The Care Effect
The Care Effect is an effort to go into our city each Wednesday night to purposefully share the love of Christ. Care Effect ministries are designed to meet the physical and spiritual needs of various people in our city and to use the incredible variety of gifts that God has given to us.
Homelessness has long been a problem in New Orleans. Each Wednesday night, volunteers serve a hot meal to the homeless who gather in the CBD. It's a simple gesture to let them know they are loved by their Creator and by us.
Team Leader | Andrew Crosby
Many people are living in New Orleans who do not speak English. We met this practical need in our community by providing English as a second language classes each Wednesday night. Volunteers to teach and provide transportation are always needed. ESL teacher training is scheduled at least once a year. No prior teaching experience is necessary.
Team Leader | Yvette Peavey
Orleans Parish Prison
Orleans Parish Prison is one of the darkest places in our city. Many inmates, however, are interested in studying the Bible. We can be a part of God's redemptive process in the lives of prison inmates by sharing the gospel and praying with them.
Team Leader | Sim Diano
Rivarde Juvenile Detention Center
Many children in New Orleans are born into neighborhood feuds and conflict. Violence is a part of their lives from the very beginning. It's not surprising that so many of our city's young people end up incarcerated. At Rivarde Juvenile Detention Center, our objective is to come alongside these youth and show them that they are cared for and loved. Through weekly Bible studies, we teach them they are valued and that there is hope for a good future.
Team Leader | Frank Catalanotto
Women from several local churches come together weekly to reach out to women and men in the New Orleans sex industry and share the love of Jesus. Inward has embraced being referred to as the "church ladies" on Bourbon Street. This ministry has a process of application and its meeting place changes from week-to-week, so please inquire if you are interested in joining the work.
Team Leader | Christi Gibson
Jefferson Health Care
Although they are full of people, nursing homes can be some of the loneliest places on earth. Each week, a group of volunteers visits the Jefferson Health Center to minister to the residents through Bible study, music, and conversation.
Team Leader | Wanda Gregg
Fuel the Future
Food insecurity is a problem for many children in the New Orleans area. Fuel the Future aims to reduce childhood hunger by providing kid-friendly, nutritious food bags to help kids get through the weekend. Volunteers pick up food, pack bags, and deliver to 7 local schools each week during the school year.
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This ministry visits veterans in the new VA hospital to share a kind word, deliver game books, and remind them that God loves them. Volunteers meet at 7:15 each Wednesday to encourage the staff and patients.
Team Leader | Don Banks
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Central City is one of the most vibrant communities in the city of New Orleans. But it is also a community plagued by violence, drug addiction, and brokenness. We are partnering with Buena Vista Baptist Church to reach the children and families of this community. Volunteers play with kids at the park and then walk them back to the church for snack and Bible Study.
Team Leader | Quell Jenkins