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  • caffin-ave-international-sda-church

    Caffin Ave. International SDA Church

    Caffin Avenue International Seventh-Day Adventist Church 1029 Caffin Ave. New Orleans, LA 70117 504-943-3445 For more information visit Click here to like them on Facebook.

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  • med-pro-pharmacy

    Med-Pro Pharmacy

    Med-Pro Pharmacy is home of the $5 prescriptions. They accept most commercial insurances and all LA MEDICAID bayou health plans. They have two locations: Uptown and the 9th Ward. Stop in either locations and get your prescriptions or easily transfer them. They also accept electronic prescriptions and work with all

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  • crescent-city-physicians

    Crescent City Physicians

    Crescent City Physicians Inc., a subsidiary of Touro Infirmary, has operated physician practices in the community since 1994. Crescent City Physicians has over 60 providers in 22 clinic locations throughout New Orleans and the surrounding areas, providing services in 7 specialties. Their goal is to provide comprehensive quality care in

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  • sankofa-markets

    Sankofa Markets

    Sankofa has two weekly markets in the Lower 9 offering fresh produce. Get up to $10 of free fruits and veggies with your Louisiana Purchase Card. Fresh Stop Market 5029 St. Claude Ave. New Orleans, LA 70117 Saturdays, 9am-1pm Mobile Market Villa St. Maurice 500 St. Maurice Ave. New Orleans,

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    Sankofa Fresh Food Pantry

    Sankofa Fresh Food Pantry provides free heart healthy supplemental groceries to households in need. If you qualify for SNAP, you qualify for the fresh food pantry. Income guidelines: Household Size…..Gross Monthly Income…..Net Monthly Income 1……………………….$1,211………………………..$931 2……………………….$1,640………………………..$1,261 3……………………….$2,069………………………..$1,591 4……………………….$2,498………………………..$1,921 What is needed to apply: Photo ID Proof of address (bill or

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  • lower-9th-ward-homeownership-association

    Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association

    Established in 2006, one year after the Federal Flood that followed Hurricane Katrina, the Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association (L9WHA) serves as a resident-run, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing outreach, advocacy and case management expertise to residents of New Orleans’ historic Lower 9th Ward community. The mission of the L9WHA

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  • bike-star-bike

    Bike Star Bike

    Bike Star Bike 818 Lesseps St. New Orleans, LA 504-648-7783

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  • ultimate-foot-care

    Ultimate Foot Care

    Ultimate Foot Care’s mission is to reduce health disparities while promoting access to podiatric care in the community. Services and care are offered for: Achilles tendonitis Allergic contact dermatitis Athlete’s foot Brachymetatarsia Bunions Calluses/corns Diabetic foot care Flatfoot (fallen arches) Ganglions Haglund’s deformity Hallux limitus Hammertoes Heel pain/fasciitis Infections Injuries

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  • louisiana-dental-center

    Louisiana Dental Center

    Louisiana Dental Center is a group dental practice with over 35 years of experience providing quality, gentle dental care to residents of South Louisiana. They pride themselves on being affordable and there when their patients need them most — in an emergency. They are in-network with a wide range of

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    Parker Dental Center

    Parker Dental Center provides general family dentistry. They provide gentle, preventive, comprehensive, and quality dental care. The office has been owned and operated by Dr. Kendall P. Parker since 1995 in the same location. Services include: Oral/head/neck examinations Oral hygiene instruction Sealants Cleanings/gum treatment X-rays Minor oral surgery Extractions Dentures/partials

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  • urgent-care-eleven

    Urgent Care Eleven

    Urgent Care Eleven is a community walk-in facility located in the 9th Ward/Bywater area. Their board-certified physicians are trained to provide treatment of all ages for a variety of everyday ailments. The clinic is open seven days a week with extended hours to fit busy schedules. Located on NOLA Bike

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  • daughters-of-charity

    Daughters of Charity

    Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans offers primary and preventive health services that address the needs of the total individual – body, mind and spirit. They have several locations throughout the city, including the St. Cecilia Health Center located in the 9th Ward. Daughters of Charity Health Centers offer:

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    Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Energy (CSED)

    The Lower 9th Ward CSED focuses on coastal rehabilitation, greening the built environment and increasing food security by lifting up and strategically reinforcing community driven goals throughout our work of creating an economically, culturally and environmentally sustainable Lower Ninth Ward. 5130 Chartres St. New Orleans, LA 70117 504-324-9955 CSED

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  • neighborhood-network-empowerment-association-nena

    Neighborhood Network Empowerment Association (NENA)

    The Lower 9th Ward NENA mission is to empower residents to play a vital role in the neighborhood’s redevelopment. They implement sustainable projects and programs in affordable housing, economic development and education with clear community involvement and direction. 1123 Lamanche St. New Orleans, LA 70117 504-373-6483 NENA website Click here

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  • mother-moon-father-sun-community-garden

    Mother Moon Father Sun Community Garden

    Mother Moon Father Sun Community Garden is run by Princess Holmes, located in the Upper 9th Ward. 3067 Dorgenois St. New Orleans, LA 70117

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  • team-happy-foundation

    Team Happy Foundation

    Team Happy Foundation’s purpose to inspire the next generation of first responders through education, mentorship, and advocacy. Program priorities include donating new books to kids in-need, mentoring youth and helping them prepare for hurricane season, and training inmates during job ready and civil rights workshops. The foundation also advocates for

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  • lowernine-org is a nonprofit dedicated to the long-term recovery of the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the levee breaches of 2005. has rebuilt 83 homes to date, and repaired over 200 more. If you are a resident of the

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  • rubarb


    “Rusted Up Beyond All Recognition Bikes” (RUBARB) is an all volunteer run space. Their primary goal is to provide adequate tools and competent help to meet the needs of those who desire to build and repair bikes. RUBARB is an educational space where everyone can share and learn from each

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  • new-orleans-public-library-compost

    New Orleans Public Library Compost

    Every Saturday, two New Orleans Public Library (NOPL) locations will hold a weekly compost drop-off. Locations: Where: outside Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St., New Orleans, LA 70117 When: Wednesdays July 5-August 30, 6-7:30pm Where: outside Rosa Keller Library & Community Center, 4300 S Broad Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125 When:

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  • make-it-right

    Make It Right

    Make It Right’s mission is to build safe, sustainably designed homes, buildings, and communities for people in need. To participate in our housing program, you must be a Lower 9th Ward resident before Hurricane Katrina or the family member of someone who was, a teacher or principal (Pre-K through Grade

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  • lower-9-resilient

    Lower 9 Resilient

    Lower 9 Resilient is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a stronger, more resilient Lower 9th Ward Community through the sustainable restoration of homes in the neighborhood. Located inside the Greater Little Zion Church 5130 Chartres St. New Orleans, LA 70117 Click here to like Lower 9 Resilient on Facebook.

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  • progressive-community-care-center

    Progressive Community Care Center

    Progressive Community Care Center, LLC is a private Mental Health Rehabilitation Provider offering comprehensive services to individuals and families regardless of race, age, gender, handicap, creed, sexual orientation or national origin. The vision of Progressive Community Care Center is to enhance and improve the quality of their consumers who are

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  • girltrek


    GirlTrek encourages women to use walking as a practical first step to inspire healthy living, families, and communities. As women organize walking teams, they mobilize community members to support monthly advocacy efforts and lead a civil rights-inspired health movement. Contact info: 504-272-7640 To find a walk near you click

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  • global-green-usa

    Global Green USA

    Global Green’s Water Wise Nola provides workshops, “do-it-yourself” trainings and demonstrations, resource fairs, and rain barrel building activities, to raise awareness and spur resident action around the causes and solutions to chronic flooding and water quality issues surrounding Lake Ponchartrain. Their Healthy Homes, Healthy Communities program provides residents with resources

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  • Food for Families/Food for Seniors

    Catholic Charities’ Food for Families/Food for Seniors program is Louisiana’s only Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and has operated since 1970. The agency serves eligible individuals in all 64 Louisiana parishes and has 4 distribution sites in the Upper and Lower Ninth Ward. Individuals eligible for the CSFP are seniors

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  • garden-on-mars

    Garden on Mars

    Garden on Mars’ mission is to provide gardening solutions to local residents in order to bring forgotten land back to life, to increase access to fresh food, and to empower residents to sell what they grow to local restaurants and florists. 2435 Charbonnet St. New Orleans, LA 70117 Garden on

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    Garden on Marais

    Garden on Marais is an agricultural gathering space that provides educational opportunities and facilitates access to nutrient-rich foods. 4600 Marais St. New Orleans, LA 70117 Garden on Maris Website

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  • guerrilla-garden-backyard-gardeners-network

    Guerrilla Garden (Backyard Gardeners Network)

    The Guerrilla Garden is a project conceived, developed and implemented by Lower Ninth Ward residents committed to community revitalization. Beginning in April 2009, residents and waves of volunteers from around the country have worked together clearing this lot, planning the space, securing resources and even planting a few beds of

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  • laurentine-ernst-garden-backyard-gardeners-network

    Laurentine Ernst Garden (Backyard Gardeners Network)

    The Laurentine Ernst Garden is a community garden established long before Katrina and managed by the Backyard Gardeners Network. The garden’s namesake, Mrs. Laurentine Ernst was an avid gardener who lived on Jourdan Avenue. She was known for her St. Claude beautification project; she would carry buckets of water to

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  • press-street-gardens

    Press Street Gardens

    Press Street Gardens is an urban farm and outdoor learning laboratory funded by The NOCCA Institute, the nonprofit partner of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. They grow fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs, which are used by NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students in their classroom training. Press Street Gardens “Hope

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  • St. Claude Court Garden (Sankofa)

    The St Claude Court Learning Garden, at 27 St. Claude Court, is a 6,000 square foot vegetable mini-farm located in the Lower Ninth Ward. The vegetables growing in this Learning Garden supply the Sankofa Mobile Market with fresh produce. A 500 sq ft community garden area borders the fence and

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  • Serenity Senior Garden

    5720 Burgundy St. New Orleans, LA 70117

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  • the-clouet-gardens

    The Clouet Gardens

    In 2011, artists, neighbors and gardening aficionados were granted a 10-year lease from the Housing Authority of New Orleans to create a garden on an empty lot on Clouet Street. Today the lot is filled with the hard work of its many volunteers. Clouet Gardens invites visitors to enjoy the

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  • oliver-bush-playground

    Oliver Bush Playground

    2500 Caffin St. New Orleans, LA 70117 Playground Website

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  • bywater-riverfront-on-crescent-park

    Bywater Riverfront on Crescent Park

    Part of the French Market District, Crescent Park is a 1.4 mile, 20 acre urban linear park that connects our community and visitors to our riverfront. This unique public space provides breathtaking views of New Orleans, native landscaping, bike paths, a dog run and multi-use pavilions for all to enjoy.

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  • bayou-bienvenue-triangle-caffin

    Bayou Bienvenue Triangle Caffin

    2677 Caffin Ave. New Orleans, LA 70117

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  • csed-labyrinth

    CSED Labyrinth

    We invite you to come engage in a meditative walk and to learn more about labyrinths 5620 Florida Ave. New Orleans, LA 70117 Visit the CSED Labyrinth here.

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  • stallings-center-park

    Stallings Center Park

    4300 St. Claude Ave. New Orleans, LA 70117 Stallings Center Park Website

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  • sam-bonart-playground

    Sam Bonart Playground

    The Sam Bonart playground offers covered basketball courts, lighted and fenced fields, play equipment and a seasonal outdoor pool. Located on Forstall Street, between Marais St. and Urqhart St. 1209 Forstall St. New Orleans, LA 70117 Sam Bonart Playground Website

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  • Odile Davis Playground

    3022 Law St. New Orleans, LA 70117 Odile Davis Playground Website

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  • Claiborne Avenue Walking Trail

    This walking path runs on the N. Claiborne Avenue neutral ground. The trail starts near the Claiborne Bridge and goes to the intersection with Lamanche Street. To view a map of the walking path, download the Walkin’ for LIFE walking route flyer at

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  • richard-lee-playground

    Richard Lee Playground

    2200 Andry St. New Orleans, LA 70117 Richard Lee Playground Website

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  • Rouffignac Playground

    5900 N. Tonti St. New Orleans, LA 70117

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  • Delery Playspot

    6335 Alhambra St. New Orleans, LA 70117 Delery Playspot website

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  • Mickey Markey Playground

    3301 Royal St. New Orleans, LA 70117 Mickey Markey Playground Website

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  • FP Jackson Park

    2201 Louisa St. New Orleans, LA 70117 FP Jackson Park Website

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  • Bunny Friend Playground

    1903 Desire St. New Orleans, LA, 70117 Bunny Friend Playground Website

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  • baptist-community-health-services

    Baptist Community Health Services

    Motivated by the love and compassion of Christ and in keeping with our Baptist heritage, Baptist Community Health Services provides quality primary healthcare to individuals in medically underserved communities. Featured services include adult medicine, women’s health, pediatrics, and prenatal care. 4960 St. Claude Ave. New Orleans, LA 70117 Hours: Monday,

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  • a-community-voice

    A Community Voice

    A Community Voice (ACV) is a non-profit community organization comprised of working, poor, elderly, women, children, and families.  ACV provides a community voice for its members and constituencies in the everyday issues that affect their daily lives.  This enables the community to bring together those who have common interests and

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  • the-renaissance-project

    The Renaissance Project

    The Renaissance Project is “a native-New Orleans, non-profit community development organization that works to improve the quality of life in low-income communities of color by increasing access to fresh, healthy food; improving education opportunities; catalyzing economic development and celebrating arts and culture.” The Renaissance Project offers programs in economic development,

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  • stallings-st-claude-rec-center

    Stallings St. Claude Rec Center

    The Stallings St. Claude Recreation Center and Pool includes a new community center featuring multi-purpose rooms for dance, music, and activities, renovated pool and pool building, recreation field, basketball court, parking area and driveways, and bike racks. 4300 St. Claude Ave. New Orleans, LA 70117 504-658-3053 Stallings Center Website

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  • sanchez-multi-purpose-center

    Sanchez Multi-Purpose Center

    Sanchez Center is a multi-purpose space that offers recreational programs for community members. “Arts and crafts room; Basketball courts (indoors); Computer lab; Dance studio; Fitness center; Game room; Health clinic; Music room; NOPD substation; Pool (indoor, year round); Reading room; Senior center; Stage” Sanchez Multi-Purpose Center 1616 Caffin Ave. New

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  • healthy-start

    Healthy Start

    Healthy Start New Orleans supports new and expectant mothers by connecting them to free and/or affordable resources for health care, financial support, baby items, job training, educational opportunities, and family counseling – among many other services.  Get free baby items; Learn to eat healthy during pregnancy; Learn what to feed

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  • tekrema-center-for-art-and-culture

    Tekrema Center for Art and Culture

    The mission of Tekrema Center for Art and Culture is “the maintenance, development and perseverance of African and African Diaspora art and culture through the performing and visual arts, humanities and programming addressing issues which affect the African-American community, particularly wellness and environmental justice.” Tekrema Center offers dance workshops, community

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  • backyard-gardeners-network

    Backyard Gardeners Network

    The BGN is a Lower 9th Ward based nonprofit organization whose mission is “to sustain and strengthen the historically self-sufficient and deeply rooted community of the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, LA using our own food growing traditions as a platform to build community, revitalize the neighborhood and preserve

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  • sankofa-community-development-corporation

    Sankofa Community Development Corporation

    ​​​​​​Sankofa Community Development Corporation believes health to be the cornerstone of a thriving community. When individuals are healthy, relationships function better, families operate more easily and communities are more cohesive. This creates opportunities for increased safety, stability and overall viability. Sankofa manages three gardens: 27 St. Claude Court; 2001 Independence,

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  • second-harvest

    Second Harvest

    As the largest charitable anti-hunger network in South Louisiana, “our mission is to end hunger by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response.” Second Harvest Food Bank offers an array of services, including food distribution, children’s backpack program, kid’s summer feeding programs, senior care and feeding, nutrition education, and mobile

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  • top-box-foods

    Top Box Foods

    Top Box Foods is a non-profit organization with a simple purpose: to offer delicious, healthy, high-quality foods at affordable prices, particularly to folks living in areas with limited access to nutritious eating options. Top Box offers customers healthy and affordable pre-packaged foods delivered monthly. Orders can be customized or standardized

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  • dancing-grounds

    Dancing Grounds

    Dancing Grounds provides high-quality dance education and performance programs by supporting a diverse community of New Orleans dance students, teachers, artists, and audiences. There vision is “that all New Orleanians experience the transformative powers of dance.” Dancing Grounds offers a variety of classes, memberships, and events for the New Orleans

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