CCANO Coronavirus Precautions

Coronavirus Precautions

Last Updated: April 6, 2020


If you are unable to attend the Donation Drive, you can still help by clicking here.


With the disruption in the distribution chain due to the coronavirus pandemic, CCANO requests that all clients who have signed up to receive boxes through its Food for Seniors Program pick them up at the following locations:

Eastbank: 7649 Townsend Place, New Orleans

8AM-1PM Monday-Friday

Westbank: 1245 First Street, Harvey

9AM – 2PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

12-5PM on Wednesday

If seniors are unable to go out for the pick-up, someone can pick up the boxes on their behalf.

In this case, seniors should provide a note indicating they’ve given permission for their box to be picked up.

Food for Seniors is currently accepting enrollments for those who meet economic need and are 60+ years of age.

Please call 504-245-7207 for questions and enrollment.

Looking to help out during the COVID-19 crisis?

Our partners at Second Harvest, Tulane CPS, United Way SELA, and HandsOn New Orleans have opportunities to get involved:

Second Harvest has opportunities to assist in their food bank. Learn more here:

United Way SELA and HandsOn have opportunities to connect virtually with seniors and at risk youth, deliver meals, assist in food pantries and more. See what’s available here:

Tulane CPS is partnering with the state of Louisiana and looking for volunteers in the healthcare fields, and other community volunteers to assist in hospital settings. Sign up for opportunities here:

Be sure to let them know you heard about the opportunity from CCANO. Any CCANO volunteer who can confirm 20 or more hours of volunteering with one of our partners will get a CCANO t-shirt when we re-open for business as usual!

Sr. Marjorie spoke with Catholic Community Radio this morning to give updates on CCANO and programs during COVID-19.  Listen to her updates during “Thursday Wake Up” here:


If you’re looking for 24 hour crisis prevention services, please contact National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.


We’re continuing all services for clients except those that absolutely require an in-person group service model, namely the legal clinic for new intakes/legal consultations for new clients. 

Everything else has transitioned to occur remotely. We’re continuing all our individual legal representation, case management, counseling, and employment and literacy services remotely. 

Expanded or adapted initiatives that have already been implemented to respond to community needs right now including:

  • TeleHealth counseling by licensed clinicians in English and Spanish for client families experiencing crisis, stress/anxiety;
  • Individual follow-up with almost 500 refugee services clients on their employment status, employment/economic needs, and support to file for employment-related assistance as needed.
  • Individual ESL/family literacy/citizenship tutoring by videoconference.

Expanded or adapted initiatives that are planned for implementation next week to respond to community needs including:

  • Classroom based ESL classes through zoom videoconference.
  • Updatable multi-lingual resource guide for immigrants shared with all key partners for use with the community.
  • Multi-lingual community resource orientation for immigrants directly invited through videoconference.
  • Remote bilingual wellness activities for families through videoconference (i.e. reflective practices, story time, etc.)
The ACCESS Diaper Bank will only be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9AM – 4PM.

Do you need assistance with SNAP (formerly food stamps), Medicaid, Medicare, and Unemployment benefits?
Catholic Charities can assist you with completing:
SNAP Application/Re-certification
Medicaid Application
Benefit Enrollment Checkup

Mary Smith Office (504) 861-6360 cell (504) 605-9248
Doug Kariker Office (504) 310-6909 cell (504) 260-6443

For more information, click here.

View CCANO Agency Update here. 

With the growing concern surrounding coronavirus, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is following city, state and federal protocols for all of our ministries.  We remain vigilant in staying updated on how COVID-19 is affecting our community, particularly events and programs with large attendance.  We remain committed to providing hope, help and loving care for the most vulnerable and needy in the eight civil parishes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.  

If you have specific questions for one of our programs, please contact:

For Head Start: Rhonda Taylor at or (504) 861-6359

For Immigrations & Refugee Services: Julie Ward at  or (504) 310-6860

For all other programs, please contact us at (504) 523-3755

Head Start

CCANO Head Start will be closed Monday, March 16 – April 13.  

Learn more here or call (504) 861-6359.


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