Head Start registration open

Head Start is a child and family development program with special emphasis on a comprehensive range of services for children from infancy to 2 years (Early Head Start) and preschoolers 3 to 4 years of age (Head Start), including children with disabilities. The services include  social services, mental health services, nutrition services and early childhood education to promote the social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth and development of each child. Families receive experiences and services that help enhance their social and economic self-sufficiency and strengthen their family unity.

If you are interested in getting a “Head Start” for your child, the following Head Start and Early Head Start Centers are accepting applications.Please bring your child’s birth certificate, proof of income, immunization record and Parent/Guardian Identification to the center of your choice.

 

Incarnate Word Head Start/Early Head Start                         Louise Head Start
(Ages 6 weeks – 5 years)                                                                             (Ages 3- 5 years)
8326 Apricot Street                                                                                       1205 Louisiana Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118                                                                                New Orleans, La 70115
504-861-6365                                                                                                  504-891-2871
Family Service Workers                                                                     Family Service Workers
Petrina Balser                                                                                                    Michelle Barrow
Phyllis Carter                                                                                                     Cossette Lainez

 

St. John the Baptist Head  Start                                                      Leslie Early Head Start                
(Ages 3- 5 years)                                                                                              (Ages 6 weeks – 2 years)
1920 Clio Street                                                                                              2126 Constance Street
New Orleans, LA 70113                                                                                New Orleans, LA 70130
504-529-2557                                                                                                  504-522-2725
Family Service Workers                                                                      Family Service Worker
Tonya Credit                                                                                                      Phyllis Carter
Tammy Nash
Alicia Davis

 

St. Mary of the Angels Head Start/Early Head Start              
(Ages 6 weeks – 5 years)
2225 Congress Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
504-227-3470
Family Service Workers  
Alicia Davis
Jami’i Turner

2nd Collection for Catholic Charities this Weekend

On the weekend of February 8 & 9, 2014 the annual second collection for Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans will be held. This collection raises crucial, undesignated dollars for Catholic Charities to respond to the needs of the poor and vulnerable across the eight civil parishes of the archdiocese. Please remember those in need this weekend and help support our programs and ministries serving the most poor and vulnerable in our community.

Fast Facts about Catholic Charities:

  • The second collection this weekend provides undesignated funds for Catholic Charities. Undesignated funds are crucial because they enable Catholic Charities to quickly respond to areas of greatest need during times of crisis and in the wake of disasters and hurricanes.
  • Our mission is to be the heart and hands of Jesus Christ through programs that serve the most vulnerable and needy: Respecting the dignity and potential of each human person, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans collaborates with the wider community to serve those in need. Impelled by the love and teaching of Jesus Christ, we offer life-giving programs, advocate for the voiceless and empower the poor and vulnerable to foster a more just society.
  • Catholic Charities embraces the poor and vulnerable – no matter who they are! Catholic Charities serves people regardless of religion, age, race, ethnicity or economic status.
  • Many hands, one heart! Catholic Charities is an umbrella agency of many programs and ministries including food and nutrition programs, education programs for children and adults, pro-life and adoption services, and care for the elderly. We provide services for those in need from the womb to the tomb!
  • Catholic Charities serves the eight civil parishes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans –   Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, Washington, and St. Tammany.
  • Last year*, Catholic Charities served 105,594 people including:
    • 1,795 students of all ages were served through our educational programs such as After School Assembly, ESL programs, Head Start and Summer Witness Camps. 192 students were served through Catholic Charities School Based Counseling.
    • 245 hearing impaired individuals were assisted with 5,638 hours of sign language interpreting through our Deaf Action Center.
    • 488 homeless were given food and shelter through our homeless services programs, including Baronne Street and Beyond Shelter Transitional Housing.
    • 781 individuals and families received assistance in the wake of Hurricane Isaac including case management, direct assistance and rebuilding assistance.

*FY July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.

  •  More than 95% of every dollar donated goes to direct services to serve the poor and vulnerable.

Please give generously this weekend. Thank you for your support!

Amerigroup Louisiana Ignites 2014 with a Healthy Head Start

Amerigroup Louisiana Presdient George Bucher with Sr. Marjorie Hebert, Steve Lenahan (Director of Education Services) and Tommie A. Vassel (CCANO Board Chairman).

Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., announced its Louisiana health plan contributed $25,000 to support Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO) Head Start program, supporting all five Head Start sites throughout the New Orleans community.

 “We are proud to provide continued support over the past two years to such a worthwhile organization,” said George Bucher, Amerigroup Louisiana president. “Positively impacting a child’s life at an early age helps to increase the chances the child will live a healthier life and has a brighter future.”

Head Start is a federal program that provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition and parent involvement services to all low-income children—infants, toddlers, and preschoolers—and their families. Families who qualify for Head Start earn less than 130% of the federal poverty level.

“Catholic Charities Head Start is blessed to have the commitment and support of Amerigroup Louisiana, whose mission and values align well with ours,” said Sister Marjorie Hebert, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans president and chief executive officer. “The generous donation will help highlight the value and importance of children’s health to their success in school and in life.”

The grant will help support nearly 500 children and their families in the following ways:

  • Immunizations
  • Well-child visits
  • Childhood obesity prevention, healthy eating, and nutritional education
  • Pre- and post-natal check-ups

“I have two children who attend Head Start, and if it had not been for this program, I don’t know how I would have been able to further my education or work a part-time job in today’s world,” said Olivia Johnson, Head Start parent. “Most single mothers do not have the help we need. At Head Start, my kids are getting love, not just at home, but at school, and they are learning and playing with other kids and I am grateful they are being taken care of.”

 For more than 40 years, CCANO has provided thousands of local children a foundation to launch bright futures through Head Start programs. CCANO’s Head Start and Early Head Start Centers strive to accomplish the following:

  • All children should reach their full potential
  • Every child can succeed
  • We can impact the success of at-risk children
  • Quality early education fundamentally transforms children and families

 About Amerigroup Louisiana

Amerigroup Louisiana began serving members on Feb. 1, 2012. We currently serve 129,000 members through Medicaid, Louisiana Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and the Supplemental Security Income/Aged, Blind and Disabled (SSI/ABD) programs. We are committed to working together to make consummate choices concerning members’ health and are fortunate to call these combined efforts our work.

 

For more photos from the event, visit the Catholic Charities Facebook Page!

Head Start Exceeds $10K Goal

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US REACH & EXCEED OUR EXTRAORDINARY GOAL!

Through your generosity and support, you helped us reach above and beyond our $10,000 goal for Head Start throughout August and September!

Your gifts directly support our 5 Head Start Centers throughout the Greater New Orleans area, currently serving over 300 young students and their families. Thank you for making a real difference in the lives of many!

For over 40 years, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO) has provided thousands of local children a foundation to launch bright futures through Head Start programs. CCANO’s Head Start and Early Head Start Centers provide education, social services and health screenings to infants, toddlers and preschoolers. We offer a caring and nurturing environment for young people to grow while also providing support and resources for low-income families.

Why a “Head Start”? We believe that:

  •  All children should reach their full potential.
  • Every child can succeed.
  • We can impact the success of at-risk children.
  • Quality early education fundamentally transforms children and families.

We’re HALF-WAY there!

With just 25 days remaining, we are almost HALF-WAY to our goal of raising $10,000 for Head Start programs by September 30! Will you help us reach our extraordinary goal?

Many of you have already responded and we appreciate your support. Thank you! If you’ve not already made a gift, or are inclined to offer additional support,every dollar matters to this valuable program that touches the lives of over 300 children! Due to dramatic federal sequestration budget cuts this year, our Head Start programming needs your support now, more than ever, for continued sustainability of our five Head Start pre-schools.

 

Now, give with ease through PayPal using our Givezooks! Campaign page! For over 40 years, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans has provided thousands of local children with a strong foundation in life through Head Start, while also providing support for the whole family.

Ms. M, a single mother of five children, came to the Head Start program at Incarnate Word unemployed and homeless. Her two older children were already enrolled in the public school system and getting her three younger children into the Head Start program would be the start of moving her family towards self-sufficiency. One of the children was able to enroll early when an opening became available in the program before the term ended. The Family Service Worker at the Head Start center immediately began working closely with Ms. M, helping her access online resources,write a resume and hone her interviewing skills. With the availability of the Head Start program’s services and the Family Service Worker’s help, Ms. M was able to obtain both housing and employment.The Family Service Worker continued to provide the support Ms. M and her family needed to continue moving forward.

CLICK here to learn how you can help! Thank you for your support!

Share and Tell: Head Start needs your help!

Just a few clicks – it’s as simple as that to help hundreds of kids get a “Head Start” in life. With dramatic federal sequestration budget cuts this year, our Head Start programming providing care and education for hundreds of young children in our community needs your support now more than ever. With a few quick clicks, you can help us raise $10,000 by September 30, 2013 so that we can maintain our current Head Start programming.

Now, give with ease through our PayPal account using our Givezooks! Campaign page. You can also quickly share that you lent your support through your own Facebook and twitter with the click of a button!  Help us get that fundraising thermometer through the roof! Join us in giving our kids a Head Start and donate today!

CLICK here to learn more about Head Start’s great work, current challenges, and to GIVE AND SHARE our campaign!

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In This Issue

Ministry is a Labor of Love for Foster GrandparentsHispanic Apostolate Offers Info & Assistance

ACCESS Jazz Brunch April 27th

CCANO in the News

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Only 10% to go for the AHCA!

We are in the final stretch of the Archbishop Hannan Community Appeal! This week, a total of $1,782,093 undesignated dollars has been raised to support the areas of most need in our agency. This is 90% of our goal of $1.965 million! With $182,907 left to raise, we continue to cheer on our outstanding AHCA volunteers under the campaign direction of this year’s chair, JT Hannan. We welcome your involvement if you’d like to help us close out the campaign! Please contact our Director of Development Helen Young at hyoung@ccano.org or donate online (Be sure to select Archbishop Hannan Community Appeal in the designation drop down menu!).

To learn more about the AHCA, click here or check out our AHCA video!

 

 

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Join Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans at the New Orleans Arena and cheer the Pelicans on to victory at Catholic Charities Fundraising Nights!

At least $5 from each ticket goes back to Catholic Charities when you use code CCN at purchase. Come have a good time for a good cause! Click here for details and to get your tickets!

February 24, 2014 Pelicans vs. Clippers 7:00 PM

March 16, 2014 Pelicans vs. Celtics 5:00 PM

April 14, 2014 Pelicans vs. Thunder 7:00PM

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CCANO

Respecting the dignity and potential of each human person, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans collaborates with the wider community to serve those in need. Impelled by the love and teaching of Jesus Christ, we offer life-giving programs, advocate for the voiceless, and empower the poor and vulnerable to foster a more just society.

 

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Many Hands, One Heart

On February 8 and 9, the second collection at all Masses in the Archdiocese of New Orleans benefitted our many programs and ministries. THANK YOU to everyone who gave so generously in your parish’s second collection! We are grateful for the support of Archbishop Aymond and all the pastors and parish staff in our archdiocese for supporting this important collection and relaying information about Catholic Charities to your parishioners. YOU are the reason we are able to serve those in need. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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Ministry is a Labor of Love for Foster Grandparents

Foster Grandparents Juanita Martin and Claudia Davenport

One of the unique qualities our staff proudly possess is a heartfelt commitment to our mission of service. Our staff sees their work as a labor of love, and one special group of our staff are our Foster Grandparents. These dedicated seniors are members of our staff at 23 different schools and sites throughout our archdiocese. They work one on one with students in the classroom setting, providing extra attention and support for struggling students. Foster Grandparent of 2 years, Claudia Davenport says the experience is one that gives back. “It’s inspiring because to me, when a parent wants to meet you and they have observed improvement in their child, that’s rewarding for me.”

The fruits of serving as a Foster Grandparent are those that have taken root and spread by the legacy of good works they continue to bring to schools. Many of our current Foster Grandparents heard about the program through working with Foster Grandparents as teachers themselves. Retired teacher and now Foster Grandparent Ledwenia Baudy works side by side with Bobbie Bridges, who was the Foster Grandparent in her classroom when she was a teacher. “Ms. Bobbie was my Foster Grandparent in my classroom when I was teaching, “ said Ms. Baudy. “I knew the things that she would do and help me with and I said, I could do that! Being a Foster Grandparent is really fulfilling because I’m working with children in the same setting that I did for 40 years, so I really enjoy what I’m doing.”


Foster Grandparents Bobbie Bridgers, Ledwenia Baudy and Reatha McGhee

Throughout the year, our 81 Foster Grandparents not only provide assistance in classrooms, but also meet monthly for special speakers and activities. We are grateful for their commitment to our young people, their patience and the wisdom they bring to our ministry! To learn more about this program click here.

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Hispanic Apostolate Offers Information and Assistance

Did you know? Last year, Catholic Charities Immigration and Refugee Services assisted over 1000 clients and 177 people found employment with the help of the Hispanic Apostolate.

Catholic Charities’ Hispanic Apostolate Community Services has been serving the Hispanic community in New Orleans since 1972. A leader in providing direct client services, community outreach and advocacy to the Hispanic community in the New Orleans area, their services include assistance for immigrants and refugees, counseling, translation services, employment assistance, public safety, ESL classes and much more.

Currently, the Hispanic Apostolate is offering many opportunities for information and services including tax prep help, immigration application assistance and SNAP application assistance. For more information, click here or call (504) 457-3462. Also, tune in to WFNO La Raza 830am/La Mega 107.5fm Saturdays at 10:30am for our weekly radio segment as staff of the Hispanic Apostolate and the Hispanic Pastoral Center discuss current events and issues in our Latino community.


Support Life at the ACCESS Jazz Brunch

 

 

The ACCESS Jazz Brunch is Sunday, April 27 from noon til 2PM at the Audubon Tea Room. Tickets are on sale now! Please join us for an afternoon to support life in our community.

ACCESS Pregnancy & Referral Centers provide pro-life pregnancy support services to women throughout the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Annually, ACCESS serves over 1,000 abortion-vulnerable women through free and confidential services including pregnancy testing, ultrasound, material support and case management services.

Did you know?

  • ACCESS distributes over 25,000 diapers to moms in need annually!
  • ACCESS provided 301 ultrasounds for expectant moms last year!

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CCANO in the News

Catholic Charities of New Orleans has a new Chairman
We welcome new leadership to our Board of Directors this year. Read more about our new Chairman, Tommie Vassel from nola.com here.

In the Spotlight on Issues and Faith
Sr. Marjorie and our new board Chairman Tommie Vassel were recently guests on Issues and Faith talking about our agency and the annual second collection weekend on February 8 and 9. You can rewatch the episode here.

Catholic Schools Show Their Hearts! This February 14th, Catholic Schools throughout our archdiocese held “Show Your Heart Day” for Catholic Charities. For a donation of $1, students got to wear their favorite red shirt to school to show their support for our ministries. Thank you to all the schools who enthusiastically participated this year! Check out more photos here.

St. Dominic School’s Show Your Heart Day!

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Catholic Charities Night with the New Orleans Zephyrs May 7th

Support Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans at the Zephyrs game on May 7, 2013 at 7 PM and enjoy $3 tickets to the game and $1 hot dogs all night long! Download the ticket voucher below and print it or show it on your smart phone at the Zephyrs Ticket Office to receive $3 tickets to see the New Orleans Zephyrs play the Salt Lake Bees on May 7th! Must present one coupon when purchasing tickets! CHECKS AND CASH ONLY. Make checks PAYABLE TO CATHOLIC CHARITIES ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS. Please call ahead for orders of 50 or more (504) 734-5155. All proceeds from voucher sales benefit Catholic Charities Archdiocese Education Services and Hispanic Apostolate Programs. See you at the ball game!

SPONSOR our Head Start Students at the game! If you would like to purchase a group of tickets for our Head Start students to attend the May 7th Game, please contact Steve Lenahan, Associate Director of Education Services, at (504) 861-6359.

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CLICK IMAGE to download your discounted ticket voucher!

Summer Volunteer Opportunities for Youth with SERVE

 2012 SERVE volunteer, Brianna Simpson (Mount Carmel Academy) with Head Start students.

Catholic Charities and the Office of Religious Education offer is excited to once again offer our summer service camp, SERVE, or Students Engaging in Reflective Volunteer Experiences. SERVE is an opportunity for high school students to give back to the community and achieve the service hours required by many parochial high schools.

Join us for  SERVE Camp 2013! SERVE volunteers help the poor and needy at various CCANO locations in the Greater New Orleans area and on the North Shore including: Summer Witness, Ozanam Inn, Good Shepherd Summer Program, Head Start, Second Harvest Food Bank and Faith Bible Camp. Students can earn up to 40 hours per week for SERVE or 20 hours for Mini-SERVE Sessions.

Click here for info on SERVE sessions. Click here for info on SERVE sessions on the North Shore.

Click here to register online for SERVE 2013!

2012 SERVE volunteers

Head Start Centers accepting applications

Head Start is a child and family development program that provides services and experiences to promote the growth and development of the family with special emphasis on a comprehensive range of services to the family’s 3 and 4 year old preschool children, including children with disabilities. The services include health (medical and dental), social services, mental health services, nutrition services and early childhood education to promote the growth and development of each child socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Families are provided experiences and services geared toward removing barriers to social and economic self-sufficiency and opportunities for full participation in all aspects of the program.

If you are interested in getting a “Head Start” for your child, the following Head Start and Early Head Start Centers are accepting applications for children ages 6 weeks– 5 years of age, depending on location. Please bring your child’s birth certificate, proof of income and Parent/Guardian Identification to the center of your choice.

El Yo-Yo Head Start (bilingual) & El Yo-Yo Early Head Start (bilingual)
*MOVING TO NEW LOCATION FOR FALL 2013, Please stay tuned for updates!*
735 General Pershing Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-6165

Family Service Workers – Tammy Nash, Jennetta McGriff

Incarnate Word Head Start
8326 Apricot Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 866-8918

Family Service Workers – Petrina Balsar, Phyllis Carter

Louise Head Start
1205 Louisiana Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-2871

Family Service Workers – Cossette Lainez, Michele Barrow

St. John the Baptist Head Start
1920 Clio Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 529-2557

Family Service Workers – Renee Aymami, Tonya Credit

Leslie Early Head Start
2126 Constance Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-2725

Family Service Worker – Phyllis Carter

St. Mary of the Angels Head Start & St. Mary of the Angels Early Head Start
2225 Congress Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 227-3470

Family Service Workers – Alicia Davis, Jami’i Turner