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Disability Services

Padua Community Services

Padua Community Services offer comprehensive and specialized care for children and adults with disabilities through Padua House Residential Program and Padua Community Homes. Disability services 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.

Watch the video below to learn more about Padua’s heartwarming holiday tradition! 

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 disability services 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


Padua House Residential Program

Padua House, formerly known as Padua Pediatrics, is a residential program for those of all ages with intellectual disabilities who are medically fragile. 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



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

For other supportive services, please explore our Program Directory.


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