Padua Community Services

Padua Community Services offer comprehensive and specialized care for children and adults with disabilities through Padua House Residential Program, Padua Community Homes and Padua In-Home and Community Based Services. Care includes residential sites for clients as well as in-home care and adult day health care services. Referrals and new participants are welcome across Padua’s services. Please contact us if you’d like to provide compassionate care for a disabled loved one.

Our Story

In 1977, the State of Louisiana announced that it would be sending some of its most vulnerable residents to be cared for out of the state, in some cases sending children away from their homes and families. Archbishop Philip Hannan, then Archbishop of New Orleans, in his wisdom and charity knew the local Catholic Church could not let that happen. He founded Padua House to provide not only vital care to the children but a place for them to call home.

Today, Padua House is only one part of a broad scope of services provided for the elderly and the intellectually and developmentally disabled in and around the New Orleans area through Padua Community Services. Through residential programs and in-home care, Padua Community Services is supporting the dignity of life and acting out the legacy of St. Anthony of Padua’s care for the poor and vulnerable and their families.

 


Padua Community Homes

Padua Community Homes provide housing and care for intellectually and developmentally disabled adults who are ages 18 and up at four residences throughout the Greater New Orleans area. Each resident has a custom program plan according to individualized planning service delivery. It is a licensed Intermediate Care Facility and offers the following services:

Community Homes are located throughout the Archdiocese of New Orleans, including Harvey, Gretna, Metairie and Slidell.

Contact Padua Community Homes: (504) 392-0502

 


In-Home & Community Based Services

Padua’s In-Home and Community Based Services enable the elderly and intellectually and developmentally disabled adults to remain in their own homes with their families by providing them individualized care and services.
Services include:

Individual clients must be approved for services under the New Opportunities Waiver (NOW) or Medicaid’s Long Term Personal Care Services option (LT-PCS) by approval of their regional Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities or the State Office of Aging.

Enrollment and information: (504) 367-1465

 


Padua House Residential Program

Padua House, formerly known as Padua Pediatrics, is a residential program for those with intellectual disabilities who are medically fragile from the ages of birth to 35. Located at 200 Beta Street in Belle Chasse, it is a licensed Intermediate Care Facility and offers the following services:

Through a partnership with Children’s Hospital and other specialty clinics and hospitals, Padua House ensures that all residents have quality, individualized care based on their specific needs.

For referrals and information: (504) 392-0502

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New Directions Adult Day Health Care Center

Located at 1523 N Dorgenois St. in New Orleans, New Directions Adult Day Health Care Center provides daytime care for the elderly and disabled adults. Services include:

For enrollment and information: (504) 943-9418

 


Support for Families and Caregivers

Padua Community Services Chaplain, Fr. Kyle Dave, is available for spiritual support and counsel for Catholic and non-Catholic families and caregivers of Padua Community Services participants.

Rev. Kyle Dave
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
8968 Highway 23
Belle Chasse, La 70037
(504) 394-0314
Churchoffice@olphbc.org

For other supportive services, please explore our Program Directory.

 

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