A BUSY SEPTEMBER 2016 WITH N.O.W.S. OUTREACH

In addition to a large health fair and a session on informed political decision making, N.O.W.C.S residents had the opportunity to participate in a Self-Defense Training class.  The class was led by Sifu Joseph Meissner of New Orleans Shaolin-Do Kung Fu & Tai Chi Studio.  Check out his facebook page here! https://www.facebook.com/NOLAShaolin/   

FEBRUARY- THE LOVE MONTH WITH N.O.W.S. OUTREACH

N.O.W.S. Outreach held a session for moms addressing parenting and healthy relationships.  Additionally, families were able to access a family health clinic.  The month wrapped up with a session on intimate partner violence at each shelter site.  N.O.W.S Outreach wishes you a Happy Mardi Gras!! 

$10,000 GRANT TO N.O.W.S. OUTREACH

In January 2017, N.O.W.S. Outreach received a $10,000 grant from the La Societe Des Dames Hospitalieres Donor Advised Fund. We want to thank Dr. Denise Flock-Williams and the LSUHSC Foundation for helping us secure this grant. The money will go towards our health education classes, off-site field trips for children, and medical and dental equipment and supplies for clinics.

N.O.W.C.S. OPENS A SECOND SHELTER SITE

On October 15th, 2016, N.O.W.C.S. opened a second shelter on Baronne Street. This new facility offers an addition 15 family rooms and will include men.  In January 2017, N.O.W.S. Outreach will take over the programming for this shelter as well, which will double the number of individuals served.  Our first education session at this location will be January 31st from 6:30-7:30pm.  We are thrilled by the chance to expand our services and touch more people in the community!


Tracy Howard

N.O.W.S. mentor and an integral part of the N.O.W.S. Administration team.

FUTURE PROGRAMS

​Cervical Cancer Awareness and Prevention  
Vocational Training
Breast cancer awareness and prevention  Mental health

Breast Cancer 
Nutrition 
Professional Development   
Dental Clinic 
Medication usage 
Christmas party 




Donna WIlliams, MPH, DrPH

Faculty advisor and director of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Protection program.

MEET OUR TEAM

We encourage volunteers to come to N.O.W.S. with us and see first-hand the families we help. Join the 215+ LSUHSC students already volunteering to teach a health education program or devote a Saturday morning to working amongst other inter-professional students in the N.O.W.S. Clinic. LSU doctors, nurse practitioners, and dentists can volunteer to oversee a clinic. Any other resources are always greatly appreciated.

The N.O.W.S. Outreach Program addresses the health care and health education needs of women and children living in poverty. Through educational programs and health clinics, we aim to encourage New Orleans women and their children to take-charge of their health while transitioning to self-sufficiency.

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The New Orleans Women's Shelter (NOWS) Outreach Program was started by two LSU medical students whose goal is to make health care more accessible to under-represented members of the New Orleans community. Find out how you can contribute to the future of a woman or child in need through donations of money, medical supplies, over-the-counter medication, or your volunteer time. 

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B.S. KATHERINE DAVIDSON KARLAY SPEAKS AT NOLA4WOMEN

B.S. Katherine Davidson Karlay, Co-Director (May 2016 - May 2017) and LSU medical student, spoke at NOLA4Women about her experiences going from living in a shelter as a child to co-directing N.O.W.S. Outreach.

N.O.W.S. OUTREACH PARTNERS WITH THE LOUISIANA OFFICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH 

We are very excited to have partnered with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health! In December 2016, the Office of Public Health provided flu vaccines and Zika education for shelter residents and staff. We'd also like to thank Dr. Kelsey Phelps, Family Medicine at Our Lady of Angels, for helping with this clinic.

VITAMIN ANGELS DONATES 54,180 DOSES OF VITAMINS

 We are very excited to announce that Vitamin Angels has donated a total of 301 bottles (54,180 doses!) of multivitamins to be given out to the women and kids at the New Orleans Women's Shelter. UPDATE: Vitamin Angels renewed the grant in October 2016.

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Jaime Alleyn, M.D.

Faculty advisor and Clerkship Director for LSU Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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N.O.W.S. OUTREACH PARTNERS WITH ST. THOMAS FOR 2015 

We are very happy to announce that the St. Thomas Community Health Center, a federally qualified health center with three different locations, has agreed to be the medical home for patients seen through the N.O.W.S. Clinic.  Monday morning referral appointments will be available along with transportation.

We are currently fundraising to expand our number of health education programs and clinics.  We are planning to provide CPR training, yoga and mindfulness classes, cooking tutorials, mental health and parenting resources, and a self defense course in addition to our usual oral hygiene and family health clinics. Please consider donating to the N.O.W.S. Outreach; we need your help with our busy semester ahead! 





N.O.W.S. NAME CHANGE TO N.O.C.W.S.

As of October 7, 2015, the New Orleans Women's Shelter has officially changed its name to the New Orleans Women and Children's Shelter to better reflect the community they serve.