This past month, N.O.W.S. women have learned about nutrition on a budget and how to relieve stress with breathing techniques. The kids also learned about nutrition and the five senses.
We are a student-run program created to improve women and children's access to health care and health education. The New Orleans Women & Children's Shelter (NOWS) houses about 65 women and 130 children for an average stay of 4 months. We are an Interprofessional School Alliance (IPSA)-approved project where students from LSU professional schools, including Allied Health, Dentistry, Graduate Studies, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, along with Xavier's Pharmacy school, teach health education programs at NOWS for the women and kids there. For medical services, the women and their families are invited to the St. Thomas Community Health Center, a federally qualified health center, where physician-student teams take vital signs, obtain medical histories, perform physical exams, and counsel patients. Vitamins are distributed, and basic over-the-counter medications are on hand. Any follow-up appointments are also made at St. Thomas so that the family will have a relationship with a primary care provider upon leaving NOWS. We have also partnered with the Louisiana Breast and Cervical program to provide free breast exams, mammograms, and pap smears.
N.O.W.S. Outreach Program was chosen as an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship project for both 2015 & 2016.
Thursday, September 7- Cervical Cancer Awareness and Prevention 6:30-8:00 pm
Thursday, September 21- STD Prevention 6:30-8:00 pm
Wednesday, September 27 - Parenting Class; 5:00 pm
Thursday, October 12- Breast Cancer Awareness & Prevention 6:30-8:00pm
Wednesday, October 25-Domestic Violence Prevention 5:00-7:00 pm
Thursday, October 26- Mental Health 6:30-8:00 pm
Saturday, October 21- Breast Cancer 9:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, November 9th- Nutrition 6:30-8:00pm
Thursday, November 30- Professional Development 6:30-8:00pm
Saturday, November 18- Dental Clinic-9:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday, November 29-Sexual Health 5:00-7:00pm
Thursday, December 7- Medication Usage 6:30-8:00pm
Thursday, December 19- Christmas Party 6:30-8:00pm
Chateau D' Orleans Events
New Orleans Women's Shelter Events
mission & vision
To empower women and children at the New Orleans Women's Shelter to be proactive with their health and wellness by providing health education and physician-student run medical clinics.
There are many different ways that you can volunteer with us. Find out how by contacting us with your name and information.