The New Orleans Mission

Giving Back | 2023 Non-Profit
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MISSION: The New Orleans Mission’s core value is changing lives. The Mission focuses on rescuing hurting people from some of life’s greatest challenges by walking them through recovery, assisting their re-engagement to society as healthy individuals, and reunification with their families.

Founded in 1989, the New Orleans Mission is the largest service provider to the homeless population of the Greater New Orleans Metro area helping many of the city’s hungry and hurting population.  The Mission serves over six-thousand individuals by providing nearly two-hundred fifty thousand hot meals and distributing two and a half million pounds of food, per year.  The Mission’s campuses, encompassing two Northshore locations, the Giving Hope Retreat for men, and the Lynhaven Retreat for women, is dedicated to transforming men and women’s lives through recovery, whether that’s from homelessness, food insecurity, trafficking, physical and sexual abuse, addiction, mental illness, PTSD, or poverty.


The New Orleans Mission receives no federal funding. The organization relies heavily on monthly donations from individuals, businesses, churches, and foundations to continue providing its essential services to the public.  Helpful donations include community service, hygiene items, vehicles, in-kind donations, and capital.

Donations allow the Mission to host annual events dedicated to fundraising and raising awareness for important causes.  Upcoming events include Rescue NOLA, at the Lynnhaven Retreat on March 31s to raise money for victims of human trafficking; the Big Easy Heart 5K race, in July; and New Orleans Mission’s Annual Gala, at the Hyatt in November.

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TEXT to give:
Text “MISSION” to 77948


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1130 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. • New Orleans
504-523-2116 •

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