreation, math,
prevention education, and computer time, with
The VML grant helped the Jericho
Road Neighborhood Revitalization
Program, which concentrates on the re
stabilization of Central City while
offering a blueprint for a wider area.


on training rather than video instruction. A
computer instructor even dismantled an old
computer so that children could look at the inner
workings of the machine.

The teen program has more than 100 enrolled and
an average attendance of 40, operating from 5 p.m.
to 8 p.m. The weekly schedule included prevention
education, academic tutoring, creative arts, and a
Friday basketball tournament.

This year, 92 percent of the camp participants were
from Orleans Parish, 97 percent were African
American, and 82 percent were from low

income families.

Mahalia Jackson Early Learning

and Family Literacy Center

Family Literacy

The Mahalia Jackson Early Learning and Family
Literacy Center plans to launch a program for adult
basic education, secondary education, and parent and
child interactive literacy activities, with home
instructional visits. The goal is to remove the
barriers of illiteracy that hinder workers and stifle
family relationships. The program will serve all of
Central City.

Rebuilding Together New Orleans

Home Repair

Rebuilding Together New Orleans, a program of the
Preservation Resource Center, has been restoring the
homes of low
income elderly or disabled homeowners
since 1988. Even with Road Home money, that
group lacks the physical and economic ability to
The VML grant was used primarily for
personnel costs, program supplies, and
computer lab maintenance.

return home after being displaced by Katrina. The
RTNO often is their last resort.

RTNO has finished 216 projects and assisted 442
people with home repairs since Katrina, including
100 from July 2008 to June 2009. It targets seven
neighborhoods because of their long
term viability:
Holy Cross, Esplanade Ridge/Tremé, Mid City,
Hollygrove, Broadmoor, Gentilly, and Faubourg St.

Volunteers numbering 6,762 have contributed
93,300 hours of their time on projects ranging from
installing grab bars to make homes safer for
handicapped residents to caulking windows to
improve a home‘s energy efficiency. RTNO‘s next
goal is to install bamboo flooring in 10 homes
because it is environmentally safer and more durable
than conventional laminate flooring.

Reconcile New Orleans

Teaching life and work skills to at
risk youth

Reconcile New Orleans, founded in 1996, owns a
story building on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
in the heart of Central City and wants to fill all
12,000 square feet of its property with projects to
help revitalize the area. The first floor has Café
Reconcile, a restaurant that provides on
training and life skills for at
risk young people from
New Orleans.

The ambitious plans for the rest of the building,
already well underway, involve a $3.1 million
expansion. The second floor will have the Emeril
Lagasse Foundation Culinary Learning Center,
which will include a demonstration kitchen, a
classroom training facility, and a catering hall. The
third floor, sponsored by Shell Oil, will be a business
The VML grant helped to pay for
administrative salaries.

The VML grant went toward
purchasing and installing bamboo
flooring for eight houses.

Volunteers are needed to work with young
children and their parents.


accelerator. The fourth floor will house a Family
Learning Center. The fifth floor will have
administrative offices.

Sixth Baptist Church

Teen Leadership Academy

The Sixth Baptist Church of New Orleans, located
on Felicity St., sponsors the Saturday Teen
Leadership Academy, an eight
week teen leadership
program that concentrates on entrepreneurship,
family life, community service, and culture. It is one
of several Sixth Baptist outreach programs for
seniors, young adults, and children, who are mostly
poor, African
American, and live with caretakers
other than their mother and father.

The Saturday Teen Leadership Academy has about
20 to 25 participants on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. The program focuses on four issues:
service learning, history and culture, economics, and
family life. Academy participants perform service
projects for two weeks in the community after
discussion and research.

St. Thomas Community Health Center

The St. Thomas Community Health Center has
started a youth
operated coffee shop, Alpha Coffee,
at 2010 Magazine Street. The purpose of the
project is to give young people of the Irish Channel
area experience as entrepreneurs.

Already, the shop has packaged a pepper sauce using
the peppers grown at Sixth Baptist Church and
made, packaged, and sold pralines.

Volunteers can work with the manager of the
shop to guide the youths in operating the

Trinity Mission House

In 2009 the Trinity Mission House Committee
developed plans and gained approval for the design of
a ―Mission House‖ to be located at 2119 Coliseum
Street. The proposed building would include space
for Trinity‘s youth program and room for up to
twenty four visiting missionaries.

The Mission House committee has also begun
developing the outline of a program for these
missionaries. The program will focus on developing
community enrichment activities in the Trinity area
to be carried out by visiting youth missionaries. We
are currently in the process of setting up meetings
with other local organizations to determine what
kind of enrichment activities can be developed that
would be most beneficial to the many different
populations in our local community.

Trinity housed seven mission groups
during the summer months.

The VML grant went toward funding
for the Saturday Teen Leadership


VML Grants 2009

Central City Partnership Youth Committee


for the Youth Think Tank to discuss issues
concerning Central City violence

Central City Renaissance Alliance


for the Cyber Camp at Harney School

Communities in Schools


to help connect community resources to New
Orleans public schools

Episcopal Community Services


for case management and youth participation in
restoring a Central City park

Good Work Network


to help connect small minority owned
businesses to the resources they need to

Hope House


for after school youth programs



to support efforts to be a voice responding to
needs in the community

Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative


for an advocacy campaign for affordable home

Kingsley House Summer Camp


to enhance computer training for summer camp

Mahalia Jackson Early Learning

and Family Literacy Center


to support a family literacy center

Rebuilding Together New Orleans


to help low income homeowners with home

Reconcile New Orleans


to support at
risk youth in teaching life skills
and work skills

Sixth Baptist Church Summer Camp/Leadership


for summer camp and youth programs

St. Thomas Health Clinic


for their mental health care program

Trinity Mission House


to support the work to provide space and
spiritual growth for volunteer groups

Other Ministries

Children‘s Ministries

Trinity‘s children have been active in a variety of

Their efforts this fall

included raising
$355.03 for the Heifer Project, with which they
bought a water buffalo, a trio of rabbits, and a flock
of chicks.

They collected canned food

for Hope
House and laminated holiday placemats

Children‘s Hospital at their Christmas Craft

The children also participated in the
Seamen's Church Institute's

Christmas on the River

collecting candy and needed items

and making

cards, as well as serving as pen pals for
men and

women who work on the River.

recently they have been collecting socks for the

Parents are also involved by assisting with
Mobile Loaves and Fishes one morning



Christian Formation

At Trinity many of the Wednesday evening programs
cover issues relating to outreach, social justice and
other areas relating to community ministries. Some
of the more recent examples include a discussion of
The Seaman‘s Church Institute‘s Ministry on the
River and a presentation on the role of slavery in the
Diocese of Louisiana by Michael Goldston, a
graduate student at Tulane.

Loaves and Fishes Africa

Pastor Moses Nganga and his wife, Esther were so
impressed by our Mobile Loaves and Fishes ministry,
they established Loaves and Fishes Africa when they


returned to their native Kenya. Loaves and Fishes
Africa teaches school children the importance of
hygiene and healthy eating habits by offering clean
water, nutritious meals and lessons in gardening.
Moses and Esther serve one of the poorest
communities in the world. We can extend God‘s
loving hand to them by sending financial support and
by keeping them in our prayers.

Music Ministries

Trinity‘s eclectic music programs are a gift not only
to our parish, but to the entire community. No
concert series in the city hosts performances as varied
as weekly Sunday 5 pm Trinity Artist Series, which
regularly draws audiences in the hundreds. These
concerts, together with Monday evening Taizé
services, Tuesday Organ & Labyrinth, and Thursday
Evensong, continuously draw new people into Trinity
Church, and help our congregation to forge new
relationships with many diverse neighbors. For
example, each week there are three, four, or five new
faces among the fifteen or so participants in the
Organ & Labyrinth service.
one young man
attending the regular Monday Al
Anon session at
Trinity stopped at Taizé out of curiosity and has now
begun attending Sunday services as well.
these ministries, the unifying force of music draws us
ever closer to God and to one another.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers serve not only Trinity
parishioners but also have extended their ministry on
occasion to people outside the parish under
appropriate circumstances.

Trinity School

Trinity Episcopal School, founded in 1960 as an
outreach of Trinity Church, continues to provide an
outstanding education in a caring environment to
342 students through its mission of Challenging the
Intellect, Nourishing the Spirit and Celebrating
Community. Trinity School is dedicated to the
academic, emotional and spiritual growth of its

A joyful learning environment is the
School‘s ideal, and it helps students to become
independent thinkers while also encouraging them to
be ―gentle, generous, truthful, kind and brave.‖ Trinity
School actively seeks a diverse student body and
welcomes children of all racial, ethnic, and religious
backgrounds. Trinity has a strong commitment to
tuition assistance for qualified candidates.

Trinity Treasures

Since opening in late 2006, Trinity Treasures
bookstore and gift shop has served as a resource to the
church and members of the broader community
seeking thought
provoking and uplifting reading
materials. Its location in the undercroft also provides a
welcoming gathering spot to visitors and parishioners
alike. Proceeds from the all
volunteer bookstore
support ministries of the church.


The Women of Trinity Church are a tremendous
source of support for a wide range of ministries at
Trinity, including many of the community initiatives
described in this report. The countless bake sales and
other events organized by the WOTC yielded $18,813
in grants to Trinity ministries. Not only does the semi
annual Rummage Sale generate a large portion of
these funds, but the sale itself provides a much
source of affordable clothing and household items for
neighbors near and far. Special recognition was given
in 2009 to Lucy Schwab, who was honored for her 56
years of service to the Rummage ministry.

Knitting Ministry

Trinity‘s knitters have not only knitted prayer shawls
but have also knitted caps for men and women who
work on the River.


Introducing Sharon A. Alexander,

Director of Community


Sharon Alexander comes to Trinity from Dallas
where she has recently completed her seminary
classes. At Saint Michael and All Angels in Dallas
she served in a variety of ministries, including serving
as Junior Warden during the time Fr. Hill Riddle
served as Interim Rector, liturgical ministries,
Christian formation, local community ministries,
and mission work with an orphanage and medical
clinic in Bolivia (shown, left, with two of the orphans
who are now attending university.) She looks
forward to working with Trinity‘s Community
Ministries and continuing Trinity‘s long
tradition of joining in Christ‘s healing and
reconciling work within the Trinity community, in
the local community and in communities far away.
As members of the Body of Christ we are called to
love one another as Christ loved us, in both word and

Staff in Transition

Farewell to

The Rev. Rob Goldsmith

Trinity gratefully acknowledges the many
contributions made to its community ministries by
the Rev. Rob Goldsmith during his twelve years with
our parish. As the spiritual guide and a moving force
behind the Trinity Undoing Racism Network
(TURN), Rob was a key leader in this
groundbreaking ministry. Said one early TURN
member, ―Rob represented an inclusive spirit to so
many of us.‖ Rob also served for many years as clergy
liaison to the Jeremiah Group, and on the board of
Kingsley House. Not only did Rob exercise his
pastoral gifts in countless visits to those suffering in
body, mind, and spirit, but he was also a mainstay of
the Trinity Counseling and Training Center (TCTC)
as a member of its board, a strong supporter of
Stephen Ministry at Trinity, and an initiator of the
Prayer Shawl ministry. Rob‘s creativity was also a
great inspiration to many, and helped to build
bridges among people of all backgrounds, races and
genders, both in the parish and the broader

We not only extend our gratitude to Rob and Debbie
for their ministries, fellowship, and friendship over
the past twelve years, but also wish them well as they
begin the next stage of their journey. We will keep
them in our thoughts and prayers.

Trinity is grateful to Joe Wallace, who staffed the
Outreach Office until his departure for seminary in
August, 2009. Joe's unflagging energy renewed
many community ministries and kept others going
during a period of great transition. We wish him well
as he pursues his vocation.

Thanks to Joe Wallace and Alice Wright

Alice Wright has worked in the Outreach Office in
an interim capacity for several months. Her
extensive knowledge of Trinity‘s community
ministries has been invaluable during this time of
transition and she has been a great help as Sharon
gets oriented in her new position.



Edward N. George


Senior Warden

Linda Stone


Junior Warden

John P. Harkins



James C. McElroy, Sr.



Paul St. Martin


Assistant Treasurer

Nell Bolton

Elizabeth C. Crawford

Brooke Duncan, III

Kathy Eastman

Don Erwin

Dabney M. Ewin

Catherine Freeman

Katherine W. Gelderman

Henry F. ―Skip‖ O'Connor, Jr.

Andrew Pilant

Reese Pinney

Brucie Rafferty

Clare Stewart

Hirschel T. Abbott, Jr.



Edie Darragh


WOTC President

Marilee Hovet


Trinity School Board President

VML Committee

Douglas T. Ryan


Nell Bolton

Ashley Bond

Laura M. Claverie

Ann A. Crane

Brooke H. Duncan III

James Creswell Gardner III

Elaine S. Haney

Virginia B. Horner

James S. McElroy, Sr.

Vicki G. Moran

Andrew D.A. Pilant

Brucie Rafferty

H. Paul St. Martin III

Robert R. Steinfeld

Linda Stone

Harold Lamar Williamson

Alice M. Wright

Clergy and Staff

The Rev. Henry L. Hudson



The Rev. Phoebe A. Roaf


Associate Rector

The Rev. Jesse Adams


Assistant Rector

The Rev. William Barnwell


Priest Associate of Community Ministry

The Rev. Dr. Michael Kuhn


Trinity School Headmaster

The Rev. Richard Easterling


School Chaplain

The Rev. Ormonde Plater


The Rev. Alyce Jefferson


Deacon, Director of Children‘s Ministries

The Rev. Dagfinn Magnus


Theologian in Residence

The Rev. Dr. Hill C. Riddle


Rector Emeritus

Albinas Prizgintas


Director of Music Ministries

Albert Bemiss


.Associate Music Director

Victor Atkins


.Children‘s Choir Director

Sandy Courvoisier


Executive Assistant

Michael Taylor, MS, CCIM


Facilities Manager

Stephen L. Harris, MS, CPA


Chief Financial Officer

Maria Elliott


Stewardship Coordinator

Elizabeth Anagnostis


Youth Minister

Sharon A. Alexander


Director of Community Services/Outreach

Matt Holt


Project Coordinator

Susan Cooley, PhD


Counseling Center Director

Kriste Buck

Database Manager/Website

Cambre Eagan


Disaster Relief Coordinator

Tina Grant


Administrative Assistant

Lloyd Edwards



Community Ministry
Steering Committee

Nell Bolton



The Rev. William Barnwell


Clergy Liaison

Sharon A. Alexander


Staff Liaison

Ellen Ball

Cres Gardner

Brucie Rafferty

Doug Ryan

Alice Wright

Paula Zeanah

John Zeller


Get Involved in Active Community Ministry

There are many ways to get involved in community ministry. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities
with Trinity‘s community ministries or our community partners, please feel free to contact them directly.
Contact information may be found on the inside back cover. If you would like more information on
community ministry or would like to discuss how you can get involved at Trinity, please return this form.



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Kairos Prison Ministry

Mobile Loaves and Fishes

Stephen Ministry

Trinity Counseling and Training Center (TCTC)

Trinity Educational Enrichment Program (TEEP)

Trinity Medical Mission

Trinity Mission House

Trinity Undoing Racism Network (TURN)

Women of Trinity Church (WOTC)

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The following ministries have volunteer opportunities available. Please contact them directly if you would like
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Trinity Church

Community Ministries

Direct Services

Margaret Wall



Jeremiah Group

John Zeller



Kairos Prison Ministry

David Musser (Men)



Alyce Jefferson (Women)



Mobile Loaves and Fishes

Cambre Eagan



Stephen Ministry

The Rev. Jesse Adams and Nancy Adams



Trinity Community Ministries/Outreach Office

Sharon A. Alexander



Trinity Community Ministry Steering Committee

Nell Bolton


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Trinity Counseling and Training Center

Dr. Susan Cooley



Trinity Educational Enrichment Program

Dana Moore


Alvin Edinburgh



Trinity Medical Mission

Dr. John Hevron



Trinity Mission House

Matt Holt



Trinity Undoing Racism Network (TURN)

Pat Corderman



The Rev. William Barnwell



Vincent Memorial Legacy

Douglas T. Ryan



Women of Trinity Church (WOTC)

Edie Darragh



Community Partners

Alpha Coffee

Carla Briggs



Community in Schools

Margaret Wall



Sara Massey



Episcopal Community Services

Pete Nunnally


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Good Work Network

Phyllis Cassidy


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Hope House

Don Everard



Loaves and Fishes Africa

Maria Elliott



Mahalia Jackson Early Childhood

& Family Literacy Foundation

Brucie Rafferty


Dr. Cynthia P. Honoré



Kingsley House

Adrian Todd


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Ozanam Inn

843 Camp Street



St. Thomas Community Health Center

Dr. Don Erwin and Dr. Mary Abell



The Salvation Army

4500 South Claiborne



VIA Link Information and Referral Service

Marguerite Redwine


Crisis and suicide counseling



Attend Worship Services

at Neighboring Churches

The Rev. William Barnwell



Public School Partnership Projects

Janice Phelps




1329 Jackson Avenue

New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

0276 Fax 504