A Coalition of Catholic and other faith-based organizations serving those in need.

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The purpose of the Rebuild Center is to provide a safe environment, resources and opportunities for collaboration among Catholic and other faith-based organizations in the City of New Orleans for the service of those in need, together in one location.

A center of hope for the local community, the Rebuild Center rose from the asphalt of the Church parking lot. It was a maze of sticks at first and then slowly took form as the bathrooms, kitchen, meeting area, decks and canopies were constructed. It is now a place where the homeless and those in need are treated with respect and dignity, where they can rest by day as they get the services they require.

Lantern Light Ministries:

  • Birth Certificates, ID Assistance
  • Mail Service, Resume Typing
  • Legal Aid, Computers
  • Financial Assistance, Notary
  • Lunch, Emergency Groceries
Harry Tompson Center:

  • Showers, Restrooms, Haircuts
  • Legal Aid, Computers
  • Medical, Psychiatric Services
  • Phone Room, Housing
De Paul USA:

  • Housing



  • Lunch – inside Center by 12:50 PM daily
  • Showers – last one in at 8 AM to 12 PM
  • Toiletries – 10 AM to 12 PM daily while they last
  • Restroom facilities M – F 8 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Haircuts – First Monday of Month 8 AM
  • Mail – Monday – Friday 9 AM to 10 AM
  • Phone Room – M – F 8 AM to 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM – 2 PM
  • Computer Access – Wednesday 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Financial assistance (neighborhood residents)
  • Groceries, Food Bank – Thursday & Friday 8 AM to 10 AM (neighborhood residents)

Legal services:

  • Legal Aid Mon. & Wed. 8 AM
  • Notary Tues., Wed., Thurs. 12:00 PM
  • ID’s Tues. 8 AM (need homeless letter), must be interviewed by staff first (10 spots by lottery)
  • Birth Certificates: Louisiana – Monday; Out of State – Mon. – Fri 8 AM


  • Medical Clinic Tues., Wed., Fri. 10 AM – 1 PM
  • Psychiatric Services. Tues & Fri. 10 AM -12 PM

Food Pantry:

  • Groceries, Food Bank – Thursday & Friday 8 AM to 10 AM (neighborhood residents)

Financial Literacy (By appt. only)

Providence Housing & Mortgage Readiness Program (By appt. only)

vera2“She had a dream…” The Rebuild Center was the brainchild of Sr. Vera Butler, PBVM, recipient of the 2006 Lumen Christi Award for her tireless service and devotion to the poor and homeless in the St. Joseph Church neighborhood. Through her efforts and the efforts of St. Joseph Church, a seed was planted and partnerships were cultivated, resulting in a collaborative effort among established agencies already ministering to the poor and homeless in various sections of the city. These agencies came together to pool resources and manpower in what is now known as The Rebuild Center at St. Joseph.