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New Orleans, LA - Site Visit

Archdiocesan Catholic Charities Center in Metairie, Louisiana

Written by Sister Simone Campbell, SSS

June 7, 2013

We just left the Archdiocesan Catholic Charities Center in Metairie. It is in an old brick school building that they have refurbished in a wonderful way. They have light yellow walls, big windows and lots of space for their comprehensive program. The Office of Peace and Justice, along with the office for migration and refugees and Hispanic ministries are all in one of the school buildings. In the back building is the office for the Spirituality Center. Art that is both moving and symbolic of the work being done there is on the walls everywhere. Such a comprehensive program to serve the whole person!

We were told that they had recently done a health fair with the local university, which included spiritual counseling as a part of the day. This integrated service is such a tribute to the work of the staff and archdiocesan vision of the whole person.

We learned that the majority of the Hispanic immigrants come from Hondur