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Summer at Eden House!

As my VISTA term nears an end, we at Eden House have had the opportunity to work on some long needed projects. We are now at our peak with 11 incredible interns. Not only is it great to have so many folks learning about the ins and outs of Eden House, but having such a large, committed team has allowed us to tackle several long-term projects. We are hard at work jump-starting plans for our annual November fundraiser. We will also be revealing a tuned-up Eden House image in the coming months. Last but certainly not least, we are giving our website some TLC. We are so lucky to have an intern with some wordpress skills! If you think you might want to intern with us in the fall, please contact me via info@edenhousenola.org. As a part of our internship program, we have started a professional development series. Many of our wonderful community partners have generously spoken to our intern team about their piece of the Eden House puzzle, providing our staff and interns with a nuanced, holistic picture of the Eden House approach. If you are interested in learning more about our interns and/or community partners check out our newsletter and Facebook for bios.

In other news, we are ecstatic to announce that our current Living With a Purpose Fellow, Helen Lindau, will be staying on with the team next year as our next AmeriCorps VISTA member. We cannot wait to continue building on the ideas Helen has brought to Eden House in the past year. We are also excited for the developments in the Tulane AmeriCorps Program as they welcome several new organizations and many new VISTAs!

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Ladies Night Out!!
We are excited to announce “Ladies Helping Ladies” an evening out hosted by Whole Foods Market to benefit Eden House!! The event will be Friday, July 25th from 4:00- 6:00 pm at the Whole Foods Market, Arabella Station at 5600 Magazine Street. Come by for a 8-10 minute chair massage, DIY hand lettering crafts (hosted by resident artist, Aisha), wine tastings, build your own bath salts station, cooking instruction and delicious munchies catered by Whole Foods Market! Entry is $10 and all proceeds will benefit Eden House!

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A huge thank you to Ricardo from New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity for coming and patching a hole in our ceiling that was caused by water damage! We are thrilled to have such amazing and generous community partners!

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Get Involved

  • Are you doing back to school shopping online this year? Use this as an opportunity to also support Eden House!! When you select us as your charity of choice, we will receive 0.5% of your purchase!
  • Eden House has joined Instagram and our name is EdenHouseNola!! Start following us today to stay in the loop!

Eden House is groundbreaking non-profit in New Orleans, Louisiana, offering long term housing and services to survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. We are the first of our kind in the state of Louisiana. Our two-year residential program offers a holistic approach to recovery including outreach, housing, food, mental and physical healthcare, job training, education, and spiritual support. Eden House offers survivors a safe place to dream and overcome their pasts, while developing substantive skills to move forward in their lives and become self-sufficient, flourishing members of society.

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This entry was posted on July 15, 2014 by in Uncategorized, VISTA Field Reports and tagged , , , , .

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