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Community Resources for New Orleans (and the Surrounding Area)
The following is a list of resources offering various kinds of information and aid to people in New Orleans and, in some cases, the surrounding area. The publications cited can be found at NOPL locations, either for in-house use or, if supplies are available, for free give-away.
  • Agenda for Children
    This isn't a print resource. The Agenda for Children group will provide parents and caretakers with a FREE list of childcare options determined by zip code. If you need information about childcare, pre-k, or other early childhood development resources, all you have to do is call the Agenda for Children phone number, 1-800-486-1712. They'll do the rest.
    Searchable database (you have to create an account):

  • Connect to Educate: A Guide to Community Resources for Families and Schools (C2E)
    Published annually by New Orleans Kids Partnership (NOKP)
    Contains table of contents and index
    PDF version available:
    This directory contains profiles for education-related and community-based organizations within the Greater New Orleans area. C2E highlights the services and programs each organization provides - such as: mentoring & tutoring, healthy habits, student academic support, arts, youth development, family activities, and volunteer opportunities.

  • Directory: Resources for People Who Are Homeless or at Risk in the Greater New Orleans Area
    Pamphlet directory compiled by Unity of Greater New Orleans
    PDF version available:
    Resources for those who are homeless or at risk. (This directory is currently being updated, but may not be reprinted in its entirety. Also Unity hopes to print "quick reference" cards summarizing the most important resources available and also, when possible, create a searchable, provider guide online. We'll link to the online resource if it becomes available.

  • New Orleans Community Resource Guide
    Published and updated every 6 months by Common Ground Health Clinic
    Contains table of contents and index
    Also available online in Spanish
    PDF available at:
    Searchable database at:
    This directory provides public access to community services that are free or low-cost. Most listings are for locations in Orleans or Jefferson parishes. This project is volunteer-based so print copies are self-bound.

  • New Orleans Guide to High School and Beyond
    Published annually by Urban League of Greater New Orleans
    Contains table of contents
    Digital version available:
    This directory provides profiles for all public and private high schools in the Greater New Orleans area and information about additional services. With this guide, parents and students can compare schools, learn about the registration application process, and gain information about college readiness.

  • New Orleans Parents' Guide to Public Schools
    Published annually by New Orleans Parents' Guide
    Contains table of contents and glossary
    Also available in Spanish and Vietnamese
    PDF version available:
    Searchable database:
    Free NOPG APP:
    This directory profiles every public school in the Greater New Orleans area. It includes grades served, additional services provided, LEAP statistics, school performance scores, class size to teacher ratios, and more. This guide enables parents to compare schools side-by-side to determine the best one for their children.

  • Via Link 211: 2014 Community Resource Directory
    Published annually by VIA LINK (United Way)
    Contains table of contents (alphabetical by agency name) and index (alphabetical by service)
    The information contained within is also available by calling 211
    Via Link is a comprehensive listing of health and social services for Greater New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana serving Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parishes.

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