River of Hope

Headwaters began providing disaster relief in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward in 2005 in response to Hurricane Katrina. Initially gutting and cleaning up debris from homes, Headwaters soon developed partnerships with other organizations and moved into re-building homes. In 2007, volunteers committed to long-term support of the Ninth Ward community with the opening of the River of Hope Mental Health Resource Center, a walk-in mental resource health center. Led by mental health professionals who volunteer their time, the Center offers free counseling, referrals, and community education to those who might not otherwise have access to mental health support. The Center is particularly important in supporting the unmet needs of children. Headwaters also offers tele-counseling, conducted in collaboration with other community partners.


Tele-counseling Counseling Childrens Activites

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  • United States>Louisiana>Orleans Parish


  • Health
  • Social Services
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