Jasriel and Sasha: A Life-Changing Friendship

​Jasriel was only six years old when she came to our Mentoring Children of Promise Program. She had no father and her mother was incarcerated, leaving her elderly grandmother to raise her, two older brothers and a younger sister. Thankfully, Sasha, a freshman at Tulane University, had applied to be a mentor with our program at just the right time to be paired with Jasriel. Read More

North Shore Support Program Helps Resident Facing Health Crises

When Shelly first came to our North Shore office, she was newly diagnosed with HIV and hepatitis C. She was very sick and tired, as she had been acting as the sole caregiver for her ex-husband. He was experiencing the final stages of AIDS, with kidney failure, dialysis three times per week and serious problems with mobility and activities of daily living. Shelly, with a master’s degree in social work, found herself in need of support from others. Read More