Tulane VISTA Blog

Fighting Poverty with Passion

Haunted: October at Eden House

I’ve only been at Eden House for 3 months, but some days it feels like a lifetime. We are well into the holiday season and the celebrations at Eden House … Continue reading

November 4, 2015

Field Report: Eden House – Helen Lindau

At this point in my VISTA term, I only have about 2.5 months left at Eden House! It is crazy to think about not coming to work here every day … Continue reading

June 22, 2015

Attitude of Gratitude

New Orleans, August, 2012 I’ve been thinking long and hard about this final VISTA blog post.  In many ways this is something of a false ending.  After this Friday I … Continue reading

August 21, 2014

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 … Continue reading

July 15, 2014

Field Report – Early Summer at Eden House!

The second half of May and the beginning of June have flown by and summer at Eden House is in full swing. One of the biggest developments has been the expansion of … Continue reading

June 20, 2014

To My Mommas – Maggie Birkel [Eden House]

Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever had such a busy 48 hours at Eden House – at least not 48 hours that touched on such a wide array of the realities … Continue reading

May 9, 2014

Field Report: April at Eden House!

Spring at Eden House has been a bright one thus far.  We have celebrated major milestones, birthdays, and our wonderful volunteers!  I have been thinking a lot about leaps this … Continue reading

April 17, 2014

Field Report: Eden House – A lot can happen in a year!

One of the main things I have learned from spending time with and around the recovery community while at Eden House is that time is only one means of marking … Continue reading

March 13, 2014

Field Report: Eden House Does the Winter Months!

Mardi Gras 2013 — Here we go Mardi Gras 2014!!! The end of January and beginning of February have been hectic, but eventful ones for Eden House. As a New … Continue reading

February 24, 2014

Field Report: Get Involved with Eden House! (and other updates)

Maggie Birkel – Eden House Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! 2013 was an incredible year for Eden House and we can’t wait to see what is in store … Continue reading

January 21, 2014



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